History & Genetics
Candyland, a product of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, is a sativa-dominant strain that was a cross between the infamous Grand Daddy Purple strain (aka Grand Daddy Purps) and Platinum Cookies. It was originally bred by Ken Estes who was part of the team that bred the original Grand Daddy Purple.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
Candyland buds are small and dense with a slightly darker shade of green than your typical bright green Sativa strain. Its trichomes are plentiful when grown properly, looking as if the bud could have been dipped in sugar. The red hairs are a dull red but run longer than normal, almost making the buds look fuzzy from a distance. When smoking this strain, expect a very earthy flavor with hints of sweets and spices.
Its effects lean towards its sativa properties making it a mentally stimulating strain with little to no body effects when smoked in smaller doses. The strain is great for social functions or creative activities - anything where your brain must be active and engaged. When consumed in larger quantities, and especially by novice users, the strain can impact anxiety and paranoia as is typical with strong Sativa strains. You may want to try a hit or two before committing to a full joint.
Candyland is a comparatively easy strain to grow when weighed against other Sativas. It can be grown indoors and outdoors with a flowering period of between 8-9 weeks on an indoor grow and a September harvest for outdoor grows. The weight really piles on towards the end of the growth cycle as the buds begin to weigh down the plant's rather tall and skinny frame. Yields can reach up to 2.5 ounces per plant indoors with outdoor yields of up to 3 pounds per plant.
Candyland was a Gold Medalist in KushCon 2012 in Denver which boasted a record 50,000 attendees for that particular convention.
Overall Candyland is a great pick when you're looking for a little more pep in your step and to reduce unneeded stress. This sweet strain boasts a THC level of 19% and its appeal comes from its candy-like taste. It has been extracted to make some of the tastiest concentrates on the market.
Great strain with perfect mind high. It will give you a lot of positivity but will make you hungry though.
As someone with IBS and other issues that can impact my mood and the way I eat, this strain is a life saver. It typically also contains around 1% CBG to go with all the THC, so the nerve pain in my shoulders is also taken care of. I'd recommend this strain to a novice as long as they went slow.
One of my favorite sativas(if not my favorite). smoking this is always a pleasure taste and smell wise. Plus the high is perfect with no bad side effects.
As far as this strain goes, I give it a ..meh. it's ok, nothing exceptional,nothing bad. I'd put it in the $45-55 a quarter area.
One of my personal favorites. Small dense buds smoke up easy. One of the happiest highs around. The first time I tried this, it felt like it did when I first started using cannabis, some 35 years ago. Highly recommended!