About Green Candy
Green Candy is a sativa-dominant hybrid that’s perfect for kicking off an active, high-powered day. Although its original breeders are unknown, this strain is said to be a cross between Kandy Kush and the notorious Green Crack. A potent herb for even experienced cannabis consumers, Green Candy is well-suited to a wide variety of daytime activities. Its robust, berry-tinged aroma is a pleasant fringe benefit to its long-lasting effects. This strain’s psychoactivity has been measured at between 15% and 24%.
Green Candy sets itself apart with impressively large flowers that hold an almost pyramidal shape, tapering from a broad base down to a pointed tip. These buds have a marked sativa structure, with the piecey leaves adhering together relatively loosely; they can be easily torn away from their central stems. These fluffy leaves are a vivid yellow-green and are twisted through with rust-colored pistils. Finally, a coating of amber trichomes lies on top of these flowers, giving them a luminous golden glow.
When they’re properly cured, a decidedly sweet and fruity odor wafts up from Green Candy’s flowers. This pleasant scent is undercut by some dank base notes, redolent of musk and damp earth. Grinding up or picking apart the flowers yields a tangy and skunky aroma, possibly passed on from parent strain Green Crack. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Green Candy gives off a smooth and easily ingested smoke. This smoke leaves behind a taste that mixes skunky and berry-like flavors on the exhale.
As may be expected of this sativa-dominant plant, Green Candy’s high takes effect quickly. Almost immediately, the bud exerts a pressure around the upper face and temples, with the dreaded side effect of red-eye occurring relatively early in the high. Those who may have been calm and relaxed prior to smoking may find themselves suddenly somewhat jittery, compelled to get up and move. Users may find themselves distracted by the suddenly boosted volume of their own internal monologue. This mental chatter can jump from one thought to the next in a freely-associative manner. For some users, this increased cerebral thinking may result in talkativeness, especially in the presence of like-minded (or similarly intoxicated) friends. A percentage of smokers may find Green Candy’s mindrace to be overwhelming or disorienting, though, and may need to take some solo time in secluded surroundings to recoup. In the right set and setting, however, this mindful strain can be a good way to power through a mountain of work-related tasks. Alternatively, Green Candy’s energetic effects can be helpful for enhancing activities like exercise -- or, if the mood is right, sex. This strain comes with very few physical effects, with only a few consumers describing feelings of mild relaxation. A good wake-and-bake option, Green Candy is also appropriate for afternoon use. If used shortly before bed, it’s liable to keep smokers wide awake.
Green Candy’s buzzy, alert properties can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. The strain’s long-lasting sense of focus can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders. This bud can also temporarily lift the spirits of those suffering from mild to moderate stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, some anti-inflammatory properties can take the sting out of everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Because its recursive patterns of thinking can easily veer into paranoia, Green Candy is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
As no breeders have produced Green Candy on a commercial scale, seeds of the strain are not available for sale online. Prospective growers must obtain clippings from healthy plants of the strain in order to foster genetically identical clones. This strain can be grown indoors or out, although its sativa genetics may especially thrive outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Green Candy’s sativa character also suggests that its plants can grow very tall and may need to be trimmed back early in the vegetative stage to fit in indoor spaces.
Tasty, potent, and more innocently named than its parent strain Green Crack, Green Candy is a must-try for sativa lovers. Try bringing it on a camping trip, as its energetic, expansive properties can be especially at home in the great outdoors.