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About Martian Candy
Martian Candy (sometimes dubbed Martian Candy OG) is an intensely herb-scented strain with indica-leaning effects. This otherworldly bud has a mystical past -- its exact genetic lineage and its original breeders are unknown, although it’s thought to be descended from Og Kush. That said, there’s no denying Martian Candy’s sedative power, which is liable to knock even experienced cannabis consumers out flat. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 16% and 21%.
Martian Candy stands out with medium to large-sized flowers that adhere in an almost spherical shape. These buds show off a characteristic indica bud structure, with their leaves curled tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mottled mix of dark and light green and are twisted through with orange pistils. Finally, a carpet of trichomes covers Martian Candy’s flowers, giving them an icy appearance and a very sticky texture.
When properly cured, Martian Candy bursts with a predominantly sweet, floral scent. The buds also have an herbal aroma; many users have observed notes of eucalyptus. Grinding up these solid buds releases a hashy, patchouli-like scent, providing possible evidence of OG Kush in this strain’s background. When combusted, this strain burns with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. This rich smoke tastes woody and slightly spicy on the exhale.
Martian Candy’s high takes effect relatively quickly for an indica. At first, smokers may feel more tuned in to their physical surroundings and may experience a kind of sensory alteration. This sensation can have a psychedelic edge, time dilation is common and certain sights or sounds can take on a new intensity. This mindset is a good excuse to kick back in a cozy setting with some moody music. In addition to these cognitive changes, Martian Candy proffers a strong body buzz than sends waves of relaxation down the neck, through the core and extremities. Deep breathing may happen more easily and any muscular tension starts to evaporate.
Martian Candy’s mental effects are not conducive to productivity, as consumers are more likely to feel cloudy and spacey than focused. This is not a strain for accomplishing a mountain of work and it’s likely to derail a busy agenda. Instead, savor this richly-scented bud with some like-minded friends who are as interested in cooling off and kicking back as you are. Under the right conditions (or if dosage is increased) Martian Candy is likely to tip its smokers into intractable couchlock. At this point, consumers melt into their surroundings as the outside world recedes into the background -- it may make you feel like a martian in your own home. Because of its sleepy vibes, this variety is best enjoyed at night.
Martian Candy’s calming properties can have many applications for medical cannabis patients. Its sedation can take the sting out of aches and pains, whether they’re injury-related or more chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. The strain can also have anti-inflammatory properties, numbing everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Psychologically speaking, Martian Candy may temporarily relieve the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Its almost narcotic properties can even lull insomniacs into a deep and therapeutic sleep. Because this bud is unlikely to bring about intense, recursive patterns of thinking, it is a good option for those who are prone to panic or paranoia, as well as those who have a low THC tolerance.
No breeders have yet made seeds of Martian Candy available on a commercial scale. Instead, prospective home growers should obtain clippings of a mature plant from a reliable source in order to grow genetically identical clones. These plants can be grown indoors and out, although outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to have a squat, bushy silhouette and growers should be sure to “top” their crops by trimming away any broad fan leaves that may prevent light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Martian Candy flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and offers a roughly average yield of flowers.
Martian Candy’s smooth and calming high makes it great for social settings as well as for introspective solo use. This potent, long-lasting bud is a must-try for indica lovers.