Meet Big Bud. Big Bud is a friendly Indica strain with a knack for relaxation and a penchant for the munchies. Tasty and fun, this mammoth sized strain is sure to please any cannabis user. So let’s get to know the award-winning strain that is Big Bud.

About the Strain

The common story behind this strain is that it originated in the USA but then moved to the Netherlands during Nixon’s “War on Drugs”. It was then preserved and perfected by Dutch breeders. When America started looking a bit more ‘cannabis friendly’ again, Big Bud made a resurgence in the states. This strain was also the winner of the 1989 High Times Cannabis Cup

A product of the strains Afghani (Indica) x Northern Lights (Indica) x Skunk#1 (Sativa dominant hybrid), this Indica has a 17.6% THC level. Plants reach 30 – 78 inches in height, and flower around 7 to 9 weeks.

The name of this strain comes from its flower, which is known for the giant-sized buds it produces, hence, ‘Big Bud’. With a sweet, fruity and earthy aroma (with a hint of skunk thanks to its Skunk #1 lineage), the smell of this strain is sure to please the senses.

When smoked, this trichome covered flower tastes as good as it smells. Sweet and spicy with earthy undertones and an aftertaste reminiscent of grape, this Indica makes for a tasty night time treat.

Effects of Big Bud

Big Bud will hit you with a euphoric head high that makes you feel happy and possibly talkative. This uplifting cerebral buzz is soon followed by relaxing full body effects. The body high of this strain causes stress to melt away, and users can expect to feel lazy and sleepy as the high continues.

Also worth noting, the munchies are strong with this strain!

Medicinal Uses

The happy cerebral effects mixed with the overall relaxation caused by this strain help against disorders such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. Sleeping disorders such as insomnia can be treated effectively with this strain, as it promotes relaxation and tiredness.

The body high is useful for pain relief, including chronic pain, and tension relief. Big Bud is very efficient as both anti-nausea and as an appetite stimulant.

Possible Side Effects

As common with most strains, there is a chance of dry mouth or dry eyes.

Recommendations

Big Bud is the perfect night time strain to make you feel happy, cozy and ready for bed. Due to the possible sedative qualities this strain has, larger quantities are not recommended for daytime use.

If you are looking to add to the already delicious flavor that comes with Big Bud, Fireleaf has a variety of flavored rolling papers and wraps to please your taste buds.

  • High Hemp tobacco-free organic wraps are perfect for making extra tasty blunts. Grape Ape would be a perfect fit for this fruity strain!
  • Juicy Jay rolling papers in flavors Blueberry, Raspberry or Strawberry would bring out the sweetness of this Indica.

Since this strain is known to stimulate the appetite, it might be a good idea to keep some ready-made (and healthy) snacks handy! Prepare some fresh fruit or try other good-for-you snacks like pumpkin seeds.