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Big Bud

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 18.2 - 20.4%

CBD 0.39 - 0.67%

Effect Sleepy

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Spicyherbal

Big Bud Strain Information


Medium High
10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


Newbie Skilled

As the name suggests, Big Bud strain gets its name from its large-sized buds. Names aside, this is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain. Veterans and novices alike love the type of high and upbeat feelings brought when you smoke or vape it. Due to the enormous buds, growers should expect high yields from Big Bud seeds feminized.

Rest easy knowing that this is an award-winning strain with high THC contents ranging between 16% to 19% and a CBD content of less than 1%. Along with the size of its buds, there’s a range of effects and medicinal benefits attributed to its use.

For all the strains available on the market, Big Bud cannabis strain has been around for the longest time. Developed and bred by Sensi Seed, it’s been around since the ’70s. While it is unclear which strains are the original parents to Big Bud, many believe that this Indica strain traces its genetic lineage to a cross-breed of Skunk No. 1, Afghani, and Northern Lights strains.

Big Bud Effects

With such a name and big buds, expect this Indica strain to leave the user heavily stoned. Many users report getting a mental high relaxes their body, followed by a feeling that increases their intellectual focus. Although it packs hard-hitting effects, users start experiencing a feeling of euphoria moments after taking the first hit. The overall list of effects looks like this:

Medical Applications

The Indica leaning sedative effects of the Big Bud strain makes it ideal for:

  • Body pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia

Side Effects

Some negative side effects that you can avoid by moderate Big Bud weed strain consumption include:

  • A common effect is dry eyes and dry mouth. This shouldn’t be a cause for alarm since it’s common in all strains.
  • Taking large doses can cause dizziness.
  • Some users with little tolerance may end up experiencing mild headaches.
  • It tends to agitate anxiety and paranoia in individuals with these preexisting conditions.

Flavors Composition

Expect a strain with such a name to also have a bold smell and aroma. The Big Bud strain smell is sweet and delightful and has traces of fruitiness within.

This is a strain that tastes as good as it smells. Expect to get an earthy, woody, and skunky taste when you burn its nugs or cook and bake edibles with it. It has a sweet and spicy flavor that’ll keep the user coming back for more. The sweet and spicy aftertaste remains on your breath and mouth long after you’ve finished a smoking session. For an Indica-dominant strain, the smoke is smooth when you inhale and exhale it.

Advice for Growers

The Big Bud weed strain has a relatively easy difficulty in cultivating it both indoors and outdoors. You can grow it using either regular or feminized seeds to get a very robust plant that has a natural resistance to diseases and pests. This adds to the simplicity of growing it since growers don’t have to place too much attention on protecting it from pest and disease attacks like other strains.

The strain’s resilience is a result of the cross-breeding between the Skunk No.1 and Afghani strains. Despite the simplicity of growing it and its resistance, growers have to be on the lookout for the flowers that can overgrow if left to do so.

Whether you choose to grow it outdoors or indoors, the strain will provide the highest of yields. Growers can expect high-grade weed once they start harvesting it.

Although the flowers of the strain are quite large, it also features thick stalks that can support the plant’s weight. Those growing it should be careful enough and use tensioned strings to support the plant. You’ll need to top it when it’s still young to ensure that the plant grows more horizontally.

Growing Big Bud indoors

It’s easy to grow this strain indoors if you replicate the warm climate conditions that it thrives on when grown outdoors. When growing it indoors, it’s ideal to use hydroponics to get the best yields. Many growers use the Sea of Green (SoG) method to grow this strain indoors and increase their yields.

The tent that you use should allow sufficient light to come through. Its interior should also be very reflective to ensure that light can reach blind parts of the plant as it flowers. It has a flowering time that takes approximately 7 to 9 weeks and it’ll be ready for harvesting. For each square meter, you can expect a yield of between 12-oz to 20-oz.

Growing Big Bud outdoors

Big Bud weed strain can survive in most climatic conditions but performs exceptionally under warm and sunny climate. The plant can achieve heights of up to 5-feet when grown outdoors. Harvesting starts mid- to late October and growers should expect a yield of up to 25-oz for every plant.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 99% Voted
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Dry eyes 56% Voted
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Paranoia 25% Voted
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Big Bud Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 18.2 - 20.4%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.39 - 0.67%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.19 - 0.57%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.42 - 1.44%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.08 - 0.18%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.17 - 0.62%

Big Bud Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.23%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.17%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.08%
Camphene Camphene is terpene common for carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Camphene has a damp, pungent, herbal, minty aroma with pine undertones. In cannabis, mostly found in Indica strains. Camphene causes cooling sensations, having anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects. 0.05%
Geraniol Geraniol is a terpene initially contained in geraniums, as well as lemongrass, lemon peels, roses, blueberries, and carrots. The aroma is a sweet rose scent with notes of citrus. Geraniol features anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and neuroprotectant properties. It's rumored to have side effects such as allergic contact dermatitis or sensitive skin irritation. 0.02%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.03%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.13%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.11%
Bisabolol Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut. 0.05%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.02%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.11%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 49 - 63 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 69 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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GrabbaLeaf Kush

This strain will make you laugh a lot

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a good thing for PMS, it relaxes and relieves pain perfettamente.

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My back hurt for four days, this cannabis really helped me!

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Lucas West

I didnt like it at all! The only thing it gave me was a big headache.

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pleasant floral scent mixed with citrus is perfect for baking. I made a batch of cookies that I think my friends liked :D but when I smoked this flower, it was very difficult to wake up in the morning, I was locked to a bed.

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Eric Thomas

A wonderful thing for insomnia! My husband cant sleep at night and this weed changed everything. So great that I decided to grow it myself. Surprisingly, with my meager gardening skills, I got quite a lot of crops ...I advise all growers to try this stra

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