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Kandy Kush Candy Kush

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 16.9 - 19.5%

CBD 0.27 - 0.38%

Effect Relaxed

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Sweet

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THC

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

CBD

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

Potency

Newbie Skilled

The Kandy Kush strain (aka Candy Kush strain) is a 50/50 marijuana hybrid created via crossing OG Kush with Trainwreck. In addition, it comprises Afghan, Mexican, and Thai genetics. The cultivar won third prize in the outdoor category at Spannabis Champions Cup in 2012. It is not supercharged in THC and demonstrates levels between 16.9% and 19.5%. This celebrity child manifests delicious aromas and a rich cannabinoid profile, which includes:

  • CBD 0.27-0.38%
  • CBC 0.3-0.62%
  • CBG 0.15-0.94%
  • CBN 0.14-0.17%
  • THCV 0.23-0.64%

The hybrid is not potent, but novice stoners may fall victim to marijuana effects due to its fantastic flavor and be tempted to smoke more and more.

Terpene Chemistry and Flavors

What can smokers expect from a cannabis strain with a name like Kandy Kush? The top-related aromas you can detect when smelling dried flowers are sweet floral and citrus. These scents are brought by dominant terpenes – camphene and myrcene. As typical for its Kush genetics, the Kandy Kush weed strain also emanates an earthy odor since it is rich in caryophyllene. The cultivar tastes similarly, and its flavor is equally tempting.

Common Effects and Medicinal Benefits

The high provided by the strain creeps up on smokers with euphoric feelings that improve their mood and leave them relaxed and happy. As the high progresses, the euphoria is followed by sedation and even sleepiness. As heavy and lazy high spreads throughout the body, it soothes and reduces muscle tension. The Kandy Kush strain has proven effective in relieving symptoms of:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Mood disorders
  • Insomnia

Medicinally, the weed cultivar has lots to offer for patients suffering from eating disorders by stimulating their appetite.

The biggest concerns that low-tolerance stoners may experience are:

  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Dizziness

Kandy Kush Strain Cultivation Tips

Home growers are recommended to have some experience in cannabis cultivation if they want to try their hand at Kandy Kush themselves. The plants take 55-69 days to fully mature and 74 days to harvest. They can become tall plants of up to 60-80 inches that provide decent yields, resulting in 1-2 oz./ft2 indoors and 15-20 oz./plant outdoors. The buds have popcorn-shaped nugs that give off a sweet lemon aroma. Multiple seed banks and shops offer the strain’s seeds for sale.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 98% Voted
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Dry eyes 54% Voted
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Dizzy 23% Voted
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Kandy Kush Strain Cannabinoids

THC 16.9 - 19.5% 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.
CBD 0.27 - 0.38% 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.
CBC 0.3 - 0.62% 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.
CBG 0.15 - 0.94% 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.
CBN 0.14 - 0.17% 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.
THCV 0.23 - 0.64% 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.

Kandy Kush Terpene Profile

Carene 0.07% Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief.
Pinene 0.08% 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.
Myrcene 0.13% 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.
Ocimene 0.12% 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.
Camphene 0.16% 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.
Geraniol 0.05% 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.
Humulene 0.04% 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.
Limonene 0.13% 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.
Linalool 0.03% 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.
Terpineol 0.05% Terpineol (also known as alpha-terpineol or a-terpineol) is a terpene naturally occurring in more than 150 plants, including lilacs, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap, and pines. Among the therapeutic qualities are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and antimicrobial. In cannabis, terpineol boasts the distinctive pine smoke aroma and causes a relaxing, sedative effect.
Terpinolene 0.01% 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.
Caryophyllene 0.14% 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.
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 55 - 69 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 74 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

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User Reviews 15

Rihanna
03.01.2021

Has a calming feeling that clears the head and makes you feel so relaxed. With this mj stress has no place in my life, makes me happy and full of positive thinking. Though I feel tingly sometimes I still think its a great strain.

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Andrine
02.27.2021

I love this Kush for the following reasons, the high is not severe but creeps in giving you time to prepare for the full blast. I find it so effective with easing anxiety a condition have been trying to get rid off for quite sometime. It is also very relaxing and euphoric.

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Enrique
02.26.2021

perfect weed strain to relax and get merry. The high will hit you slowly leaving a nice sensation throughout your body. I havent experienced any headache or paranoia but gave me a huge appetite. I actually loved it.

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Jason
02.24.2021

when I enquired this joint with my dealer he promised me heaven but I got hell. The only thing he got right was the taste and smell. Had severe paranoia and I didn’t sleep at all night. I don’t know what the problem could be but am not trying that shit again.

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Ismael
02.22.2021

The taste is something everyone notices with this MMJ as its so sweet. The high delivers a relaxing feeling and happiness along. Its great for evening use has it has couch lock effect. People suffering from insomnia also can have a good night sleep with this strain.

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Kitty Perry
02.16.2021

I loved this strain, did not cause anxiousness or headache after use. Thumbs up!

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Vincent
02.11.2021

Made me feel lazier than I was already. No motivation at all!

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Zack
02.09.2021

The taste and smell are awesome, but the high is moderate. I love it though!

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Pauline
02.04.2021

I found this pot not very potent, didn’t hit the target!

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Bryleigh
01.21.2021

Helps with mood swing changes.

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Gerrardo
01.19.2021

It has a way of getting me so high and funny!

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Raydinton
01.18.2021

made me feel tingly!

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Adam
01.16.2021

Perfect weed for a good night sleep.

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Biancah
01.16.2021

so relaxing and uplifting

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Stephanie
01.15.2021

Delicious candy like flavor.

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