There are more than a few types of marijuana that have unusual names. In many cases, you need to have a handle on pop culture or else the name is an inside weed joke. None of the above is the case with the Big Bud strain. It is very much a case of ‘what you hear is what you get.’
That’s right: Big Bud gets the name from the enormous buds the plant provides. We have yet to meet a grower who doesn’t want big buds, so read on to learn more about this magnificent marijuana strain.
What Is the Big Bud Strain?
Big Bud weed is a legendary marijuana strain that has been around since at least the 1970s; during the Richard Nixon presidency to be slightly more precise. Big Bud was sent to the Netherlands just before the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs in the early 1980s. Over in the land of weed coffee shops, Big Bud was stabilized genetically.
Its exact genetics are unknown, but it is an indica-dominant hybrid believed to be a cross of Northern Lights, Skunk #1, and an Afghani. We also don’t know the identity of the original breeder, but whoever it is, they deserve credit for this Cannabis Cup winning strain.
Big Bud offers a delightful, sweet smell with more than a hint of fruitiness. It is an aroma that the majority of users love.
This strain tastes every bit as good as it smells. The sweet and spicy flavors captivate the user while the fruity undertone lingers on the palate after you exhale.
First and foremost, this strain provides growers with HUGE buds which have a lovely deep green color. You will also be pleased to know that these buds remain compact, which means Big Bud plants don’t take up as much space in your growing room as you might expect.
Big Bud Strain Grow Info
Once you get Big Bud seeds, you have a resilient and versatile plant that is capable of growing indoors or outdoors. When grown outside, this plant is capable of growing up to five feet tall. It enjoys a warm climate with lots of sunshine and is ready for harvest by the beginning to the middle of October. It provides a yield of 25+ ounces per plant.
Big Bud also performs exceptionally when you use a hydroponics setup indoors. Although it produces large flowers, its thick stalks are easily able to hold the weight. However, we recommend using strings or wires to support the plant. It is also a good idea to top the plant and gently bend the branches for horizontal growth.
Indoor growers should also consider using the Sea of Green (SOG) method to boost yield. Big Bud’s flowering time is 7-9 weeks, and it can produce up to 20 ounces per square meter planted.
One of the primary reasons for this plant’s resilience is its Skunk and Afghani genetics. It is important to keep a close watch on Big Bud as it flowers because it can stretch if you let it. There are a few strains that provide a high yield, but the end product is not always the best. This is absolutely not the case with Big Bud which produces premium-grade marijuana.
Harvest time is a real treat for growers because they have the opportunity to see these sparkling flowers oozing with resin. The sweet, hash-like scent will make you want to try the weed there and then, but you need to dry and cure as per usual.
THC Content – Highest Test
The THC content of Big Bud varies significantly from 15% all the way to 26%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Big Bud contains minimal CBD. In most cases, the CBD content will be less than 0.1%.
What Can I Expect When I Use Big Bud Weed?
You can expect to get very stoned! Big Bud starts slowly but soon enough, a potent cerebral high takes hold and helps you feel euphoric. While you are experiencing a sense of happiness, the strain works its way to the body and makes you feel extremely relaxed, and ultimately, users succumb to couch-lock.
Although it depends on your tolerance, most users find that a Big Bud session makes them feel sleepy after an hour or so. Once the high subsides, you may also experience a case of the munchies. Big Bud is best reserved for late evening or night time when all you want to do is veg out, watch television programs of questionable quality, and gorge on snacks.
Medical Benefits of Big Bud Marijuana
As Big Bud is a heavily indica-dominant hybrid, it sedates the body which makes it ideal for pain symptoms. It is used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and muscle spasms. Big Bud is also suitable for anyone in need of help with anxiety, depression, or stress. Remember, it will heavily sedate you so don’t even think about using it before or during work, or when you have things to do on any given day.
As you can probably guess, Big Bud is also an excellent option if you have insomnia. The only problem is that you could get the munchies and remain awake due to the sudden hunger pangs. You can solve this particular problem by ensuring you have plenty of food and water close to hand.
Possible Side Effects of Big Bud Weed
The most likely side effects when using Big Bud include dry eyes and a dry mouth. If you consume too much, you could become dizzy or end up with a mild headache. As we have already mentioned, this strain is likely to cause couch-lock, so be prepared!
Final Thoughts on Big Bud Cannabis
Big Bud is a marijuana strain which does exactly what it says on the tin. The name suggests you get large buds and it certainly doesn’t disappoint! It has been a favorite of weed growers for decades because it is fairly easy to grow, is resilient to pests and disease, provides massive and potent buds, and provides a very high yield when you use the right growing techniques.
Big Bud is a very special strain that doesn’t sacrifice quality for yield. It is important to note that there are several variants of this strain because it has been bred and then rebred. Indeed, there are at least a dozen variations although the version sold by Sensi Seeds is the one that cannabis users seem to enjoy the most. If you ‘wanna be sedated,’ there are few marijuana strains better fit for purpose than Big Bud.