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Fast facts about Big Bud medicinal cannabis:
- Classification: Indica/Sativa
- Optimal environment for growing: Indoors, prefers hydroponics
- Finishes in 55-60 days.
- Gardening skills required: Moderate
- Winner, 1989 Cannabis Cup
- Medicinal Uses: Especially beneficial to ease headaches and nausea, acts as a sedative, as well
CannabisSearch.com Buzz Rating: Slightly sweet with grape undertones.
Big Bud Marijuana Description:
Originally an Indica hybrid crossed with Skunk 1, Big Bud came to the foreground in 1989 with a Cannabis Cup win (though, granted, the field was mostly Indica variants.)
The plant is known for being bigger than most other strains (hence the name) with large, flowery buds. It's a high producer, and it's recommended that the bottom branches be tied up because they tend to break from their own weight. Pruning is minimal, and Big Bud is likely to triple in size over its growth period. While relatively easy to cultivate it has been shown to be sensitive to insects and other pests, so indoor growing is recommended.
The flavor of Big Bud has been described as sweet and spicy with a grape undertone, though the smell of the plant is musty and dank with sour notes. The high is strong, but the onset is fairly mellow. The stone is fairly typical of indica varieties, though users recommend that it not be smoked during the day because it has near-couchlock effects.
Medical use is fairly general, with special notes on its ability to ease nausea and headaches and act as a sedative (another reason this isn't recommended as a daytime toke.) The strongest effects last 1.5 - 2 hours.