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Alien Rock Candy

Alien Rock Candy, or Alien Candy, is an indica-dominant hybrid made by Alien genetics by crossing the Sour Dubble and Tahoe Alien strains. It delivers a fruity citrus aroma with sour hints from the terpene profile that originates from the Sour Dubble parents.

The flowers of Alien Rock Candy aren’t visually impressive. They’re sticky, covered in silver resinous trichomes. The buds are dense and small, arranged in a popcorn-like formation. The leaves are a shade of forest green with hairy rust-colored pistils.

This marijuana strain is particularly potent, delivering a powerful punch followed by a sedative effect despite containing low CBD and THC levels compared to other strains.

The taste of Alien Rock Candy is uniform throughout the bud, delivering fruity and citrus flavors. The candied sweet aroma and flavor develop into a pungent earthy aftertaste. The great taste makes it a good ingredient in edibles, cannabutter, oil, and wax.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

16%-18%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.68%-1.35%

Strain types

  • 80%Indica
  • 20%Sativa

Aromas

  • Fruity
  • Kush
  • Orange
  • Pungent
  • Sweet

Flavors

  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Lemon
  • Sweet

Terpenes

Terpenes interact synergistically with cannabinoids to produce strong effects. The dominant terpene in Alien Rock Candy is myrcene, which contributes to the strain’s sweet, pungent fruit aromas. It interacts with cannabinoids to contribute to the relaxing effect of the strain. Researchers have found that limonene has anti-cancer properties in mice, and in humans, it has been reported to help with anxiety.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Camphene

  • Humulene

  • Pinene

  • Valencene

Flavonoids

Effects

Alien Rock Candys has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Happy
  • Relaxed
  • Sleepy
  • Uplifted

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Although Alien Rock Candy has a pleasant and euphoric effect, the strain must be consumed with care, particularly for new users who may underestimate its strength.
Paranoia is generally only reported with excessive use.

Medical Applications

Due to its therapeutic benefits, the strain has been used to help alleviate the symptoms that come with chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Low doses of THC can have anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) effects by interaction with serotonin receptors.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Insomnia

Compounds like THC, myrcene, and humulene have sedative effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Muscle Spasms

THC and CBD can help regulate movement.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular

Dosing

Growing

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The Alien Rock Candy strain is an excellent plant for beginner growers. It can be cultivated indoors and outdoors and, once established, does not require much care.

Like other strains, Alien Rock Candy contains resinous trichomes, making it more resistant to mold.

Most growers cultivate this strain indoors, so a hydroponic setup alongside the “sea of green” (SOG) technique is recommended to achieve maximum yields. Hydroponics involves using a nutrient-enriched liquid for the plant’s roots and allows the roots to have maximum surface area for nutrient uptake. The SOG method consists in securing a screen above the canopy of the plants and tying the plant to the screen as it grows. This technique allows all branches and leaves to be exposed to sunlight while efficiently using space in a growing chamber.

Height

Due to its indica genetics, the Alien Rock Candy strain requires more vertical space to flourish. It can grow up to 6 feet.

Humidity and Temperature

Alien Rock Candy requires a “Mediterranean” climate with temperatures between 69.8 and 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius).

Flowering

Alien Rock Candy begins to flower between seven and eight weeks. It produces medium-large yields of 18 ounces per square meter when cultivated indoors and 18 ounces per plant when cultivated outside. The buds gradually open to reveal the thick, milky resin that creates a lemon aroma.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Alien Rock Candy good for?

The powerful sedative properties of Alien Rock Candy make it a great strain for nighttime use.

Is Alien Rock Candy an indica or a sativa?

The “indica” and “sativa” terms are often not useful when determining the chemical composition of cannabis. However, they’re helpful when it comes to understanding growth patterns.

Alien Rock Candy is an indica-dominant hybrid of the Sour Dubble and Tahoe Alien strains.

How does Alien Rock Candy make you feel?

Alien Rock Candy is considered a perfect strain, and it delivers a psychedelic trip that packs a powerful euphoric punch with uplifting effects. Users initially report feeling more social and giggly, then winding down into a sedative buzz.

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