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BC Big Bud

The BC Big Bud strain was bred in British Columbia by Jordan of the Islands. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid (60%) in contrast to its parent strain Big Bud, an indica-dominant hybrid from Amsterdam. BC Big Bud’s sativa characteristics give the strain balanced cerebral and body effects. The strain (cultivar) has, unsurprisingly, big buds that are moss-green in color with amber-colored pistils and translucent trichomes. BC Big Bud may be ideal for managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

12%-15%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%

Strain types

  • 40%Indica
  • 60%Sativa

Aromas

  • Earthy
  • Skunky

Flavors

  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Grape
  • Herbal
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Spicy

Terpenes

Terpenes are another type of compound that is found within the cannabis plant. These compounds are present throughout nature, and every plant has a unique combination of terpenes that gives rise to different flavors and fragrances, which is why different strains of cannabis vary in smell and taste.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Sabinene

Flavonoids

Effects

BC Big Buds has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Creativity
  • Energizing
  • Focus
  • Laughter
  • Relaxing
  • Sociable
  • Tingly

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Regular users of BC Big Bud have reported that, while it does have relaxing effects and people often find themselves feeling a bit tingly, it can also be exceptionally energizing, with some feeling giggly and talkative. You also may be able to use this strain when you need to focus on a creative pursuit.

Medical Applications

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Depression

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (Epilepsy)

There is now a considerable body of evidence showing that cannabidiol (CBD) can help reduce the frequency of seizures in people suffering from Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which are particularly severe and treatment-resistant forms of childhood epilepsy.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Muscle Spasms

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular

Dosing

Growing

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BC Big Bud can be grown inside or outside, though the climate in the growing area becomes an important consideration if you decide to grow the plant outdoors. If you’ve never tried growing cannabis before, learn what you can about cannabis growing essentials to get a good idea of the basics before you begin.

Height

The height of the BC Big Bud depends a lot on its environment and where it’s grown. It usually grows between 30 and 80 inches (76.2-203 cm).

Humidity and Temperature

As a seedling, your plant will prefer a humidity of around 60%. When it reaches the vegetative stage, it’s a little less picky and can be kept at a humidity of 50%-70%. Then, when it starts to flower, you’ll need to keep it a bit drier, around 50%, to prevent the plant from rotting or getting moldy.

Flowering

BC Big Bud plants take between 48 and 67 days to flower and can usually be harvested in about 74 days or in early October if grown outside. The color of the pistils and trichomes can be a helpful indicator of when a plant is ready to be harvested. The size of the flowers means you should have a pretty impressive yield from your plant, but these can also weigh it down a bit, so you might want to prop it up with wooden supports.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is BC Big Bud indica?

Unlike its predecessor Big Bud from Amsterdam, BC Big Bud is a sativa-dominant hybrid with around 60% sativa and 40% indica.

Is BC Big Bud strain good?

That depends on what you’re after, but yes. The strain tastes fantastic with a fruity, floral, herbal, and spicy bouquet. Recreational users will be impressed by the relaxing and energizing phases of the high. If it’s therapeutic effects you’re after, BC Big Bud is useful for helping treat depression, insomnia, pain, anxiety, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.

What is the best BC bud?

British Columbia is renowned for growing some of the world’s best cannabis strains. Some of BC’s top buds include BC God Bud, Alien OG, Jedi Kush, Citrus Haze, Holy Grail Kush, and Star Power.

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