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.
Flavonoids are one of the lesser-known compounds in cannabis, and little is known about the flavonoids present in each strain because they are rarely tested. Like terpenes, flavonoids add to each strain’s flavor and fragrance profile.
Studies have shown that the major flavonoids present in all cannabis plants are cannflavins A, B, and C.
BC Big Buds has been reported to have the following effects:
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.
Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.
THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.
Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.
Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
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.
A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.
BC Big Bud is a little lower in THC, so you might need to take a larger dose to see specific effects. If you haven’t tried the strain before, it’s still a good idea to take things slow to reduce the likelihood of adverse effects like sensory overload, dizziness, and fatigue. How much a dose to use depends on the effects you’re aiming for and how you prepare the plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THC 17%CBD 0.1%-1%
THC 12%-18%CBD 0.02%-0.29%
3rd Coast Panama Chunk
THC 14%-20%CBD 1%