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Big Bud

Big Bud was born out of a strategic three-way cross between Afghani, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights strains (cultivars). The plants of Big Bud produce extremely high yields of huge buds with few leaves, which is how it got its name. Due to its high yields, Big Bud has become a popular cultivar to cross with other varieties of cannabis.

The indica to sativa ratio of Big Bud is 85:15 (highly indica dominant). The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of Big Bud vary significantly, with levels between 15% and 26% and cannabidiol (CBD) levels almost nonexistent at less than 0.2%.

Big Bud induces euphoria and cerebral stimulation, but the body’s high potency also brings a sense of deep relaxation. Most users succumb to “couch-lock” and sedation, and Big Bud’s effects make it potentially very useful for managing chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia.

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Strain types

  • 85%Indica
  • 15%Sativa


  • Fruity
  • Sweet


  • Earthy
  • Flowery
  • Skunk


Big Bud contains many terpenes, each providing its health benefits.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene



Big Buds has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Appetite-Inducing
  • Cerebral
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Couch Lock
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

The effects of Big Bud creep up slowly, but soon enough, the potent cerebral high has you feeling euphoric yet relaxed. Many users also report psychedelic symptoms such as visual distortions and time dilation. It induces a lazy high, which often descends into “couch-lock,” making it perfect for passive activities like watching TV.

Many users become sleepy around an hour after consumption, often with increased appetite. Big Bud is recommended for use in late evenings and nights when relaxing, unwinding, or preparing for bed.

Medical Applications

Big Bud is excellent at providing relief and aid to various ailments or situations. Due to its indica dominance and ability to relax and sedate the body, it is commonly used to help treat chronic pain, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and other body aches. The strong sedative effects of Big Bud also make it an excellent strain for anyone battling insomnia or other sleep troubles. However, consuming Big Bud too late at night may lead to users waking up feeling groggy, sluggish, or disoriented the next day. If you can stay awake long enough, Big Bud’s high THC levels are also effective at relieving nausea and increasing your appetite. Due to the extremely low level of CBD in Big Bud, it is not recommended for use by those seeking relief from conditions that respond well to CBD, such as seizures.
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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

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

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Nausea & Vomiting

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

Organ Systems

  • Digestive
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



growing strains

How these plants grow gave way to their name: They’re big with massive buds! Due to its Skunk and Afghani genetics, Big Bud is a highly resistant and versatile plant for outdoor and indoor growers. Its robust support system and thick central stalks quickly grow to 7 feet tall (about 2.1 meters).

Expect Big Bud to yield 25 ounces per outdoor plant and 20 ounces per square meter for indoor plants. If you want to go the extra mile, Big Bud flourishes even further when grown in a hydroponic setup and using Sea of Green growing methods. However, neither of these are necessary for success.


Big Bud plants quickly grow to 7 ft outdoors. If you’re planning to grow indoors, remember to allow sufficient room above your plants to avoid overcrowding.

Humidity and Temperature

Big Bud prefers a warm climate with lots of sunshine and low humidity. An eye needs to be kept on humidity levels to prevent molding.


Big Bud flowers quicker than other indicas, within seven to eight weeks. Outdoor plants are ready for harvest in the beginning to middle of October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Big Bud good for?

The Big Bud weed strain is extremely good at providing relaxing and sedative effects. It relieves various ailments like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia, or sleeping problems. It has potent sedative effects and is recommended for use in the late evenings.

Is Big Bud an indica or a sativa?

Big Bud is an indica-dominant strain, with 85% indica to 15% sativa.

How does Big Bud make you feel?

The Big Bud marijuana strain makes you feel physically and mentally relaxed. The onset provides uplifting and euphoric cerebral effects before the intense body high takes over, often resulting in "couch-lock" and sleepiness. If you manage to stay awake long enough, Big Bud leads to an immense increase in appetite.

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