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.