The Bubblegum strain has gained a lot of fame because of its creative and euphoric high that will leaves users in a state of bliss and relaxation. This strain has the tastes of bubblegum, with slight hints of candy and berry and also has a high in THC and low in CBD content, making it ideal for a recreational high, rather than a medicinal one. This strain originated in Indiana, and then successive phenotypes of the Bubblegum strain were bred and ultimately perfected, first in New England, and eventually the Netherlands. This strain has worn numerous award such as two awards at the Cannabis Cup in 1994, two second-place finishes in the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1995 and Spannabis Cannabis Champion’s Cup in 2005 proving that this strain was is the best hybrid strains out there at that time.
What Is the Bubblegum Marijuana Strain?
The Bubblegum strain was first breed in Amsterdam who produced TH Seeds’ first contribution to the cannabis community way back in 1993 which was a successful first venture for them with the strain receiving so many awards. Bubblegum strain is classified by TH seeds as being a predominantly indica hybrid strain.
Looking at its effects, this strain’s indica side will leave the user feeling deeply relaxed, maybe a little bit too relaxed. This strain is notorious for leaving the user couch-locked, which if he/she is happy just to sit on the sofa. For those who have any urgent tasks to attend to it is advisable not to smoke this strain beforehand!
Bubble gum brings about a wonderfully relaxing deep-body melt feeling and makes smokers to also enjoy its euphoric and uplifting high. This strains has the ability to lift one’s mood as well as instilling a feeling of deep relaxation making it a perfect evening use strain coupled with the fact that it makes users start to think much more creatively too, which make for artistic people looking for a bit of inspiration.
The aroma, appearance and Flavor of Bubble Gum
Bubblegum, just like its name has a sweet smell, which has unsurprisingly been compared to, well…bubblegum. This strain has a delicious aroma which smells like candy infused with sweet and floral notes, blended with a slightly danker, earthier, aroma.
This strain also tastes just as good as it smells. It has sweet and fruity flavors which blend beautifully with its creamy and berry notes to produce a treat for the taste buds. The delicious flavor of this train and fragrance justify why this strain’s popularity has continued to grow among the marijuana community.
According to TH Seeds Bubblegum plant has a “soldier-like” structure; just like a picture a soldier standing to attention with his arms down by his sides. Bubblegum grows to about 120cm-160cm in height and its plant is quite heavily frosted with trichomes, and bright orange pistils which give it a little added color to this unusual looking plant.
Bubblegum Strain Growing Tips
The Bubblegum strain does best when the Sea of Green Method is used. This strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors; but is should however be noted that this strain is particularly susceptible to damage from mold and rot, so for outdoor growers, this is particularly important. For indoor growers, this plant does best in a dry, warm, and sunny climate and responds well when fed with a diverse range of macronutrients. This strain flowers between 8-9 weeks with mid to late October being the ideal time of year for outdoor harvesting.
According to TH Seeds, growers of the Bubblegum strain can expect an average yield of between 350-400g per square meter, which can be increased to 600g per square meter if a combination of the SOG method and utilizing CO2 canisters is used in the grow setup.
Medical Benefits of the Bubblegum marijuana Strain
This strain is not just an excellent recreational strain, it offers many potential health benefits to the medicinal marijuana users smoker. Bubblegum produces a deeply relaxing effect on those who smoke it making it a very effective way to de-stress and unwind after a long and busy day.
It also instills a deep body-melt effect making it useful for treating painful conditions such as arthritis, muscular, and lower back pain, to name just a few. Some users have also reported that this strain is useful for treating insomnia, as the strain can also make you feel drowsy after the sativa effects start to wear off.
Bubblegum also produces uplifting effects of the Bubblegum strain also boost mood and leave the user feeling euphoric and happy. As such, medicinal marijuana smokers suffering from mood disorders such as depression or anxiety will experience relief, albeit temporary, from the negative symptoms of these disorders.
Possible Side Effects of the Bubblegum Marijuana Strain
The most significant side effect associated with the Bubblegum strain is its tendency to leave people couch-locked which is however not be a problem for some, others, particularly those who have never experienced the feeling but those who weren’t expecting it, may find it a little distressing.
Users should also expect to experience the more common and milder side effects associated with smoking marijuna, such as dry mouth and dry eyes. Some new smokers also reported feeling slightly dizzy or paranoid or had a slight headache after smoking this strain. More experience marijuana smokers who are accustomed to smoking stronger marijuana strains, and those who don’t overindulge, will not have any problems from smoking Bubblegum strain