For every ailment and every physical desire there is a type of marijuana to suit your needs. Want to relax? Looking to focus? Ready to reduce pain? Finding the right type of marijuana is a huge part of making the most of your cannabis experience. And if you’re interested in achieving ultimate relaxation of the mind and body, then the cotton candy strain of cannabis is for you.
Cotton candy kush has been around for a while, and for good reason; it’s about as appealing as the name sounds. The name is derived from the bud’s appearance — a fluffy, soft, loose flower with long tapered shapes that almost mimic cotton candy. This bud also tastes sweet, flowery and with hints of berry, so it’s not so far off from actually eating cotton candy. And beyond that, these leaves are covered in sticky crystalline trichomes, making them look even more like the sugary carnival confection you know and love. And those crystals offer several benefits beyond a unique appearance.
Those crystals are actually small resin glands that produce the cannabinoids THC and CBD (Cannabidiol) while also protecting the cannabis leaves against predators such as herbivores and environmental threats. When you harvest those trichomes it’s known as kief, which is densely packed with cannabinoids (the chemicals that get you high). When those crystals are on the surface of the cannabis leaves, you get cotton candy kush.
This Unique Hybrid Blend Makes Cotton Candy Kush Special
This cannabis strain is not like any other strain. How, you ask? Well, for starters, the cotton candy strain is a unique hybrid offering the best of both worlds. Cotton candy kush is a hybrid that is 70% indica and combines the powers of the Lavender and Power Plant strains. If that means nothing to you, have no fear. Let’s break it down to basics. Indica strains of marijuana often fall on the sedative end of the spectrum. They help you feel relaxed, mellow, perhaps even sleepy and lethargic. While you might not want to enjoy indica strains when you are looking for a boost of energy or an uplifting experience, if you’re interested in a body-centered high with deep relaxation, this is for you.
Now, cotton candy kush isn’t 100% indica; remember, it’s a hybrid. So the result is an experience that is partially relaxing and also partially euphoric. You’ll feel equally uplifted, optimistic and giddy as well as calm in your mind and body. In other words, you’ll feel really good. Imagine how a kid feels in a candy store…that’s how most people feel when they experience the cotton candy strain. Hence the name cotton candy kush.
Cotton Candy Strain for Medicinal Purposes?
Cotton candy kush is good for a lot of things (a good time, an overall sense of pleasure, a chance to relax, a cerebral awakening…) but when it comes to medical uses, it’s not always the best choice.
It’s no secret that marijuana can help with a lot of medical ailments, from chronic pain to MS to depression and seizures. In fact, a 2015 study published in the medical journal The Lancet found that “cannabidiol might reduce seizure frequency and might have an adequate safety profile in children and young adults with highly treatment-resistant epilepsy.” And recent findings support that cannabis can reduce chronic pain by engaging pain receptors in the brain and can reduce muscle spasms and alleviate stiffness in patients with MS.
As far as which strains of marijuana will work best to cure various medical issues, it’s hard to say. But in many cases the chemical component in marijuana that really helps with the physical pain and medical needs is CBD. In the cotton candy strain specifically, THC content is high (about 22 percent) while CBD content is relatively low. That, by no means, implies that cotton candy kush can’t help you feel better if you are suffering physically. In fact, it can help with depression, insomnia and anxiety. But for medical conditions that respond best to high CBD content, then this strain isn’t for you.
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