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Indica Hybrid

Skunk #1 x Afghani

Big Bud Strain

Big Bud is a long time strain with a rewarding background. An indica dominant flower, Big Bud was derived by using popular strains, Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1. Like its name, Big Bud has large-sized flowers. With its potency, Big Bud’s THC levels are not for beginners. Not only is this bud big, it grows a high yield as well.


medicinal use Anxiety


medicinal use Pain


medicinal use Appetite



strain flavor Earthy

strain flavor Sweet


strain flavor Skunky



strain effect Hungry


strain effect Relaxed


strain effect Uplifted


Overview of Big Bud

Big Bud is a massive flower. This potent strain is 85% indica dominant with THC levels reaching up to 26% and 0.1% CBD. The majority of its terpenes are Beta Caryophyllene. The cylindrical bud is dense, olive green with purple undertones, and covered with thick, visible resin and frosty crystals. Because of the thick resin, the bud looks moist. A great smell of grape hits you when you break up the bud. But it might stick to your fingers.

Big Bud‚??s flavor tastes of spicy earth and sweet grape. The smell of the bud is dank but it leaves a scent of fruit behind it. This strain has a massive amount or medical capabilities. Most characteristics deal with some sort of relaxations issues. While parents are noted to be Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1, its genealogy has been crossed multiple times leading to what we have today.

In 1989, this strain was a ‚??Mostly Indica‚?? winner in the High Times Cannabis Cup.

Potential Positive Effects of Big Bud

Big Bud brings both a body and cerebral high to the table. This is a psychedelic and euphoric strain making you feel loopy as you go through the motions. Because of its indica dominance, whatever happens, it will be sedative. You should use Big Bud after a busy day of work. This trip will leave you couch locked with a chilled, melting body. It could result in a lack of concentration. Elated and relieved, Big Bud brings light before bedtime.

Potential Medical Effects of Big Bud

This high indica strain is wonderful to relax both body and mind. Its sedative properties works well with pain and insomnia. Other capabilities help with stress and depression. As for nausea, Big Bud could be a great appetite stimulant.

Potential Negative Effects of Big Bud

Because Big Bud can leave a person loopy, it may cause paranoia. Other adverse effects include dry eyes and mouth, dizziness, and headaches.

Lineage of Big Bud

The Afghani landrace originated in the mountains of Afghanistan. These dark green Indica plants are covered in white crystals and have an average of 22% THC. It‚??s pure indica and typically used to make hash since it comes extremely resinous.

It takes about 55-65 days to grow indoors yielding 16-20oz per square meter. Outdoor plants need to be harvested by Late September to mid-October yielding 20oz+ per plant. It‚??s easy to grow in warm and sunny outdoor climate and is resistant to common molds and mildew.

Skunk #1 is a senior strain well known for its relaxing capabilities. Created by Sacred Seed Company, who crossed, Afghan, Acapulco Gold, and Colombian Gold in the 1970s, this strain has been popular ever since. As a 65% indica dominant strain, its THC levels reach to 19% with its CBD level of 1%. The bud comes slightly dense, pale green and covered with frosty crystals and orange hairs. It has parented many popular strains and is still going.

Skunk #1 can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Indoor growing takes about 8 to 9 weeks yielding 18oz per square meters. Outdoor plants need to be harvested by mid-October yielding 16oz per plant. The climate needs to be outdoor, warm, and sunny. Growing is easy and this flower is resistant to common molds and more resistant to mildew.

Northern Lights is a well-known strain across the country. This flower has been mentioned many times in the entertainment world. A cross between Afghani and Thai, this uplifting strain, is bright green, covered in white crystals and dull, nearly transparent hairs. Northern Lights is 90% indica and has THC levels reaching to 18% with CBD levels reaching .1%.

Northern Lights can be grown both indoors and outdoors with sunny Mediterranean climate. Indoor growing takes 7 to 9 weeks yielding 18oz per square meter. Outdoor flowers needs to be harvested by mid-October yielding 22oz per plant. Growing Northern Lights is easy and the flower is resistant to most diseases.

Growing Big Bud

Big Bud can grow indoors and outdoors and is relatively easy. The plant grows tall and needs to be in warm climate. It‚??s a big plant and again, just like its name, the flower grows vast so it may need stakes to keep them straight. Big bud is resistant to pests, mildew, and mold.

Growing Big Bud indoors takes 50 to 65 days to grow, yielding 12 to 20oz per square meter. Growing outdoors, the flowers must be harvested by mid to late October yielding up to 25oz per plant.

Where to Find Big Bud

Big Bud is gaining popularity, so watch out for it. In legal cannabis markets such as California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Colorado, users are sure to the strain year-round. Check out our dispensary finder for menus, deals, and more!    

DISCLAIMER: The content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for advice given by a health-care physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as advice for self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical illness or problem. Information and statements regarding the consumption of cannabis or certain cannabinoids have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about health-related topics on this site.
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