Genetics & History

A cross between Bay Platinum Cookies and Granddaddy Purple, Candyland is a classic sativa-dominant marijuana hybrid. It was produced by cannabis enthusiasts in California. Its parent-strains also originated in California, with Bay Platinum Cookies being a sativa-dominant strain as well. Candyland is 30% indica and 70% sativa with an high THC level that ranges between 24% and 29%. It has a 1% CBN and 1% CBD content ratio. Its terpene make-up varies depending on the phenotype but often includes high levels of Humulene, Caryophyllene and Terpinolene.

Appearance & Smell

Candyland kush has a dense coat of trichomes with golden hairs sprinkled throughout the buds. The buds usually have a circular shape, even though different phenotypes may have variations in appearances. The strain has hefty, army-green flowers. The strain’s calyxes have a beautiful purple hue, which is more obvious when the buds are open. Candyland has a pungent sweet flavor with an earthy fragrance fused with a similarly sweet, berry-like aroma. Grand Daddy Purple can stake claim to this berry smell, as it has a knack for passing on this hereditary feature.  There is sometimes a tinge of pine to the aroma. Difference in genetic make-up may result in a more chemical-fuel like smell as well. There are quite a number of phenotypes around which is largely due to the fact that the strain can be readily harvested from a clone or seed. Growing the plant from the seed, however, allows the grower to manipulate the flavor profile of the strain. Extremely resinous, the Candyland marijuana strain is sticky and has a tendency of sticking to the tongue. Because of how sticky the strain is, you will find that a grinder will come in handy when you are rolling a joint or what is more popularly referred to in Jamaica as “making a spliff”.

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Popularity & Prizes

Candyland marijuana strain is an award winning cannabis strain. It copped a gold medal at KushCon in 2012. In 2014, it placed 3rd in the best hybrids category at HTCC. A favorite the world over, Candyland is particularly popular in Michigan, Colorado and in San Francisco’s Bay Area in California, where it originated. Candyland marijuana strain price starts at around $8 USD per gram and can be bought online or at local dispensaries. Instead of buds, you may choose to purchase Candyland cannabis seeds if you plan to grow the strain.

Growing the strain

All that is required to get started growing Candyland are basic gardening skills as the strain is easy to grow. Candyland pot is suitable for growing indoors as well as outdoors, however because the auto-flowering strain is a bit tall, outside harvesting will give the plant adequate space to grow to its full potential. When growing the strain indoors, the temperature has to be warm. A sunny environment can be reproduced using lamps. Adequate ventilation and humidity are also required. While it is generally easy to harvest, some assistance might be needed during the flowering period as the buds usually get heavy and need bolstering. Flowering time for the strain is about the 8th or 9th week and can be harvested in late September or early October.  Candyland has an outdoor yield of 35 ounces per plant, which is quite large! Grown indoors it produces about 14 ounces per plant.


Highly stimulating and elevating, Candyland cannabis strain is guaranteed to put you in the mood to have a good time on a first date, a school reunion or any other social gathering that would ordinarily make you nervous or uncomfortable. However, because of the indica influences in the stream, users may experience a balanced high than a purely sativa type of high.  The stimulating properties of the strain complement creative endeavors like drawing, painting or writing. It is a good daytime or morning strain that will have you pumped up to do things, rather than curl up in a coach sleeping. The strain’s inspiring and uplifting effects will help you to face your problems and be proactive in coming up with solutions, instead of sleeping the days away in hopes that your problems will go away too.  Find yourself wishing you could stay in bed all day? This strain will have you feeling so motivated that you will get out of bed with enthusiasm to start your day and do something productive and worthwhile. Other positive effects of the strain include feeling relaxed and at peace. Another “sexier” effect of Candyland is that it sometimes put you in the mood for lovemaking. Candyland does not have many negative side effects. In fact, the only ones that are usually cited are dry eyes and dry mouth due to dehydration. Staying hydrated during your smoking or vaping session will ward off these uncomfortable effects. Some users may also experience a little paranoia or anxiety, but this is usually dependent on the person’s propensity to display these emotions. Other users mention dizziness as another unpleasant consequence.

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Medicinal & therapeutic benefits

The medicinal and therapeutic benefits of this strain far outweigh the negative consequences, which can be managed and reduced with proper preparation, such as having a bottle of water at hand, as mentioned. Candyland cannabis strain can be used to help deal with symptoms related to (but not limited to):

  • Muscle tension
  • Moderate pain
  • Angry moods
  • Chronic stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea from cancer, dysautonomia etc
  • Loss of appetitie from HIV, anoexia, cancer etc

The following is an accompanying guide to this review, containing some key info on the Candyland marijuana strain.

Positive Effects Uplifting, happy, euphoric, relaxed, motivated, sociable, artistic
Flavors Sweet, berry, earthy
May Relieve Muscle inflammation,  ADHD , moderate pain, angry moods, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression etc.
Aromas, Fragrance Fuel, earthy, sweet
THC Content % Up to 24%
CBD % 1%
Yield 25 ounces per plant
Genetic Indica/Sativa
Flowering time 8-9 weeks
Harvest Late September to early October
Plant Height Tall
Type Autoflowering/Regular

A potent smoke that goes down smoothly, Candyland cannabis strain is your go-to if you want to experience a great high while reaping some superb medical benefits. If you are looking for the perfect alternative to the popular Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), then Candyland is your strain.