This Cotton Candy Kush’s bag appeal is immediately apparent: it boasts large buds that hold long, tapered shapes. The buds have a textbook sativa structure, with loose, fluffy leaves that can torn easily from their central stems — their texture is not unlike the wispy spun sugar of cotton candy itself. Leaves are forest green and are shot through with pollen-collecting pistils that begin as small white hairs that turn pink as plants mature. Shades of light and dark purple add even more color, and come about as the result of anthocyanin pigments in the plants’ genetics, activated by colder than average temperatures during the growing process. Crystalline trichomes give the flowers a very sticky texture, again underscoring the strain’s similarity to carnival-bought cotton candy. When cured, these flowers smell sweet and fruity, almost bordering on saccharine. Floral and citrus notes hang out underneath. This Cotton Candy Kush burns smooth and tastes of fruity, cloying bubble gum on the exhale.Delicious Seeds’’ Cotton Candy Kush takes hold quickly but gently, conferring a tingly relaxation behind the eyes and temples that spreads into a smile and moves down through the shoulders and core. Although this strain offers some lucid mental stimulation, these effects are soon accompanied by strong sedative effects, making this a good choice for a mellow night in. Medically speaking, this Cotton Candy Kush can be effective in treating aches and pains, depressed or anxious moods, or stubborn cases of insomnia. It’s appropriate for use anywhere between late afternoon and just before bedtime.
Cotton Candy (also known as Cotton Candy Kush) is an indica-leaning strain, and as the name suggests, tends to remind those who manage to find it of freshly spun cotton candy. Reportedly created by the Spanish breeder Delicious Seeds, Cotton Candy has an interesting genetic makeup with roots that spread across the world. One Parent is Lavender, a descendant of Skunk and Afghan Hawaiian. Another parent is a Power Plant native to South Africa.
Cotton Candy is reported to have an aroma of berry-flavored candy and sugary sweet taste upon consumption. One sample of Cotton Candy from the Maine-based medical cannabis delivery service Harvest Moon Medicinals was analyzed by the cannabis testing lab MCR Labs and contained THC levels just above 17%, while other sources have reported THC levels closer to 20%.