An In-Depth Review of the Candyland Weed

An In-Depth Review of the Candyland Weed

With a sweet name like the Candyland Weed, it’s not shocking to find this cannabis strain with a sweet as candy flavor and fragrance profile as well. It’s a pleasant-tasting hybrid that comes with a happy and relaxing high that ropes you in for more of it.

The THC concentration of the strain will depend on the phenotype you can get your hands on, and it can range between a fairly moderate potency to the kind of strength that will knock you on your feet.

Check out more about this sweet-smelling hybrid strain and all its potential benefits.

Overview and Genetics

Although a lot of people in the cannabis world considers the Candyland Weed as a Sativa strain, its breeder said that it’s a hybrid, which is composed of around 75% Sativa and 25% Indica profile.

The beautifully aromatic strain was created by Ken Estes, a legendary cultivator, and breeder and part of the team who originally bred the highly popular Grand Daddy Purple strain. He created the Candyland Weed using his previous Grand Daddy Purple creation and another popular hybrid strain, the Platinum Cookies.

The potency of the Candyland Weed hugely depends on the strain you can get your hands on. It can have a mild 14% THC concentration and, in some cases, a 19% THC level. However, some phenotypes of the strain have tested to contain as much as 24% of THC. In this case, it is best suited for more experienced cannabis smokers.

In terms of its cannabinoid profile, the Candyland Weed is a unique one as it contains no traces of CBN, CBG, CBN, and THCV. However, it has around 0.329% of CBC or cannabichromene, which is known for binding receptors in the body. When these receptors are activated, it helps with alleviating bodily pain.


Compared to the bright green coloring in most Sativa-dominant strain, the Candyland Weed features a darker shade of green and small but extremely dense buds. The number of sticky trichomes that covers the buds will depend on the cultivation of the strain. But when grown properly and in a suitable climate, the buds of the Candyland Weed can look like it has been dipped in sugar frosting. The buds also feature dull red hairs that run a bit longer than in most cannabis strain, which gives it a very fuzzy texture.


There are a lot of phenotypes of the Candyland Weed floating around, and sometimes this causes the strain to have a wide range of flavor profiles. And while the specific taste profile of the strain may vary, the Candyland Weed has a generally sweet taste with a bit of fuel-like and musky flavor.


Depending on the phenotypes, the Candyland Weed has a fragrance profile that can range from a combination of sweet grapes and candy to something more fuel-like and earthy aroma. Those who will grow the strain using Candyland seeds can choose their preferred profile. Bay Platinum Girl Scout Cookies have a sweeter aroma to it while the Grand Daddy Purple is known for having berry and grape fragrance.


The Candyland strain is most popular in Silver Spring city, as well as in the Washington area, especially around Seattle, Spokane, and Bellingham. This cannabis strain is also highly popular in a lot of other cities in the US, such as Portland, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Eugene.

Effects of the Strain


  • Happy – 64%
  • Uplifted – 54%
  • Euphoric – 51%
  • Relaxed – 47%
  • Energetic – 43%

The Candyland Weed is a perfect companion for social functions. It has potent mood-boosting capabilities that will make you feel euphoric and uplifted with an overall happy and energetic mood. But, novice users are recommended taking the strain in low doses as it can be strong enough to knock you on your feet.

Medical Benefits

  • Stress Relief – 31%
  • Anti-Depression – 29%
  • Anti-Anxiety – 21%
  • Pain Relief – 19%
  • Anti-Fatigue – 17%

The uplifting high you can get from the Candyland Weed makes it an excellent pain reliever and a strong antidote to various mood-related conditions like anxiety and depression. The CBC concentration of the strain also makes it perfect for alleviating pain conditions like headaches, lower back pain, muscular pain, and arthritis.

Possible Side Effects

  • Dry Mouth – 21%
  • Dry Eyes – 13%
  • Anxiety – 5%
  • Dizziness – 4%
  • Paranoia – 3%

Terpene Profile

  • Caryophyllene
  • Limonene
  • Humulene


Main Parents: Platinum GSC (Pgs) and Granddaddy Purple (Gdp)

Main Children: Animal Land (Anl) and Grandma’s Batch (Grb)


  • Sativa-Dominant Strain
  • Growing Difficulty – Easy
  • Height – 30-78 inches
  • Yield – 3-6 oz per square feet
  • Flowering Time – 7-9 weeks

The Candyland Weed can thrive in both indoor and outdoor environments. However, when you decide to grow it indoors, it will require an adequate amount of sunshine or proper lighting, good ventilation, warm temperature, and high humidity. You can use Candyland seeds for cultivation or clones or clippings of the strain, whichever you can get your hands on.

What Users Are Saying

From the get-go, the Candyland Weed can have uplifting and overall positive effects. Its smell and flavor are invigorating to the senses, but more than that, cannabis smokers rave about its mood-altering effects. However, the potency of the benefits usually varies if they can’t get the same phenotype on the second purchase.

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