Weekly Strain Review: Cotton Candy - Loving This Stuff!

Strain Review: Cotton Candy

Here in Buffalo NY, the weather feels more like the start of autumn than the start of summer. Fluffy grey/white clouds fill the day sky in anticipation of rain. It's also unseasonably cool at just 72°. I really don't have a lot to do today and it seems like the perfect day to kick back, smoke a little weed, and do a strain review.

This week I'll talk a little about Cotton Candy. As a matter of fact, I have to write about this Cotton Candy before it's all gone! I really found this one enjoyable and dip into almost daily.

At one time this was an eighth.

I bought this a few weeks back when I purchased the Fruity Pebbles. You can read that post here.

Although I'm going to keep shopping around and sampling different strains, this Cotton Candy may be my go-to strain. The budtender told me this was an Indica strain and it does have all the characteristics of a nice Indica. It's relaxing, lethargic at times, and calm with just the right potency. We're in the Goldilocks zone here! This one is just right for me.

Not too strong, not too weak. A couple of hits and you know you're high. Unlike the way the Fruity Pebbles creep up on you, the Cotton Candy hits you almost immediately with a nice mellow buzz that builds. For me, one or two hits seem more than adequate. If I really feel like getting stoned, 5 or 6 hits of this stuff will get you there! It doesn't take much.

Keep in mind with all strain reviews, potency, taste, and even appearance can vary depending on the soil used, nutrients, lighting, and curing. I can only share my experience.

Nice dense firm buds!

The buds were well manicured. You really can't tell from the image, I've been carrying these around in my pocket for the last couple of weeks. The bag was all buds though. Dense buds with a nice spongy spring to them when gently squeezed. The color is a deep emerald green with light pockets of orange. Looks very similar to the Fruity Pebbles, but you can really tell the difference when you smoke it. This one hits with a nice kick that I thought the Fruity Pebbles lacked.

Nice and dry, breaks apart nicely.

It breaks up nicely with a nice even burn in the bowl. Tastes super sweet and zesty with a musty earthy essence and hints of spice. The aroma is also very "full-bodied". The smoke is dense but not harsh. Very smooth hitting.

My final thoughts on this are all good! I really enjoyed this one a lot. I'll keep sampling other strains, but this could end up being my go-to strain or one I might go out of my way to look for again. For the most part, I've really been enjoying this one before bed. A small bowl before bed is incredibly relaxing. Seems to help with sleep as well.

This pipe is just about done and so is this review! Thanks for reading :)

Well, that's all I got. I loved this one a lot. Smoke em if ya got em! Got a favorite strain? Leave a comment and tell me a little about it.



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That’s right! I love those balanced strains that are right in the middle of the spectrum. Perfect for the middle off the day.

!1UP

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Oh and I maybe I’ve said this before, but oh well it’s because it’s true lol. Og kush and Og crosses all the way 💪

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That Cotton Candy looks amazing, very good review!
It's nice to hear verified strains are getting easier to find in New York. In Syracuse I can't find much but I'm also a hermit supreme and don't know many cannabis people here.
Luckily I have some nice strains growing right now.

Got a favorite strain?

Not yet but I like the Sativa dominants.

It may have been you I saw blogging about dispensaries (don't remember for sure) on reservations in NY. I haven't had the pleasure of visiting any yet, a little immobile (no car) at the moment.

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That Cotton Candy looks amazing, very good review!

Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it :)

Luckily I have some nice strains growing right now.

This is the next thing I want to do. I wanted to this summer, but I think I'm late. I'd like to try an outdoor grow though, maybe next summer. I'm having a hard time finding seeds locally.

It may have been you I saw blogging about dispensaries (don't remember for sure) on reservations in NY

Yes, I've written about that. I've been on three reservations so far and I've found dispensaries on all of them. All my reviews have been from Native American dispensaries so far. I haven't found any state-licensed dispensaries here in Buffalo either. My cousin has a medical card and medical dispensaries are open, but no recreational use dispensaries yet. I think they're slow with releasing the licenses or something. Typical NY bureaucracy and red tape I imagine.

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Yes it was definitely your blog I was reading it on then because it was specifically pertaining to the Native American dispensaries.

I think they're slow with releasing the licenses or something. Typical NY bureaucracy and red tape I imagine.

Nicely put, I have a strong distaste towards legislative restrictions of any kind when it comes to cannabis, and this is why it's still challenging for some in a "legal" state to find seeds. It's like telling a person in a cage they are free as long as they do not try to exceed the limitations of their cage.

In terms of if it's too late to grow outdoors this year, I don't know because I'm not experienced growing this way, but maybe a large plant that's already been grown indoors some and put in the soil now might have a chance to yield nicely.

I feel really lucky to have a couple of verified strains. I have a few Big Mac Superstar and some Lemon Drip plants. No seeds left from the Lemon Drip and am just working with clones now.

If you like how the harvests end up looking with the Big Mac Superstar and Lemon Drip, I would be happy to share some clones with you in the near future if you're able to come to Syracuse. I'll be sharing plenty of updates with the plants growth stages, production, quality of smoke, flavor, aroma, etc :)

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If you like how the harvests end up looking with the Big Mac Superstar and Lemon Drip, I would be happy to share some clones with you in the near future if you're able to come to Syracuse.

OMG, that would be awesome. I'll definitely keep that in mind. Sooner or later I'm hoping to get to Syracuse in my travels. Pretty sure I'm focusing on NY state this season for travel. Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, and a few cities like Albany and Syracuse for sure.

Who knows, maybe we meet up for a beer or smoke session!

this is why it's still challenging for some in a "legal" state to find seeds

Seems to be an issue for sure. None of the dispensaries are offering seeds yet. Hopefully, they will in the future.

Sorry for the late reply, my notifications get crazy sometimes and I miss comments here and there. Cheers from Buffalo NY

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u keep getting good ones!
that looks delish

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I've been picking out some good ones. Tastes and works as good as it looks too. 🤣

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