Robert Bergman

January 3, 2019

Cannabis strains are named for so many different reasons. It could be based on the names of their parents, or on its effects. It could be named after superheroes and so many other ways.

Big Bud here, is none of the above. It is exactly what its name say, big bud, and that is because it does have a massive bud that might pop your eyes out of its sockets as soon as you see it. Like people, physical appearance means nothing when they have no substance. So, what else is special about Big Bud, besides is size?

Let’s just say that Big Bud is a past winner of the Cannabis Cup.

Smokers love the Big Bud for the cerebral high it brings and the benefits that accompanies the high such as feeling elated and happy, as well as the body relaxation. Growers, especially commercial growers, in particular, loves Big Bud because of its large size and yield, which means more sales volume for them.

Big Bud has been around for a long time. A popular story on its origin is that it started in the 80s, during the administration of Nixon. Before the crackdown on cannabis, as part of the US war on drugs, it found its way to Netherlands. There, the strain was stabilized genetically, rather than being exterminated and wiped out of existence.

No one knows its exact origin, but the consensus is that is traces it lineage to Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk No. 1.

There are other variants of Big Bud, as it has been bred and rebred, and as far as we could tell, there are over a dozen variations, but the most popular one remains the one bred and sold by Sensi Seeds.

Information about Big Bud Strain:

ORIGIN Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk No. 1.
EFFECTS Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 7
Dizzy – 2
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
Dry eyes – 7
Dizzy – 2
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
FRAGRANCE Sweet, fruity
FLAVORS Spicy, earthy, woody, herbal, pepper
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Pain – 10
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 7
Nausea – 6
PLANT HEIGHT 3 to 5 feet
THC CONTENT % 15% to 26%
CBD % 0.1%
INDICA / SATIVA % 85%/15%
INDOOR YIELD 12 to 20 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD Up to 25 ounces per plant
CLIMATE Warm climate
GROWTH LEVEL Easy to grow
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE Naturally resistant to pests and mold

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


This monster packs a big punch. It starts a little slow and the it creeps in big time as it brings you to a head high that leaves you feeling elated or euphoric. You just can’t help it but feel happy. As its effect starts to hit your body, you experience a total body relaxation that makes you lethargic and lazy. In other words, this Big Bud could leave you couch-locked.

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For most people, an hour or so after using Big Bud, they start to feel sleepy. As its effect wanes, you are also bound to feel hungry. This is a great strain to use at the end of the day and this is because not only do you feel lazy, but sleepiness also sets in.

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The best way to describe how Big Bud smells like is that it has that deliciously sweet smell with a faint hint of fruitiness. Is it agreeable to your preference? Chances are high that it is.


This cannabis smells good, and tastes better. Suffice to say, you are likely to appreciate the sweet and spicy taste with a fruity undertone that lingers in your mouth and breath.

Adverse Reaction

Users of Big Bud will likely also experience their mouth and eyes feeling dry. This is nothing new to regular users of cannabis. Other than that, smoking too much may also lead to bouts of dizziness and headache.

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It does not have a high CBD, but Big Bud is huge for those who are suffering from pains and aches, as well as dealing with stress and anxiety issues, including PTSD, and depression. It has a strong Indica side that has a sedative property that relaxes your body, thereby reducing tensions and symptoms of pain, but because of its potency, it also leaves you feeling lazy and lethargic.

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For those who have lack of appetite, Big Bud is going to make you feel hungry an hour or two later after using. It is great for those with insomnia as the effect continues to subside, you start to feel sleepy.


Big Bud can be grown outdoor, where its size could reach up to 5 feet or more. It thrives well in warm climates, but indoor, it does even better with a hydroponic setup. Despite the massive flowers, it does have thick stalks that are able to hold the weight. Even so, growers should be mindful and be ready to provide support using tensioned wires or strings. While it is fairly easy to grow, this plant needs early topping and bending, which allows a more horizontal growth.

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Flowering Time

In 7 to 9 weeks, including the curing time, expect to have a yield of 12 to 20 ounces per square meter. This is when you grow Big Bug using hydroponics and use the Sea of Green (SOG) method of growing. It will also require a good indoor grow tent with an ideal grow light. The reflective interior surface of the grow tent ensures that more light reaches the hard to reach parts of the plant as it grows.

While Big Bud can be grown outdoors and tolerate most climates, it thrives the best in warm climate with lots of sunlight. Harvesting by October should have a yield of 25 ounces per plant or even more.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Big Bud? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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  2. By WeeW

    ,24 Mar 2014
    Hello Robert ! I’m new here and I need your expert advice for some work I’ll try next month. I want to buy some autoflowering seeds with a maximum 9-10 weeks from seed to harvest and also i need a […]Read More
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  4. By Flint

    ,18 Feb 2016
    ILGM, whatz good? I want to thank you for all the help, you can never know how much you’ve helped me with my garden, it’s getting better, buds bigger, and the satisfaction level through the roof!! I’m into fruit flavors […]Read More
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    1. By Jennifer ILGM

      ,18 Feb 2016
      No problem Flint,Thanks for the love! If you have any questions we are here!!
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  5. By Joseph

    ,22 Jun 2016
    Just a question for timer and I am at no idea how or when would be the best time to start my strawberry Kush from y’all, the plants are around 6and 1\2 inches, short grow space, and time, other than […]Read More
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  6. By Jason E Paquette

    ,13 Feb 2017
    Grow tent $100. 6inch inline duct fan with variable speed ctrl. $50. Galaxy Hydro 600 watt and a Galaxy Hydro 300watt $250.Extension cord and light hanging ratchets $20.There it is.The yields from this 48x48x78 setup around 12to16ozs.With4 plants.
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,14 Feb 2017
      Nice! Not bad Jason. We’d love to see some pics on the forum if you like 😀
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  7. By Antwan

    ,07 Apr 2017
    This strain has to be one of the best I just have questions about the growing process
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    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,07 Apr 2017
      Hey Antwan, our experts on the support forum stand ready to answer all your questions, have a look
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  8. By superbob

    ,14 Oct 2017
    how many big buds strains should be grown in a 24’w 24’L 48’H professional grow box. with one Mars hydro 300w led and a Mars hyrdo 150w together producing 450w i was thinking keeping of doing one plant in a […]Read More
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    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,17 Oct 2017
      Hey superbob, This is not a support forum, we are not set up to help you establish a commercial grow. On the other hand, I invite you to join our support forum here:
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  9. By Green kiwi

    ,22 Sep 2018
    I recieved some of these seeds from a friend that ordered from you. i kept clones of the earliest maturing, biggest yielding, earthy/pine fragrance, ive kept it for a year so far. although i wish i had kept the lower […]Read More
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  10. By TiffyBob

    ,24 Sep 2018
    Nixon resigned in the 70’s, therefore there wasn’t a Nixon administration in the 80s. Not hard to fact check.
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  11. By Eric

    ,21 Jan 2019
    “it started in the 80s, during the administration of Nixon. Before the crackdown on cannabis, as part of the US war on drugs, ” Seriously dude. Nixon was the 70’s.
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