Big Bud Strain Review

Big Bud strain is an indica dominant strain that is loved 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.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
15%/85%12 to 20 ounces per square meterUp to 25 ounces per plant50 to 65 days indoors, mid to late October outdoors.

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.

Growers, especially commercial growers, in particular, loves Big Bud because of its large size and yield, which means more sales volume for them.

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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

Afghani, Northern Lights, and Skunk No. 1.
Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Sleepy
Sweet, fruity
Spicy, earthy, woody, herbal, pepper
Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 7
Dizzy – 2
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
Stress – 10
Pain – 10
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 7
Nausea – 6
PLANT HEIGHT 3 to 5 feet
THC CONTENT % 15% to 26%
CBD % 0.1%
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.

Big Bud Strain
Big Bud Strain

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.

Big Bud 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.



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.

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Adverse Reactions

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.

Big Bud Marijuana Strain
Big Bud Marijuana Strain


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.

Big Bud Seeds
Big Bud Seeds

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.

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.

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.

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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.


Northern Lights
Skunk #1

FAQ About Big Bud Strain

What is the Big Bud strain yield?

12 to 20 ounces per square meter indoors and up to 25 ounces per plant outdoors.

How much THC does Big Bud strain have?

From 15% to 26%

What are the origins of the Big Bud strain?

Big Bud’s exact origin is unknown, but it is widely believed to come from a cross between AfghaniNorthern Lights, and Skunk No. 1.

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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    1. Big Bud is a great strain to grow in a tent indoors . Its a pretty easy plant to grow most of the time but every once in a wile there is that 1 plant that is nothing but a hassel until its out of the veg stage . Effects are an up buzzy feeling until about 45 mins in and at that time you will feel the indica kick in an take over . You will be very relaxed and in the right mode will be asleep before you know it . Great smoke before bed .Very happy , Very hungry, very goofy high .

    2. “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.