Starbud Strain

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Starbud is a heavy hitting indica hybrid with potent body effects that will make you feel extremely relaxed from head to toe, but also euphoric. This award-winning strain has unknown roots, and is famous for its unique look – trichomes so sparkly they will shine in the light.

Starbud is an indica dominant hybrid strain that was created by the HortiLab breeders. Winner of the 2009 high Times cannabis cup for best Indica, this plant instantly became famous due to its sparkly and fragrant buds that can induce relaxing body effects and allow the patient to fall asleep more smoothly.

This sweet hybrid was created out of a mystery clone from the Midwest, and its exact roots are unknown. This powerful indica is quite the heavy hitter and promises to knock out even the most established smoker. Starbud will make your body feel heavy, and gravity be difficult to escape.

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    Starbud weed strain attributes:
    EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
    sleepy – 7
    euphoric – 7
    happy – 6
    hungry – 4
    dry eyes – 9
    dizzy – 1
    anxious – 1
    headache – 1
    FRAGRANCEchemical, dank, hash, pepper
    FLAVORSlemon, diesel, chemical, hash, peppery, pine, spicy, sugary, sweet
    MEDICALinsomnia – 10
    stress – 9
    lack of appetite – 4
    pain – 4
    depression – 3
    THC CONTENT %14%-20%
    CBD %1%
    INDICA / SATIVA %75% / 25%
    INDOOR YIELD14oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD18oz/ plant
    CLIMATEwarm and sunny mediterranean outdoor climate
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    This hybrid has gained fans over the years, especially the types of smokers who favor a body heavy indica that will knock them senseless. This plant kicks in almost immediately, making you feel relaxed in your entire body, working better than a full body massage.

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    Starwood is heavy on the couch lock, so you will want to clear your schedule when indulging in this strain. This bud will make you feel sleepy, even in low doses, and you will feel tickled pink with all the good vibes that you will be able to enjoy with this strain.

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    If you need a bit of a mood lift, Starbud can come in handy as you are certain to feel quite euphoric when smoking it. You’ll feel happy for the entire high and beyond, if you are able to stay awake. Many users have also reportedly felt quite hungry when smoking this strain, so you will want to prepare for a snack attack.


    Starbud is very fragrant and instantly recognizable to those who have come in contact with it. The strain smells strongly like chemical and hash, with a dash of pepper. A certain dankness can also be noted with this particular strain, and can quickly overwhelm your senses.


    This strains flavors are an interesting mix of sugary and chemical, and is extremely enjoyable just as it is. Starbucks and will taste sweet and spicy on the inhale, mixed with a sour lemon flavor. On the exhale you’ll notice a strong hash undertone, with diesel and pine notes as well.

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    Adverse Reaction

    Starbud is quite potent, so you can often experience adverse reactions when smoking this strain. You should be prepared for a dry mouth, as it will make you feel quite thirsty, often lasting you throughout the entire experience.

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    This plant can also make your eyes feel dry and itchy, so you may need to use eye drops. This bud can eventually make you feel slightly dizzy, although this usually happens when you maintain the feeling of dehydration. Some smokers me also feels like anxious when smoking this plant, or even end up with a mild headache in rare cases.


    Starbud is a very useful medical strain that has helped many patients overcome their debilitating chronic ailments without having to succumb to prescription medication. This bud is especially useful in the treatment of chronic insomnia, as it can easily put you to sleep with a little delay, and little side effect.

    Those patients who suffer from chronic condition such as severe stress may benefit from the daily use of this particular blend. It is recommended for evening use rather than daytime use, and makes for a perfect way to cap off a long and demanding day at work.

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    This hybrid may also be used in order to treat a lack of appetite, and is favored by many cancer patients who need a little help boosting their hunger after treatments. Patients who suffer from chronic pain may also benefit from the regular use of this strain, and those who struggle to manage their depression can feel relieved off their negative thoughts with it.

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      Starbud isn’t difficult to grow and can be cultivated by less experienced growers as well as experts. The strain is resistant to common molds as well as mildews and can be grown successfully in an indoor as well as an outdoor setting.

      Flowering Time


      This plant to indoors can be expected to produce a yield around 14 ounces per square meter, and is usually finished flowering after around 8 to 9 weeks approximately, which is when it will be ready to be harvested


      When growing Starbud outdoors, it can yield around 18 ounces per plant during harvest season. This bud can be expected to be done flowering around the middle of October.

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


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        1. I feel like I’m the onnly one who loves this strain. I loved it souch I kept the genetics going because I could no longer find it around me. This complete fire!