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Lineage

Bay Platinum Cookies x Grand Daddy Purple (GDP)

Story

This strain was created by Grand Daddy Purp’s Breeding and Development Team out of California. Candyland is a mix of Bay Platinum Cookies and Grand Daddy Purple – two renowned California strains. The mother, Bay Platinum Cookies, is a sativa dominant Cookies cross also created by Grand Daddy Purp genetics. The father is Ken’s proven Grand Daddy Purple male. Candyland can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors. This strain won a gold medal at the 2012 KushCon. The strain is most popular in California and Colorado.

Appearance

Candyland produces tight, dense buds – generally circular in shape but depends on phenotype. The color ranges from shades of green to nearly 100% purple. Buds are coated in beautiful orange hairs and trichomes. The plant itself can be stretchy and viney like many Cookies cuts or short and bushy like the Grand Daddy Purple father.

Aroma

Depending on the phenotype, the smell can range from sweet candy and grapes, to earthy, chemy and fuely – or somewhere in between. The Grand Daddy Purple father is famous for passing along its pronounced grape and berry aromas. The Bay Platinum Cookies mother is known to have that classic Girl Scout Cookies aroma with an added bit of sweetness from the Bay 11.

Flavor

Because this strain is available from both seed and clone, there are a variety of phenotypes floating around. Although specific flavor profiles will vary, Candyland generally has a sweet, musky, fuely smell. It is also known to have earthy undertones. Those growing from seed will have the option to choose their preferred flavor profile – some will lean more towards the Cookies and other will be closer to the Grand Daddy Purple.

Qualities

Candyland is known as a mood enhancer that is good for pain relief, managing muscle tension, and relaxation. The high can be more balanced like a hybrid or more sativa dominant depending on phenotype. Although it can be sativa dominant, it is not known to be racy. With THC levels reaching 19%+, the strain can be very potent. Candyland induces feelings of mental focus while providing relief throughout the body. This strain can be effective in treating depression, pain, anxiety, and ADD.

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Candyland Strain: A Mellow Hybrid From Northern California

Bred by Ken Estes, the Candyland strain (often referred to as Grandaddy Candyland) is one of the most popular hybrids to hit the California collective scene since the Girl Scout Cookies strain first came to light. Sure enough, they’re related.

Candyland Strain: Bay Platinum Cookies X GDP

I came across this batch of the Candyland strain on my recent trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. After being on the prowl for a good batch of this strain for months, I couldn’t be more excited to see it on the shelf.

Ken Estes has a history of creating award winning hybrids, and the Candyland strain is his latest creation. It stems from two Grand Daddy Purp Collective classics – Bay Platinum Cookies and Ken’s Grand Daddy Purple (GDP).

The Ken’s GDP strain is known for it’s berry flavor and pain relieving qualities. The Bay Platinum Cookies strain, on the other hand, is slightly different.

As far as genetics are concerned, the Bay Platinum Cookies strain is a combination of the Bay 11 strain (an unknown Sativa) and a Platinum Cookies phenotype from the Bay Area. Combine this with the Ken’s GDP strain’s genetic lineage (Big Bud X Purple Urkle) and you have quite the cocktail.

How Might The Candyland Strain Affect Me?

With so much hybridization in the Candyland strain’s genetic lineage, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. I have long been a fan of the Ken’s GDP strain, but I’ve yet to come across a batch of the Bay Platinum Cookies strain.

“The delicate terpene profile created a sweet-tasting vapor that reminded me of pink lemonade.”

This batch of the Candyland strain held true to its name as far as taste is concerned. The delicate terpene profile created a sweet-tasting vapor that reminded me of pink lemonade.

I began to feel my anxiety taper off after just a few minutes of medicating with this strain. I found this to be quite useful when medicating in the late afternoon, setting the table for a stress-free evening.

Overall, I would expect the Candyland strain to be great option for stress and anxiety relief. It may also be beneficial for patients who suffer from PTSD, OCD, neuropathic pain, depression, and more.

Ken Estes is a cultivator and celebrated breeder. He is best known for developing the Granddaddy Purple strain, but he also has a number of clinics throughout the State of California. Ken was turned on …

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Candyland Strain: Bay Platinum Cookies X Ken’s GDP ]]>