Medical Benefits of the Bubblegum Strain
Apart from being an excellent recreational strain, Bubblegum offers many potential health benefits to medicinal cannabis smokers. The deeply relaxing effect that the Bubblegum strain has on those who smoke it makes it a very effective way to de-stress and unwind after a long and busy day.
Also, the deep body-melt effect that the Bubblegum instills makes this strain useful for treating painful conditions such as arthritis, muscular, and lower back pain, to name just a few. Some find the Bubblegum strain useful for treating insomnia, as the strain can also make you feel drowsy after the Sativa effects start to wear off.
The uplifting effects of the Bubblegum strain also boost mood and leave you feeling euphoric and happy. For this reason, medicinal cannabis smokers suffering from mood disorders such as depression or anxiety will experience relief, albeit temporary, from the negative symptoms of these disorders.
Possible Side Effects of the Bubblegum Strain
The most significant side effect associated with the Bubblegum strain is its tendency to leave people couch-locked. While it may not be a problem for some, others, particularly those who have never experienced the feeling, or who weren’t expecting it, may find it a little distressing.
You can expect to experience the more common and milder side effects associated with smoking cannabis, such as a dry mouth and dry eyes. Some novice smokers also reported feeling slightly dizzy or paranoid or had a slight headache after smoking the Bubblegum strain. More experienced cannabis smokers who are accustomed to smoking stronger strains of cannabis, and those who don’t overindulge, shouldn’t have any problems from smoking Bubblegum weed.
Bubble Gum presents a complex taste as the smoke from a joint or bong rolls over the tongue. This sensation is defined by tones of bubblegum, fruit, spice, bitterness, and earthiness. The smell released when burning Bubble Gum flowers is also multilayered, featuring scents of spearmint, basil, thyme, grapefruit, strawberry, nectar, and flowers. This combination of scent and taste makes Bubble Gum a great pick for the cannabis connoisseur, those who appreciate every aspect of a strain when getting high.
The flowering period of this strain is between 8 to 9 weeks and if growing outdoors, harvest time will usually occur during October. The flowers produced by Bubblegum contain a reasonably high THC.