You would know the quality of a good strain by looking at how many awards it has racked up ever since it was introduced to the general market. Of course, the more awards a strain has won, the better. And when it comes to awards won, there are not a lot of strains that have racked up as many as BubbleGum has ever since this bud was released to the public.
Winning two awards in 1994 and then two more in 1995 and in 1999, BubbleGum has etched its name in Cannabis Cup lore by becoming one of the most successful strains during the 90s era of marijuana. Its success has since made it a very popular strain among users who love a good hybrid strain with all the exceptional qualities they want from an award-winning bud. It is aromatic, tasty, potent, and also quite balanced as well. What else is there to want from BubbleGum?
Aside from its awards and its great attributes, BubbleGum is also well-reviewed strain that has garnered a lot of attention from marijuana experts and casual users alike.
After all, BubbleGum’s combination of great effects makes it a strain that really puts you in a for a very bubbly ride the moment you smoke it. But, if you want to know more about this strain, it is better if you read our review about it instead!
The BubbleGum cannabis strain we know and love today is a bud that was released to the general public back in 1993 and then went on to win two awards just a year after it was released. However, there is a good reason to believe that this BubbleGum is not an entirely new strain especially if you know the backstory that comes with this popular name.
Some say that the BubbleGum strain we have today is actually a derivative marijuana strain that comes from a classic bud also called BubbleGum, which was introduced to the market way back during the 1970s. This older BubbleGum version was bred in Indiana and was later moved to the Netherlands, where it is now the version it is today. As such, the older version of the BubbleGum is often called the Indiana BubbleGum.
Today’s BubbleGum was developed by using the genetics of the Indiana BubbleGum to stabilize its bubblegum-like flavors. The Indiana BubbleGum was crossed with a mysterious indica marijuana to become the BubbleGum that it is today. This new BubbleGum strain’s popularity gained traction in the Netherlands and soon became a worldwide sensation after it won four awards in the aforementioned years.
Aroma and Flavor
There is a very good reason why this strain is called BubbleGum. There is also an equally good reason why its breeders in the Netherlands wanted to use the Indiana BubbleGum’s genetics when creating this modern-day version of the BubbleGum. Well, the reason is that it actually has the distinct qualities of a pack of bubblegum.
The moment you open a bag of BubbleGum, its pleasant aroma will suddenly engulf your senses and carry your nose to a ride it has never been to before. This strain really smells like bubblegum in the strictest sense because of how sweet its aroma is. You will feel like you are brought back to your childhood when opening a pack of bubblegum is one of the most delightful parts of your day. However, in this case, the BubbleGum strain has an even better experience to offer you as this sweet scent is accompanied by a fragrance that comes with a delightful floral and earthy aroma that will surely make you want to dig into its smoke.
Meanwhile, BubbleGum’s flavor truly gives justice to both its name and its scent. It is actually pretty unique because it is not only similar to how a real pack of bubblegum tastes like but it also brings in certain flavors you probably have never tasted before in your life. It carries tastes that are quite similar to fruits but it is difficult to pinpoint exactly which fruit it is closest to in terms of taste. Some say it has a berry-like taste while others say that is more tropical in nature. Regardless of that, the unmistakable fact is that it is very sweet and tasty.
On top of that, its flavor has a certain creaminess that is difficult to match. And while it is at it, it leaves your mouth with fresh flavors of tropical fruits.
All those things considered, there is no arguing the fact that BubbleGum is one of the most unique strain out there in terms of overall aroma and flavor profile. It is sweet, tantalizing, mouthwatering, and very appealing to the senses while also leaving your mouth wanting more. It really gives your taste buds the value for your money as it carries your senses to a bubbly ride they have never experienced before. No wonder this strain has racked up a lot of awards in the last two decades.
If you think that BubbleGum only stands out in the market because of its unique array of fragrances and flavors, you are dead wrong. Even if you are someone who does not enjoy the experience that BubbleGum gives your taste buds (which is highly doubtful), there is no way you can resist its great combination of effects.
As a hybrid strain that is about 50-50 in terms of indica and sativa composition, BubbleGum seems very balanced at first especially if you are only judging it based on its genetics. However, it actually acts more like a sativa but still retains some of the best qualities you can expect from a high-quality indica strain.
At the onset, BubbleGum hits your head with a cerebral rush that instantly makes you enter a state of euphoria. In this euphoric state, you will feel uplifted and worry-free while leaving you with a positive mindset throughout the duration of this strain’s effects. As the high intensifies, you will begin to feel yourself becoming more creative as different types of thoughts and ideas will begin to enter your mind at a rapid pace. At this point, your imagination seemingly has no limits as you begin to jump from one novel thought to another while also enjoying the different types of ideas that you come up with while you are under this strain’s effects.
Because of its cerebral effects, BubbleGum is a great strain to use for socializing with people. You probably won’t be able to run out of things to talk about with people because your thoughts and ideas are seemingly endless due to the sativa effects of BubbleGum. Likewise, this strain is also an effective bud to use for artists because of the way it stimulates your mind to make you feel like you can do anything in a creative manner.
As such, you will be able to come up with imaginative and novel things you never would have been able to think of had you been in your normal state. Simply put, BubbleGum’s sativa effects not only invigorates your mind while improving your mood but puts you into a more imaginative and creative state.
However, things do not end there. BubbleGum’sindica side will begin to creep in sooner or later as you enjoy the different thoughts that are flooding and rushing into your head like an open faucet in the middle of the night. The rest of the effects will steadily reach the rest of your body all the way to the ends of your fingers and toes to make you feel a relaxing buzz that will keep you physically calm and free from stress and pain.
BubbleGum does not have the intense lazy properties that most indicas have but it still promises to put you into a relaxed state that is not too strong. What that means is that it does not tend to lock you into your couch unless your willpower and your tolerance tend to be weak or low. It actually is a pretty mellow effect that can keep you functional while you are enjoying the different kinds of ideas you come up with.
Keep your refrigerator stocked or make sure you have your favorite fastfood chain on speed dial because BubbleGum may sometimes induce some serious munchies that would make you want to eat anything in sight. If you are with friends, make sure you get extra-large pizzas for every person in the room.
Due to those effects.BubbleGum is not only a good strain for those who are looking to become more creative while doing certain tasks that require the mind to work well but it is also for people who are gathering with like-minded friends who share the same positive thoughts about cannabis.
If you are all under the effects of BubbleGum, you will be able to feel a relaxing buzz sweeping through the rest of your body but not to an extent that you can no longer socialize. It actually is quite the opposite as you will certainly find yourselves talking to one another about endless thoughts and ideas until you get tired or until BubbleGum’s effects wear off.BubbleGum is even considered one of the best strains to use for concerts.
Even if you are alone, BubbleGum is a great strain to use. You can just simply relax on your couch while enjoying its effects. Reading a good book or binge-watching TV shows and movies will be a great idea while you are under this strain’s effects as you will begin to appreciate ideas and details you encounter more so than you usually do. You can also listen to some good music to stimulate your senses and to put yourself in the mood to just laze off on your couch until you feel liking taking a nap.
That said, BubbleGum really does put you into a bubbly kind of ride that you probably will not experience with other strains. It is a happy bud that is not too overpowering with its invigorating effects and, at the same time, is not too intense with its body-heavy indica side. It just seems like a good mix of sativa and indica effects that puts you in a good mood and in a calm state where you can enjoy thoughts, ideas, and conversations. So, the next time you want to host a party with friends, make sure you keep your guests busy with BubbleGum.
BubbleGum is not only a good recreational strain to use but is also an ideal bud for self-medicating because of its combination of effects. As a hybrid, this strain has medicinal benefits that neither pure indicas nor pure sativas have.
For instance, BubbleGum’s uplifting effects can help people feel less-stressed and less-anxious because of how it puts them in a mood that is good enough to fend off any stressful and anxious thoughts. Coupled with its indica relaxing effects, it is a powerful stress-buster that is surely a strain that can get rid of stress in a heartbeat. It also is very effective at helping you stay calm throughout the entire high.
This hybrid strain is also a good treatment for chronic pain because of its great relaxing effects. It relaxes your muscles to a point where it can get rid of muscle spasms as well as back pains. It can also help soothe any headache that you may have. As such, doctors prescribe this as a medical marijuana treatment for those who have been suffering from chronic pain as a result of injuries or accidents.
You may also find that BubbleGum is effective at treating symptoms of depression because of its great uplifting effects. It can chase away any sad thoughts in a hurry as it only fills your mind with happy thoughts and ideas that are anything but depressive.
Because BubbleGum is a hybrid strain, you will find that it is quite easy to cultivate. In fact, even less-experienced growers can still be successful when growing BubbleGum for the first time. It is resistant to a lot of adverse effects thanks to its hybrid attributes. However, the one thing you should be mindful of is that it can be a bit sensitive to wet conditions because of how it is susceptible to molds. Make sure to keep it dry while it is growing. In that case, it might be better if you grow it indoors than outdoors.
BubbleGum has a flowering time of about eight to nine weeks. It is a pretty quick-growing plant that will yield a pretty good harvest as long as you take care of it properly while it is still developing.