Originally Bubble Gum was developed by growers in Indiana. From there the genetics moved to New England and eventually Holland. It took many generations to finally produce a stable Bubble Gum with the characteristic sweet smell and euphoric high. Bubble Gum was the winner of two awards in the Cannabis Cup of ’94, and the 2nd place winner in ’95 and again in ’99
Bubble Gum Experience
Not a whole lot is known about Bubble Gum’s genetics. This strain is an oldie. Rumor has it that it originated in Indiana back in the 1970s, only to later travel to Amsterdam for hybridization.
Since that time, seed companies like TH Seeds bred the present-day Indica-dominant version. The current Bubblegum rendition has gone on to win four High Times Cannabis Cups since 1993.
Users can expect a generally pleasant high from this strain. Typically, it hits like an Indica. Expect decent pain relief as a smooth, easy sensation rolls through your body.
Thanks to a little Sativa in the mix, this strain also gained popularity for its creative and uplifting effects.
You’re likely to feel a nice heavy-bodied sensation coupled with quite a bit of mental stimulation. Bubble Gum is best used in the late-afternoon or early evening. It is a sedative strain, so it is not the best choice for daytime use.
Traits of Bubble Gum and Bubble Gum Seeds
The most distinct thing about this strain is its aroma. True to its name, this strain features a fruity, sweet berry smell.
There are no prizes for guessing that this herb is reminiscent of pink bubblegum on the inhale and exhale. Marijuana connoisseurs will detect a creaminess to the smoke, that also contains some elements of tropical fruit.
This herb is coated with a layer of golden trichomes, which gives the nugs a yellowish appearance. Underneath this crystal layer, deep orange pistils are hiding amongst forest green leaves.
Medical Benefits of Bubble Gum
Depending on where you get your seeds, you may find more Sativa-dominant versions of this strain.
- Those in need of appetite stimulation, stress, and pain relief will enjoy this herb in its Indica-dominant variety
- Expect a more creative high from Sativa versions, with slightly better relief for anxiety and depression