Home Strain Review Strain Review: Candy Cane

Strain Review: Candy Cane

A Mint and Berry Explosion


A holiday-themed hybrid, Candy Cane was bred by Crop King Seeds from AK-47, Mango and White Widow genetics to create a strain that is powerful and flavorful all in one. Great for combatting stress and pain, this strain offers the best of both sativa and indica traits with a 70% indica dominance in the genetics.

What You Should Expect

The Candy Cane hybrid takes after the indica parentage when it comes to the look of the buds, which are dense and a forest green shade, with thick wiry, orange and amber hairs throughout – it also has a thin layer of crystals coating the outside of the buds. When it comes to the aroma, this strain gets its name from the minty scent that fills the air – and transfers through flavor that also has hints of berry that produce a pleasant tasting smoke or vapor. The THC levels of this strain generally sit between 15-20%, though no less would be expected with parentage like AK-47, Mango and White Widow – all known to be potent strains.

When consumed this strain will cause euphoric and upbeat energetic effects almost immediately and can last for hours afterwards, making it an excellent daytime choice. That experience is quickly followed by a warm full body buzz that will leave you relatively pain-free, relaxed and ready to take on the day without distractions from pain, stress or anxiety issues. The effects are relatively intense and come on quickly, meaning it is best for experienced consumers or used in small doses.  

Medical Benefits

If you’re looking to medicate with this strain then you will find that it is most effective for conditions like fatigue, depression, insomnia and migraines – though it can also be extremely helpful as a daytime medicine for people suffering from chronic pain. The uplifting and energizing effects allow patients with anxiety and depression to get through the day, and the pain relieving effects are beneficial for patients with chronic pain and migraines – among other conditions.

For those considering growing their own, Candy Cane is available as an autoflowering strain and generally flowers around 7 weeks. This makes it a great choice for those looking for something that won’t take long to grow and provides a relatively decent yield, on most occasions.