Indica Dominant Hybrid – 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
THC: 15% – 19%
Rock Candy, also known as “Alien Rock Candy” to most of the cannabis community, is an indica dominant hybrid (80% indica/20% sativa) strain created by Alien Genetics as a cross between the hugely popular Sour Dubble X Tahoe Alien strains. This dope bud boasts a moderate THC level ranging from 15-19% on average and a myriad of both indica and sativa effects. Rock Candy has a distinct aroma of sweet pungent citrus and a taste of sweet citrus with an herbal aftertaste that becomes spicy as you exhale. Rock Candy buds have long, dense pepper-shaped medium green nugs with orange and purple hairs. These nugs have dark purple leaves and undertones and a frosty layer of thick crystal white trichomes. Users describe the Rock Candy high as having a short, five to ten minute building full mind and body relaxation that carries into a deep body high. You’ll feel uplifted and stimulated yet completely at ease and warmed. These combined feelings will slowly lead you into a deep and peaceful sleep as they build. Due to these potent effects, Rock Candy is an ideal strain for treating patients suffering from conditions such as appetite loss, insomnia, and chronic pain or stress.
Alien Rock Candy is named for a crystallized, super-saccharine treat and this strain certainly has a cloyingly sweet odor. The smell of citrus predominates, grounded out by a dank, earthy musk. Breaking up or grinding the buds releases some palate-tickling sour notes, passed on from grandparent strain Sour Diesel. When combusted, Alien Rock Candy’s smoke can be harsh and eye-watering, often inducing coughing. On the exhale, it has an herbal, lemony taste, reminiscent of a good cup of aromatic tea.
Alien Rock Candy offers a creeper of a high, often taking several minutes to reveal its effects. It begins with a pressure around the temples, accompanied by an increase in cerebral activity. Users may find themselves more acutely perceptive and may become tuned into ideas or external stimuli that might otherwise seem uninteresting. As smokers adjust to this altered state, they may find themselves ready to tackle mundane tasks or even complex problem-solving scenarios. Eventually, Alien Rock Candy’s indica side emerges with gradually heavier waves of relaxation moving down from the neck and breaking along the core and limbs. Increasing one’s dosage will amp up this strain’s sedation and leave you couch-locked while still mentally stimulated, content to contemplate deep questions and concepts or simply to daydream. Because this strain has a slow onset, smokers should moderate their intake accordingly, waiting a few minutes before toking again. Alien Rock Candy’s high is also said to be long-lasting, even for seasoned cannabis consumers. This versatile bud is best enjoyed in the early evening, when its slow body melt can be fully appreciated.
Alien Rock Candy can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its consistent lucidity can be helpful for patients with attention deficit disorders, helping them to concentrate on single tasks. It can also temporarily take the edge off of moderate cases of stress, anxiety, and depression, helping users to spend their time more mindfully. The strain’s heavy indica sedation can also relieve aches and pains, both temporary and long-term. Finally, because it can stoke hunger, it is useful for those who have lost their appetites to strong medications or treatments. Because Alien Rock Candy’s cerebral energy is balanced out by its bodily effects, it may be a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for prospective growers, Alien Genetics has made seeds of Alien Rock Candy available for sale online. It is a forgiving strain for newcomers to cannabis cultivation and it can be successfully grown indoors or out (although outdoor growing requires a humid, Mediterranean-like climate). Growers should top their plants, trimming away any obstructive fan leaves in order to let light and air reach any low-growing flowering nodes. This strain flowers within 8 weeks when grown indoors and offers a high yield of flowers. It can also be a particularly pungent grow; growers who are concerned with keeping their operations discreet should invest in odor control measures like carbon air filters.
Alien Rock Candy’s mellow, middle-of-the-road qualities make it great for gregarious social activities like camping and partying. It can also be a great way to spend some introspective time alone and get in touch with your spiritual side.
Rock Candy Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid cross between Trainwreck and OG Kush first propagated by an unknown breeder based in Cali. Both strains are born of landrace strains and an unknown 4th parent on the OG Kush side. All in all, this little beauty of a strain comes from Colombian, Mexican, and Thai landrace strains along with Hindu Kush, which is another near-ancient landrace strain. With this genetic makeup, you can expect Rock Candy Kush to have a unique terpene profile and largely indica-dominant effects. Most importantly, you can expect it to have that unique spicy kush flavor we all know and love.
Type of High
Rock Candy cannabis strain gives a strong cerebral and body high. It starts with an euphoric boost that is uplifting and stimulating, but also relaxing. The body is also relaxed, warm and at ease. Eventually you fall asleep.
Breeder: Alien Genetics. AKA: Alien Rock Candy. Strain Lineage: Rock Candy cannabis strain comes from a cross between Sour Dubble and Tahoe Alien strains.
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 60% Sativa / 40% Indica
THC: 26%, CBD: 1%
Sour Dubble, also known as “Sour Dubs,” is a slightly sativa dominant hybrid (60% sativa/40% indica) strain created through crossing the infamous East Coast Sour Diesel X Sour Bubble strains. If you like sour bubble gum, then get ready – you’re in for a treat with Sour Dubble! The flavor is super sweet yet sour in nature with a notable fruity bubblegum exhale that’s incredibly smooth. The aroma is incredibly pungent and sour in nature with a notable accent of diesel that plays well with the fruity bubblegum overtone. The Sour Dubble high is one that’s perfect for kicking back with friends at the end of a long day. It starts with a happy onset that lifts your spirits and leaves you feeling focused yet utterly relaxed. You’ll be incredibly talkative and giggly in this state as your mental and physical pains get slowly washed away. Paired with its super high 26% average THC level, these effects give Sour Dubble an advantage in treating conditions such as appetite loss, chronic fatigue, depression, stress, and chronic pain. This bud has piecey bright neon green nugs with furry orange hairs and a coating of super tiny amber colored crystal trichomes.
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 60% Indica / 40% Sativa
THC: 24%, CBD: 4%
Tahoe Alien is a slightly indica dominant hybrid (60% indica/40% sativa) strain created through a cross of the insanely popular Tahoe OG Kush X Alien Kush strains. This powerful bud is best known for its insanely high THC level of up to 24% and its CBD level that typically falls above the 4% mark. The Tahoe Alien high is super heavy and relaxing without becoming overly sedative or narcotic. It starts with a cerebral head rush that leaves you insanely euphoric and happy with giggly social tendencies. You’ll feel a significant relief from any mental pain or racing thoughts without any feeling of paranoia or anxiety. These heady effects are accompanied by a mellow relaxing body buzz that rids you of any physical body pain without leaving you couch-locked or sedative. Because of these mellow effects, Tahoe Alien is a favorite for treating chronic stress, inflammation, chronic pain, insomnia, nausea, and muscle spasms or tremors. This bud has a delicious subtle aroma of earthy kushy pine with a hint of lemon and a taste of sweet earthy kush with a pungent lemon pine aftertaste upon exhale. Tahoe Alien buds have large oversized lumpy and dense light minty green popcorn-shaped nugs with amber undertones, fiery orange hairs, and a frosty layer of chunky golden crystal trichomes.