Big Bud is an indica dominant hybrid (85% indica/15% sativa) strain that was the overall winner of the 1989 High Times Cannabis Cup. This strain was named for its enormously oversized buds and huge yields for growers, as well as its intensely high THC level ranging from 23-26%. Although the original Big Bud strain was a cross between the insanely popular Afghani X Skunk #1 strains, it has since then been rebred and bred with other strains to create different effects and potencies. Big Bud has long, dense spade shaped olive green nugs with rich purple undertones and fiery orange hairs spattered throughout the body. These nugs are covered in a fine layer of white crystal trichomes and visible sweet resin. Big Bud has an aroma of sweet and spicy earth and a taste of sweet and spicy earth with a grape aftertaste. Users describe the Big Bud high as a slowly creeping onset of an overpowering couch-lock, feeling of lethargic laziness, and sleepiness. This sedative strain offers an uplifted mood and feelings of euphoria as well, that slowly ease you into a deep and peaceful sleep. Due to these potent effects, Big Bud is an ideal strain for treating patients suffering from conditions such as insomnia and chronic pain.