All About Candyfloss Cannabis Strain

Candyfloss is a Long Photoperiod Plant dominant strain from Amsterdam Genetics, brought to life by crossing Quicksilver with Sugar Punch. This cultivar has garnered a lot of interest from customers and on the internet, and it has gained excellent reviews among specialists. We want you to have the assurance you require when purchasing your seeds at Green Nexus. For this reason, we are creating detailed strain profiles in order for you to know what you can expect in advance. In this post, we’ll look at how Candyfloss affects your endocannabinoid system, as well as some of the anticipated effects and best cultivation practices.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g):
Indoor Yield (g): 450 and 600 M2
Flowering Time (days): 9 Weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month:
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm): 2 Meters
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Growing Candyfloss Cannabis Strain

Growing Candyfloss is relatively simple if you follow the proper steps. If possible, germinate indoors so you can control your plant’s root growth. Once sprouted, growing Candyfloss is suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation. However, it grows best in a greenhouse or outdoors with natural light that has partial shade exposure. This cultivar matures within about 9 weeks of planting. When cultivated indoors, she may produce between 450 and 600 grams per meter squared. When in excellent outdoor circumstances, she will yield approximately 500 grams per square meter. It can grow up to 2 meters tall. She is resilient and resistant to bugs and mold. You can also get it to flash hints of purple or even pinkish hues, which only makes the name more appropriate.

How Does Candyfloss Interact with the Endocannabinoid System

Let’s have a quick look at the endocannabinoid system and how this strain influences it to understand more about how it functions and what kind of effects it has.

Coming To Terms With The Basics of the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a relatively complex network of neurotransmitters and receptors designed to form endogenous cannabinoid substances. It was discovered in the year 1988 by three different research groups, who worked independently of each other. How it works is that cannabinoids found in plants, like Potency or CBD, interact with the body’s endocannabinoid receptor sites. These cannabinoid receptor sites are found all throughout your body in cells, glands, and tissues with the most amount of receptors located in the brain and central nervous system. There’s also evidence that it has influence over cell development and even helps to regulate appetite, moods, memory storage, reproduction, wakefulness patterns, motor control functions, immune response, pain management, and digestion (Pacher, 2006).

It’s made up of three distinct parts:

Cannabinoid receptors: These are found throughout your body in different types of cells and exert their effects by interacting with neurotransmitters. The two main cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. When these interact with cannabinoids, they either activate or inhibit them based on the kind of reaction that’s needed for the function occurring at the time.

Endocannabinoids: These are the neurotransmitters that interact with cannabinoid receptors. They help to manage pain, sleep, hunger, emotions, and memory. The two main ones are anandamide and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol. When they’re interacting with cannabinoid receptors, they either activate or inhibit them based on the reaction needed for the function occurring at the time. (Rodriguez de Fonseca et al., 2004)

Enzymes: These are responsible for creating and metabolizing endocannabinoids.

As a consequence, the system as a whole has an impact (Battista, Di Tommaso, Bari & Maccarrone, 2012) on numerous bodily functions, including:

  • Fatigue and sleep
  • Inflammation 
  • Appetite and hunger
  • Mood
  • Immune response

Type of Strain: Long Photoperiod Plant vs Short Photoperiod Plant

This strain is mostly Long Photoperiod Plant, and it has qualities that are energizing and encourage people to be innovative. It’s a strong strain because of its Potency concentration, which ranges between 23% and 24%. Long Photoperiod Plant fans who enjoy powerful highs will enjoy this!

Potency: 23% CBD: 0.9% CBN: 0.6% PotencyV: 0.3% CBG: 0.4%

Phytocannabinoids and Candyfloss

Cannabinoids in cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant are structurally similar to endocannabinoids produced by the body and are the plant’s primary active components. The endocannabinoid system, which comprises two main cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) and cannabidiol (CBD), regulates the ECS.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) is a well-known cannabinoid, which creates the well-known high associated with cannabis, but it’s not the only one. It’s also known for its therapeutic benefits like reducing nausea and vomiting, fighting tumor cells in animals, pain relief, appetite stimulation, controlling muscle spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), decreasing ocular pressure in glaucoma patients, and decreasing anxiety (Voth, 1997). It is usually found in higher concentrations in short photoperiod plant strains, and it has a psychoactive effect. On the other hand, cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has a low binding affinity for CB1 receptors but causes effects on serotonin and vanilloid receptors. It usually has a sedative effect and is found in higher concentrations in Long Photoperiod Plant strains.

The Terpene Profile: Candyfloss

The chemicals that give plants their scents and tastes are called terpenes and flavonoids respectively. According to research, terpenes can alter the effects of cannabinoids, including Potency/CBD.

The terpene profile found in Candyfloss includes beta-caryophyllene, beta-myrcene, alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, humulene, and nerolidol. All these are known for their therapeutic effects.  

Beta-caryophyllene is anti-inflammatory and analgesic, which means it can help to reduce pain. It is also known for its antimicrobial properties, which means that it can kill the bacteria in your system and help to fight infections (Machado et al., 2018).

Alpha-pinene is known for its antiseptic properties, while myrcene acts as an antidepressant, helps with insomnia, and relieves spasms. It’s also used to prevent vomiting and nausea (Bae et al., 2012).

Limonene is an antioxidant that has been known for its anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties, as well as anticonvulsant effects. It also helps with depression (Vieira et al., 2018).

Linalool creates a sense of euphoria and acts as an antidepressant, sedative and analgesic. It’s also an anticonvulsant, which makes it good for people with epilepsy (Sugawara et al., 1998).

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Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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