When it comes to carnival fare, I’m much more the Funnel Cake type than the Cotton Candy type. And while I imagine a Funnel Cake flavored weed would be scrumptious (get on that, growers), the herbal form of Cotton Candy is hands down one of the more delectable strains on the market. The following statement has caught me a lot of grief in my day, but it’s a factual one: I once paid $100 for an 1/8 of Cotton Candy (through a friend who’s hookup was at the time the best in New York City). And it was well worth every cent. Like the Sour Diesel and OG Kush from the same source, there was something different about this Cotton Candy.
Perhaps enhanced or simply grown to perfection, this Cotton Candy was the type of weed that literally stunk up my entire dorm room even when I merely had a gram and it was double-sealed. One hit of this strain of Cotton Candy and I was immediately sailing into the Kush clouds, where I’d be for a few solid hours. Eyes bloodshot, head twisted, and completely complacent. It’s rare you find an herb this perfect, but when you do, you’ll know. And when you’ve got weed that good, the best part about it is that an eighth can last as long as a quarter or even a half ounce of decent chronic. Even if your Cotton Candy doesn’t measure up to that one, odds are it will look rather hot with, of course, a pink tone.
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I’m not too sure about Cotton Candy’s genetics (and the internet is failing me here), other than they’re of Middle Eastern sort. And it’s frequently labeled as a Cotton Candy Kush in dispensaries (which is when it’s crossed with OG Kush). The best Cotton Candy I’ve spotted in SoCal is South Coast’s version of it. While it’s not quite on the level of the aforementioned Cotton Candy on crack, it’s got the coveted pinky stinky.
As of writing this, 109 Dispensaries have Cotton Candy in stock (plus another 100 or so with Cotton Candy Kush). If you care how your nug tastes and enjoy a very smooth, lush and strong (but not too heavy) Indica, then Cotton Candy is certainly a wise option for you. Will it measure up to the Cotton Candy of my dreams? Probably not. But if you find such a mythical version, please let me know. Until then, the search continues for what is hands down some of the best weed I’ve ever tasted.
As always, paying anything less than $50 for an eighth of top shelf cannabis comes with inherent risks. Since you can’t touch the bud, make sure you look at it carefully and get a nice whiff of it. If it’s really Cotton Candy, you can’t miss the smell of it.
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