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Welcome to the world of the Bright LightMany growers around the forum are growing, and growing to love, this stable 20:1 CBD chemovar developed by Medical Marijuana Genetics. Candida CD-1 (Latin for bright light) is a worked cross of ACDC x Harlequin that tests with consistently high concentrations of CBD (14-20%) and consistently low concentrations of THC (less than 1%).
When I introduced it to my medicine cabinet earlier this year, after growing one outdoors, it had an incredible impact on my quality of life. ON it’s own it helps to manage anxiety and depression very well, and combined at a 1:1 ratio with high THC varieties it is a panacaea for multiple types of pain. I’ve used other CBD medicine, including from high quality industrial hemp and from marijuana strains and to me the meds from Candida CD-1 are smoother and more effective than any. I’ve been using it daily for a little over 6 months and am also experiencing some relief in neurological symptoms and energy metabolism (I take other things for those as well so it’s part of a larger ‘protocol’).
In short, I think this variety is special and many agree! I’m going to tag here all the growers I can think of right now who grow it: @Chris Scorpio @InTheShed @Agemon @DrDoob @dr.h00k @Preston9mm @Mootah and @newty
For some of us it is proving challenging to grow at times but we’re still getting good harvests and part of the purpose of this thread is so we can get to know it together and help each other out getting the very best out of it. The best of the best
My preferred way to use it is in infused oils, but others love to just smoke it or vape it for relief of tension and anxiety. Occasionally I mix it with some high THC flower and get a smoother longer lasting high and I know DrDoob and @SweetSue discovered the delights of this recently as well
It’s reported, by the breeder, to produce a ‘sativa’ and an ‘indica’ phenotype so it will be great to track all our grows enough to start to see that clearly. I think I see it, and then I see something that makes me question it so it’ll be great to be collecting some looks at it side by side in here.
To grow it is known for being vey bendy and needs to be staked. It is also suuuper sticky and super bendy and super sticky can be a real dance come harvest time so consider yourself warned
The one I grew outside developed some beautiful colours late in flower, pushed along by cold temps overnight. I’m not sure if others have seen that yet, my current indoor one is nearly finished and only has hints.
That’s probably more than sufficient for an introduction. I hope all you CD-1 lovers will join in and share the beauty and growing adventure and that new folks interested in the strain will get inspiration to grow and helpful info along their way to becoming part of the Candida brains trust
Let the Bright Lights shine!