Sunshine is a sativa marijuana strain made by crossing Chemdawg and Sunshine Daydream. You can expect Sunshine to deliver blissful, happy, and uplifting effects – even on the darkest days. This strain offers fruity citrus flavors with tropical undertones. Medical marijuana patients choose Sunshine to help relieve symptoms associated with pain, nausea and appetite loss. Growers say this strain has light green buds that glisten with trichomes.
Sunshine can brighten the day. Like its namesake, it brings a ray of hope on an otherwise gloomy day. And, it is not only recreational users who benefit from its optimistic high. Medical users too can delight in the reprieve from mental and physical discomforts.
Developed by Peace Naturals Project, a licensed producer in Canada, its intended use is therapeutic. Unfortunately, the company chose not to disclose its genetics. Nonetheless, it is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that relies on its above-average THC and other compounds in delivering pharmacological benefits. And, because it induces a psychedelic high, recreational users are discovering its use as feel-good marijuana.
Canadian breeders Peace Naturals Project developed Sunshine by crossing Sunshine Daydream and Chemdawg. The strain produces an impressive cerebral high that almost leads to an ecstasy. At the same time, it’s well balanced with a deeply relaxed state of the body. It makes the user outgoing, giggly, and chatty. That makes Sunshine a good choice for daytime use. It’s recommended for alleviating migraines and milder headaches, as well as for chronic pain.
- Use Time: Evening
- Effects: Sedated, Giggly, Creative, Uplifted, Energetic, Talkative
- Side Effects: Thirst and dry mouth, Panic attacks, Drowsiness, Slurred speech
- Common Usage: Anxiety, Hypertension, Depression
- Terpenes: Linalool, Bisabolol, Ocimene, Geraniol
- Taste: Citrus, Earthy, Flowery, Lemon, Tropical
Like drinking coffee out of a cup, Sunshine powers up users for a productive day. In only a few tokes, it heightens focus and clears the mind. With keener sensitivities, tasks become less daunting. Its psychedelic high also promotes creativity. Stimulated, the brain is able to form new thoughts and ideas without restriction. This makes this little light in a bud the perfect daytime strain.
But, that is not at all. Typical of Sativa strains, Sunshine is an excellent mood-enhancer. Inspiring a happiness from within, it leaves user feeling upbeat.
Gradually, the warm fuzzy sensation drifts down to the rest of the body. An indication that the Indica properties of Sunshine have begun. As it intensifies, it ushers in a soothing high to relax the whole body.
In moderation, Sunshine’s effects are intense but not crippling. However, its potent THC levels of up to 16% should not be discounted. When consumed excessively, its effects can be too overwhelming.
Sunshine is best described as a fragrant aerosol. It is pungent, overall, but a fruity scent is evident. Truly breathing in the strain, a sharp but sweet citrus is detectable.
Much like how it smells, Sunshine is very pleasant to the palate. It is fruity but not too sweet. Instead, it is complemented by the tanginess of citrus. Truly bringing out its flavors, however, is the earthy undertone when the smoke is drawn and exhaled.
Sunshine Adverse Reaction
The most common side effect of toking marijuana is dehydration, often reflected as dryness in the mouth and in the eyes. Some people may experience dizziness to some degree. However, all these are mild. Not only that, they are barely noticeable while in the middle of the high.
One thing people should keep in mind is that Sunshine is dominantly Sativa. This means it can impact the mind’s ability to perceive. It can possibly elevate anxiety in some. For this reason, it is recommended that the strain be used in moderation.
Sunshine Medical Benefits
- THC: 22 – 25%
- CBD: 0.4 – 1.68%
- CBC: 0.5 – 1.03%
- CBG: 0.11 – 2.19%
- CBN: 0.08 – 0.28%
- THCV: 0.42 – 1.4%
Sunshine can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its generally uplifting vibes can temporarily lessen or eliminate the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Its single-minded focus can also help those with attention deficit disorders to keep their attention on a single task. Physiologically speaking, Sunshine’s relaxation may soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to condition like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Because its deeply cerebral mindset can easily veer into paranoia, this strain is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Ailing patients looking for a ray of hope can turn to Sunshine. While it does not totally cure medical conditions, the strain’s healing properties help appease some mental and bodily issues.
As alluded to earlier, Sunshine induces an energetic blissful high that boosts both mood and morale. This cerebral buzz cheers on those going through a difficult time. As such, it has the ability to provide temporary relief for those with depression or PTSD.
Similarly, the mental stimulation takes away negativities accumulated during the day. This makes Sunshine a great stress reliever.
Besides enhancing the mood, Sunshine can also alleviate physiological issues. Its analgesic properties soothe muscles. In relaxing the body, it eases different kinds of physical discomfort like fatigues, headaches, and chronic pain.
Sunshine Growing Info
- Flowering time: 56-65 Days
- Harvest time: 69-76 Days
- Yield indoor: 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²) oz/ft2
- Yield outdoor: 2 – 3 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant) oz/ft2
- Height indoor: 60-80 Inches
- Height outdoor: 60-80 Inches
- Grow difficulty: Easy
- Flowering type: Photoperiod
There’s nothing better than being under the influence of marijuana while laying in a garden under the bright sun. That’s what Sunshine is all about. This strain is a 70% sativa and 30% indica that expresses itself with potent highs. The experience is very optimistic and uplifting, allowing introspective contemplations to arise. Sunshine derives from Sweet Skunk, a sweet and pungent variety indeed.
The flowering period lasts for around 10–11 weeks, which is relatively long. Outdoor growers should only consider this plant if they have experience growing marijuana and live in hot climates. Sunshine develops a classic sativa structure—tall with wide internodal spacing. Growers need to attend to this plant with size-control techniques like topping and LST. It’s necessary, otherwise the stems can snap under the weight of the crystal-covered buds.
Because of its structure, Sunshine requires extra care and attention. As a Sativa, the plant grows taller than its Indica counterparts. It also tends to be less sturdy. As a result, resin-filled buds may break off the branch from which it grows from. Thus, it is important to top the plant early to promote lateral branching.
Like other plants, Sunshine thrives in a semi-humid but sunny environment with daytime temperatures between 21°C and 27°C. To ensure that the temperature to humidity ratio is balanced, growers should place hygrometers all around the grow room or the garden. Checking and adjusting it every few hours as the light cycle changes.
Sunshine’s buds should begin to taper a week or two into its blooming phase. Its colors also turn into a minty shade of green with vivid orange pistils covering it. A sight to behold, the beautiful coat of trichome glistens when shined on.
Sunshine Flowering Time
Like most Sativas, Sunshine requires a longer flowering period lasting about 9 to 10 weeks. Once it blooms, growers can harvest 8 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the outdoors, Sunshine flowers by the last week of October. Regardless, the strain produces at least 12 ounces per plant.
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With long-lasting effects and a crowd-pleasing flavor to boot, Sunshine is a must-try for sativa lovers. If you plan to bring it out for a toke in social situations, bring enough to share, as this bud’s tropical aroma is sure to turn some heads.