Candy Cane is a mostly indica hybrid with a complicated genetic background and a robust flavor profile to match. Created by the Vancouver-based Crop King Seeds, it is a cross between landrace-derived AK-47, fruity Mango, and the notoriously resinous White Widow. With a balanced high that can lean in whichever direction the user prefers, Candy Cane scores points for its potent and long-lasting effects. Candy Cane takes hold quickly, manifesting first as a change in pulse around the eyes and temples. Users may have an initial feeling of “mindrace,” with thoughts jumping from one to the next. This feeling may make sensory perception feel sharper or more intense. As the high progresses, this cerebral activity slows down into a mellow elevation in mood and thinking. These mental effects are accompanied by a pervasive sense of physical relaxation that melts away any lingering stress. The union of mental and physical properties makes this a great strain for socializing in familiar surroundings or simply staying in with a book or some music.This strain’s versatility also makes it useful for medical cannabis patients. Candy Cane’s upbeat nature can be a great temporary treatment for symptoms of stress and depression. Because it allows users to maintain focus, it can also be helpful for those with attention deficit disorders. Calming physical effects may soothe aches and pains — both nerve-based pain and stomach problems like nausea. The same relaxation of pressure that users may feel around the eyes also makes this strain an effective treatment for glaucoma. Many report Candy Cane to be a powerful appetite stimulant. Because it has some considerable cerebral effects, Candy Cane may lead to recursive thinking and paranoia in larger doses — as such, those prone to anxiety should consume this strain with caution.