Starbud is an indica dominant hybrid (75% indica/25% sativa) strain of unknown genetics due to high levels of breeder secrecy. This dank bud won Best Indica at the ICMag 420 Cup in 2009 and 2nd Place Best Indica at the High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2011. Starbud is best known for its glittery appearance – each long and lumpy spade-shaped dark olive green nug is completely coated in super shiny amber and golden hued crystal chunky trichomes that seem to glisten in the light. The smell of Starbud is just as gorgeous – it has a sugary dank aroma of hashy pepper with a sweetness to it as the nugs are broken apart. The taste is of sugary dank hash with an almost harsh peppery chemical aftertaste that can prove to be too much for some users. The award-winning Starbud high is characterized by a classic indica body melt that’s powered by a THC level that falls between 14-20% on average. You’ll be hit first in the head with a mildly euphoric yet completely stoney effect that leaves you hazy and almost unresponsive. This is followed by a powerful sedative body high that leaves you completely couch-locked and immovable for hours on end. Starbud has a narcotic comedown that often leaves users in a deep and peaceful sleep only a few minutes after the high start to wane. Due to these effects, Starbud is a favorite for treating chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, muscle spasms or tremors, and chronic anxiety.