THC: 14-20% CBD: <1% Nighttime

Taste & Smell


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About this Indica Strain

These oblong, spongy buds from Starbud are caked in glistening trichomes, like little oily stars packed with cannabinoid goodness. They smell a bit like black peppers rolled in sugar, and when burned these indica-dominant buds (75% indica/25% sativa) taste like cracked black peppers and honey. In 2009, this strain took the Best Indica title at ICMag’s 420 Cup. In 2011, Starbud also won at the High Times Cannabis Cup’s Indica Cup.

Lab tests place its potency at 14-20% THC, meaning it tends to be slightly higher than the average.

The buzz from Starbud starts in the head, getting the senses cloudy and the thoughts foggy, then it melts straight into the body for a heavy couch-lock effect. This strain is recommended for managing chronic and traumatic pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, restlessness, and lack of appetite. It is suggested for evening or nighttime use, though experienced smokers may be able to handle it in the day time.

The most common side effect from Starbud is dizziness, though some users may experience dry mouth or anxiety, too.

Lab Data

Cannabinoid Lab Data
Cannabinoid Amount
THC: 14-20%
CBD: <1%


Bred by HortiLab, Starbud’s genetics are unknown.

Genetic Lineage

Starbud - Indica Cannabis Strain
Indica Starbud

Frequently Asked Questions About Starbud

What is Starbud?

Starbud is an indica-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis.

Where does Starbud come from?

It is a hybrid strain that is a cross between the strains Skunk #1 and an unknown strain.

What does Starbud smell like?

Starbud has a strong skunky, earthy aroma with hints of citrus and diesel.

What does Starbud taste like?

It has a strong skunky, earthy taste with hints of citrus and diesel.

What color does Starbud have?

Starbud buds are typically a light vibrant green color, sometimes with a slight orange or purple hue, and are covered in bright orange hairs and a heavy frosting of white trichomes.

What effects does Starbud have?

Starbud is known to have energizing and uplifting effects, making it a good option for those looking to boost their mood and increase focus. Some users also report feeling relaxed and euphoric.

Is Starbud an Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

Starbud is an indica-dominant hybrid strain.