Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g

Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g

Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g

written by Samuel Popejoy, video by Blair Borland
Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g

Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g

written by Samuel Popejoy, video by Blair Borland

Good flower can be hard to come by in Illinois right now. Candyland by Grassroots is one of the few examples of a solid sativa money can legally buy in Chicago, and Best Dosage’s Blair Borland recently tried a Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g jar to give us her take on these popular Chicago cannabis buds.

Learn Blair’s thoughts on the convenience, flavor, and effects of her Candyland THC nugs accompanied by my editorial opinions on the ultimate value of this high-quality yet overpriced Illinois THC flower.


Ranked 5 of 7 in Flower for Best Sativa

Available in

  • Chicago

Good for

  • Sharing with friends
  • Creativity
  • Energy


  • 3.5g THC


Convenience: 4/5
Flavor: 5/5
Activation time: 5/5
Effects: 5/5
Price: 3/5
Overall score: 4.4








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All things considered, there isn’t much to complain about when it comes to Grassroots Candyland THC Flower. There’s a lot to be desired from the Illinois cannabis market in general, but in the grand scheme of things, Candyland by Grassroots is a solid sativa flower option in a market currently dominated by popcorn buds and shake.


Like any good flower, Grassroots Candyland THC Flower activated immediately, and it had strongly uplifting sativa effects. If only cannabis pricing were lower in Chicago — we might have given this impressive flower an even higher score. 

  • Picked up from Logan Square MOCA location
  • Simple plastic container with black label
  • Sativa strain called Candyland
  • Effects match the hype
  • Frosty and surprisingly purple for a sativa
  • Instantaneous activation time
  • Energetic, euphoric, alert effects
  • Sweet, citrusy, earthy flavor
  • Energizing strain for daytime effects
  • Uplifting sativa high


Blair only ever has good things to say about MOCA. Her experience picking up some Grassroots Candyland THC Flower at this dispensary’s Logan Square location was seamless and foolproof as usual.

I’ll usually dock flower products a point on convenience just because cured cannabis flower isn’t the easiest raw material to work with. I’m a vape man myself, and I like the simplicity, purity, and potency of concentrates.

Like any other cannabis flower product, you have to break your Grassroots Candyland THC Flower up in a grinder and choose a smoking implement before THC can make its way into your nervous system. Try not to cover your hands, desk, and floor with sticky sticky crumbs in the process.

  • Smooth pickup process at MOCA Logan Square
  • Cannabis flower is inherently a little bit inconvenient 

Flavor Profile

Candyland has a fruity taste common to most sativas that’s followed up by earthy sweetness indicative of indica parentage. Tastes of citrus and sweetness come through the most strongly.

Blair didn’t have anything bad to say about the flavor of her Grassroots Candyland buds. Other reviewers rant and rave about the delicious taste sensations this strain provides, and Blair says that Candyland lives up to the hype.

Since it’s attractive, good-looking flower, it’s unsurprising that Grassroots Candyland THC Flower also tastes good. It’s usually possible to get a general idea of the taste and texture of a bud by sight alone.

  • High-quality buds have a similarly high-quality taste
  • Dominant notes are citrus and sweet
  • Undertones of earth

Activation Time

Blair reports that her Grassroots Candyland THC Flower reached its peak effects within five minutes. This activation window is unremarkable for cannabis flower — we’d be concerned if it took any longer for Candyland by Grassroots to kick in, but anywhere from 1-5 minutes is a reasonable inhaled THC activation time.

  • Effects kicked in quickly
  • Blair was high within 5 minutes or less

Effects & Duration 

In her video review, Blair made sure to state that she’s more of an indica person by nature. Even so, she was excited to try Grassroots Candyland due to this strain’s flattering reviews.

According to Grassroots, Candyland is a great strain for engaging in creative activities with friends. Blair agrees, and she suggests that any type of social gathering or even painting by yourself could be great activities to enjoy while under the influence of Candyland.

Sativas are always energizing, but Candyland appears to be especially great for getting your creative juices flowing. This strain lasts the expected window of 60-90 minutes.

  • Energetic, euphoric, and alert effects are definitely for daytime
  • Ideal strain for creative activity
  • Effects last for around 90 minutes


Even cannabis fan-leaves would probably sell for a pretty penny in the Chicago market right now. And, Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g is about as close to connoisseur-grade flower you’ll find in Illinois.

Don’t be surprised when you have to dig a little bit deeper into your wallet than usual for the privilege of enjoying Candyland by Grassroots. As a strain colored with flecks of “gold,” Candyland is also rich in assets of the crystalline trichome variety.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better-tasting, more potent, or more delicious eighth of flower in the Windy City. Just remember you’re not the only one complaining about Illinois cannabis prices — we all are.

  • Higher prices commanded by higher-grade bud
  • Pretty expensive even as Chicago cannabis products go

About the Product

Candyland is an unusual sativa strain with roots in the purplest of all indicas — Grandaddy Purple himself. Thanks to a cross with Bay Platinum Cookies, Candyland is a strongly energizing sativa while still bearing the considerable purple coloration it inherited from Grandaddy Purp.

Grassroots is one of the only connoisseur flower brands operating in the Chicago market. Sure, Candyland pales in comparison to some of California’s finest top-shelf sativas, but it’s a lot better than most of the bud in the Windy City.

The recipient of considerable media attention due to a high-profile acquisition deal with Curaleaf, Grassroots is now one of the biggest cannabis producers in Illinois. With the help of its acquiring partner, Grassroots has expanded into states as diverse as Maryland, California, and North Dakota.

Target Audience

Seekers after fine sativas in Illinois will be well-pleased by Grassroots Candyland THC Flower. It might not satisfy your hankering for true Cali Chronic, but it’s a decent smoke with uplifting, energetic effects that might just curry the favor of the muses enough to summon the spirit of creativity.

If you’re on the hunt for a good, clean sativa high in Chicago and you’re not afraid to pay top dollar to get it, Grassroots Candyland is the way to go. Just remember to heave a wry sigh at the fact that you just shelled out nearly triple what you’d pay for the same Grassroots nugs in another state.

Best Dosage

With strong sativas like Candyland, a little goes a long way. Unless you’re a sativa maniac and can’t get enough of that fruity rush, more than two or three small hits of Grassroots Candyland could be enough to send you into an artistic frenzy.

As you get used to this strain, however, Candyland might easily become your default daytime puff. With heady sativa effects reminiscent of Cinderella 99 or Durban Poison, Candyland will provide the best effects if you take 3-5 hits every 2-3 hours.

Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g FAQ

Let’s see if there’s anything else we can answer about Candyland by Grassroots:

1. Is Grassroots owned by Curaleaf?

Yes, the cannabis producer Grassroots is a wholly owned subsidiary of the canna-conglomerate Curaleaf Holdings. Purchased in July 2020 for $875 million, Grassroots is one of the most highly capitalized operators in the Chicago cannabis market.

2. Where can you buy Grassroots flower?

In addition to being available in the Illinois recreational market, Grassroots flower products are also sold under medical or recreational cannabis programs in the following states:

  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • North Dakota
  • California

3. Is Grassroots flower good?

Grassroots was always one of the best brands available in the Illinois cannabis market. Now with the financial backing of Curaleaf, Grassroots is free to hone its art and start delivering some truly groundbreaking flower.

As far as mid-grade flower goes, Grassroots is great. Don’t expect the world, and this producer’s connoisseur-bred strains won’t let you down.

  • PriceExpensive
  • PackagingStandard
  • On-the-goStop and Roll
  • Ease of useStandard
  • DosageExceptional
Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g
Grassroots Candyland THC Flower 3.5g

written by Samuel Popejoy, video by Blair Borland

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