For most users, the first effects of this strain begin with elevated mood. A full body melt, which can take up to 20 minutes to develop, follows. These body effects can cause users to feel lazy, tired, and sedated. In spite of this effect, some still find King Bud's very stimulating for the mind, and a few even call it psychedelic. Those who experience cerebral stimulation often find that this strain imparts energy and creativity rather than "couch-lock" and/or sleep. Its downsides are common ones and include dry mouth and eyes and occasional dizziness. For most, this strain is best used at nighttime. It is often prescribed for nighttime pain and inflammation relief. It is also regularly used to treat insomnia. The uplifting effects of King Bud makes it good for unwinding, alleviating stress and anxiety, and regulating mood disorders. Some patients use it to ease the effects of Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, while others choose it to fight nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.