Cannabis is typically categorized as sativa, hybrid, or indica, based on a variety of anticipated effects and/or the morphology of the plant. But cannabis can be further categorized as Haze, Kush, Diesel and Purple. These terms refer to types of cannabis characterized by distinct smells, flavors, effects, and/or geographic regions.
Kush is a particular variety of cannabis that descends from the Hindu Kush mountains. This mountain range spans the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and is one of the few geographic regions where the cannabis plant grows natively.
Having strong Kush genetics usually means a strain will have a few of the following attributes:
- Appearance: Kush strains may exhibit deep green colas and leaves with hints of purple. Pistils (hairs) can look orange, bronze, or rust colored. Buds are dense, chunky, and knotted, coming from squat, thick plants.
- Smell: Aroma can vary between earthy, floral, pungent, pine, incense, sweet fruit, hash spice, pepper, citrus, gas, and herbs.
- Flavor: Smoke or vapor should be smooth and herbaceous, tasting of flowers, grape, diesel, citrus, and earth.
- Effects: Kush usually vacillates between hybrid and indica dominance. The effects are typically heavy and sedative. The famous OG Kush crosses are usually coupled with a bright euphoria that puts a smile on the couch-locked consumer. Introspection or internal reflection is a common effect of Kush as well. These cerebral effects make a strong case for Kush as a meditative variety of cannabis.
Keep in mind that these attributes can vary from Kush strain to Kush strain. How a strain is grown and its unique genetic expression naturally affect a strain’s attributes, giving some Kush strains a more sativa-like aroma, flavor, or effect. Some of our favorites our OG Kush, Purple Kush and Master Kush. The Kush strians grow really well in Michigan.