Indica Dominant Hybrid – 90% Indica / 10% Sativa
THC: 20% – 24%, CBD: 1%, CBN: 1%
This potent Indica hybrid, with a Sativa/Indica ratio of 10:90, can reach THC levels of up to 20%, which makes it one of the stronger medical strains around. Master Kush is a crossbreed of an original Hindu Kush strain and a pure skunk strain, though the exact genetics is unclear.
These are among the strongest plants in the world. And Master Kush is one of the best-known strains in the world, winner of two Cannabis Cup awards, and a personal favorite of Snoop Dogg. It was designed in the Netherlands and remains popular there, while it sells especially well on the West Coast of the United States.
Master Kush Strain has a pungent but sweet earthy flavor and a light citrus smell that can be hard to detect. The dominant feeling while high is one of total relaxation, along with euphoria and sleepiness, all products of the strain’s genetic heritage.
This makes Master Kush a good treatment for sleeplessness. Other conditions that benefit from Master Kush include anxiety, mental health problems, and migraines. Negative effects are limited, though the dry mouth is possible as always.
The vintage flavored cannabis strain Master Kush is an indica that’s been popular in Dutch Coffee shops since the mid-90s. It’s known for its sweetly pungent earthy scent and taste that has woody undertones. When harvest-ready, its buds are covered in a thick layer of frosty trichomes and hairs of stunning shades: oranges, reds, and yellows.
Both parents are landrace strains from the Hindu Kush region: Hindu Kush and Skunk. Master Kush is a unique tetraploid strain, meaning it carries four times the number of haploid chromosomes than diploid cannabis strains (diploid is the norm).
Its THC level averages at 16% and can get as high as 20%. Its high has been popularized and is one of Snoop Dogg’s favorites. It’s described as strong but not overwhelming, creating both a blissful mindset that increases creativity and intellectual curiosity as well as a full-body relaxation numbing aches and pains. Reviewers have noted that despite its indica properties, it can sharpen sensory awareness and make hobbies (and for experienced consumers, social engagements) more enjoyable.
For novice consumers, this strain may cause dizziness or slight paranoia if too much is consumed.
Master Kush won first prize in the hydro segment of the 1994 Cannabis Cup. When it was first bred, it was called High Rise because it was created on one of Amsterdam’s towering residential blocks.