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May 1, 2016 5:45 PM

5 Best Kush Strains for Cannabis Connoisseurs

Because of high potency and strong effect, kush strains are among the most favorite strains of cannabis consumers. You have probably heard that Afghani Kush or OG Kush were used as a basis to breed many popular hybrid strains. Here is a top-5 list of the best kush strains that will surprise you with their outstanding properties.

Best Kush Strains

Kush Strains Origin

Traditional kush strains originate from the Hindu Kush mountains located between northern Pakistan and central Afghanistan. Pink Kush is considered the first kush strain to appear in the U.S. back in the 1970s. Since that time, this type of marijuana continues to attract the attention of both cannabis breeders and connoisseurs.

Medical Effect of Kush Strains

Most kush strains are indica-dominant; they bring weed users a body high and relaxation. Kush strains are well-known for their high potency and are a good option for patients looking to manage their symptoms. For example, Kush does a great job soothing chronic pain and stress. If you are suffering from insomnia, depression, muscle pain, or PTSD, this type of cannabis will bring joy and peace back into your life.

Strawberry Kush

Strawberry Kush is a harmonious indica hybrid that attracts pot consumers with its deliciously sweet berry flavor and a strong, long-lasting effect. If you are a novice user, this strain may make you couch-locked, but consumers with a high cannabis tolerance will not find it overpowering. The hybrid originates from Strawberry Cough and OG Kush, but the genetics for this strain may vary depending on a grower. Thus, you can also find this hybrid with more pronounced sativa impact that will make you energized and uplifted.

Vanilla Kush

Bred by Barney's Farm as an indica strain, Vanilla Kush became a winner of the 2009 High Times Cannabis Cup. The pot grower managed to make this strain with 22% of THC content by crossing Kashmir and Afghan strains. The strain is not recommended for low-tolerance newbies, but seasoned consumers will also be impressed by its vanilla and lavender flavor with fresh notes of citrus. Many cannabis patients find Vanilla Kush a great natural remedy for headaches, body pain, depression, and insomnia.

Sour Kush

Sour Kush is a balanced hybrid that successfully combines the best features of Sour Diesel and OG Kush. This is a great choice for consumers seeking a daytime relief from chronic pain. You can fearlessly buy this strain for everyday use, as it ensures an uplifting effect without overwhelming sedative impact. Thanks to its strong sativa effect, the hybrid makes you giggling and euphoric. However, indica present in this weed will relax your muscles and erase any signs of stress and tension.

Kaia Kush

Kaia Kush is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a spicy and earthy taste full of citrus notes. Cannabis connoisseurs report that the strain has an abundant and pungent odor that can also be overpowering for new users. However, the hybrid is often recommended for everyday consumption to increase appetite and mitigate chronic pain. Appraised as the best hybrid at the 2007 High Times Cannabis Cup, this strain will not disappoint you. Moreover, this kush strain contains up to 20% of THC and a small amount of CBD—this cannabis strain is one of the most powerful in the world.

Purple Dragon

Purple Dragon strain is a great choice if you want a strain which is more on the indica side. Created by mixing Blue Dragon and Purple Urkle, this strain has a stimulating and energizing effect. Providing a gentle body buzz, it will discreetly relax your muscles and reduce pain. The unique properties of this strain are complemented by its smooth scent. Like other purple marijuana strains, Purple Dragon features a musky aroma and a sweet floral taste with hints of blueberry. This cannabis is definitely a must-try strain if you are a true marijuana connoisseur.

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