A family of hybrid cannabis varieties that stem from landrace hashish strains originating in the Hindu Kush mountain range of Afghanistan. 

I prefer Kush strains when I smoke weed.

I recently learned Kush cannabis comes from the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

OG kush nugs Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

What is kush?

While the exact origin is still unknown, kush today commonly refers to the most current cross-breeds, which became popular in the U.S. in the 1970s and are attributed to clones from Matt “Bubba” Berger and Josh D. 

Types of kush strains

Varieties in the kush family tend to have unique aromas that may be earthy, sweet, gaslike, or reminiscent of citrus, but individual varieties of kush plants have different attributes. Kush weed is often deep green with hints of purple, and its hairs may be rust colored. 

Kush strain list

Kush strains typically have corresponding kush names. OG Kush is a popular variety that is said to provide an uplifting euphoria despite its heavy sedative properties. Additional varieties include Bubba Kush, Purple Kush, Master Kush, Hindu Kush, and Skywalker OG.

Is kush an indica or sativa?

The original Hindu Kush is an indica; however, different strains and varieties may have different properties, with most being indicas or indica-dominant hybrids.

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