There are some strains on the cannabis market that stick out more than others. Strains that go above and beyond. Strains that make you reach another level of being high. These strains are in the most popular strains category, and we all know why. And of course, Reefer Post has covered most of these strains before.
If you are looking for a strain that delivers a strong but lasting high, then you’ve come to the right place. Sure, Reefer Post only covers the best strains, but that title can be given for different reasons. For an award-winning strain for its potency and effects, look no further. In a previous post, titled “Strains That Are Great For Recreational Use,” this strain was listed on there. So, without further ado, let me present to you Master Kush.
Master Kush originated in the Netherlands in the early 1990’s. Bred by White Label Seeds, this strain was originally named High Rise after the building that it was bred in. Its exact parent strains are unknown, but it is known that they come from the Hindu Kush region. Master Kush is an indica strain, with heavy indica effects (as you’ll read about below).
In 1992, Master Kush won its first Cannabis Cup. Then, the following year, it won again. After this, many big names and celebrities began to pick up on the strain and help its popularity grow. One of whom was Snoop Dogg, who used this strain as a parent strain in one of his own strains.
Most strains from the early 1990’s and before are not very popular today. However, a few make it through and continue to climb the ranks. One of those is definitely Master Kush. Even after more than 25 years and hundreds of new strains being created, Master Kush remains one of the best. And there are reasons for this. Check out the effects below to clearly understand why so many stoners love Master Kush.
One reason for Master Kush’s massive popularity is its potency. It has a whopping 20-24% THC level. That’s a very potent strain! So when those effects kick in, they are really felt! Take a look at the list of effects given off by Master Kush:
If you know the regular indica effects, then expect those from this strain. However, they will be strong, so be prepared. Also, be prepared for the negative effects. Some of these can include dry eyes, cottonmouth, and sometimes dizziness. These negatives can be very minor, but irritating in some cases.
Even though Master Kush was listed as a great strain for recreational use, it still holds many medical benefits for its users. In fact, medical marijuana patients who also enjoy getting high tend to prefer this strain over most others. Master Kush even covers many different medical conditions, which can also make it ideal. Here’s a list of possible medical benefits from Master Kush:
- Lack of Appetite
Of all its medical benefits, Master Kush helps with stress and anxiety the most (according to users). However, the other medical conditions listed can also be treated after using this strain. Pain in many different forms (migraines, back pain, muscle cramps, etc.) can all be gone if you just smoke, or eat, some Master Kush. And due to the heavy presence of indica in this strain, sleeping will be no problem. Nausea and a lack of appetite can also be knocked out by Master Kush, so no need to worry about that. But you may want to be mindful of the munchies when they do kick in.
Flavors and Scents
While the appearance of Master Kush may look good (light green, super dense nugs), the flavors and scents are up there as well. Many users of this strain claim that it has a “vintage” flavor to it. It has a deep earthy taste, that is both strong and delightful. A hint of pine in the flavor adds to a feeling of being out in the woods when you are smoking Master Kush. As for the aromas, look out for more earthy scents. When breaking down the nugs, a hint of citrus can be smelled from within. This aroma is known to be pleasing and contributes to this strain’s popularity.
That’s all for this strain review. What did you think about Master Kush? Does it sound like a strain you would try? Or, if you have already tried it, how was your experience? Drop a comment down below! Thanks for reading. If you didn’t get filled up on reading Reefer Post, check out the related posts below.