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Indica Hybrid


Master Kush Strain

Hailed from the coffee shops of Amsterdam, the hazy High Raise strain evolved into the modern legend known as Master Kush. The strain has since gained celebrity endorsements since its emigration from the Netherlands. The strain truly reflects the esteemed nature of its name. Master Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid bred that has become one of the most popular strains on the market.


medicinal use Anxiety


medicinal use Pain


medicinal use Insomnia



strain flavor Skunky

strain flavor Earthy


strain flavor Pine



strain effect Euphoric


strain effect Happy


strain effect Relaxed


Overview of Master Kush

Master Kush is known in the United States as the strain of choice for cannabis connoisseur and hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg. Master Kush is acclaimed by industry members as well as celebrities. The strain won the High Times Cannabis Cup back-to-back in the 1990s, in 1992 and 1993. The Dutch seed company that first bred Master Kush also claims that the strain won a High Life award in 2004

Master Kush also contains a higher THC content than other indica strains. While most indica strains average around 12% THC, Hindu Kush hangs around 16% THC, but can reach 20% THC. 

Positive Effects of Master Kush

When smoked, Master Kush fosters a strong, but not totally unmanageable, high. Patients dealing with mental and physical stress favor Master Kush for its ability to melt away stress with its euphoric high. More experienced smokers used to coping with indica strains report surges of creativity, curiosity, and energy. However, Master Kush received its claim to fame due to its long-lasting and easing body high. Common effects include relaxation, happiness, fatigue, euphoria, and mood enhancement.

Medical Benefits of Master Kush

Patients praise Master Kush for its ability to a blissful daze, with enough power to suppress and glaze over troubling medical conditions. Medical and recreational marijuana patients regularly use Master Kush to ease nausea, pain, anxiety, and depression. The strain can also help induce an appetite in patients. Post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit disorders, and insomnia can also be eased by Master Kush.

Negative Effects of Master Kush

Negative side effects are few, but dry eyes and dry mouth are frequently reported. Less often, patients say they can experience dizziness, paranoia, and headaches when they consume too much Master Kush. 

Lineage of Master Kush

Master Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid bred from two landrace strains tracing back to the Hindu-Kush mountain range. The strain got its start in the coffee shops of Amsterdam before it gained international fame. Master Kush has since won multiple industry awards and a diverse fan base in the United States.

Growing Master Kush

Master Kush can flourish both indoors and outdoors in a warm, summer climate. Master Kush plants have a relatively short height and flowering period. Master Kush plants can flower within 50 to 55 days. The strain often produces higher yields.

Where to Find Master Kush

Master Kush is a very common and popular strain of cannabis. It??s heavy indica effects makes it a sought-after bud. You can typically find Master Kush in Colorado, California, and Washington.

DISCLAIMER: The content on this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for advice given by a health-care physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information as advice for self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical illness or problem. Information and statements regarding the consumption of cannabis or certain cannabinoids have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. assumes no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about health-related topics on this site.
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