Master Kush is a strain originally named High Rise, which comes from south Amsterdam. This mostly Indica strain gained popularity in coffee shops there as a unique tetraploid strain. Most cannabis strains are diploid. They have two sets of chromosomes, one from each parent in each cell. Tetraploid strains carry four times the number of haploid chromosomes, making eight sets.
The strain has won several awards over the years. It won The Cannabis Cup, known as the Superbowl of pot, twice – once in 1992 and again in 1993. It is also the strain of choice for none other than Snoop Lion (Snoop Dog).
Master Kush produces strong, but not overwhelming, euphoria that can leave users in a blissful haze. More experienced users report a rise in creativity and intellectual curiosity.
Negative effects may include the usual dry eyes and mouth when Master Kush is smoked. Some patients also experience dizziness, paranoia, and anxiety with higher doses or when Master Kush is consumed as an edible.
This strain’s main use is for relieving stress and anxiety. The strong, Indica-based effects are ideal for relaxing in the evening. Master Kush is extremely effective in the treatment of insomnia. Its body-numbing high can help manage chronic pain. The strong, stereotypical ‘munchies’ produced by this strain may also be useful in stimulating appetite for patients suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Master Kush is bred by Nirvana and is a cross between a true Hindu Kush and a Skunk. The strain flowers for around 63 to 70 days. Master Kush grows best indoors or in a greenhouse, where it can produce up to 200 grams per plant.
Master Kush Medicinal Benefits
One of the things we love most about Master Kush is its ability to inspire creativity, and so it lends itself perfectly for in-depth, thoughtful chats and artsy hobbies. It is thanks to this mental stimulation that Master Kush is such a popular choice for those who struggle with anxiety and stress.
Users report that Master Kush offers strong, but not overwhelming indica effects, usually presenting in a blissful fog of relaxation and a substantial physical effect that is perfect for getting a great night sleep. Those struggling to get to sleep due to an underlying condition or insomnia will find Master Kush is a sweet relief.
Expect great munchies from this bud; it will instill a hunger in you that can last for hours, so make sure you are stocked up before you take any, or it may lead to a panic call to the local pizza place! Sufferers of eating disorders have reported that this bud has some benefits in restoring lost appetite.
Thanks to the strong body numbing high, those struggling with chronic pain can benefit massively from this long-lasting relief that works well with a headache, migraine, back pain, sciatica, muscle cramps, and even nausea.
Side Effects of Master Kush
Some users have reported feeling dizzy and paranoid from taking Master Kush in edible form, with a fewer number reporting the same after smoking copious amounts. We would advise that those who are unaccustomed to cannabis start very slow, to avoid any unwanted effects.
Typical of most strains, Master Kush may induce dry eyes and dry mouth, which can be helped by having an aerated room and a drink to hand.