About Master Kush
Master Kush is a strain originally called High Rise, which comes from the south of Amsterdam. This mainly Indica strain gained popularity in coffee shops there as a unique tetraploid strain. Most cannabis varieties 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, forming eight sets.
The strain has won several awards over the years. He won The Cannabis Cup, known as the Superbowl of the pot, twice, once in 1992 and once in 1993. It is also the strain of choice for none other than Snoop Lion (Snoop Dog).
Master Kush produces a strong, but not overwhelming, euphoria, which can leave users in a happy haze. More experienced users report an increase in creativity and intellectual curiosity.
Negative effects may include the usual dry eyes and mouth when smoking this. Some patients also experience dizziness, paranoia, and anxiety at higher doses or when Master Kush is consumed as an edible.
The main use of this strain is to relieve stress and anxiety. The strong Indica-based effects are ideal for relaxing at night. It is extremely effective in treating insomnia. Its high body numbing can help control chronic pain. The strong and stereotypical ‘munchies’ produced by this strain can also be useful to stimulate the appetite of patients with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
This is bred by Nirvana and is a cross between the true Hindu Kush and a Skunk. The strain blooms for about 63 to 70 days. Master Kush grows best indoors or in greenhouses, where it can produce up to 200 grams per plant.
Since Master Kush’s arrival, other strains have also taken this name. Some are crosses of the true Master Kush, but others are mere imitations.