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Strain Review: King’s Kush

A Strain Fit for Royalty

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Coming from two popular strains, OG Kush and Grape Ape, King’s Kush is a strain fit for more experienced cannabis users. It’s high THC content make it an excellent medicine, and it can offer relief for a number of different conditions and ailments.

What You Should Expect

An indica dominant hybrid, King’s Kush is an extremely potent strain – about 70% indica and 30% sativa – that offers a variety of effects and is known for its high THC content, which is between 20-24% on average. The buds of this strain are extremely dense, and are often dark green with thick, curly orange hairs throughout and a thick coating of white crystals that make the bud appear fuzzy at first glance. The aroma of this strain is one that you simply cannot forget – nearly replicating a bottle of Pine-Sol according to most (which is a trait likely coming from it’s OG parent), while the taste tends to favor a mixture of pine and grape (which clearly comes from the Grape Ape parent).

The effects of this strain come on strong and quick – there is not much of a delay in the initial onset as you will almost immediately notice a cerebral buzz, a euphoric and relaxed feeling that is followed quickly (around 20 minutes) by a sedating couchlock. However, some veteran consumers are able to consume this strain and focus on the cerebral effects enough that they become energized. In most cases, the end of your buzz will result in a nap no matter which way the initial effects go. If you are new to cannabis, then you will want to take it slow with this strain because it will become intense quickly.

Medical Benefits

The cerebral effects of this strain make it a great choice for people who are suffering from depression and anxiety – it allows you to be at ease, and can calm the mind in moderate doses. It is also extremely beneficial to people living with conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, as well as chronic pain and PTSD. The sedating effects also come in handy for those who suffer from insomnia.

Side effects for this strain are to be expected – dry eyes and dry mouth being the most common. If newer consumers have too much, then it does have the potential to increase paranoia – but regular consumers should be able to use this strain for anxiety-related conditions without issue. This strain also has a tendency to increase appetite, making it an excellent choice for people with loss of appetite and wasting syndrome.