Master Kush is a popular indica cross from two landrace strains from different parts of the Hindu Kush region by the Dutch White Label Seed Company in Amsterdam. The plant produces a subtle earthy, citrus smell with a hint of incense, which is often described as a vintage flavor. The taste of Master Kush is reminiscent of the famous hard-rubbed charas hash. This strain holds a superb balance of full-body relaxation without mind-numbing effects. Instead, Master Kush offers a sharpened sensory awareness that can bring out the best of any activity.
These are vigorous, strong-rooted, and hardy plants developed in Amsterdam to grow indoors in apartments. They are a cross of Hindu Kush and Skunk. They are of medium height, tightly formed with spiked leaves and ball-shaped buds. The Master Kush plant grows well in just about any environment that is at least temperate, making this a popular plant world-wide. The buds form tightly in dense balls, but have little smell while growing.
The smoke is thick and juicy with a nice aroma that hints at citrus. The buzz is short and simple and most say relaxing, with low THC levels overall. The Master Kush strain is most often prescribed for nausea and occasionally for light migraines.
Depends on who you ask. Most say it’s a plant chosen from Hindu Kush genetics, but others (namely some of the Dutch seed companies) have claimed a Skunk #1 parent.
Place of origin
Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan/Pakistan, via Amsterdam
Approximate THC content
What to expect
Don’t get into this during the daytime, unless you’ve got no plans and full cabinets. Though it traditionally tests lower than some of modern cannabis’ greater-than-25% THC hybrids, Master Kush packs an indica-dominant punch like few other varieties, reducing most users to a giggly, squinty-eyed, hungry stereotype. It’s also known for having a bit of a “creeper” effect as well, getting stronger over time and often sneaking up on people. Master Kush is a great choice for relaxing in the evening, as it’s known for reducing stress and body pain, and encouraging sleep.
How to spot it
While there are different versions floating around. (the Dutch version is generally different from what you see in California, often called “So-Cal Master Kush”). Master Kush commonly has rounded, pinecone-like buds that are dark in color. (at times a grayish purple) and absolutely loaded with trichomes. The appearance and super-hashy aroma are similar to that of Bubba Kush — the two strains are often confused for one another and offer a very similar experience.
With a very deep aroma that is heavy on pepper and hash, Master Kush has an almost leathery, ancient quality to it, which seems to speak to its origins in one of the original locales for cannabis production. Similar to the aroma, the flavor is dark and hashy, with notes of coffee and wood hanging on the palate.