Kush can sometimes be used synonymously as high grade marijuana but can be used interchangeably with terms such as ganja, pot, weed, cannabis, or really good bud. To understand what kush really is it is important to understand the general species of cannabis. There are three main types of cannabis species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis (which is also known as hemp). Kush is actually a subset of marijuana strains that are under Cannnabis Indica. Kushes are known for their high THC content. Indicas will usually give marijuana consumers more of a body high as opposed to sativas and generally have a much higher THC content.
What are the origins of Kush?
The origin of these strains known as kush is from the Hindu-Kush mountains. It is easy to see where Kush got its name from. The Hindu-Kush Mountains include regions in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Western India where it was cultivated for many centuries before it became a name in the modern cannabis industry. It has been hybridized into many strains that may be considered either sativa-dominant or indica-dominant.
How does Kush grow differently?
From a marijuana cultivation perspective, Indicas are known to grow short and bushy and kushes are certainly no different other than they may be the hardest cannabis strains to grow. On the other hand , Sativas are known to grow relatively taller and stretch way more than Indicas. Kushes can be the hardest to grow as they can be very finicky and you need to dial in the environmental conditions to be successful in growing those types of strains. If you are a beginner grower, I would suggest growing starting out with some easier cannabis strains.
What are some famous Kush strains?
Kushes can be some of the most potent cannabis strains with 20% over of THC content in its buds. This strain was actually cultivated by GW Pharmaceuticals for its medicinal properties. GW Pharmaceuticals is a British pharmaceutical company that had a legal license to commercially cultivate kush strains. There are quite a few strains that have been crossbred that are considered kush. Some of these famous strains include OG Kush, Hindu Kush, Tahoe OG Kush, Chemdawg, Bubba Kush, SFV OG Kush just to name a few.