There is up to 8% THC in CBD Kush and 8% CBD. The reason we say “up to 8%” is because the THC:CBD ratio can be anything from 1:1 to 1:4, which, obviously varies the effect slightly although any of these combinations are likely to be acceptable to the medical cannabis community. In short, at its lowest level, there is so little THC that you will hardly even notice it, whereas at its highest level, you will receive a small dose of fast-acting pain relief and a slight lift to your mood. In either case, CBD Kush tends to make itself felt in the head at first. Depending on the level of THC, this may mean anything from a slight tingling to a warm, happy feeling. Then you will start to feel intense comfort and relaxation spread through your core body and then into your limbs. Your mind will also clear and settle, which is why this cannabis strain is often recommended for people who need help to achieve calmness as well as for physical conditions. We recommend keeping this strain for night-time use.
As an Indica dominant, CBD Kush is a conveniently short and bushy little plant. It has a growing range of about 0.9M (indoor minimum) and 1M (outdoor maximum). Indoors it will yield about 450g/m2 to 500g/m2 and outdoors it will yield about 600g to 800g per marijuana plant. The bad news for beginners is that they should expect to harvest the lower end of that range. The good news for beginners is that they should expect to be able to collect a decent harvest without too much difficulty. This strain is very vigorous and robust, with good resistance to mould – assuming you ensure decent air flow of course.
Indoors CBD Kush needs 9 to 10 weeks of flowering time and outdoors it will be ready around early to mid October. As is generally the case, if you want the biggest yields, you will need to allow for that extra week. If, however, you want to harvest as quickly as possible, for example, to ensure you get your crop before the weather does, then you should still get a decent result.
CBD Kush is equally suited to both indoor and outdoor growing as long as it can be kept warm, dry and well-lit. Indoor growers should be careful to resist the temptation to overcrowd their growing space and remember that each marijuana plant will need space to grow outwards as well as upwards. It is also recommended to have effective odour control in place, especially if you are planning to grow more than one or two plants. Similarly, outdoor growers will need to think about prevailing winds if they want to stay on good terms with their neighbours.
In terms of taste, CBD Kush is, understandably, very similar to Kandy Kush. The base is a combination of wood, earth and deep, rich spices. Moving upwards, you begin to experience the sweetness of both fruits and candy, or, perhaps, sweet baking. There’s also more than a hint of dankness. Top notes are of citrus, and more spice. The aroma itself is essentially typical Kush with slight undertones of diesel, a spicy body and, again, a touch of citrus, this time blended with menthol pine. One point to remember is that, as is common with Kush-based strains, the smoke can be pretty powerful, which could be an issue if you have a sensitive throat (or share a space with someone who does). The obvious solution would be to switch to vaping, for a much smoother experience, or to try edibles or topicals.
CBD Kush has a really bright, cheerful, appearance with emerald-green leaves and lots of bright orange hairs. One of the nice features of this strain is that even though the resin content is, obviously, fairly low, there’s enough of it to coat the plant with golden-coloured crystalst. Nugs are chunky and solid. They break open fairly easily, although we’d still recommend using a grinder for the very best results.