The CBD Kush strain is extremely unique because it takes what is normally a drug strain of cannabis and uses genetic manipulation to create legal hemp flower. The Kush strain of marijuana is often thought of as an indica. However, the Kush family of cannabis strains is extremely diverse and does include sativas and hybrids. This just goes to emphasize how indica vs sativa are very poor ways to classify cannabis and are unrelated to the strain's effects!
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What Are High-CBD Cannabis Strains?
CBD is typically the second-most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. High-CBD strains tend to deliver very clear-headed, functional effects without the euphoric high associated with high-THC strains. A high-CBD strain is an important medical option for many needing to medicate throughout the day to control pain, inflammation, anxiety, or other chronic conditions, but do not want to be high.
Most high-CBD strains are hemp flower, however, there are high-CBD marijuana strains that contain more THC than is legally allowable in hemp. High-CBD marijuana can only be purchased in states where it is legal, and usually at dispensaries. High-CBD hemp flower can be bought in most US states though.
Why Are People Choosing CBD Over THC?
The psychoactive potency of THC rich plants can be too intense for some users. This is especially possible for newcomers who have never tried cannabis but want to benefit from its medicinal properties. For people who are new to cannabis in general, hemp flower can offer a cannabis experience without the high.
For experienced cannabis users, CBD hemp flower can be a bit of a break for their systems. They may need to reset their tolerance or just wish to feel more grounded. Smokable hemp flower offers a great way to accomplish that.
The CBD Kush Hemp Strain
Kush CBD hemp flower is a hybrid of Pre98 Bubba Kush and Elite Hemp, grown by Sovereign Fields under light-deprivation to provide an indoor-quality CBD-rich hemp flower. Kush CBD hemp flower is lush and green, containing approximately 15% CBD with less than 0.3% delta-9-THC.
The Kush hemp strain retains the flavors and aromas of its famous lineage. It is fruity, citrusy, slightly sour and gassy, and earthy.
Where Does Kush Come From?
The geographic region known as the Hindu Kush is a disputed area bordering on Pakistan and Afghanistan. This region is famous for producing cannabis and hash in the hills of the Himalayan mountains. The most resinous Cannabis indica strains from this region made their way to North America and Europe through travelers of the Hippie Trail in the 1960s and 1970s. Unfortunately, conflict in the region now prohibits travel to the region.
The indica dominant genetics of cannabis from the Hindu Kush region impressed cannabis growers with the shortened flowering time and short bushy stature that was perfect for indoor cultivation. Kush varieties also became a favorite for their potent long-lasting effects, citrus flavor, and skunky odor.
Where Haze strains are dominant in sativa hybrids, Kush strains top the indica world. Surprisingly, the indica vs sativa line has been blurred and sativa-dominant Kush strains now exist. Kush CBD hemp flower is a no-high take on a classic marijuana strain.
Kush Strain Benefits
CBD Kush’s uses may be more highly valued than its recreational ones. Primarily, this strain can offer relief from the stressors of the body and mind. It has a rich and flavorful terpene profile to accompany its high CBD potency. This strain does tend to risk carrying higher levels of THC because of its marijuana heritage. As the CBD Kush hemp strain becomes more cultivated, selective breeding can help ensure these risks are minimized.
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