Master Kush is an indica-dominant strain that was originally called High Rise and has its origins in south Amsterdam. It gained popularity in the city’s coffee shops as a unique tetraploid strain.
Most cannabis strains are diploid, meaning that they have two sets of chromosomes, one from each parent in each cell. Tetraploid strains have four times more haploid chromosomes, meaning that they have eight sets.
Over the years Master Kush has won numerous awards. It won the Cannabis Cup, often called the Superbowl of pot, twice, once in 1992 and then again in 1993. It was also the strain of choice for the famous cannabis enthusiast Snoop Lion (Snoop Dog).
Users of Master Kush will experience a strong, but not overwhelming euphoria that creates a blissful haze. Those who are regular smokers also claim that it improves their creativity and intellectual curiosity.
It produces the regular negative side effects, such as dry eyes and mouth and some users have also reported dizziness, paranoia and anxiety when taking larger dosages as an edible.
Master Kush’s main medicinal use is for relieving stress and anxiety. It has strong indica based effects that make it ideal for relaxing in the evening. It is also very helpful for those who are suffering from insomnia and its body-numbing high can also help with pain relief. It should also be noted that users of Master Kush normally become extremely hungry.
Master Kush is bred by Nirvana and it is a cross between a true Hindu Kush and a Skunk. The strain usually flowers between 63 and 70 days and is best grown indoors or in a greenhouse where it can produce up to 200 grams per plant.