Pure Kush is a knockout indica best saved for rainy days and late nights. As its name suggests, Pure Kush is a distinct phenotype of infamous indica OG Kush. It was selectively bred by Green House Seeds, the creators of Super Lemon Haze. Pure Kush's sedative force is sure to impress cannabis veterans and newcomers alike. Its THC content has been measured at between 13% and 24%.
Pure Kush's flowers tend to be on the smaller side, clinging together in tapered, conical shapes like mini pinecones. These nuggets have a dense, indica-typical structure, with their leaves coiled tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves tend to be a dark shade of olive green and are twisted through with curly yellow and orange pistils. Finally, a dusting of resinous trichomes gives Pure Kush's flowers a silvery sheen and a very sticky texture.
An initial whiff of Pure Kush will pick up on a dank, earthy aroma, with notes of wet soil and some pine. On closer inspection, there's some acrid skunky funk as well. Meanwhile, grinding up these compact buds reveals the strain's Afghani roots through notes of hash and spice. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Pure Kush burns with a harsh, thick smoke that can tickle the palate and make eyes water. This smoke tastes musky and peppery on the exhale. Those toking in public should keep in mind that Pure Kush can be a very pungent smoke; some odor-control precautions may be necessary.
Pure Kush may creep up on the user slowly, but when it hits, it hits hard. Initial effects can be detected in the form of a flush of warmth in the face, along with a throb around the eyes and temples. As they adjust to these odd physical sensations, smokers may also undergo strong alterations in sensory perception. An amplification of certain sight and sounds ins commonly reported, as is a sense of time passing more slowly. These trippy phenomena make Pure Kush a great enhancement to media like atmospheric music and visually engaging films. Indeed, kicking back and starting a binge-watching session may be all you'll want to do under this strong indica's influence. Attempting to engage in even moderate physical activity after toking on Pure Kush may make you feel like you're wading through peanut butter. As such, many consumers are content to let their minds wander. Mentally, Pure Kush is more hazy and dreamy than it is cerebral. While it may not be the best choice for smoking before tackling a long to-do list, it's very much at home in cozy social situations. Because of its sleepy vibes, the strain is recommended for enjoyment at the end of a long day. It can even be nice as a bedtime treat, pulling susceptible smokers into a deep and restorative sleep.
This slow-moving strain can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its even temper may provide some temporary relief from the difficult symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also soothe pain, whether it's temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Minor irritations like headaches and indigestion are quickly dispatched as well. As noted, Pure Kush can even counteract insomnia in high enough doses. Because its mindset is unlikely to trigger recursive, paranoid patterns of thought, the strain is a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Those looking to grow Pure Kush at home can buy seeds from Green House through several online retailers. It can be successfully grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. That said, it's considered an easy and forgiving grow for newcomers to cultivation and may stand up to adverse growing conditions like temperature fluctuations. Pure Kush flowers within 9 weeks when grown indoors. Green House claims that it can deliver a sky-high yield of as much as 84 grams (or 3 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Although it can be fun to share with friends, Pure Kush paves the way for some much-deserved "me time." If you are sharing, though, be prepared for these colorful, aromatic flowers to attract plenty of attention.
Pure Kush can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Harvesting can begin after 7-9 weeks.