Master Kush, also known as “High Rise,” “Grandmaster Kush,” and “Purple SoCal Master Kush” is a popular indica marijuana strain crossed from two landrace strains from different parts of the Hindu Kush region by the Dutch White Label Seed Company in Amsterdam. The plant produces a subtle earthy, citrus smell with a hint of incense, which is often described as a vintage flavor. The taste of it is reminiscent of the famous hard-rubbed charas hash. This strain holds a superb balance of full-body relaxation without mind-numbing effects. Instead, Master Kush offers a sharpened sensory awareness that can bring out the best of any activity.
Effects of Master Kush
It produces strong, but not overwhelming, euphoria that can leave users in a blissful haze. More experienced users report a rise in creativity and intellectual curiosity.
Negative effects may include the usual dry eyes and mouth when it is smoked. Some patients also experience dizziness, paranoia, and anxiety with higher doses or when it is consumed as an edible.
This strain’s main use is for relieving stress and anxiety. The strong, Indica-based effects are ideal for relaxing in the evening. It is extremely effective in the treatment of insomnia. Its body-numbing high can help manage chronic pain. The strong, stereotypical ‘munchies’ produced by this strain may also be useful in stimulating appetite for patients suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
It is bred by Nirvana and is a cross between a true Hindu Kush and a Skunk. The strain flowers for around 63 to 70 days. Master Kush grows best indoors or in a greenhouse, where it can produce up to 200 grams per plant.
Since the arrival of Master Kush, other strains have also taken up this name. Some are crosses of true Master Kush, but others are mere imitations.