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Exploring the Popularity of Kush Strains: A Look at the Most Popular Cannabis Varieties

This article provides an overview of the Kush strain of cannabis, its origins, effects, and some of the most popular Kush strains

Kush Strains: From the Himalayan Mountains to the World

Cannabis has been around for centuries and is one of the oldest and most well-known plants on the planet. Throughout its long history, many different strains of the plant have been cultivated by humans. Some of the most popular and well-known strains are those that descend from the Kush strain.

Kush is a variety of cannabis that has its origin in the Hindu Kush region of the Himalayan Mountains. The Kush strain is known for its deep earthy flavor and its strong-bodied effects. It is a very popular strain among cannabis users due to its potent effects and its pungent aroma. 

Many Kush strains also have a very high terpene content, which gives the plants their unique earthy, kushy flavour and aroma. Kush strains tend to be very resinous, which makes them easy to work with for extractions. Kush plants are known for their ability to thrive in extreme climates and have been used to create some of the most popular and beloved cannabis strains of all time. 


Here are some of the most popular Kush strains:


OG Kush

OG Kush is a legendary strain of cannabis originating in the Hindu Kush mountains, located on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was brought to the United States in the mid-1990s and quickly became popular in California. It is known for its strong, earthy aroma and potent effects. It has a unique flavour profile, with hints of diesel and lemon, and a strong, pungent aroma. Og Kush is one of the most popular and sought-after strains of cannabis in the world, with many offsprings descending from its lineage. It is a favourite among medical and recreational users alike, as it offers a potent, long-lasting high that can help to alleviate stress and pain.

Purple Kush

Purple Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain with a long and storied history. Its exact origin is unknown, although it is widely believed to have descended from the Hindu Kush mountains in the Middle East. Purple Kush is known for its powerful calming effects and its signature deep purple buds, which are said to be so dense they appear to be covered in resin. Its aroma is a mix of sweet and earthy notes, and its flavour is sweet and smooth. Its effects range from a sense of deep relaxation to a pleasant euphoria. Purple Kush is a popular choice for those looking for an enjoyable and mellow experience.

Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is a classic indica strain with origins tracing back to 1996. It was bred by crossing an OG Kush with an unknown indica strain, and it has since become a legendary strain in the cannabis community. It has a unique earthy, sweet taste and a euphoric, relaxed high that makes it a favourite for those looking for a little extra relaxation. The buds are dense and dark green, with a pungent aroma. 

Master Kush

Master Kush is a popular cannabis Indica strain that also originated from the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. It was created by Dutch seed bank The Green House Seed Co., in the 1990s. Since then, it has become a favourite among cannabis enthusiasts and has won several awards, including first place in the 1994 High Times Cannabis Cup. Master Kush is known for its pungent, earthy aroma and its powerful sedative effects. It is a great strain for relaxation and stress relief, and its well-balanced Indica effects make it a popular choice for cannabis users.

White Widow

White Widow is a classic cannabis strain that originated in the Netherlands in the 1990s. It was created by a breeder called Shantibaba, who had worked with the Green House Seed Company. The strain is a hybrid of a Brazilian Sativa landrace and an Indian Indica supposed to be of Kush lineage. It is a powerful strain, with a high THC content and a very pungent, earthy aroma. White Widow quickly became popular due to its potency, flavour, and unique effects. It has won numerous awards, including the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Overall Strain. White Widow is now one of the most popular strains available and is widely used for medicinal and recreational purposes. It's probably one of the most sativa-dominant hybrids of Kush descendency.