American Kush is an all American hybrid cross born and bred in the good ol’ US of A. This cannabis strain is an indica-dominant plant (70% indica/30% sativa) known for its potent body buzz. Its aroma is sweet yet laden with citrus overtones, on par with a sour lemon or lime candy. Buds should be large and dense, with flowers bearing a deep forest-green hue.
American Kush took on the best parts of its kush parentage, and it consistently produces high THC weights. Lab data shows this strain can crank out anywhere between 17-27% THC.
Some consumers say when they are seeking quick, long-lasting relief from chronic pain or muscle spasms, this strain does the trick. And that the body effects can soothe arthritis, spasms, joint pain, or pain that results from old injuries. It’s also a favorite for those trying to control nausea or dizziness that results from pharmaceuticals used to treat spasticity and muscle pain.
However, because of its indica-dominance, this strain is known to produce some serious sleepiness. If consuming during the day, be sure only low-energy tasks on the day’s schedule. It’s best to save this one for night-time relief.
American Kush’s strong kush lineage bred a hardiness into it not seen in a lot of commercially-designed seeds. It flowers quickly (6 to 7 weeks) and can withstand higher-than-average amounts of heat, making it a great strain to grow indoor or outdoors. It responds well to heavy nitrogen feeds, and only requires small amounts of phosphorus and potassium (which can be saved until the third week of cultivation).
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This strain was crossed with Sin City Kush and Pre-98 Bubba Kush, two legendary parents that originated in Nevada and California, respectively.