The word “Kush” is so interlinked with cannabis that it’s sometimes used in reference to all cannabis strains. However, Kush is an expansive family of cannabis strains, and among one of the most iconic is Bubba Kush.
Originally emerging in the ‘90s, Bubba Kush is one of those ever-prevailing cannabis strains and remains popular among consumers today. It’s often a go-to for those after a calming, body-heavy, and sedating high while still packing a stoney, cerebral punch.
If you’re curious to dive in further and learn more about Bubba Kush, and what to expect should you try it out, you’re in the right place!
- Bubba Kush is one of the more well-known indica strains dating back nearly three decades, though its specific genetics are still somewhat uncertain.
- The strain comes with a distinct earthy, dense, and overall hearty flavor.
- True to its indica nature, the strain is very relaxing and body heavy, though it still comes with some specific cerebral effects as well.
Bubba Kush Genetics
First and foremost, Bubba Kush — or BK, Bubba, Bubba OG Kush — is an indica strain. The genetics have always been something of a mystery, with the original LA breeder claiming one parent was OG Kush and the other was an unnamed Northern Lights phenotype. Some have speculated it’s an Afghani. In general, many simply consider the other parent an unknown indica.
It first emerged in 1996, and just a few years later, word (and seeds) quickly spread. Bubba Kush eventually rose to the prominence it enjoys today.
Bubba Kush Appearance, Aroma, and Flavor
Bubba Kush buds are usually small to medium sized and dense, true to many other indica strains. The leaves sport a combination of dark greens and purples, with plentiful trichomes throughout.
The flavor feels akin to its more mellowing effects, with a unique and earthy flavor complimented by a bit of sweetness, the slightly bitter notes of coffee, alongside some spicy and woody undertones. It’s known as a fairly hashy flavor as a whole, and some also note some fruity and floral elements.
It’s a hearty flavor and another reason Bubba Kush stands out.
Potential Benefits, and Effects
Another reason people love Bubba Kush is that it is very true to the stereotypical indica experience and one of the most well-known indica strains. The strain offers a mellowing, relaxing, and sedating effect. Many users report that these body-specific elements can ease pain symptoms, help with stress relief, curb loss of appetite, and usher in better sleep.
While there is largely a more body-heavy, chill-out effect to Bubba Kush, it’s also associated with a fairly clear, cerebral, and euphoric head high.
If you’re looking for something that can help you sleep, Bubba Kush will surely do the job, though it’s still active and functional in the head and may be a solid choice just hanging out and relaxing. These effects also lend themselves to a number of other physical benefits that many consumers find enticing.
After all, there’s a reason it’s still an easily recognizable and well-known strain!