Master Kush

Master Kush Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Anxiety disorder, Depression, PTSD, Stress
Physical Aid
Appetite stimulant, Arthritis, Inflammation, Migraines, Nausea, Pain relief, Sleep disorder
Skunk, Afghani/Kush
Hybrid indica dominant
Type of High
Alert, Blissful, Creative, Euphoric, Relaxing, Sedating
Citrus, Earthy, Floral, Spicy
Berry, Citrus, Earthy, Spicy
Side Effects
Dizziness, Dry eyes, Dry mouth, Paranoia, Anxiety

Master Kush is the offspring of landrace Hindu Kush and Skunk genetics. A unique indica-dominant and award-winning strain, Master Kush very quickly took over Amsterdam coffeeshops after coming on the scene in the early 90s. It provides an initial euphoric high that transitions into full body relaxation. Used to relieve anxiety, depression and stress as well as chronic body pain and inflammation, Master Kush also makes food more appetizing so plan accordingly. Beneficial in getting a good night’s sleep but still leaving you with a clear head in the morning. The smoke is smooth and non-expansive, however, a caution for inexperienced users, the high comes on slowly making it easy to over medicate and end up stuck on the couch.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 63-70 days
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) Early October

A vigorous plant, Master Kush thrives under most growing conditions, producing well in indoor and greenhouse set-ups. This variety grows into a medium-sized, compact, densely formed plant with sparse, spikey, forest green leaves. Master Kush’s ball-shaped buds are light green with long hairs that range from white to orange in color. Buds are dense, thick, and heavy, which makes mold a risk in humid climates. Advantageously non-smelly while growing, the resulting bud has a hint of earthiness and sweet citrus but is virtually without taste. Origins: Hindu Kush x Skunk. Flowering: 63-70 days. Harvest: early October.

Ed Rosenthal, The Big Book of Buds

This strain is hardy and vigorous, thriving in most conditions and doing especially well indoors and in greenhouse settings. It's medium-sized, compact, dense plant with spiky forest-green leaves and ball-shaped buds with long orange hairs. It has little scent while growing.

Master Kush is known for its farmer-friendly genetics. Portly buds hang heavy on the branch of this medium height plant. This plant size lends itself well to indoor grows, but the strain also thrives outdoors. Master Kush has a short flowering time and large yields, making it a favorite amongst commercial farmers. And Master Kush has a notable lack of odor normally exhibited by skunky marijuana plants, making it a viable option for stealth gardens.

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First called High Rise, Master Kush was developed in one of the tall buildings in Amsterdam's Bijlmer area. Coffeeshop owners and regulars alike fell head over heels in love with this exclusive tetraploid strain. By popular demand, this Hindu Kush / Skunk hybrid was stabilized and marketed, and it has been a classic ever since.

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The flavor of Master Kush is definitely a Kush derivative, with citrusy and earthy notes, as well as hints of pine and spice. It's a smooth smoke, and the taste and scent are fairly similar, and it provides an all-over buzz that can lead to couch-lock. It's highly potent, and is an excellent choice for most medical treatment, but is especially beneficial for pain relief and appetite enhancement.

Master Kush is a strain originally named High Rise, which comes from south Amsterdam. This mostly Indica strain gained popularity in coffee shops there as a unique tetraploid strain. Most cannabis strains are diploid. They have two sets of chromosomes, one from each parent in each cell. Tetraploid strains carry four times the number of haploid chromosomes, making eight sets.

Master Kush, originally known as High Rise, is a cross between Hindu Kush and Skunk. This Indica dominant hybrid was first developed in the tall buildings in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer area. High Rise quickly became wildly popular in Amsterdam coffeeshops. The name was changed to Master Kush and the strain became a staple of the Amsterdam marijuana scene. Master Kush won the Cannabis Cup in 1992 and 1993 only elevating the marijuana strains popularity. In most medical marijuana states Master Kush is so popular it is available at every dispensary.

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1st High Times Cannabis Cup (Hydro Cup)


1st High Times Cannabis Cup


1st High Times Cannabis Cup