Purple Kush

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Purple Kush Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Depression, Stress, Anxiety disorder
Physical Aid
Pain relief, Inflammation, Sleep disorder, Muscle tension
Type of High
Relaxing, Sedating, Calm, Blissful
Green, Purple
Earthy, Grape, Pine, Sweet
Earthy, Pine, Sweet
Side Effects
Dry mouth, Tiredness

A therapeutic strain originally popular in California dispensaries, Purple Kush is a cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. Often chosen for its pain relief qualities and easy-going high which is helpful with depression, the bouquet of sweet grapes and pine are an added bonus. Although it is a pure indica and strongly relaxing, Purple Kush doesn’t tend to leave users stuck to their couch. Easy to grow indoors and out, it is also popular among home growers, especially those with limited space.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 50-60 days
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) Early October

This lady forms a short squat bush with very dense intermodes and huge fan leaves, staying in the 2-3 foot height range indoors. With topping or pinching she will be at least as wide as she is tall. Purple Kush’s foliage exhibits a classic indica growth pattern: a sturdy bush with dark green hues and hints of purple toward ripeness. 50-60 days flowering time. Early October outdoor harvest.


Indica lovers enjoy the limited plant heights of Purple Kush, which is perfect for stealth grows. Sea of green (SOG) methods work great with Purple Kush indoors. Outdoors expect bushy growth. Cuttings of this special clone-only marijuana strain are available from cannabis growers throughout the medical marijuana community in the Northwestern United States.


Purple Kush grows as a 2-3 foot high bush when grown indoors, though it performs well outdoors also. With pinching or topping it'll grow as wide as it is tall. The color is dark green with hints of purple as it nears ripeness.


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Emerged from Oakland, California in one of the oldest legal medical marijuana areas of the United States known as “Oaksterdam.” It resulted as a cross between two famous strains with high THC lineages - Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani.


Additional Information

Purple Kush is a clone-only marijuana strain with resin production indicative of its Indica roots. Popular with medical marijuana patients throughout California, Purple Kush users seek relief from inflammation and chronic pain while enjoying the benefit of a more restful sleep. Sedation is a desirable effect of Purple Kush and helped land the famous cannabis strain a spot on High Times Top 10 Strains List for 2006


Purple Kush has a very strong and flowery taste with hints of grape that provide a high of up to 2 hours depending on how it was dried and cured. Casual users report a very relaxing and calming buzz, without the feeling of being immobile like with other indicas. With its deep body effects that provide a sedative effect, Purple Kush is ideal for treating pain, depression, and spasms and tics. It also provides a lasting effect up to 8 hours when consumed in foods, however, patients aren’t recommended to take it if they have a busy day.


This pure Indica strain is California-bred and is a favorite at medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state, because it's extremely beneficial at treating depression and chronic pain. Purple Kush has a grape-y sweet flavor with earthiness and pine, and provides a strong, deep stone treats many conditions as well as those mentioned above. Hash fans should enjoy the soft pine bouquet of the smoke, and those who prize potency will love this strain.