Robert Bergman

September 5, 2019

Bubba Kush is a distinctive indica strain widely popularized among recreational and medical users world wide. Its strong tranquilizing properties guarantee a beautifully dreamy euphoric state, making Bubba Kush the go-to choice for those seeking a stress-crushing smoke.

A famed native of California, Bubba Kush is said to have been created by crossing an OG Kush hybrid with an unknown indica rumoured to be from New Orleans. Its parentage is also known to stem from Northern Lights, however, it isn’t 100% certain.

Bubba Kush was created in 1996, and has since become somewhat of a sensation. It has gained notoriety in the United States for being heavy on the couch-lock, making Bubba Kush a popular and effective relaxant.

Information about Bubba Kush strain

ORIGIN OG Kush with a rumoured Northern Lights or Afghani
EFFECTS relaxed – 10
sleepy – 7
happy – 7
euphoric – 6
hungry – 5
dry eyes – 5
dizzy – 3
paranoid – 3
anxious – 2
FRAGRANCE spice, sweet, earthy, coffee, nutty
FLAVORS earthy, sweet, pungent, chocolate, coffee
MEDICAL stress – 10
pain – 8
insomnia – 7
depression – 6
lack of appetite – 4
THC CONTENT % 14-22%
CBD % 0.06%-0.1%
INDICA / SATIVA % 90% / 10%
OUTDOOR YIELD 20oz/ plant
CLIMATE warm, springtime climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Bubba Kush is an exceptionally effective muscle relaxant. Muscle tension is easily eased with a couple of puffs of this strain, and a pleasant, heavy euphoria is quickly observed. It is the quintessential happy-strain, putting the mind and body at ease without delay.

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If you are trying to stay focused, this isn’t the strain for you. Bubba Kush has a high that is hazy and soothing, and plunges you in a dream-like state with an intense head high that can contain visuals. It can induce a state of relaxation, and sleepiness, if consumed in larger doses.

Bubba Kush bud
Bubba Kush bud

A happy, delightful mental high can be observed, often encouraging forgetting one’s day-to-day stresses and allowing for a deep unwinding. Expect some heavy eyelids, as this preferably night-time strain is guaranteed to physically blanket you in a cloud of sleepiness, much like the sandman has been around for a visit.

Its most common side effect is a feeling of dry mouth accompanied with dry eyes and a sensation of feeling dehydrated. A general feeling of being “stuck on your couch” can easily happen, because its strong indica properties can create a heavy-body sensation that can leave you feeling like you can’t move.


Bubba Kush has a very invigorating aroma, smelling much like coffee and roasted nuts at times. It has a hint of pine and earthiness, which rounds up its full-bodied fragrance. When smoked, Bubba Kush leaves a cloud of spice and sweetness that lingers in the vicinity.

Bubba Kush strain fragrance
Bubba Kush fragrance


Much like its aroma, Bubba Kush has a strong nutty taste to it. It has inherited the tanginess of its OG Kush heritage, making it taste reminiscent of pine and spice. Certain notes of chocolate and sweetness can be observed at times, and leaves an aftertaste that hints at a tootsie roll.

Adverse Reaction

Bubba Kush is widely known as a heavy smoke, and generally isn’t recommended for a morning smoke. It can make you feel lethargic and dizzy if taken in small doses. In some cases, paranoia may be observed, especially in those who aren’t accustomed to its heaviness, causing a mild form of confusion and anxiety.

Its most common side effect is a feeling of dry mouth accompanied with dry eyes and a sensation of feeling dehydrated. A general feeling of being “stuck on your couch” can easily happen, because its strong indica properties can create a heavy-body sensation that can leave you feeling like you can’t move.


Bubba Kush is a famed medically used strain, due to its potency and effectivity. It is used to fight off feelings of stress and restlessness, and comes highly recommended for the treatment of pain.

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Insomnia, which can be triggered by anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, can be successfully mended with the regular use of Bubba Kush. Its strength can provide a relaxing full night’s rest, often not taking much time before kicking in and inducing sleep.

A lack of appetite observed in those who are undergoing treatment for cancer, especially radiation and chemotherapy, may regain their hunger when using Bubba Kush. It is also highly effective as a powerful pain-reliever, healing many aches and pains both acute and chronic.


Easy to grow all-round, Bubba Kush can be cultivated in both indoor and outdoor setting, but is known to produce the highest yields in hydroponic environments. It is naturally resistant to most common diseases and molds, and relatively uncomplicated to keep.

Growing bubba kush
Growing your own strain

Flowering Time

Bubba Kush, when grown indoors, has a flowering time of about 8-9 weeks. The buds grow to about a medium size, and the grower can expect a yield of about an estimated 15 ounces per square meter.

Ready for harvest mostly around the end of October, Bubba Kush can yield around 20 ounces per plant. It prefers a warm, dry spring time environment but can also flourish in slightly cooler settings.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own bubba kush? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By Scotty

    ,27 Sep 2017
    I'm very grateful for you and your staff and website. I've read a rule of thumb was for harvest time 8 wks for indica and 10 for sativa. What are some of the breeds that appear done yet are still […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,30 Sep 2017
      Scotty, Sativa takes longer than 10 weeks most of the time. It is best to monitor the trichomes with a 60-100x pocket microscope or a jeweler's loupe. IN order to get the best out of your efforts; I suggest you […]Read More
  2. By Adam

    ,04 Jan 2018
    This strain is a pig when it comes to nutes loves cal mag in coco. 1700ppm in flower
  3. By Rodrigo

    ,12 Jul 2018
    Hi there, What type of fertilizer should I be using? What type of regimen (frequency, stage, duration) should I be looking to apply? Any and all insight is appreciated. Thank you
  4. By Paul Willard.

    ,11 Nov 2018
    I love ILGM..I just purchased your Bubba Kush seeds...All of them are currently growing nicely..And I always used your web site for my growing problems...Thanks..You guys rock..👏👏👍Paul.
  5. By Meghan Lee

    ,26 Jul 2019
    Bubba Kush is one of my favorites. The nutty flavor just catches me.
  6. By Steve

    ,03 Aug 2019
    I grew some Bubba Kush two years ago and it was legit couchlock shiz. Purps like ive never seen. Pics below. Growing 3 this year and will update. How do i attach a pic?

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