Robert Bergman

September 11, 2018

Nothing is quite like CBD Kush. Its neon green nugs make heads turn while a whiff of its aroma is enough to bring back memories of the lush countryside where everything seems calm and serene. While it may take some time before one arrives at such a place, the bud delivers a similar feeling through its uplifting high.

By today’s standards, CBD Kush is unique in that it is not a highly potent THC strain. It is enriched with CBD and boasts ratios ranging from 1:1 to 4:1. Created for the medical marijuana community, the Indica-leaning strain provides a reprieve against a myriad of health conditions.

In partnership with CBD Crew, Dutch Passion developed CBD Kush by crossing Kandy Kush with a CBD rich strain that remains unnamed to this day. The former, however, is a potent bud that is also quite popular among medical users of marijuana for its pain-relieving properties.

Information about CBD Kush:

ORIGIN Kandy Kush
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Happy – 9
Focused – 6
Uplifted – 6
Euphoric – 3
Dizzy – 1
Headache – 1
FRAGRANCE Sweet, floral, earthy, woody, nutty
FLAVORS Earthy, sweet, floral, woody, nutty
MEDICAL Pain – 10
Stress – 8
Inflammation – 6
Muscle spasms – 4
Depression – 4
THC CONTENT % 7% to 8%
CBD % 7% to 8%
INDICA / SATIVA % 60%/40%
INDOOR YIELD 10 to 12 ounces per plant
OUTDOOR YIELD 12 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE warm and dry mediterranean outdoor climate
GROWTH LEVEL Easy to grow

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Despite its medicinal purpose, recreational users may still enjoy CBD Kush for its subtle mind and body high. In fact, at up to 8% THC, it is a great strain for curious enthusiasts starting out with marijuana. Meanwhile, those with more experience appreciate the bud for its relaxing effects.

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It takes quite a while for CBD Kush’s slow-starting onset to manifest. When it does, it generally begins a gradual upliftment of the mind that brought about by a euphoric rush. The upbeat disposition also starts the work day right by sharpening one’s sense of focus.

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CBD Kush has a prominent body high. It is marked by a soothing sensation that loosens tightness and tension. It comes in the rhythmic fashion of waves until, eventually, it envelops users in a deep sense of relaxation.

Of course, the Indica effects are not at all hard-hitting or sedating due to the low levels of THC. For this reason, it can be used any time during the day.


Kandy Kush’s influence is evident in CBD Kush’s flavors. Like its descendant, the latter has a sweet and floral aroma with a tinge of wet soil. Meanwhile, its undertones of wood and nut is an obvious influence of OG Kush.


CBD Kush bursts in the palate with a strong earthy flavor. Enhancing it are sweet undertones of flowers and overtones of woods. On the exhale, a nutty aftertaste lingers in the mouth even after the last hit.

Adverse Reaction

Regardless of the strain, marijuana will dehydrate users especially in areas like the eyes and the mouth. This is because certain cannabinoids interfere with the production of moisture. While it may be unavoidable, users may still rehydrate with a few glasses of water.

CBD Kush Adverse Reaction
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Some users of CBD Kush may also experience temporary dizziness and minor headaches. They usually go away on their own but pacing and moderation will keep such adverse effects at bay.


With CBD levels averaging between 7% and 8%, CBD Kush is a medicinal powerhouse in the cannabis industry. It provides relief to a variety of health conditions.

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According to a 2018 study conducted by the Washington State University, high THC and high CBD strains like CBD Kush significantly reduces chronic levels of stress. The bud also decelerates the early onset of mental health issues like anxiety and, at the same time, it appeases symptoms of depression as well as PTSD.

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CBD Kush is also a great pain reliever. It eases away the sharp sting caused by sudden muscular contractions or spasms. And, with the combined efforts of its CBD, it reduces redness and swelling caused by inflammation.


Like other plants, CBD Kush thrives in natural environments. It yields more and produces tastier buds. Still, many prefer growing the medicinal strain in controlled environments where they can adjust factors such as lighting, humidity, and temperature. Not only that, the plant is kept safe from unpredictable weather and pests that could potentially harm the bud’s chemical profile.

With that said, CBD Kush retains an Indica structure. It is short and sturdy with branches that do not break off at the weight of its heavy buds. It tends to grow bushy though and may necessitate some manicuring. Apart from aesthetic reasons, pruning or trimming cuts away dead parts that eat away nutrients thereby hastening the plant’s growth. It also promotes healthier budding sites.

While it fits most areas, those with absolutely limited spaces may shorten the vegetative period. Applying the Sea of Green method will maximize the growing area as well.

Flowering Time

It usually takes CBD Kush 9 weeks to flower. Once mature, it produces up to 12 ounces of buds per square meter. It is possible, however, for growers to increase yields using the Sea of Green method.

CBD Kush usually flowers between the second or third week of October with each plant producing at least 12 ounces of buds.

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


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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