From the land of sunny Spain comes Queso, now known as Kiss, which blends together the genetics of the popular Cheese and illustrious Afghani. The former is powerfully potent with a distinct terpene profile that is reminiscent of dairy delicacy. Meanwhile, the latter is an indigenous strain that adds strength to a plant’s frame once it is added into the genetic mix.
Cannabis connoisseurs are drawn to Kiss for its versatility. It works impressively as a recreational strain that uplifts the mood just as it crushes any of the stress accumulated from the day or week. Patients, on the other hand, will find that it is a great source of comfort for both mental and physical afflictions.
There is also much to say about it in the growing room. It is an impressive breeding strain with ties to two of the most resilient parents in the cannabis industry. As such, it has a sturdy frame, vigorous yields, a short flowering period, and good resistance to common pests and diseases.
Information About Kiss Strain
|ORIGIN||Cheese and Afghani|
|EFFECTS||Hungry – 10|
Sleepy – 10
Euphoric – 7
Creative – 7
|FRAGRANCE||Cheese, skunk, spice, earthy|
|FLAVORS||Spicy, cheese, skunk, earthy|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry mouth – 10|
Paranoid – 10
Anxious – 5
|MEDICAL||Fatigue – 10|
Lack of appetite – 10
Pain – 10
Stress – 10
Depression – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||7 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Late September to mid-October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||5 to 7 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||22%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||28 ounces or more per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Resistant to pests and disease|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Kiss is a potent strain that boasts up to 22% THC. However, its effects are not at all overwhelming. In fact, it tends to start slow, with a barely noticeable euphoria that users will only be aware of once it has begun and there is a change in dispositions.
It brings with it a sense of mental clarity that sharpens the senses, amplifying sounds and sights. With fresh perspectives, users experience a renewed creativity that inspires profound ideas. Together with a heightened focus, one could work tirelessly while pursuing projects.
One of the best times to use the strain is after work but before dinner. The subtle mental stimulation, as well as expended energy toward work, is hunger-inducing. Having snacks prepared ahead of time will keep users focused on the task at hand. Unless, of course, it is related to cooking or preparing a meal.
After about an hour or two, a soothing buzz trickles down from the temples. It kneads each muscle into mush, making users feel lazy as it slowly settles in the limbs. It relaxes the body, tranquilizing each ache and pain that would have otherwise kept one up at night.
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It usually spirals into a sedating comedown as the hours pass. In all likelihood, users lounging on the couch or rolling around the bed will fall fast asleep in a dreamy state.
Kiss embodies its former name, Queso. It has a cheesy overtone that intensifies after breaking apart the buds. Enhancing it are notes of skunk and spice. Combusting it, on the other hand, reveals subtle earthy aromas.
Toking Kiss would be similar to eating a bowl of spicy mac and cheese. It has hints of skunk that improve its overall flavor, and, at the exhale, it leaves an earthy aftertaste.
Like all strains, Kiss induces the unavoidable cottonmouth. Along with it are dry eyes as cannabinoids begin to inhibit the production of moisture. There is also the possibility of anxiety and paranoia, especially when consumed beyond personal tolerance levels. One’s disposition before the high can also be a contributor to this adverse reaction. As such, only consume the strain when in a happy mood.
Users experiencing psychological distress, either as the result of chronic stress, depression, or PTSD, will find an ally in Kiss. It is a powerful strain with the capacity to temporarily negate the feeling of despair, gloom, and hopelessness with its uplifting euphoria. Turning bleak days around, its invigorating head buzz brings back one’s zest for life.
Apart from inducing a mood lift, the main psychoactive compound of the bud also has physical benefits. It has analgesic properties that ease the burden on users with chronic pain issues as well as stress-induced fatigue. It is particularly effective against common aches caused by arthritis, headaches, backaches, as well as knee, and joint pains.
Its tranquilizing relaxation also work well against pains in the gastrointestinal tract. It soothes the stomach and, along with its subtle stimulation, brings back a lost appetite. Hence, it could also work against the nauseating effects of chemotherapy; providing cancer patients with some degree of relief.
Kiss is one of the easiest strains to grow. It is great for beginners especially because of its above-average resistance to pests and common diseases. Moreover, it has a reliable frame with a sturdy stalk and branches that can carry the weight of its heavy buds.
It could be grown anywhere – inside controllable environment or out in the open in a garden or farm. It does not require any deviation from the usual gardening practices, feeding, and nutrition. However, boosters and additional phosphorus during the flowering phase are welcome for fattening up the buds. Topping may be a necessity since it tends to grow tall.
Growers with knowledge of advanced growing techniques like the Sea or Screen of Green could prepare some provisions for the grow tent or room ahead of time. Both will encourage bud production and a shorter vegetative phase while also providing support to its branches. Installing HID lights of at least 600-watts will also assist in its growth.
It has a propensity for sunny, balmy climates like the Mediterranean or in regions like Spain, Portugal, Italy, or countries in Asia. The access to sunlight makes it grow big, reaching up to a height of 7 feet. It develops a robust structure with added strength in its stalks and branches.
Carbon filters are a necessity when it comes to growing Kiss indoors. As harvest fast approaches, it becomes more pungent by the day, potentially reeling in the unwanted attention of nosy neighbors. Outdoors, its aroma is usually dispersed by the wind.
One of Kiss’ best traits is its short flowering period. Growers usually only need to wait 7 to 9 weeks for its flowers to fully blossom and mature. At harvest, it yields at least 18 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the northern hemisphere, Kiss flowers from the last week of September to the middle of October. Growers can expect at least 28 ounces of buds per plant at the chop down.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Kiss? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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