Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush marijuana strain is a distinctive Indica 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 rumored to be from New Orleans.

Its parentage is also known to stem from Northern Lights, however, it isn’t 100% certain.

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Bubba Kush weed 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.

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Bubba Kush weed strain attributes:
ORIGINOG Kush with a rumoured Northern Lights or Afghani
EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
sleepy – 7
happy – 7
euphoric – 6
hungry – 5
dry eyes – 5
dizzy – 3
paranoid – 3
anxious – 2
FRAGRANCEspice, sweet, earthy, coffee, nutty
FLAVORSearthy, sweet, pungent, chocolate, coffee
MEDICALstress – 10
pain – 8
insomnia – 7
depression – 6
lack of appetite – 4
CBD %0.06%-0.1%
INDICA / SATIVA %90% / 10%
OUTDOOR YIELD20oz / plant
CLIMATEwarm, 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.

Bubba Kush is the quintessential happy-strain, putting the mind and body at ease without delay.


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

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 terpenes

The rich aroma of this marijuana strain is derived from its exquisite terpene profile that consists of caryophyllene, L-Limonene, linalool, myrcene, and phellandrene.

Aroma & Flavor

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 weed strain 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.

Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
L-Limonenepine, pungent, turpentine, bitter
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood
Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent
Phellandrenemint, lime, citrus, herbal, floral, wood

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.

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.

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Growing Bubba Kush

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 marijuana 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.


  1. Northern Lights
  2. OG Kush

FAQ About Bubba Kush Strain

What is the Bubba Kush strain yield?

Bubba Kush yields 15oz/ m2 indoors and 20oz/ plant outdoors.

How much THC does Bubba Kush have?

From 14% to 22%

What are the origins of the Bubba Kush strain?

Bubba Kush was created in California, with its rumored to be created through a cross between OG Kush and Northern Lights.

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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17 comments on “Bubba Kush”

  1. Hello….I live in California. I am old school medical cannabis. I am in a lot of anguish. Please tell me where I can purchase Bubba Kush. I need it in my life. I cant find it in flower. Growing is not an option for me. Please refer me to a legit Sherpa who can cater to my medical needs. Thanks. Praying I get a response. 🙏✌️

    • I ordered bubba Kush seeds, started them early in greenhouse, now they’re ten foot tall Xmas trees. I wonder if I got sent the wrong seeds? My soil is homemade compost containing lots of goat shit. Could these still be bubbas?

      • Hi Zac,

        Thanks for your comment. Bubba Kush is rated as growing to an average height in general, however, if you are growing outdoors then they may well grow very tall.
        I don’t expect them to be a different strain to be honest. But if you’re on the fence about this, feel free to reach out to our customer support team with some
        pictures and we’ll have a look! ([email protected]).

        Kind regards,

  2. I was wondering why My 7 Bubbas have slowed growth…im in week 6 of veg now waiting for sex to show..and the Leafs are all ready HUGE…they are at 12 inches tall now…No ics on account the have not shown and we all Know what young plants look like…Ill keep ya psoted in here as the progress..Im sure Ill be gathering tips and tricks along the way…thatnks for this thread…This is good…yeah this is very good:bong:

  3. I love growing kush best so far , funny I paid 250 for 5 bubba kush , feminized seed , I had only tried growing twice before , n had helped in gorilla farming. Dad was growing mulinium, n I had ACCIDENTALLY got a afganistan kush seed n high dollar smoke , rare to get seed , but I killed all my bubba kush but 1 n had grew it almost to full potential had like 5 weeks , I accidentally killed it . But the 1 I got by chance made it ummmm , I smoke with everyone , just to enjoy , i thinks it’s good for us , but everyone ask me if they could buy some . I just love sharing something good , when theres to much available to us that is bad n unhealthy , it’s my body , but dont feel free to choose what is best for me . But I will try again as in to grow bubba kush , , the seed comes from original cut , it’s not crossed . I’ve grew green crack , east coast sour disease, kush . N couple of others . Kush is be a t grower for TENNESSEE, we use to have skunk weed , but not seen it like that 1985.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

    • I know what your saying paul,as I also purchased ” super skunk”seeds from “ILGM” a short while back,I’m now at the stage Where I can start to harvest Buds as they ripen.my first taste tonight and believe me “it’s good. Bong on!!!…

  6. 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

  7. 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 not in the optimum window? One plant resembles blueberry kush ( at least a couple of the pics do)looks like 70% or so brown hairs yet all kushs seem to say outdoor flowering time mid to late oct. I get hung up on stuff like this. Like everyone I just want the best for my efforts. thanks!

    • 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 join me and the gang at our support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com forum. We have a knowledgeable and friendly community to help you grow successfully from start to finish! 🙂