Cannabis, in general, is known to produce some of the most mind-altering sensations known to man. At the same time, the plant is capable of relaxing and calming even the most agitated person and can provide temporary yet effective symptom relief to various types of illnesses.
Information about Cataract Kush:
|Sativa/Indica %||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|1% / 99%||12-17 oz/ m2||17 ounces per plant||8-9 weeks indoors, Mid October outdoors.|
Hence, quite a number cannabis varieties are given aliases that relate to their specific effects. Although these are only figurative representations of how the strain temporarily affects the body, it is very effective in gaining a lot of attention especially from users who are especially fond of all the strong psychoactive and heavy body effects of certain strains.
Speaking of such varieties, one good example is the strain called Cataract Kush. Most of us have probably heard of a certain medical condition called cataract. Well, the strain’s name is obviously inspired on that for a reason. While the actual cataract can be a progressive condition that will ultimately blur one’s vision, the Cataract Kush strain can temporarily cause a wonky visual sense among smokers.
Although this might be a little disturbing or uncomfortable to some, the experience is actually tolerable to seasoned users. This leads us to the discussion on the overall profile of this strain. Unfortunately, beginners might have to take their time before they can start smoking on this one and the information below will prove that point.
DNA Genetics takes the credit for the creation of Cataract Kush. It was developed by crossing the well-respected California-born OG Kush and the award-winning LA Confidential. The latter has won numerous awards from the High Times Cannabis Cup and has continued to be one of the most highly regarded strains today.
Users of Cataract Kush would describe its smoking experience as like having cataracts on their eyes. Thus, it’s uncanny name. Nonetheless, there is no reason to panic since the cataract-like effect is only temporary.
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Information about Cataract Kush:
|ORIGIN||LA Confidential and OG Kush|
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Uplifted – 10
Euphoric – 10
Happy – 9
Sleepy – 8
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 5
Dizzy – 3
Paranoid – 1
Anxious – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Skunky, pungent, earthy, floral, spicy|
|FLAVORS||Spicy, skunky, diesel, citrus|
|MEDICAL||Pain – 10|
Stress – 7
Inflammation – 6
Insomnia – 5
Depression – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Mid October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||Up to 4 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||20% to 24%|
|CBD %||0.05% to 0.83%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||99%/1%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 17 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||17 ounces or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Cooler temperate climates|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Cataract Kush has the reputation of being a creeper, but it is certainly not to be underestimated. The stain is equipped with a maximum of 24% THC level, making it one of the most highly potent strains available in the market. Consequently, it is not the best strain choice for novice users or practically those with low tolerance to high THC concentration.
The strain is 99% Indica, so users should expect a type of high that is really heavy on the body. However, Cataract Kush still offers a significant head buzz that is characterized by an uplifting euphoria and a happy sensation.
Once the dominating Indica concentration kicks in, users will feel a sense of deep relaxation that can effectively induce sedation and sleep. In higher doses, the strain can easily stimulate laziness, lethargy and even couch lock especially when users overindulge on the strain.
Note that the effects of Cataract Kush may continue to build-up long after the user stops smoking it. Due to its strong sedative properties, Cataract Kush is an ideal evening strain for both recreational and medical use.
The classic kush aroma of the strain is reflected in its strong skunky smell of pungent earth and pine accompanied by a tinge of floral and spicy notes, making its overall fragrance a delightful experience for veteran users.
To complement its potent high and strong aroma, the strain offers its users with a delicious combination of skunky diesel coupled with hints of citrus, exotic spices, and sweet herbs. Cataract Kush’s strong flavors are especially pleasing for seasoned users who appreciate a classic kush taste.
Aside from the actual cataract-like effect of the strain, users can also expect a few adverse reactions from using Cataract Kush.
To wit, the most commonly reported side effect of the strain is dry mouth which may oftentimes be accompanied by dry eyes. Due to Cataract Kush’s significantly weaker cerebral effects, it is less likely to cause dizziness, paranoia, and anxiety.
The combination of its dominant Indica content and strong potency gives the strain enough power to effectively relieve pain caused by various health conditions. It is also known to lower stress levels while alleviating symptoms of inflammation.
Furthermore, Cataract Kush’s sedative properties are especially beneficial for patients with a sleeping disorder. Patients dealing with depression may also find relief in the uplifting effect of the strain.
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Good news for prospective growers. Cataract Kush may be grown indoors or outdoors and is known to be very forgiving even to novice growers.
Given that the ideal conditions are met, the buds of Cataract Kush should be ready for harvest by mid-October. The total yield can be as abundant at 17 ounces or more per plant.
the strain can thrive either in a hydro or soil medium. Topping and low-stress training are advised to maximize the strain’s yield. Moreover, Cataract Kush requires cooler temperate climates if grown outdoors.
FAQ About Cataract Kush Strain
Cataract Kush yields 12-17 oz/ m2 indoors and 17 ounces per plant outdoors.
From 20% up to 24% THC.
Cataract Kush was created from a mix between LA Confidential and OG Kush.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Cataract Kush? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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