Master Kush Strain

Originally named “High Rise” due to this strain being born in an Amsterdam residential building, Master Kush strain is a supreme indica powerhouse.

It is quite possibly one of the most famed strains out there, having received shoutouts from no other than Snoop Dogg, but also more formal accolades as the winner of two Cannabis Cup awards.

Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
10% / 90% 14 oz / m²18 oz+ / plant8 – 10 weeks indoors, late September to early October outdoors.

Master Kush is a 90% indica strain, that is said to be the result of a mix of two lush landrace strains from the renowned Hindu Kush region.

While some claim that it is a fusion of Hindu Kush and Skunk #1, one thing is for sure – this strain was proudly created in the middle of urban Amsterdam.

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    This power-indica is known for its ability to slow and calm down your body, without making it feel like your brain is frozen up.

    Master Kush is the master at balancing the best of highs to create a smooth and enjoyable full-body high, without the mental heaviness.

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    Information About Master Kush Strain

    ORIGIN Hindu Kush; bred out of two landrace strains
    EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
    Happy – 7
    Sleepy – 6
    Euphoric – 6
    Uplifted – 5
    FRAGRANCE Citrus, earthy, fragrant, mellow, pungent, sweet
    FLAVORS Earthy, pungent, sweet, woody, citrus
    ADVERSE REACTIONS Dry mouth – 10
    Dry eyes – 8
    Dizzy – 3
    Paranoid – 2
    Headache – 1
    MEDICAL Stress – 10
    Pain – 8
    Depression – 8
    Insomnia – 8
    Lack of appetite – 5
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR Late September, early October
    THC CONTENT % 20%-24%
    CBD % 1.00%
    INDICA/SATIVA % 90% / 10%
    INDOOR YIELD 14 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD 18 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATE Hot and sunny tropical climate

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    This indica is no starter-strain. Master Kush is seriously potent, and doesn’t require many puffs to take effect. It will lead you into a deep couch lock, relaxing your whole body and creating stunning visuals that will add to the enjoyment.

    Master Kush will make your body feel tingly and happy. If you are coming from a long day at work, especially if you have spent time running around getting things done, then you will appreciate the effects of this strain.

    This almost pure indica will have a light effect on your cerebral buzz, but is all about making your body relax fully. A certain euphoria can be felt when smoking Master Kush, and it will keep you feeling consistently happy and uplifted for a few hours, eventually getting you ready for your bed and a long and restful night of sleep


    Master Kush carries a very potent, dank smell that is instantly recognizable. This strain is quite fragrant, reminiscent of an earthy-citrus note that is both mellow and pungent, with a hint of sweetness. The strong, distinct whiff of Master Kush can instantly fill the room with its powerful aroma.


    This strain is quite pungent even in taste. Master Kush’s flavor has a certain woody-sweetness to it that is pleasant and smooth. It tastes pleasantly earthy with a shock of citrus, making it taste much the way it smells.

    Adverse reactions

    This indica may make you feel like you have a mouth full of cotton, and Master Kush can make your mouth and your eyes feel dry and slightly dehydrated. A little bout of dizziness may be observed in smoking this strain

    Master Kush is a potent strain, so handle with care. If consumed in larger doses, one might experience a mild form of paranoia, which can consequently lead to a minor headache. For those who want to avoid the munchies, this Kush can definitely lead you straight towards the fridge in search for snacks.


    This super-indica is famed for its medicinal powers and is popular for many reasons. Master Kush has been prescribed for many physical and mental ailments, and has proven itself to be very effective in treating temporary and chronic conditions.

    Because it is a strong relaxant, patients who suffer from debilitating stress can find that Master Kush makes for the perfect strain to unwind to. Pain sufferers love this strain for its ability to melt away muscle spasms, headaches, migraines and joint pains, allowing them to relax and manage their pain in an easier way.

    Master Kush will help relax the mind and body while still keeping the thinking sharp enough to remain fully functional.


    Master Kush is also widely prescribed to those who need help in finding a night of restful and restorative sleep. Depressionanxiety and other mental disorders may also be treated with this mood altering strain.


    Master Kush is quite easy to grow. This well-engineered strain is a high yielder, especially if you manage to successfully cultivate it outdoors, where it prefers a hot and tropical climate, where it can get a lot of sun. This indica is quite short in build, and makes itself easy to care for by being resistant to many pests and common molds and parasites.

    Flowering Time


    This strain takes an average of 8 to 10 weeks to flower and make itself ready for a thorough harves. An estimated 14 ounces per square meter can be expected in yield from a Master Kush plant grown indoors.


    Master Kush can yield around an average of 18 ounces per plant when it is kept outdoors, in hot and sunny climates. Generally, this strain should be ready for a harvest around the end of September or early in October.


    1. Hindu Kush
    2. Skunk #1

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      FAQ About Master Kush Strain

      What is the Master Kush strain yield?

      Master Kush yields 14 ounces per square meter indoors and 18 ounces or more per plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Master Kush have?

      From 20% to 24%

      What are the origins of the Master Kush strain?

      Some people claim that it is a mix of two landrace strains from the Hindu Kush region, while others believe it to be a cross between Skunk #1 and Hindu Kush strains.

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


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