Master Kush

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.

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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Master Kush weed strain attributes:
ORIGINHindu Kush; bred out of two landrace strains
EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
Happy – 7
Sleepy – 6
Euphoric – 6
Uplifted – 5
FRAGRANCECitrus, earthy, fragrant, mellow, pungent, sweet
FLAVORS Earthy, pungent, sweet, woody, citrus
Dry eyes – 8
Dizzy – 3
Paranoid – 2
Headache – 1
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Pain – 8
Depression – 8
Insomnia – 8
Lack of appetite – 5
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September, early October
THC CONTENT % 20%-24%
CBD % 1.00%
INDICA/SATIVA %90% / 10%
INDOOR YIELD14 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD18 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEHot 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 weed strain buds
Master Kush Strain Effects

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 terpenes

The rich aroma of this marijuana strain is derived from α-Bisabolol, caryophyllene, myrcene, L-Limonene, terpineol and linalool.

Aroma & Flavor

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.

α-Bisabololfresh, herbal, spicy, chamomile, balsamic, sweet, floral
Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent
L-Limonenepine, pungent, turpentine, bitter
Terpineollilac, pine
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood

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.

master kush fully dried bud
Master Kush Strain Medical

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.

close up image of Master Kush bud
Master Kush Strain Growing

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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16 comments on “Master Kush”

  1. Just did my first master Kush this year and it turned out very well. You could smell it 100 yards away while drying and made some beautiful shatter from her. I only did the one and 3 White widow but will definitely do more master Kush next year. The yeild was fantastic 17 ozs.

  2. I suffer major depressive disorder dut to a debilitating disability I have of RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy aka cronic regional pain syndrome). The pain is from over active or misfired nerve pain receptors causing excruciating debilitating pain. Couldn’t continue my opioids prescriptions as I was unable to function. Thus comes in master Kush. So much better at controlling my pain then any synthetic pain pill. It is a life saver and I absolutely love it. It’s do easy to grow from seed to harvest, which I grow outdoors. Love my girls. I don’t get a super high but that’s ok because it does wonders for my nerve and muscle pains.

  3. Keith, you should really be asking these Q’s in the forum. We are set up to guide you there. We are not set up to do Q and A for an entire grow. Outdoors in that heat would require a rustic frame that is approx. 8′ high which would allow you to drape “shade cloth” over the top cutting the direct heat by 15-20f Good Luck See you in the forum 🙂

  4. Rena, Joinour forum. In the meantime., you could most likely squeeze a grow into that time frame outdoors. Perhaps if you start next year indfoors around April, you can move them outside and grow some huge plants using the Summer and available time in the fall. 🙂

  5. I’m growing master kush right now,
    My Question is ?will this strain do well in the 100 degree heat come july August? It was recommended by the team. Just scared that i will waste another year ! Having done everything u guys have recommended to combat the heat!

  6. My 1st master kush plant and I’m very interested in any hints of good growing. Our really hot part lasts from end of May till mid Sept I’m wondering if I should grow inside.

  7. Last year I grew two master kush plants outside in the UK. Started them in June and by the end of September had about 25 oz. Kept them in the greenhouse and brought them out during the hot sunny days. They were fed on Phostrogen. A very nice smoke indeed!

  8. K.P. I suggest you go here to learn what you need to know. where we have many helpful members and expert staff will to share knowledge and help you through a successful grow.

    Outdoors in 100f heat; I would put up some posts and hang 50% shade cloth to take off some of the heat stress. Also; In flower, you should only be watering using super soil. No further nutrients are really needed unless you want to boost potassium in week 5-7 of flower. Join the forum. We can answer all your questions and guide you through a grow or 2. Try to help you get some good smelling nugs. 🙂

  9. Hi Robert and crew,
    I have purchased master kush seeds to grow in Bakersfield cailkfornia.
    my only concern is will this strain handle the 100 heat in aug to september? will be planting in 30 gallon pots with coco,super soil,other things to prepare the soil, last year i grew Buuba Kush from ILGM it grew well but it did not come out tasty or have that high dolor smell,proberly operatorer error. Please any advice will be greatly Thankful

  10. i am growing my master kush right now and i have a very interesting nutrients
    table. germination is 15-55-17. vegetative 15-30-15. flowering preferred is 5-50-17. but 10-20-10 is adequate. keep in mind flushing time and also other compounds that help regulate ph as well.

  11. Grew 5 outdoors, OMG huge plants with massive weight. Super stoked on total yield. At least 4LBS of beautiful bud.

  12. I am currently growing 4 beautiful Master plants, 5 weeks in from seed, and they are growing like crazy, I have them in a 3×3 tent, the aroma from these is strong but enjoyable,. Its my first grow and so far going awesome, very stocky plant for sure not very tall maybe 8″ right now. But very full of nodes.

  13. We just grew 3 “beautiful” Master Kush plants and harvested them 3 weeks ago. The buds look outstanding! Smell is very sweet and citrus like. We smoked our first BUDS last night and “OH MY”! killer buzz. Not bad for our first attempt at the Master!