Kush (cannabis)

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A close up of dried "Bubba Kush" flowers
SpeciesCannabis indica

Kush generally refers to a pure or hybrid Cannabis indica strain.[1] Pure C. indica strains include Afghan Kush, Hindu Kush, Green Kush, and Purple Kush.[1] Hybrid strains of C. indica include Blueberry Kush and Golden Jamaican Kush.[1] The term "kush" is now also used as a slang word for cannabis.[2]

The origins of Kush Cannabis are from landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Western India[3] with the name coming from the Hindu Kush mountain range. "Hindu Kush" strains of Cannabis were taken to the United States in the mid-to-late 1970s and continue to be available there to the present day.[4]

Popular kush strains include OG Kush, Bubba Kush, and Purple Kush.[5]

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  2. ^ Madison Margolin (April 7, 2017). "'Kush' and '420' Are Now Officially in the Dictionary". Jane Street. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  3. ^ Geoffrey William Guy; Brian Anthony Whittle; Philip Robson (2004). The Medicinal Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Pharmaceutical Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-85369-517-2.
  4. ^ ElSohly, Mahmoud A. (2006). Marijuana And The Cannabinoids (PDF). Humana Press. p. 10. ISBN 1-58829-456-0.
  5. ^ "What is 'Kush' cannabis?". Leafly. 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2022-06-28.