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Bubba Kush is a heavy hitting strain that clocks in at 80% indica. Its original genetics have not been documented well but we do know a bit. This strain was named after OG Kush and an unknown mother strain that only became known later on. The unknown mother strain supposedly originates from New Orleans and locals nicknamed it, Bubba.
But there is some debate within the community about the accuracy of this claim. Some argue that the mother plant is a Northern Lights strain. Others believe it could also be of Afghani decent because of its bulky bud characteristics. Regardless of how it was created, it is now a common strain found in many dispensaries across the U.S.
Before 1998, Bubba Kush was only available as a clone. But ever since it became popular, it was bred specifically to produce seeds and is now available across the entire globe. It's easy to see why people love this strain when it consistently tests between 15% and 22% THC.
Bubba Kush is relatively easy to grow. Novice cultivators find this strain to be great for them to practice their green thumb skills. It’ll grow short and bushy indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses.
When grown outdoors it has a natural resistance to molds and pests. It craves consistent sunlight and temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When grown indoors, it does well in soil but produces more in hydroponic systems.
It will flower in 8 to 9 weeks and have yields on the lower side of the spectrum. But the quality of the flower is high. The buds are dense, thick and heavily covered in trichomes. It’s so sticky that the high provided from each bud is powerful and sensational.
Bubba Kush is an amazing strain that makes people feel great and gives consumers a powerful high. The most common positive effects reported are relaxed, happy, sleepy, euphoric and hungry. There are also other amazing benefits that this strain provides.
Patients and recreational users also use this strain to combat symptoms of stress, insomnia, pain, depression and lack of appetite. Sometimes it can cause people to have the munchies, but it is not usually powerful enough to help people who struggle with appetite.
Medicinal patients love this strain because it provides relief from more serious symptoms. Bubba Kush alleviates symptoms of Chronic Stress and Depression, ADD/ADHD and severe sleep deprivation. The amazing body buzz and couch locking high helps medical patients destress from their aches and pains.
There are a few negatives associated with this strain. But they are easy to deal with and not very serious. For example, dry mouth is the most common complaint reported by users. To alleviate the symptoms of cotton mouth, have a refreshing drink handy like a cool bottle of water.
Dry eyes are the second most common side effect of this strain. This can easily be overcome by using eye drops to keep those eyes watered and moist. Other side effects that are not so common are dizziness, anxiety and paranoia.
People need to remember that this strain has powerful psychoactive effects that may take a few minutes to fully manifest. Have a puff or two and wait a few minutes until you know how it will affect you. Also remember that the couch lock sensation gets stronger as time goes on. Therefore, the high feels like it gets stronger as time goes on. If you did consume too much, sit down, relax and try to enjoy the high or dose with CBD.
After a few puffs, consumers claim that they feel a strong narcotic effect whizzing through their body. They feel foggy, disoriented and spacy. The relaxing body buzz intensifies as time goes on and as a result, it couch-locks people. As more time moves on, the body buzz remains but people start to feel clearer headed. They can maintain mental focus and have normal conversations with people but still struggle to be active.
The Bubba Kush smell is pretty amazing too. When this strain blooms in flower, it gives off fragrances of coffee and cocoa with a hint of fruit. Smoking Bubba Kush tends to be harsh and causes people to cough thanks to the heavy Kush genetic influences.
Unfortunately, the purple colors do not create a grape-like taste. But on exhale, the strain gives people a sweet and peppery flavor. This strain is also an odiferous strain. If smokers want to sneak a toke, it will be difficult to hide this stains aroma once lit.