When you’re descended from one of the most well-known strains in cannabis history, then expectations are going to be high. There’s always going to be comparisons made. Questions asked. For example, is it exceptional, like its legendary parent strain? To find out the answer to that question, and many more, read on.
Here’s all you need to know about the Sweet Kush strain.
What Is the Sweet Kush Strain?
The Sweet Kush strain is a perfectly balanced hybrid strain with a 50:50 sativa to indica ratio. It is a cross between the slightly indica-dominant Sweet Tooth strain and the legendary, world-famous, OG Kush strain.
Just like OG Kush, its parent strain and all-round weed goliath, Sweet Kush offers cannabis users the best of both worlds.
Sweet Kush’s sativa genetics dominate its initial effects. The high is cerebral and uplifting at first, which induces a feeling of euphoria and happiness without being too overwhelming. As time passes, Sweet Kush’s sativa effects begin to dissipate, and its indica genetics come more to the fore. A deep feeling of relaxation sets in, which soothes both body and mind.
Make no mistake, while Sweet Kush’s effects are enjoyable, they are also extremely potent. While Sweet Kush’s THC level can be as low as 15%, it can also reach a pretty potent 20.5%. Therefore, Sweet Kush has an average THC level of around 18%, so it is pretty strong. For this reason, Sweet Kush is arguably unsuitable for novice cannabis consumers.
Even experienced cannabis users should be careful not to over-consume on Sweet Kush. Dosage is crucial as couchlock is guaranteed if you overindulge on this strain. Sweet Kush’s powerful indica effects tend to cause consumers of this strain to feel very sleepy as they take hold. Therefore, the nature of Sweet Kush’s effects makes this strain much better suited to evening rather than daytime use.
Sweet Kush also has an appetite-enhancing effect, so it is advisable to have some snacks nearby in case you become couch-locked.
When you first smell and taste Sweet Kush, it’s clear that it got its name as much from its aroma and flavor as it did from being a combination of its parent strain’s names.
Sweet Kush has a mouth-wateringly sweet and citrusy fragrance that is complemented nicely by earthy and floral undertones.
Some say that Sweet Kush’s taste is very similar to a lemon drop candy. As you exhale this strain’s velvety smooth smoke, your taste buds are simply bursting with citrusy sweetness. Apart from its sweeter, lemony flavors, there are also some tasty spicy and piney notes. On the inhale, Sweet Kush’s herbal flavors are most noticeable.
Sweet Kush has distinctively colored emerald green buds. What’s most striking about a mature Sweet Kush plant is that it looks like it has been rolled in moist sugar due to its generous coating of resinous trichomes. The bright orange pistils that grow prominently on the plant’s surface give it a further touch of vibrancy.
Perhaps the combination of Sweet Kush’s emerald green buds, its white sugary trichomes, and its bright-orange pistils, which resemble the three colors of the Irish flag, is why this strain is sometimes referred to as Irish Kush or Sweet Irish Kush.
Sweet Kush Strain Grow Info
The good news for novice growers is that Sweet Kush’s growth difficulty is rated as easy. While this plant can be grown indoors or outdoors, it thrives when grown outdoors in a warm and sunny climate.
Experienced Sweet Kush growers recommend using soil as the growing medium to achieve the best possible terpene profile. Humidity is not too much of an issue as Sweet Kush is reportedly resistant to common molds and mildew.
The indoor flowering period for a Sweet Kush plant is around the seven to the eight-week mark. Indoor growers can expect an average yield of around seventeen ounces per square meter.
If you are growing your Sweet Kush plant outdoors, then late September to early October is ideal for harvesting. Outdoors, Sweet Kush typically produces a generous return of about twenty ounces per plant.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest THC level recorded in a sample of Sweet Kush is believed to be 20.5%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The highest CBD level recorded in a Sweet Kush sample was 1%.
Medical Benefits of the Sweet Kush Strain
Sweet Kush provides a positive, uplifting effect that may offer temporary relief to people with mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Also, as Sweet Kush instills a feeling of relaxation, it may be helpful for stress relief.
As Sweet Kush deeply relaxes the body, it may provide temporary relief to those suffering from chronic pain. Some say that Sweet Kush can help to alleviate a wide variety of painful conditions. Among these are arthritis, lower back pain, and headaches, to name just a few.
As Sweet Kush has pretty powerful soporific effects, it is a very popular strain with medicinal marijuana users with insomnia.
Possible Side Effects of the Sweet Kush Strain
The most commonly reported side effects associated with the Sweet Kush strain are cottonmouth and dry eyes. However, some users say that they experienced heightened anxiety and paranoia and a slight headache after consuming this strain.
It is crucial to be mindful of the potency of Sweet Kush’s effects before consuming it. Less is definitely more with this strain when it comes to dosage.
As already mentioned, couchlock is another side effect associated with Sweet Kush. Its indica genetics have a naturally relaxing effect on the body. If you are a novice smoker or you overindulge, then it is highly likely that you will end up couch-locked.
Final Thoughts on the Sweet Kush Strain
The Sweet Kush strain is a well-balanced hybrid that ticks many boxes. Its sativa genetics produces an uplifting and euphoric high, which will please many recreational smokers out there.
On the other hand, its indica genetics instill such a deep feeling of relaxation and calm that medicinal marijuana consumers will also love it. Sweet Kush may be useful for pain management, stress relief, and also for inducing sleep.
It is arguably a little unfair to compare Sweet Kush to OG Kush, seeing as the latter has established a reputation for itself over several years. It is fairer to say that Sweet Kush is a top-quality strain in its own right.
Sweet Kush’s enticing flavor and aroma may lull you into a false sense of security, but make no mistake about it, its effects are potent. It will leave you glued to the couch if you overindulge. Remember, before you consume this strain, that less is more.