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Bubba Kush’s namesake is Matt “Bubba” Berger, who was the person who transported the plant from Florida to Los Angeles in 1996 for it to be cultivated. Bubba Kush has a mostly peppery scent but still exhibits citrus, herbal, and earthy tones. Bubba Kush has a bit of a lower percentage of THC compared to strains like SFV OG and Banana Kush but still shows similar effects. Like SFV OG Kush, it is a deeply calming form that is used for its tranquilizing effects. The strain’s top uses are to help alleviate stress, pain, and insomnia. Dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness, and an unusual appetite may occur as side effects of this strain. This strain is known to be one of the easiest types of Kush to grow.
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This strain is one of the more calming (rather than energizing) strains of Kush, but it still gives a sense of euphoria and happiness. SFV OG Kush resulted from the crossover between Afghani and SFV OG strains. Interestingly, this strain is not only used by people with depression and anxiety, but this strain is unique from other types of Kush where it is also used to treat people in pain. The sedative effects of Kush come to use and act as a pain reliever and also a relaxer. Similar to most Kush varieties, the common side effect experienced by SFV OG users is dry mouth and dry eyes.
The original gangster of Kush: the OG is the most commonly known form of Kush and is also known as one of the best Kush strains. OG Kush is known for its sedative effects plus added feelings of euphoria and joy. You now can be a happy couch potato! If you have depression, anxiety, or insomnia, this strain is usually recommended. The uplifting effects have been useful in social settings, making it easier to be around people. It is herbal, citrusy, and peppery flavored. OG Kush has a slightly higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) percentage than other Kush strains and is usually known as the highest THC strain of Kush. It is equal parts calming and energizing, so it gives you a happy balance. Happiness, relaxation, and euphoria are the commonly reported benefits of OG Kush, whereas dry mouth and dry eyes are commonly reported negative effects. It is known as a feel-good strain but also can produce paranoia with excessive use.
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Pure Kush is a very calming form of Kush. For the insomniacs and people in pain, this variety offers sedative effects and makes your body relaxed and sleepy, but happy at the same time. Stress and anxiety sufferers also report benefits from Pure Kush. Unlike most other forms of Kush, Pure Kush is known to help with nausea. Be warned, these sedative effects can be intense for your first time, and if you’re looking for an energizer, this is not the strain for you. What sort of side effects can you expect? You guessed it: dry mouth.
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Best kush strains. Kush mainly falls into the indica-hybrid category rather than Sativa, but there are many hybrid Kush strains.
For the sake of everyone online that had different cuts back then, we put some info in a Bubba thread much like this one where we grew all three of them side by side and compared. We labeled the orgnkid/katsu the GREEN PHENO/2k1. We labeled the ClubS1 the PURPLE PHENO/2k1. And we labeled the Norcal one, pre2k1, because at that time, we hadn’t asked our buddy ALL the info on the norcal cut.. And we were told orgnkid’s were obtained in 2k1. So anyways, after a few more pages in that thread at CW, people started getting the pre98 moniker from the kalimist mixed up with the pre2k1 bubba designation. So after probing our friend, he told us he got it from a glassblower in socal around 1998. After posting that, the pre2k1 pretty much started getting called the pre98. The pre-98 is shabud’s cut. Swerve’s Pre-98 – We don’t know where swerve obtained this cut, you would have to ask him. But he has told us that he termed his “pre98” because the cut he obtained, reminded him of the the Bubba he was smoking in 1998-2000 in SFV.
While we’ve had the opportunity to speak with “Bubba/Matt” who tells a tale that stems from connections in Florida and ties the Bubba to OG heritage (Triangle to OG bag seeds), we’ve come to understand that its true genetic origins are unknown.
Heavily narcotic effects, with the Katsu cut being a bit less sleep inducing although still a very heavy body high.
Unknown: [Likely old world semi-arid mountain region]
Bubba Kush’s specific leaf structure, stem thickness, density of flower sites and limited node spacing, and dark hues make it stand out in any garden. Specifically speaking, it’s known for large bud structures with hues ranging from purple to green.
Katsu Bubba – orgnkid was the first to bring Bubba online that we ever saw. That was around 2000/2001 at cw. he was touting it, showing fat stacks of cash, his grows, etc. As far as we’ve been told, he sold a cut of Bubba to GCM and GCM sold it to Katsu. That is the Katsu cut, aka, orgnkid’s green phenotype. Orgnkid first obtained this Bubba around 2000/2001 and got the OG slightly thereafter. Mint Bubba S1- ECK06’s s1 phenotype from the first batch of Bubba Kush s1’s orgnkid posted to the bay. Purple Bubba S1 – This is a cut orgnkid scored from a SFV club owner that was an s1 of the original Bubba cut the owner of the club sourced (whichever that is). The club owner was scared of the dudes he got it from and knew not to break their rules. But there was a way around it so he could make cuts and buds available to his club. So he makes some s1 seeds from the Bubba, pulls out the yielding, club nugget purple Bubba pheno. Now he has an “unheld” cut of the Bubba. THE REAL PRE-98/PRE2K1 – in 2004/5 or so we obtained the above purple and green bubbas from orgnkid through a mutual friend. We also got a cutting from our good friend in norcal (the true pre98).
The aroma of Bubba Kush is one of those unique scents you will never forget. It often borders on an acrid ammonia smell, but always emits deep, earthy notes. From hints of coffee to dirty feet, Bubba Kush hits the nose a bit differently for everyone.
Bubba Kush is a strain with a thousand stories behind it. While not as lore-intensive as an OG Kush, Bubba Kush tends to bring about heated conversations across the cannabis world.
Very thick flowers ranging from dark black and purple to green depending on the “cut” of this strain. Remaining constant, Bubba produces Kush style cannabis flowers leaning from golf balls to swollen hearts in shape.
Bubba Kush is a strain with a thousand stories behind it. While not as lore-intensive as an OG Kush, Bubba Kush tends to bring about heated conversations across the cannabis world