With its roots in Southern Amsterdam, Master Kush has become a global powerhouse strain and one of the most popular and well-recognized strains across the globe, especially on the West Coast of North America. This influential indica was originally bred and created by the Dutch White Label Seed Company and quickly became one of the most popular cannabis strains within Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Although the origins of MK are not exactly known, it is generally agreed upon that White Label Seed Company cross-bred two unique and potent landrace strains from the Hindu Kush region of Central-South Asia. The resulting cross forged a new strain with unbelievably impressive and practical medicinal uses, including a heavily relaxing and sedating body high. Master Kush has a distinct aroma and flavour, with earthy base notes blended with a tart citrus essence very similar to OG Kush, and undertones of an unmistakable incense, which are very reminiscent of a Hash Plant strain or Charas hash. This strain has won a plethora of awards including two consecutive 1st Place awards at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1993 and 1994.
The exemplary high of Master Kush is known for its relaxing qualities that are great for unwinding after a long and stressful day of work or physical exhaustion. On average, the THC levels for this heavy-hitting indica range from 19-22% – with such high cannabinoid concentrations, there should be no surprise as to how fast-acting and therapeutic MK truly is. The effects and feelings correlated to Master Kush are commonplace amongst indica phenotypes, yet extraordinary enough to set itself apart from other indica strains or those from the ‘Kush’ lineage of strains. The characteristic high of Master Kush is described as being more full-bodied and physically relaxing with just enough uplifting psychoactive qualities to compliment its’ sedating effects. After smoking, users will notice the mellow, uplifting energy of Master Kush which is perfect for alleviating stress after a long day of work. After the initial burst of euphoria, the high transitions into a heavily sedating and relaxing body-stone.