Purple Kush is a 100% pure indica strain created as a potent cross between the insanely popular Hindu Kush X Purple Afghani strains. This dank bud was named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Strains in the World by High Times magazine. It boasts a THC level that ranges from 22% on average.
This strain has medium sized, popcorn-like flowers when cured, with a very dense, heavy bud structure. Depending on the phenotype, leaves can be equal parts green and purple.
Aroma and Flavor of Purple Kush Strain
The physical elements of the strain are beyond original, with not many other marijuana strains existing in the world that appear quite like this one. When you first crack open that jar, you will be overwhelmed with a sweetness reminiscent of your favorite grape candy, with hints subtle of earthy pungence mixed in.
The flavor of this weed is of course similar to the smell, with a nice wine-like tang where you can savor the sensation of freshly-plucked grapes.
Medical use of Purple Kush Marijuana Strain
It can also be effective as a medication. Its powerful sedative effects can blunt some symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can also be surprisingly effective in relieving pain. Both situational, like the aches that set in after a workout, or chronic, like the nerve-related pain that comes with cancer or fibromyalgia. In large enough doses, Purple Kush is also a great way to treat entrenched insomnia. The strain’s high is said to have an average duration of 2 to 3 hours.
The majority of consumers who have reported negative effects claim cottonmouth as the number one downfall of Purple Kush weed.
There is not much risk linked with consuming the strain as it isn’t a stimulator or sativa-influenced marijuana strain in any way. Paranoia, anxiety or increased stress should not be a worry with PK. So the only possibilities left are more physical-like adverse effects.