Since the mid-90s, the vintage-flavored cannabis strain Master Kush has been popular in Dutch coffee shops. It has a delightfully fragrant earthy smell and a woody undertone to its flavor. Its buds are coated in a dense covering of icy trichomes and hairs in gorgeous colors of oranges, reds, and yellows when ready for harvest.
The Hindu Kush and Skunk are both landrace strains from the Hindu Kush area. Master Kush is a tetraploid cannabis strain, which means it has four times as many haploid chromosomes as diploid cannabis strains (diploid is the norm).
Its THC level averages at 16% and can get as high as 20%. Its high has been popularized and is one of Snoop Dogg’s favorites. It’s described as strong but not overwhelming, creating both a blissful mindset that increases creativity and intellectual curiosity as well as a full-body relaxation numbing aches and pains. Reviewers have noted that despite its Indica properties, it can sharpen sensory awareness and make hobbies (and for experienced consumers, social engagements) more enjoyable.
If used in excess, this strain might produce dizziness or mild paranoia in new users.
In the 1994 Cannabis Cup, Master Kush took first place in the hydro category. It was originally known as High Rise since it was bred on one of Amsterdam’s tallest residential buildings.