Bubba Kush

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, limonene, terpinolene
Helps with
Insomnia, stress, pain
Ease of growing
When to use






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Bubba Kush (also known as “BK,” “Bubba,” and “Bubba OG Kush”) is a predominantly indica strain, boasting moderately high levels of THC at 17-22%. As a descendant of OG Kush, it offers a blissful, deep relaxation and an exquisite taste that further contributes to its appeal. Developed in the 1990s, the strain quickly garnered worldwide attention, and it remains popular to this day.


The onset of Bubba Kush is gentle yet swift, wrapping you up in a warm cocoon of positivity and good vibes. All the stresses and tensions will melt away while simultaneously, profound body relaxation will wash over you. It will leave you blissful, with a newfound optimism and an upbeat outlook on life. While it is not a thought-provoking strain by any means, and it does not improve your workflow much, it does not fog your brain so that you can still remain alert and functional. However, the dosage is crucial here – if you use a lot of Bubba Kush, it will likely lead to sleepiness and a couchlock. You can adjust the dose to your liking depending on the desired effects. It will work best during a lazy relaxed afternoon, a chill meeting with your close friends or when you seek relief after a long, stressful day.

If you enjoy Bubba Kush’s calming embrace, you might also appreciate the effects of Granddaddy Purple or Northern Lights.


Bubba Kush is not just a sensory delight but also a potent medicinal remedy. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties can do wonders for pain-related conditions: muscle aches, arthritis, migraines and any chronic pain. The relaxation it provides will also relieve stress and, as such, can help those struggling with anxiety and insomnia, enabling you to rest and sleep deeply. Furthermore, the gentle mood uplift can temporarily ease symptoms of depression.

Side effects

Common side effects of Bubba Kush are mild, including a cottonmouth, dry eyes and mild dehydration. However, when consumed in excessive amounts, it may induce dizziness, paranoia, or increased anxiety. Therefore, it is essential to use Bubba Kush responsibly, particularly for individuals with a low THC tolerance or those prone to anxiety.

Taste & Smell


Bubba Kush is a visually appealing strain with dense, dark green buds showcasing a generous dusting of sticky, resinous trichomes and rich, purple undertones. Its aroma is unique, too, with the sweet earthiness given to it by terpinolene, rounded off by coffee and nutty aromas. When smoked, Bubba Kush’s aroma transforms into a spicy, hashy smell – a trademark of Kush strains. The smoke is dense and heavy on the lungs, giving off a fascinating mix of flavours – from earthy dankness to peppery caryophyllene notes and a noticeable chocolate coffee taste.

If you want to find more delicious strains like BK, you can learn about them here.



The origins of Bubba Kush are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have emerged in the 1990s due to crossing an OG Kush plant with an unidentified Northern Lights variant. The resulting strain has gained widespread popularity, becoming a staple in many dispensaries all over the globe.

Growing conditions

Bubba Kush is a relatively low-maintenance strain, suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Its resilience to common plant diseases and mould further enhances its appeal as a beginner-friendly strain.

Bubba Kush thrives in warm climates, with ideal temperatures ranging between 20-27°C. In addition, the plant exhibits a sturdy structure and relatively short stature, making it an excellent choice for growers with limited space.

The flowering period typically spans 8-9 weeks, with indoor yields averaging 400-450 per square metre and outdoor yields of around 500-600 grams per plant.