Master 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.

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Distinctive terpenes
Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene
Helps with
Pain, stress, insomnia, lack of appetite
Ease of growing
When to use






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage


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Master Kush, an iconic figure in the cannabis world, is an Indica-dominant strain resulting from the intriguing symphony of Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. Its THC potency, usually hovering between 18% and 24%, transports users into a state of calm, laughter, and soothing tranquillity while caressing the senses with its earthy and citrusy taste.


This strain doesn’t keep you waiting. Its effects are felt almost immediately, cascading over your being like a gentle waterfall of relaxation. Tension melts away like ice in the summer, leaving you light and blissful yet mentally vitalised.

A subtle cerebral euphoria follows, gently igniting creativity and positivity, lending itself as a great companion for artists. However, if you have plenty of tasks on your to-do lists, Master Kush may not be your first choice. As the journey progresses, a more profound tranquillity takes root, preparing you for a restful night of sleep. This soothing strain is very smooth in its action, so it will not induce a heavy couchlock. Nevertheless, it is best kept for evening consumption – whenever you want to relax with a great book, watch a funny movie with close friends or spend the night on introspection.

If these effects appeal to you, you may also find joy in Granddaddy Purple or Mazar-I-Sharif. Alternatively, you can also explore our Indica strain inventory, where you will find plenty of other comforting flowers.


With its soothing, calming influence facilitated by myrcene, Master Kush can offer a respite from stress and anxiety. This also promotes a good night’s sleep in cases of insomnia.

As an excellent appetite booster, the strain can also reduce nausea and stimulate healthy eating habits for cancer patients and individuals with eating disorders.

Lastly, a high concentration of CBG (1%) and caryophyllene may provide substantial pain relief across various conditions, such as chronic pain, arthritis, muscle spasms and fibromyalgia.

Side effects

Despite its potency, Master Kush is gentle on its users, and you can most likely expect just the common side effects such as cottonmouth and dry eyes. However, if you are sensitive to mental health conditions or are a newbie, paranoia, dizziness, and anxiety can also occur. For that reason, start with a small dose and adjust as needed.

Given its calming effects, daytime consumption of Master Kush could result in unwanted sleepiness. It is therefore recommended for evening use.

Taste & Smell


Master Kush greets you with an elaborate bouquet of fragrances. This super dank, potent aroma is sweet and earthy at its core, with tangy citrus and floral undertones that mimic a walk in a fruit orchard. On the tongue, the strain is just as pleasing. Its smooth, gentle taste is best characterised as a rich blend of woody sweetness and citrus layered over an earthy base. As for the appearance, Master Kush displays light green, densely packed buds decorated with abundant large, broad leaves and bright orange pistils.



Master Kush is most likely the result of a crossing of the landrace Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. Created in the middle of Amsterdam, the world cannabis capital, the strain was initially named High Rise – in reference to the building it was cultivated in or to reflect how high it can get you. Who knows?

Since its inception in the early 90s, this flower quickly won two Cannabis Cup awards in 1992 and 1993. It remains a popular option for users looking for a classic, dank bud.

Growing conditions

The easy-going nature of Master Kush makes it an excellent choice for novice growers. It is a sturdy strain that displays great resistance to pests, moulds and all plant diseases. It thrives both indoors and outdoors, with an affinity for hot, sunny climates, so you will probably be quite successful cultivating it in Thailand. It tends to grow short, so it is well-suited even for those with limited space. Growers can expect a generous yield of around 400 grams per square metre indoors and up to 500 grams per plant outdoors within 8 to 10 weeks of flowering.