Hybrid (60% Sativa/40% Indica)
Blue Kush, a sativa-dominant hybrid, combines the sweet berry flavors of Blueberry with the powerful OG Kush. With hints of pine, lemon, and berries, the effects are reported as cerebral, uplifting, and will leave you feeling anything but blue.
Although strains in the Kush family are typically more sleepy, hybrid Blue Kush is a Sativa-dominant strain with an energetic kick. A cross between fruity staple Blueberry and powerful OG Kush, this strain has inherited all the potency and flavor of its parents. Blue Kush has a THC content of up to 20%, averaging at about 16%.
Blue Kush has small, clustered flowers that take a popcorn-like shape once cured. The round buds have a dense, heavy bud structure often associated with Indica varieties. Mossy green leaves are threaded through with yellowish pistils. The already-colorful flowers are dusted with clear to white trichomes that give the flowers a very sticky texture. Blue Kush gives off the unmistakable aroma of blueberries; the scent is sweet without any hint of tartness or skunk. Grinding or breaking up the buds yields a woodsy, piney scent, evidence of the OG Kush in this strain’s genetics. When burnt, Blue Kush gives off very smooth smoke that tastes sweet and vaguely musky on the exhale.
The high from Blue Kush takes hold quickly, gives smokers an initial headrush. Users may be struck by an increase in freely associative thoughts, sometimes manifesting as stream-of-consciousness chattiness. The overall feeling conferred by this strain is upbeat and energetic, and can be pushed to accommodate the user’s priorities: it can be a great accompaniment for tasks involving problem solving or creative thinking. While Blue Kush comes with some slight physical relaxation, its Sativa effects ultimately eclipse any weighty feelings of couchlock.
Blue Kush has application for medical cannabis patients as well. Its euphoric uplift can provide some benefits for those struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression. Its strong cerebral nature may also aid focus for patients with attention deficit disorders. Physically, this strain’s indica side can relieve mild to moderate aches and muscle pains. It can also have anti-inflammatory properties, useful in treating seizure conditions and multiple sclerosis. Because of its powerful mental stimulation, Blue Kush is well-suited to morning or afternoon use and may not be the best strain to savor before bed.