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November 04, 2020
Strain Spotlight: Kush Mountains

BY JOSH SHLENKER

Photo courtesy of Cannabiotix

When you google Kush Mountains, the first result is an entry on the mountain range that spans from Afghanistan through northern Pakistan and Tajikistan. But if you’re into the history of cannabis, you’ll know that these particular mountains are the where kush, a beloved indica strain from which multiple other strains derive their parentage from, originated. What does this have to do with the Kush Mountains strain? Well, like its name implies, it comes from the original landrace strain — with a few modifications.

Grown by Cannabiotix, Kush Mountains is a potent, tasty, and deeply relaxing strain. Read on to learn more about its high, effects, and more.

What kind of high should I expect?

As a cross of White Walker OG and Blue Flame OG, Kush Mountains follows in the medicinal footsteps of its kush heritage. Featuring a remarkably smooth taste, you’ll get fuel notes paired with a slight vanilla undertone. As far as high goes, you’ll experience a sedative and relaxing experience that would be perfect for coping with daytime pain, unwinding in the evening, or to help with sleep.

What are the terpenes and what are they good for?

The primary terpenes in Kush Mountains are limonene, myrcene and linalool. Limonene, found and associated normally with citrus fruits, has been shown to help with anxiety and stress relief. Myrcene, which is one of the more popular (and common) terpenes, has calming effects as well potential anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll normally find this terpene in mangos, thyme and lemongrass. And finally, linalool, a top terpene found in lavender, has similar calming effects and is believed to play a role in contributing to this strain's serious potential for relaxation.

What do reviewers love about it?

High Times named Kush Mountains a Top Ten Strain of the Year in 2018, and in 2017 it won first place in the High Times World Cup! Jam packed with cannabinoids and terpenes, it often tests above 30% total cannabinoids and over 2% terpenes. Connoisseurs will appreciate these flowers with its unique diamond shaped OG kush nuggets featuring large, glassy trichomes sitting on lush green buds speckled with light purple hues. If you’re looking for a strong, tasty high and have a high tolerance for THC, you’ll want to grab this flower: It’s meant for a long lasting, deeply relaxing high.

What are the downsides?

This strain is not for the newbie or someone with a lower tolerance to THC. Batches consistently testing in the mid to upper 30’s meaning this is a very potent strain of cannabis. High THC can result in increased appetite and dry mouth as well as an increase in anxiety for those prone to anxiety associated with cannabis use.

Curious about Cannabiotix Kush Mountains? Get it here.

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