Hindu Kush Marijuana Strain
How often do you consume a celebrity strain? The Hindu Kush is a popular landrace strain that originated from the Hindu Kush mountains. It is widely used in the United States and beyond. This strain’s popularity has seen it appear on the game ‘Hempire.’
The Hindu Kush is among the top pioneer strains that catalyzed the popularization of marijuana across the globe. The landrace produces numerous resin that forms a thick crystalline layer that makes the nugs very sticky and dense. This makes it a favorite strain for hashish lovers.
Breeders have also used this landrace strain’s name as a suffix for their hybrids, whether they carry its genetics or not.
Origin, THC levels, and genetic composition
The Hindu Kush landed in the United States in the 60s and 70s. It was brought in by cannabis aficionados using the route that is now commonly referred to as the ‘hippie trail.’
This pure Indica strain is potent, with THC levels of between 15% and 20%.
True to its Indica heritage, the plant remains short, compact, and dense. It never grows beyond 5 feet. The strain is perfect for indoor growth as it occupies minimal space. Also, a controlled environment is likely to replicate the conditions of the Hindu Kush Mountains that would sponsor high yields. It takes 7-10 weeks of flowering.
Experiencing the Hindu Kush
The Hindu Kush is characterized by a high that comes slow. At first, the user will be hit by a mild physical relaxation; then slowly, it progresses into a mental blurriness state.
A lazy sensation will overwhelm the user from head to toe, making them unable to stay active, no matter how hard they want to. The Hindu Kush will keep you grounded.
Users may experience some of THC’s psychedelic effects like time distortion and heightened senses.
Appearance, aroma, and flavor
The Hindu Kush has dense nugs that are sticky due to the overproduction of resin. The buds are green with some purple shade (activated in cold weather).
The aroma is sweet and musky, comprising piney, earthy, spicy, and sandalwood scents.
The smoke may be cough-inducing to amateur tokers. The flavor is generally herbal and very thick with incense-like hints.