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Read our comprehensive Bubba Kush strain review to learn all about Bubba Kush genetics, flowering time, yield, grow tips, and more.
What Strain Is Bubba Kush?
Bubba Kush is an indica-dominant strain with highly sedating and relaxing effects. Break apart its buds to release a pleasant aroma of sweet, earthy, and hashy flavors with chocolate and coffee undertones.
Its THC levels are between 15 and 22 percent.
Bubba Kush Strain Lineage
Bubba Kush’s origins are unknown, but close sources agree that Bubba Kush was popularized around 1996 when an OG Kush plant was pollinated with an unknown indica. Matt ‘Bubba’ Berger claims that a crop of Northern Lights growing in the same room pollinated his Afghan Kush strain.
The accidental cross between Northern Lights and a Kush variety produced the first set of Bubba Kush seeds. The resulting indica hybrid seeds saw success as a commercial strain and found celebrity fans such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Cypress Hill.
Bubba Kush Strains
Katsu Bubba Kush
Katsu Bubba Kush is a terpene-rich phenotype of Bubba Kush with heavy floral notes. This rare indica hybrid produces many of the same calming effects and general appearance as Bubba Kush marijuana strains.
Bubba Kush 2.0
Bubba Kush 2.0 is a cross between Bubba Kush and OG Kush. This backcrossing produces even denser buds covered in trichomes that emit a fruity scent along with coffee, earth, and Kush aromas.
Pre-98 Bubba Kush
Pre-98 Bubba Kush is a cross between OG Kush, West Coast Dawg, and Old World Kush. This indica-dominant strain has a strong earthy and coffee-like smell and produces a heady and relaxing experience.
Master Bubba Kush
Master Bubba Kush is a cross between Bubba Kush and Master Kush strains. It delivers a sedating dose of cannabinoids ideal for heavy pain relief or bouts of insomnia. Master Bubba Kush has an earthy and fruity aroma.
Platinum Bubba Kush
Platinum Bubba Kush is a cross between Platinum OG Kush and Bubba Kush. This potent indica hybrid strain is a floral and spicy strain with heavy sedating effects that can help you get to sleep or relax on your couch.
Purple Bubba Kush
Purple Bubba Kush is a cross between Bubba Kush and Purple Kush strains. This indica hybrid has a fruity aroma and delivers a strong body high. Its potency and relaxing effects make it a great strain for anxiety, pain, and insomnia.
Lost Creek is an indica hybrid cross between Bubba Kush and Rare Dankness #1 from Rare Dankness Seed Bank. This indica-dominant strain has a sweet smell and earthy smell and offers users a sedating experience.
Jabba’s Stash is an indica hybrid cross between Bubba Kush and Snow Lotus from Bodhi Seeds. Its large cannabis buds have a coffee-like and butterscotch aroma with hints of berry. Enjoy an introspective experience with Jabba’s Stash.
Alien Bubba is a cross between Bubba Kush and Alien Kush strains. Experience a calming and sedating feeling and mental euphoria as you consume this grassy-smelling strain.
Pink Bubba is a cross between Bubba Kush and Pink Kush strains. This indica-dominant strain has piney flavors and floral notes, which complement its muscle-relaxing effects.
Bubba’s Gift is a cross between Bubba Kush and God’s Gift strains. Bred by Humboldt Seed Organization, this indica hybrid strain produces energizing and clear-headed effects with a slight body buzz.
Bubba Kush Aroma
Bubba Kush has a sharp and pungent aroma of chocolate and coffee blended with earthy and herbal notes. Users may notice a slight diesel tang when inhaling this indica hybrid strain. You may also encounter pine, citrus, and sweet honey undertones.
Based on terpene analysis by Confidence Analytics in Washington, we know that Bubba Kush’s most common terpenes include caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, and very low levels of myrcene, unlike other Kush strains.
How Does Bubba Kush Strain Make You Feel?
Bubba Kush’s indica characteristics make this strain a perfect way to relax the mind and body. It eases muscle tension and elicits euphoric and happy feelings while reducing stress levels.
Bubba Kush can be consumed at any time of the day. For some users, Bubba Kush can clear the mind and make them more sociable and talkative. A euphoric undercurrent can keep users motivated to finish that jog or perform household tasks.
Bubba Kush Strain Medical Effects
Bubba Kush’s intense and narcotic effects can help reduce severe and debilitating pain sensitivity throughout the body. This indica hybrid’s calming effects have also helped patients soothe nausea symptoms or loss of appetite.
In small-to-moderate doses, medical patients have taken Bubba Kush for anxiety and panic attacks due to Bubba Kush’s relaxing effects. Bubba Kush’s relaxing and balanced effects are perfect for those who get too anxious or paranoid after consuming cannabis.
For patients who have trouble falling asleep, Bubba Kush’s sedating effects can induce sleep at night or before a quick nap. It isn’t too sedating, but does put you in a calmer state, so you’re more comfortable and able to fall and stay asleep.
Bubba Kush Cannabis Products
Bubba Kush Flower
Whole-flower Bubba Kush buds vary in price depending on quality. An eighth of Bubba Kush can cost you between $35 and $45. An ounce of Bubba Kush can set you back about $175 on the low end or $350 on the high end. On the go? Grab a Bubba Kush pre-filled joint for $15-$20.
Bubba Kush Concentrates
Bubba Kush vape cartridges can contain well over 85 percent cannabinoids. A half-gram cartridge can go for about $45. A one-gram can run you about $60. Bubba Kush extracts such as crumble, sauce, shatter, and live resin can go for about $30 per gram.
Bubba Kush Root Beer
Keef Brands produces the only Bubba Kush edible in the country: the THC-infused Bubba Kush Root Beer. This classic soda and cannabis mixture won 2015’s High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Edible. Get the medicinal (50mg and 100mg) products at Arizona, Colorado, and Puerto Rico. Recreational (10mg) products are available in California and Colorado.
Bubba Kush Strain Grow Guide
Prospective cannabis growers can choose to either buy Bubba Kush seeds or Bubba Kush clones to grow. Bubba Kush clones and seeds can be purchased in seed banks and licensed dispensaries in legal states.
Bubba Kush isn’t too difficult to grow for beginners, but does require some cannabis and cultivation knowledge. Its plants can produce high yields of between three and six ounces per square foot planted. Its large and dense buds can grow during its seven-to-nine week flowering time period.
Bubba Kush grows short and stocky and produces robust buds reminiscent of its rumored Afghani genetics. This indica hybrid strain typically grows below 30 inches tall. Due to its short stature, Bubba Kush makes for an optimal strain for hydroponic cultivators.
Plants should be packed close together and the lower branches should be pruned to improve the SOG (sea of green). Growers are advised to top their crops to create expansive canopies in the grow. Bubba Kush prefers temperatures between 68ºF and 80ºF.
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