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Black Kush

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 14.62 - 17.12%

CBD 0.42 - 0.8%

Effect Hungry

Side Effect Dizzy

Flavor Woody

Black Kush Strain


Medium High
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Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


Newbie Skilled

Black Kush is an Indica dominant strain lab-tested at 10% THC; however, this concentration can range from 9.25% to 12.25%. The list of other prominent cannabinoids found in this cannabis strain are as below:

  • CBC 0.48-0.53%
  • CBG 0.37-0.78%
  • CBN 0.23%
  • THCV 0.38-0.51%
  • CBD 0.3-0.88%

Despite the fact that the strain has a low THC level, it should be used with caution by beginners because of its potent Indica lineage.

Strain Smell and Flavor

The Black Kush strain comes with a blend of aromas reminiscent of apricot and grapefruit. The sweet odors highlight the presence of the linalool terpene. These candy-like scents are underlain with pine, sage, and tar notes. Other dominant terpenes are limonene and nerolidol.

Black Kush Effects and Uses

The high produced by this cannabis type comes on fast with a boost of happiness and tingly sensations. These effects don’t affect consumers’ energy levels and bring them extra concentration and focus. Then comes a feeling of sedative relaxation typical for Indicas. It doesn’t induce sleepiness but delivers lulling effects. Smokers feel calm and relaxed with a slight body numbness. Black Kush is good for an evening smoking.

The weed is a natural remedy for relieving symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Stress
  • Muscle spasms

When taken in high doses, this marijuana variety may provoke adverse reactions:

  • Dizziness
  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue

Tips for Cultivators

The phenotype is known for gorgeous dark-purple buds, which seem almost black, and tiny lavender trichomes. To get this amazing shade, growers expose plants to cold night temperatures before the flowering period begins. The blooming stage is quite short – 56-58 days. The harvest time starts 63 days after germination. Anticipated yields of the Black Kush strain are 1-2 oz./ft2 for indoor-grown plants and 2-3 oz./ft2 for plants cultivated in the open air.

Side Effects

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Dizzy 89% Voted
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Thirst and dry mouth 89% Voted
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Fatigue 67% Voted
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Black Kush Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 14.62 - 17.12%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.42 - 0.8%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.48 - 0.53%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.37 - 0.78%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.45 - 0.35%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.38 - 0.51%

Black Kush Terpene Profile

Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.53%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.12%
Nerolidol Nerolidol (also known as trans-nerolidol) is a terpene found in jasmine, tea tree, and lemongrass, as well as in some cannabis strains. Nerolidol has a distinguished floral aroma with notes of citrus, apples, and rose. The terpene has sedative, anti-anxiety, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, anti-oxidant, and pain-relieving properties. 0.35%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 56 - 58 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 63 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 60-80

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