Bubba Kush is an indica strain known for its strong tranquilizing effects in the US and beyond. The stocky plant size and compact bud structure of Bubba indicate Afghani ancestry, but it is not certain of its genetic origins. The breeder named after this strain states that shortly after 1996 when an OG Kush pollinated an unknown indica strain obtained in New Orleans, Bubba Kush emerged. Allegedly the mother plant was Northern Lights, but the biologically ambiguous indica was simply called “Bubba.” Bubba Kush has since spread from its origins in California.
Flavor and Effects of Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush strain gives coffee, herbal, sweet, and woody flavor. Bubba Kush’s effect starts with a distorted, disoriented feeling in the brain, especially for such an indica-heavy strain. Nevertheless, this fogginess gives way to a more anticipated melting of the skin, which intensifies as the high wears on. While not necessarily energized, smokers can maintain mental focus and converse or perform tasks as necessary. Users will mostly experience heavy relaxation, slow breathing, and a palpable sense of physical comfort. Couchlock is rare, leaving users alert and functional.
Medical Benefits of Bubba Kush
Many patients prefer this strain due to its ability to alleviate ADD or ADHD. The therapeutic benefits of Bubba Kush are both mental and physical in addition to calming chronic, deep-seated aches and pains, it can provide some relief from anxiety and depression. It can also act as an anxiety treatment in large enough doses. A common side effect is characterized by many users as an increased appetite. Bubba Kush strain’s stimulation of both body and mind makes it great for activities involving exercise and sex and not well-suited for nighttime or lazy daytime use.
Negative Effects of Bubba Kush
Dry mouth (cottonmouth), dry eyes (itchy, red or irritated eyes), dizziness, anxiousness, and headaches may be experienced upon consuming this strain.
Growing Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush hybrid is fairly easy to cultivate and a strain recommended for novice growers. Like most other indica varieties, stocky and bushy like, this strain can be cultivated indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse. Bubba Kush strain grows well in the soil, but if grown in a hydroponic solution, it may have a higher and cleaner yield. The strain has the benefit of being naturally resistant to common molds and other insects outdoors, but growers will need to ensure consistent sunshine and a stable daytime-like temperature between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Growers should ensure that the mature buds are properly cured by hanging them upside down for about a week in a room that maintains 50 percent humidity and a consistent temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit.