Alien Kush is a top shelf strain that delivers subtle and multi-layered effects. It’s a 60% Indica, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just another Indica dominant hybrid that’ll leave you feeling couch locked and nothing else. Thanks to some genius breeding, Alien Kush tends to give users a surprisingly wide range of feelings and sensations.
Alien Kush isn’t necessarily the most potent strain out there. While common indica strains tend to come in somewhere the 12% – 13% THC mark, the average Alien bud carries a 14.5% THC content. And the highest tested flowers can climb as high as 19% THC.
The effects of smoking Alien Kush is where this strain starts getting fascinating. For most users, Alien Kush delivers an impressive progression of feelings and sensations.
After a few good puffs, many people say they feel an initial head buzz that can even include some trippy, psychedelic sensations. The head high eventually gives way to a surprisingly energetic boost of euphoria and happiness.
Rather than ending up couch locked, most people who use Alien Kush feel sparks of creativity. Taken as a whole, the euphoric, uplifting, and relaxed sensations this strain delivers affect both mind and body. For most smokers, the high lasts around 2 to 3 hours.
Scent & Flavor
Alien Kush’s smell and taste are just as complex, interesting, and subtle as its effects. It has a strong earthy, piney, woody smell, almost like you’re walking through a lush, wet forest on the coast of Washington or Oregon. That earthiness is mixed with a slight sweetness and a gentle spice to give it a smell that reminds some people of tea.
All those scents tend to carry over beautifully into the taste of the smoke. It tastes earthy, piney, with a hint of spiciness and maybe even a little undertone of citrus.
The most common side effects are cotton mouth and for some people, maybe some paranoia and anxiety.
For recreational purposes, Alien Kush is perfect for an afternoon boost of energy and creativity that will also let you feel relaxed and happy.
It can also be an excellent choice for social settings, as the delicious smell and taste are the perfect complements to the feelings of relaxation, happiness, euphoria, and energy it gives users.
Alien Kush can also be an excellent choice for medical cannabis patients. This is particularly the case for people dealing with chronic pain, nausea, depression, and insomnia.
Alien Kush is the happy offspring of Las Vegas Purple Kush and Alien Dawg. The hybrid strain was originally developed by growers and breeders in the always intense California cannabis scene.
Alien Kush is an excellent choice for growers of all experience and skill levels. It’s fairly hardy, which makes it easy to grow. And although it doesn’t produce particularly huge crops, you can count on solid yields even if you’re a rookie grower.
Alien Kush plants like pruning and tend to respond well to some organic nutrients. Expect flowers in 8 to 9 weeks. And when the buds start coming in they’ll usually be a beautiful light green color covered in red or orange hairs.