What’s The Difference Between Kush And Chronic?

One of the fascinating things about the world of cannabis culture is its slang language. This article will go over the differences between kush and chronic.

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The main differences between kush and chronic

One of the fascinating things about the world of cannabis culture is its language. There’re all sorts of slang, nicknames, and other terms used to describe everything from different kinds of pipes and smoking devices to the herb itself. And sometimes all these different words can create a little bit of confusion. So to clear up one of these questions, this article will go over the differences between “kush and chronic.”

What is Kush?

Purple Kush

“Kush” is usually used to refer to any cannabis strain that originated in the Hindu Kush mountain range. That range runs between Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. And among weed smokers, it’s one of the world’s most sacred spots since it’s the birthplace of the Hindu Kush strain.

The Hindu Kush is a pure Indica that’s been used to breed tons of hybrids and other killer Indica strains. In fact, it’s been used to create so many other strains that there’s an entire family of kush strains. To name a few, there’s OG Kush, Alien Kush, Lemon Kush, Sour Kush—even Obama Kush. And that’s just a handful of Hindu Kush’s children and grandchildren.

Weed growers and breeders have created so many spin-off strains out of Hindu Kush that the word “Kush” is now used to refer to anything in that family tree.

What is Chronic?

Super Skunk

All right, now that we know what Kush is let’s get into the chronic. This one’s a little less clear, primarily because the word can be used to describe a few different things.

Originally, “chronic” was used to refer mainly to any super potent weed. Top shelf marijuana. Weed so good you wouldn’t mind paying a little—or maybe a lot—extra for it.

Chronic is weed so good it’s addictive. Most people in the cannabis scene think this is the kind of weed Dr. Dre was talking about on his legendary album “The Chronic.”

But “chronic” can also mean a couple of other things. First of all, Chronic is now an actual strain sold by Serious Seeds. The strain is an Indica dominant hybrid that’s won some pretty impressive prizes.

Beyond that, “chronic” can sometimes also refer to cannabis that’s laced with cocaine. This last one seems to be pretty regional. It all depends on where you live.

In some places, if somebody invites you to puff some chronic with them, you might be getting some top shelf sh*t. But in other locations, the same question could be an invitation for something entirely different. Just be careful and aware of where you’re at. Be sure you understand what “chronic” means in your neck of the woods so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.

" Nick Lindsey : Nick is a Green Rush Daily writer reporting on all things cannabis. He currently lives in New York City.."