The Scoop: Bubba Kush is the younger sister of Pre-98 Bubba Kush. An Indica strain that rapidly expanded its fan base throughout North America and Europe in the early 1990s – Bubba Kush earned a lofty reputation for its elevated THC content and substantial soothing effects. Bubba’s squat plant stature and Indica phenotypes hint at an Afghani lineage, but its true parental gene pool was seemingly lost in the cloud of time.
The Result: The purported offspring of a male OG Kush and a female Northern Lights pheno, once the two strains crossed paths, the rest was cultivation history. Combined, the two gene pools created a fragrant hashish-flavored strain with elusive hits of sweet earth, pepper, and pine that comes through on the first hit – igniting the palate as Bubba’s potent cannabinoids seize control of the overstimulated mind.
The Verdict: Emotionally and physically cleansed, overstressed muscles relinquish their toxins as a meditative rapture obscures the intellect. Bubba Kush’s potent compounds trounce daily stress while simultaneously cultivating a transitory repose. Great as both a recreational and medicinal smoke, Bubba Kush instills an energizing euphoria while relieving symptoms of chronic pain, insomnia, and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Type: Indica Hybrid
Also Known As: “Bubba”
How Stoned Will You Get: 8.0
Average THC: 17-22%
Average Price Per ⅛: $45
The Science: Currently cultivated by several marijuana brands, a sample test of Bubba Kush demonstrates the following terpenes had an elevated profile: Caryophyllene – 0.593%; Limonene – 0.414%; Beta Pinene – 0.125%, and Alpha Pinene – 0.082%. As to Bubba’s THC content, this specific batch of flower tested in 2017 came back at 22.36% in total THC. Though not in the “30% Club,” Bubba’s THC content is more than respectable.
Appearance: Shrouded in her therapeutic jacket of THC-laced trichomes, a mob of peach-colored pistils crowd Bubba Kush’s purple calyxes. When found at your local dispensary, which is rare, Bubba’s buds are generally on the smaller side of the spectrum. More often than not, the strain’s main colas are a good size when growing but are dissected by the cultivator after the curing process; creating a smaller sized bud for packaging purposes. Bubba Kush’s distinguishable characteristics can be spotted from a mile away: Dense trichomes, lavender, and dark green frost-covered calyxes create an artistic display that will mesmerize any true cannabis aficionado.
Consistency: Sometimes dense or spongy, Bubba’s flower consistency will depend on the skill set of its cultivator and how the plant was cured. When done correctly, like “Bubba” used to do, BK should be dry to the touch and hard as stone.
Scent: A spicy, hybridized aroma profile, BK’s fragrance provides its own form of medicine. In addition to offering a fruity and citrus-forward bouquet, its combined terpene profile works as an antioxidant and helps mitigate depression and anxiety.
Taste: Bubba Kush is loaded with a dizzying array of flavors. Hints of pepper, wood, and spice come compliments of the Caryophyllene terpene and are easily distinguished on the inhale. On the exhale, Bubba’s flavor is dictated by its Limonene content. Fruity with a pepper kick once exhaled, the flavor seemingly lingers for hours – leaving the consumer’s tongue coated in a subtle blanket of spicy, citrus-centric flavors.
Effect: Just what the doctor ordered, the Bubba Kush high is no joke. A major player in Southern California’s music scene during the early 1990s, B-Real and Snoop found Bubba Kush was the perfect strain for calming their nerves and instilling a relaxed sense of rapture just before hitting the stage.