What is Kush?
Kush is a strain of “cannabis”, which is more commonly called as “marijuana”. The term “kush” is taken from “Hindu Kush” which is the name of the mountainous area where this strain of the cannabis indica variety can commonly be found. The Hindu Kush area is located near the countries of Afghanistan, India (western region), and Pakistan (northern region).
In the US and other parts of the world, the kush cannabis variety is considered a high quality “marijuana” or “weed”. It also comes in several sub-varieties as this indica variety is mixed with the sativa variety. It is said that kush is cultivated in the US starting in the 1970s. Much of its cultivation is supposedly intended for its medicinal purposes. But since this particular plant has psychoactive effects, it has been widely used illegally. In fact, the UN or United Nations even brand the cannabis plant as the most abused or illicitly used substance in the entire planet.
Medicinal uses of Kush and/or the cannabis family include the treatment of dizziness, vomiting and nausea, lowering of eye pressure (intra-ocular) in patients with glaucoma, and overall pain relief among other benefits. Some studies also suggest that cannabis is also beneficial to those undergoing depression as this plant/drug provides a psychological and/or emotional high. Because of this effect though, Kush and other cannabis varieties are used by many people, illegally, around the world.
There are also many varieties and sub-varieties of Kush with different levels of potency and effects. Varieties include OG Kush, Purple Kush, Silver Kush, Master Kush, Bubba Kush and Hindu Kush. Other people were also able to develop and cultivate “cross-breed” varieties involving the different sub-varieties and species of the cannabis plant. In many parts of the world, the cultivation, use, and sale of any type of cannabis, including Kush, is illegal and/or widely regulated.