Master Kush AKA High Rise Strain (Indica)

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Master Kush = Hindu Kush x Skunk




Master Kush, originally known as High Rise, is a cross between Hindu Kush and Skunk.  This Indica dominant hybrid was first developed in the tall building in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer area.  High Rise quickly became popular in Amsterdam coffeeshops.  The name was changed to Master Kush and the strain became a staple of the Amsterdam marijuana scene.  Master Kush won the Cannabis Cup in 1992 and 1993  only elevating the marijuana strains popularity.  In most medical marijuana states Master Kush is so popular it is available at like every dispensary.

Master Kush Buds look great and are bright green, covered in trichomes, orange, red and brown hairs. The smoke is very smooth and mellow with a sweet, earthy and sometimes citrusy taste.  The high is a great creeper, so when medicating for insomnia be careful not to smoke to much as it just takes a few minutes to kick in.  Regardless you will be falling asleep if you medicate to heavily.

It is hard not to fall in love with Master Kush’s quality.  It is great for medicating chronic aches and pains, insomnia, appetite stimulation, arthritis, PTSD, depression and migraines. Master Kush is definitely one of the best relaxing marijuana strains after a hard days work or to unwind in the evenings with just a couple of hits.

Master Kush Cannabis Strain Guide

GENETICS: Master Kush = Hindu Kush x Skunk
THC: Usually between 18% and 21%
APPEARANCE: Buds grow dense, fat  and covered in trichomes.  The buds tend to be light green and covered in red and orange hairs.
SMELL: The smell is wonderfully sweet skunky and kush like.
BEST FOR TREATING:  Insomnia, Pain, Appetite, Depression and Migraines
CREATED FEELINGS: Great balance of head high and body high. First you get a sativa like pop in creativity in the head, but be aware if you smoke to much you will definitely be taking a long nap.
DURATION: Strong high that usually lasts over 2 hours
SIMILAR STRAINS: OG KushChemdawg and Abusive OG


YIELD INDOOR:  Around 1 to 2 oz per plant
YIELD OUTDOOR: up to 10 oz
GROW DIFFICULTY: Easy to moderate

Master Kush Seeds thrive in almost any condition; soil, hydro or greenhouse systems.  Master Kush seeds develop into strong cannabis plants of moderate height and bushiness. The smell is great while it is growing, definitely not a good stealth grow if smell is an issue.

Master Kush Rating
3.8 Top Dank Rating
User Rating 3.5 (2 votes)
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  • Kyle Beaker says:

    I like Master Kush. Not my favorite strain but pretty good.

  • Jerred Blaine's says:

    Master kush is pretty dank but there is definitely more potent strains available

    • Steve McAdam says:

      You should try some of the Master Kush that I have grown, it will definitely change your mind. It can be extremely potent you just have to have good genetics to start with. I feel like a lot of the dispensaries list strains as master kush that aren’t really master kush.

  • larry og says:

    Made some master kush bubble hash that was out of this world! Try it

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