Lemon Kush is a very fresh and citrusy strain of marijuana. It is interesting to learn about the specifications of this strain. There is disputed information regarding the genetics of lemon Kush. One of the views states that it is a cross between Master Kush and Lemon Joy. These combinations vary with different breeders. According to the data of breeder Alien Genetics, Lemon Kush is a hybrid strain obtained by a cross between Lemon G and Afghan Kush. Lemon Kush is a perfect hybrid with an equal balance of Indica and Sativa. The most unique feature of this strain is the THC level which is very high almost 26%.
The genetics of the plant may be disputed but what is universal to this strain is its enticing smell and flavor. The sweet lemony flavors blend beautifully with the earthy taste of Kush. This fresh taste is attributed to the high amount of Limonene found in it. D-Limonene is found naturally in citrusy fruits and is used synthetically by many companies in their products to bring about a fresh aroma and smell. It smells as good as it tastes and if you get your hands on it one time, you are sure to come back for more.
The plant is tall with greenish buds all over. The nugget like buds have a whitish coating on the trichomes. The bud structure is dense and tightly packed which is typical of Indica plants. The resin within the buds is rather sticky and so it is tough to break them apart by hand. When the buds are cracked using a grinder, a special sweet and lemony scent releases and fills the air. This frosting covered on the buds is responsible for the uplifted and creative mood that comes on with lemon kush.
Lemon Kush can be grown easily by first time growers too. It is known to grow best in indoor conditions. When grown outdoors the plants will thrive in a warm and Mediterranean climate. The average height of the plant will be 4 to 6 feet tall with a bushy and Indica shape. The best way to grow lemon kush is in organic soil along with nutrient supplements like Vitamin B, humic acid and enzymes. The average flowering time is 8 to 10 weeks. They are harvested in the month of September and October. The plants need adequate ventilation and a good airflow in order to grow properly.
The yield of the plant is 35 ounces per plant when grown outdoors. The indoor yield is only 18 ounces per meter square. Lemon Kush is a generally low maintainance strain that will give you great yields provided the growing conditions are met with. When growing it you will be floored with its delicious flavors and smells that fill the air around. The potent buds smell very divine and offer a pleasant high.
Effects Of THC In Lemon Kush
Let us now understand how a smoke of lemon kush feels like. Lemon kush flavors are noticeable and harsh. The smoke at times expands within the lungs and brings on some amount of coughing. It has a tangy after taste. However the ammonia and diesel like tinge that is commonly seen in other lemon based strains is absent here. The effects of lemon kush are mainly because of its high THC level and the high that you can expect here is a relaxed and easy going one rather than a strong and stoned high.
The high from Lemon Kush begins slowly and takes upto 10 minutes to fully set in. Creativity flows and you begin to get newer ideas and your body begins to loosen up. There is a rapid free association of thoughts and this is what makes it a classic strain for artistic look outs and creative writing. It is a perfect choice for those who want to spice up their imaginative powers. Filmmakers, musicians and artists could make the most of it. The high levels of THC make it a very strong smoke and so it is recommended for experienced users. First time users should tread with caution so that they are not over dosed with its strong effects.
The effects of lemon kush on the mind are clearheaded and the user does not zone out or feel spacey. The couch lock feeling is absent here and so that you can have a smoke and still be up and about doing your daily chores. Lemon Kush is best enjoyed during the day or evening. Lemon Kush also has known to provide relief from headaches that are stress related and chronic. You will also end up feeling positive and more optimistic about life. One of the identified side effect or less desirable effect is dryness of mouth or cottonmouth.
Medical Uses Of Lemon Kush
There are a number of medical conditions where this strain is used and they are:
This vast scope of action makes lemon kush a perfect medical marijuana strain for patients all over the world. The doses required in such cases needs to be carefully assessed as you might need larger doses to heal these conditions.
Other ways of taking lemon kush apart from smoking it is tinctures, edibles and candies. Those who are looking up to this strain for mood disorders and depression need to tread with caution because lemon kush is a THC rich strain and sometimes excessive amounts of THC can lead to paranoia and anxiety. So when handling potent THC rich strains, exercise caution and use the doses in moderation. These tips will help you to avoid the negative effects of the strain.
It is very important to keep in mind that if you take marijuana then you alone are responsible for its effects. Hence be cautious about the dosage and the strain that you choose. When using it for medical benefits, always do so with the advice of a registered medical practitioner.