Though this resinous flower originally hails from the “Hippie Trail” that covers miles of ground in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Allkush really found its footing in Amsterdam, Netherlands after taking home 2nd prize in the 2005 Highlife Cannabis Cup. The mysterious heritage of this particular breed doesn’t keep it from being one of Paradise Seeds’ more popular strains, and with its hashy flavors and soothing effects, it’s no wonder why.
Allkush tests at around 16% to 18% THC, making it a moderate strength strain. This keeps it both user-friendly and potent in its effects. The buds are small, popcorn-shaped and light green with yellow hairs and crystal white trichomes. The aromas are kushy with hints of earth and tree bark that are rounded out by kushy flavors and spicy, almost herbal undertones.
The Allkush high is one that definitely earned the silver medal honor as it is strong but not unapproachable by any stretch. You’ll want to make sure you know your limits before diving into this uplifting and hard-hitting bud as it has a tendency to get ahead of the user if you aren’t sure where to stop. These traditionally kushy effects will bring up the mood while soothing down the body and leaving you slightly weighted without couch locking you. These cerebral waves bring tingles throughout the body and will even leave you feeling a bit numb in the digits. After the initial and long lasting buzz, you’ll feel your body let go of whatever tension it has left as you become sleepy and ready for a full night of rest.
Traditionally, this strain was medicinal long before it was used recreationally. Its unspecified lineage makes it hard to exactly pin down how and where it was used before its current state, however, Allkush patients can find relief from anxiety, depression, stress, and bipolar. Mood disorders of this nature are manageable because of the uplifting and euphoric effects. Additionally, because of its sedative like attributes, it is highly beneficial to those who struggle with sleep disorders such as insomnia or restless leg syndrome as well as mild to moderate chronic pain.
For the green thumbs reading, you’ll love this plant. It is definitely for the intermediate grower, but with a little bit of experience under your belt, you should have no issue obtaining a decent yield. In around 9 weeks or mid-October for outdoor flowering, you’ll see a tall plant in full bloom that smells of musky earth and gives off sticky, spiced buds ripe for the picking.
This silky smooth smoke is definitely one to give a try. Its mellow, yet upbeat nature will surely have you coming back for seconds, if not thirds and fourths. For newer or novice smokers, be sure to ease in and not let it get ahead of you. It has been known in the past to induce minor bouts of couch lock and/or paranoia if you aren’t sure where your line is.