Lavender Kush is a predominately Indica hybrid with rich purple leaves. It won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2005.
The strain hits hard and can knock inexperienced users out for the night. Those with more experience will feel a mild euphoria, strong hunger, and a lazy tingly body high that is described as sedating. Common negative effects may include dry eyes and mouth as well as dizziness. Some users may also experience paranoia or anxiety with higher doses.
Because of the strong drowsiness produced by this strain, it is recommended for evening or nighttime use, making it a good choice for those suffering from insomnia. Lavender Kush is often recommended to relieve chronic mild to severe aches and pains. It is also an excellent medication for stress and anxiety relief (although it is still recommended for evening consumption). It is also prescribed for chronic migraines and to stimulate appetite.
Lavender Kush is bred by Soma Seeds and is a cross between a Lavender (Indica) and a Kush of unknown origins. The strain grows well indoors in the Sea of Green setup, with a shortened vegetative period for height control. It also grows well outside in temperate climates. The strain flowers for 65 to 70 days. The yield is smaller with this strain, usually around 150 grams per square meter.