About Power Kush
Power Kush is a well-balanced hybrid that capitalizes on some legendary genetics. Developed by Dinafem Seeds, the same breeders who have given us Moby Dick and Blue Widow, Power Kush is a cross between an Afghani landrace indica and pungent staple Skunk. This strain delivers potent effects that lean toward the sedated, indica end of the spectrum. Its THC content has been measured at between 10% and 19%; Power Kush has also been found to have higher-than-average concentrations of the therapeutic cannabinoid CBD.
Power Kush is marked by small to medium-sized flowers that adhere to a spade-like formation, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. Some phenotypes show more elongated, tubular flowers than others. These buds seem to have a hybridized structure -- compact, but with their leaves spiraling loosely outward from their central stems, rather than curled tightly inward. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are trailed throughout with orange and brown pistils. Cloudy white trichomes give the flowers a dewy sheen, as well as a very sticky texture, making them hard to break apart without a quality grinder.
Power Kush’s predominant aroma is a fruity tang, with definite citrus overtones. Lurking underneath is a more acrid, skunky odor. Meanwhile, grinding up or picking apart the ragged buds reveals this strain’s Afghani roots, evident in the rich scent of spice and something like patchouli. Power Kush burns with a harsh, palate-stinging smoke when combusted in a pipe or a joint. This smoke tastes sweet and peppery on the exhale.
Power Kush hits quickly with both barrels -- at the same time as users detect a mounting throb around the temples, they may notice an uptick in their cerebral thinking patterns. In the right set and setting, smokers’ internal monologues tend to kick into high gear, taking on a freely-associative character and often stopping to center on single topics. Indeed, this is a strain tailor-made for stoners who like to kick back and ruminate on life’s big questions. Despite all this introspection, though, Power Kush offers a formidable body high as well. Beginning in the neck and spreading down through the core and extremities, users may feel fred of any lingering physical tension. They may also feel weighed down and consequently seek out the closest comfortable surface on which to kick back and remain horizontal. Although Power Kush isn't’ likely to couchlock users right off the bat, it can sap the motivation to pursue more physically active tasks like exercising or running errands. Luckily, the strain leaves minds stimulated and alert, free to work on anything from analytical answers to problem-oriented tasks to brainstorming in the service of more rambling, creative projects. As the high progresses, however, this strain’s sedation can overpower even an engaged brain, simply zoning smokers out and leaving them content to kick back in peace. Because of its largely sleepy vibes, this is one strain best reserved for evening to bedtime use.
These versatile effects can also be very useful for some medical cannabis patients. Its agreeable, uplifting mental properties can temporarily improve the troubling symptoms of stress and depression. Its thorough physical sedation can also soothe pain, whether it’s due to chronic disease or minor injury. In high enough doses, Power Kush can even lull insomniacs into a deep and restful sleep. Because this strain’s cerebral onset can veer into paranoia in some circumstances, Power Kush is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately for home growers, Dinafem has made seeds of Power Kush available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants typically reach a medium height, although growers should be vigilant in trimming away broad fan leaves that can block light and air from nourishing low-growing, flowering nodes. Power Kush flowers in a brief 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors and can offer up to 51 grams (or about 1.8 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Power Kush is a bud that’s sure to impress indica and sativa lovers alike. It’s as enjoyable in buzzy social situations as it is for mellow solo use.