Bubba Kush

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This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the Bubba Kush strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

Most cannabis growers and connoisseurs are very familiar with the wide range of Kush family strains. The Kush family of strains is comprised of dozens of hybrid strains, including Purple Kush, Master Kush, and of course — Bubba Kush. Bubba Kush is an extremely popular strain that, like all Kush hybrids, is likely a descendant of the original Hindu Kush strains cultivated around the Hindu Kush Mountain Range.

Bubba Kush is widely available throughout the United States and is popular for its strong sedating effects that users experience. Generally, users report a slow, euphoric body high that relaxes muscles and relieves pain as common user experiences. Known for its strong aroma and tranquilizing effects, Bubba Kush is now common among both recreational and medical users. Bubba Kush users experiences include helping relieve physical pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

What is the Origin of the Bubba Kush Strain?

Bubba Kush was originally cultivated in Los Angeles. Little is known about its creation, though many speculate that it was originally bred by Matt Berger sometime in the early 1990s. Supposedly, Berger bred OG Kush with an unknown Northern Lights phenotype from New Orleans. However, this story has never been verified. Although the exact timeline remains a mystery, cannabis experts know that people have been growing Bubba Kush for well over two decades. Since cannabis legalization in parts of the United States and Canada, Bubba Kush has become one of the most popular strains in North America.

The Lineage Of Bubba Kush

Like most strains developed before cannabis legalization, the lineage of Bubba Kush is uncertain. It is a descendant of OG Kush, but its other parent has never been verified. As previously stated, OG Kush was supposedly crossed with Northern Lights, but its exact genetics remain unknown, even among cannabis experts. In any case, Bubba Kush is now the parent to dozens of cannabis hybrids, to which it lends its distinctive amora, flavour, and intense effects. Bubba Kush is the parent of Lost Creek and Jabba’s Stash, among others.

Bubba Kush History

Bubba Kush was likely grown in Matt Berger’s garden before being spread throughout California. Berger himself claims that the hybrid came about by pure coincidence, but others speculate that it was the result of careful planning and precise cultivation. In any case, Bubba Kush became an instant hit in the greater Los Angeles area.

For the majority of the 1990s, Bubba Kush was only available as a clone. Berger passed cuts of his original plants on to a select group of fellow growers in southern California. However, sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s, Bubba Kush seeds were packaged and sold to growers around the United States and Canada. Eventually, thanks in large part to legalization efforts in various countries, Bubba Kush became an international phenomenon among cannabis enthusiasts.

Like many strains created before legalization, the exact nature of Bubba Kush’s development is shrouded in mystery. The origins of its second parent remain unknown. Nonetheless, Bubba Kush is one of the most sought-after strains in the United States and is one of the most famous and recognizable strains worldwide.

How Is The Bubba Kush Strain Grown?

Compared to many other strains, Bubba Kush is a moderately easy plant to cultivate. Bubba Kush flourishes in temperate climates, particularly in temperatures between 22-28 degrees Celsius. Like most cannabis strains, Bubba Kush cannot tolerate cold temperatures for long, so it is generally best to grow the plant indoors.

Nonetheless, Bubba Kush can be cultivated in both indoor and outdoor environments. In fact, the Bubba Kush plant is highly resistant to mold and many pests, making it one of the more versatile plants for novice growers. Bubba Kush is more productive than some other strains, as it only takes between 7-8 weeks to flower. That said, its yield is somewhat smaller than other Indica-dominant strains.

Bubba Bush Cultivation Details:

7-8 weeks


~550 grams/plant


Physical Traits of the Bubba Kush Strain

What Does Bubba Kush Look Like?

Bubba Kush has many of the same physical traits as most other Indica-dominant plants. The flowers are generally dense and relatively small. Additionally, the leaves come in a wide range of colors, from yellow-green to deep purple.

What Aroma Does Bubba Kush Have?

Though Bubba Kush certainly has a distinctive look, it is the aroma that stands out. Bubba Kush is notable for its strong coffee aroma. Additionally, Bubba Kush contains hints of fruit and forest wood.

Users report mild cocoa, coffee, and slightly fruity flavours.

What flavors can you expect from Black Diamond?

The taste of Bubba Kush is very similar to its aroma. Users report mild cocoa, coffee, and slightly fruity flavours. Upon exhalation, Bubba Kush has a sweet aftertaste, though it still retains its underlying coffee flavour. For those who choose their strain based on flavour alone, Bubba Kush can be a popular choice, as its smell and flavour are very appealing.  In short, Bubba Kush has a very distinctive and recognizable flavour, which enhances the overall experience for users.

What Effects Can You Expect From Black Diamond?

While Bubba Kush can have various effects on different people, it is well-known for producing an interesting mix of body and cerebral high. Thanks to its fast-acting pain relief, euphoria, muscle relaxation, and stress reduction, Bubba Kush is a favorite among medical cannabis users, though it is equally popular among recreational users.

However, there’s a lot more to Bubba Kush than euphoria and relaxation. The following are just a few of its most common effects:

  • Euphoria – While feelings of euphoria are pretty common among all strains of cannabis, they are particularly strong with Bubba Kush. Due to its high levels of THC, Bubba Kush produces strong cerebral effects that elevate mood and lower stress levels. This is why it is often used to help with anxiety.
  • Energy Level – Users generally report low energy levels when using the Bubba Kush strain. Bubba Kush has strong sedative effects, so it is generally better to consume in the late afternoon or evening.
  • Creativity – Many users will have creative thoughts and ideas with Bubba Kush. The reduction of anxiety allows for thoughts to flow more freely, while higher energy levels generate better productivity.
  • Sensitivity – Sensations are amplified, so listening to music or watching movies can be much more enjoyable. Additionally, since Bubba Kush does produce a strong body high, physical sensations are more pleasurable.
  • Relaxation – Bubba Kush works extremely well to alleviate anxiety. The euphoric effects combined with muscle relaxation helps users destress and enjoy the experience. That said, like most strains that are high in THC, Bubba Kush can cause paranoia in higher doses, so users should be careful with the dosage when using Bubba Kush.
  • Pain Relief – While Bubba Kush does not have high CBD levels, it is still a good choice for pain relief. The body high produced by Bubba Kush is strong, so when combined with the cerebral high, it produces a numbing and relieving sensation throughout the entire body.

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