Pink Kush

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

Pink Kush may not be as well-known as other Kush variations, like OG Kush or Master Kush, but it is still a very popular Indica-dominant hybrid. Unlike some other Kush strains, Pink Kush has strong sedative properties and a slow, calm body high. This makes it an ideal choice for medical and recreational users alike.

Though it has been around for a while, little is known about the genetics and history of Pink Kush. Cannabis experts know that it is a derivation of OG Kush, but its other parent strain remains a mystery. In any case, Pink Kush is now widely available throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Generally, users report a strong body high and a mild cerebral haze-like state.

Pink Kush has been known to provide users with a strong muscle relaxant and pain reliever experience.  Thanks to these beneficial observances, Pink Kush continues to gain popularity and notoriety in the United States.

What is the Origin of the Pink Kush Strain?

So, where exactly did Pink Kush come from? The reality is that nobody knows; even the timeline is unclear, though anyone who follows cannabis cultivation knows that it has been grown and sold around the United States for well over a decade. Genetically, Pink Kush is likely a descendant of OG Kush and another Indica-dominant hybrid. Like many strains developed before cannabis legalization efforts, the origins and history of Pink Kush are obscure and difficult to track.

The Lineage Of Pink Kush

Though Pink Kush is a part of the Kush “family,” its parents have never been verified. Some expert growers claim that it is a cross between OG Kush and another Kush or Skunk variation. However, it has multiple phenotypes, making it even more difficult to study.

Pink Kush History

As previously stated, Pink Kush is a giant question mark, even among cannabis growers and historians. It likely developed somewhere in “The Emerald Triangle” in the 1980s or 1990s. From there, it has been altered and improved, resulting in the Pink Kush that both medical and recreational users know today.

Like many strains that came into existence before cannabis legalization efforts, Pink Kush’s history in the United States is unclear making it difficult to identify one creator or notable cultivator. Nonetheless, Pink Kush is an up-and-coming strain in cannabis shops across the country.

How Is The Pink Kush Strain Grown?

Pink Kush is a low-maintenance strain that is a great option for novice cultivators. Like many strains of cannabis, Pink Kush flourishes in temperate climates, where temperatures remain stable throughout the growing season (ideally between 20 -30 degrees Celsius). Pink Kush cannot tolerate cold temperatures for long, so it is generally best to grow the plant indoors.

Nonetheless, Pink Kush is a strain that can be cultivated in controlled or uncontrolled (outdoor) environments. Pink Kush is short compared to other strains, with an average height of just 1.2 meters.  While this may result in slightly lower yields, it also means that Pink Kush plants do not require “topping.”

For growers who wish to produce high yields, Pink Kush may not be the best option. It can take between 10 – 11 weeks for Pink Kush to flower, which is longer than the average (8-9 weeks). To make matters worse, yields per plant are relatively low.

Pink Kush Cultivation Details:

10 – 11 weeks


~500 grams/plant


Physical Traits of the Pink Kush Strain

Pink Kush plants are not particularly tall and rarely grow higher than 140 centimeters. However, the exact height and physical features depend on the soil, cultivation process, climate, and various other factors. The flowers of Pink Kush plants are loved for their beautiful, bright green coloration. The flowers pair beautifully with the long, dark green leaves.

What Does Pink Kush Look Like?

Unlike most Kush hybrids, Pink Kush rarely contains any orange or purple coloration in the leaves or flowers. However, as the name implies, sometimes flowers contain light pink pistils.

What Aroma Does Pink Kush Have?

The tantalizing aroma of the Punk Kush strain is one of its most distinctive features. It combines a wide variety of scents, from hints of vanilla to tones of berry. It is notably sweet and does not produce the usual citrus smells of many other Kush strains.

What flavors can you expect from Pink Kush?

Pink Kush tastes more bitter than it smells, but it still retains hints of vanilla and berry. Once exhaled, Pink Kush leaves a sweet, candy-like aftertaste that is sure to please. For those who choose their strain based on flavour alone, Pink Kush is an extremely favorable option.

What Effects can you expect from Pink Kush?

Like many Indica-dominant strains, Pink Kush can have varying effects, though it is well-known for producing a strong body high. The strain is a strong option for an experience that promotes muscle relaxation and acts as a sedative. As a result, it is best consumed at night.

However, there’s a lot more to Pink Kush than muscle 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 Pink Kush. Due to its high levels of THC, Pink Kush produces strong cerebral effects that relax the mind, while also increasing productivity.
  • Energy Level – Users generally report very low energy levels when using the Pink Kush strain. Pink Kush has strong sedative effects, so it is best reserved for night-time use.
  • Creativity – Many users will have creative thoughts and ideas with Pink Kush. The reduction of anxiety and increased focus allow thoughts to flow more freely, while higher energy levels generate better productivity. However, the cerebral high is notably mild compared to the intensity of Pink Kush’s body high.
  • Sensitivity – Sensations are amplified, so listening to music or watching movies can be much more enjoyable. Additionally, since Pink Kush does produce a strong body high, physical sensations are more pleasurable.
  • Relaxation – Pink 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, Pink Kush can cause paranoia in higher doses, so users should be careful with the dosage when using Pink Kush.
  • Pain Relief – While Pink Kush does not have high CBD levels, it is still a good choice for pain relief. The body high produced by Pink Kush is strong, so when combined with the cerebral high, it produces a numbing and relieving sensation throughout the entire body.
  • Nausea Relief – Like many cannabis strains, Pink Kush is sometimes used for experiences associated with decreasing nausea and increasing appetite. This makes it especially useful for patients suffering from various ailments. However, Pink Kush can also produce “cottonmouth,” which can make it difficult to swallow food.

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