All cannabis purists seek one thing: to push the boundaries of potent euphoric highs with cannabis strains. This constant desire to improve the potency of cannabis strains led to the inception of the Pink Kush, named after its unique appearance and powerful euphoric effects – more on that later.
What is Pink Kush?
Pink Kush is an indica strain popular for its advanced euphoric effects and unique buds that display a combination of pink and purple hues. Pink Kush strains reach a size of around 120 cm in stature, a short plant that you can fit anywhere. It is used for a variety of purposes, including recreational and medical reasons, or anyone who wants to quickly deal with as stress and anxiety.
Pink Kush is known by several names including Pink OG, Pink OG Kush, Pink Cadillac strain, and Pink Candy strain. The Kush cannabis strain was first popularized in the US and made its way into Canada during the mid to late 2000s. It didn’t take long for word to spread about its potency.
Is it a Sativa or Indica
Pink Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid that is made up of both indica and hybrid strains in a ratio that favors indica. While it is difficult to verify the exact ratio of indica to Sativa strains, studies have shown that the number lies to the tune of 90:10, in the favor of indica. This results in extremely strong therapeutic effects and an unparalleled euphoric high that other strains simply cannot offer.
Why is Pink Kush called Pink Kush?
Pink Kush gets its name from its prominent buds that are pinkish or purplish. Most people would describe the appearance as ‘aesthetically pleasing’ since the plant boasts an array of vibrant colors including greens, pinks, and yellows. The thick coat of sticky resin gives it a somewhat frosty look. The leaves are deep green while the pistils have a yellowish hue with pink dots.
If you look closely, you’ll also notice splashes of orange and tan as well.
The Lineage of Pink Kush
The exact lineage of Pink Kush is shrouded in mystery but the most prominent guess is that it is derived from the popular OG Kush strain. Pink Kush has extremely high cannabinoid content and also has high concentrations of terpenes such as linalool and limonene. This makes it the ideal candidate for soothing and calming its end users.
Its family tree starts with the Hindu Kush, a sedating strain named after its Himalayan origins. This strain ultimately gave way to the popular American-made OG Kush, a very close relative, but not direct predecessor, of Pink Kush.
What is Pink Kush Commonly Used For?
Pink Kush is used for its cerebrally euphoric effect on people. It allows users to relax in the most stressful of situations, inducing a calm that will encourage even the most agitated person to kick back and enjoy the high. Pink Kush can make anyone feel soothed, inspired, and invigorated – all in one go. It produces a long-lasting high that will stay with the user for many hours to come.
Are you dealing with nightmares, elevated stress levels, or have a cloud of negative thoughts that just don’t go away? Pink Kush should alleviate those symptoms.
Pink Kush can keep the user in an uplifted state where they may randomly burst into fits of laughter. A higher dosage of Pink Kush will make the user fall asleep, even if they’re going through an intense state of insomnia.
Perhaps more importantly, Pink Kush is primarily used to treat several medical conditions in patients suffering from chronic pain. As mentioned earlier, Pink Kush is ideal for use with insomniacs because it helps them sleep by purging all the pent up mental clutter. People suffering from chronic depression may find a brief respite from their condition after a few smoking sessions with Pink Kush.
Those suffering from nausea may regain their appetite for food if they use the highly fragrant flower.
It is worth noting that Pink Kush has very high concentrates of THC (over 20%) and fairly low levels of CBD (less than 1%). If you want to experience the ‘entourage effect’, that is, combining the potency of both CBD and THC on the endocannabinoid system, you may want to consume CBD pills separately.
Note: Some experts believe that Pink Kush may be a bad choice for inexperienced smokers because it could lead to potentially disruptive effects on the body and may induce paranoia. For the most part, you should have no problems smoking Pink Kush.
Is Pink Kush Good for Anxiety
High in THC, Pink Kush effects have the potential to temporarily reduce anxiety symptoms in low doses.
Interestingly enough, some studies suggest that THC could lead to higher levels of anxiety in some people. There is no way to tell how it will affect your particular endocannabinoid system until you try it. Try to stick to lower doses.
If you want to treat anxiety, you could try to use other non-medical treatments such as yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises.
Is Pink Kush Good for Sleep
A large number of people experience sleeping disorders due to a myriad of reasons. To this end, the THC content found in Pink Kush can provide the much-needed respite after a, particularly stressful day. The euphoric properties of THC can induce sleep while reducing REM. If you reduce REM, you also reduce dreams – or nightmares.
What are the Effects of Pink Kush?
Pink Kush induces a constant state of euphoric high among users, getting rid of all negative thoughts from the mind. As the potency of the high gets deeper and deeper, users will feel lightweight – as they dump the world’s burden right off their shoulders. This effect can last for several hours.
In many cases, Pink Kush will leave you feeling incredibly hungry. Make sure your pantry is full of highly satiable foods because you’ll be needing them for what is to come (the munchies!).
Medical patients stand to derive the most benefits from Pink Kush because of its overwhelming effects on the human body, as it works to mitigate pain, nausea, and migraines. If used frequently enough, Pink Kush can overcome anxiety, nervousness, and heightened levels of stress. Simply put, it is the best way to calm yourself down.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, use Pink Kush, Do keep in mind that extremely high doses could cause a state of paranoia. It is a good practice to start with small doses to see what your body is most comfortable with.
What are the Levels of Relaxation, Happiness, Euphoria, Sleepiness?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this kind of question because every person’s response to Pink Kush will vary. But if we were to try quantifying the effects of Pink Kush on a scale of 1 to 10 for relaxation, happiness, euphoria, and sleepiness, it would look a little something like this:
- Relaxation – 10/10
- Happiness – 9/10
- Euphoria – 4.5/10
- Sleepiness – 6/10
Note: Higher doses will help you make up for the shortfall in both euphoria and sleepiness.
How Does it Help with Stress, Pain, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety?
The consensus by most experienced users, on a scale of 1 to 10, is as follows:
- Stress: 10/10
- Pain: 9/10
- Insomnia: 8/10
- Depression: 8/10
- Anxiety: 5.5/10
Some users may report different results.
Do You Feel a Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Dizziness, and Paranoia?
Now that we’ve discussed all the potential benefits of Pink Kush – the power plant, it’s time to deep dive into the negatives.
This strain can cause a myriad of minor side effects that are very tame compared to off-the-counter drugs and the payoff is much better in terms of health. Commonly reported side effects, which are a mild inconvenience if anything, include a dry mouth accompanied by itchy and dry eyes.
Again, side effects will differ from person to person and their pre-existing medical conditions, but the general response by an average user is as follows:
- Dry Mouth: 3/10
- Dry Eyes: 2/10
- Dizziness: 0.5/10
- Paranoia: 0.5/10
Note: Higher doses may result in elevated levels of paranoia until the body develops some form of resistance to these effects.
What Does Pink Kush Taste Like?
Pink Kush has an incredibly diverse taste profile with floral and sweet notes that practically guarantee a mouthwatering experience for anyone. This strain may leave a delicious aftertaste of candy and berries on your tongue when you exhale. It also leaves a notable tinge of vanilla that will coat your lips for a while.
If you decide to smoke Pink Kush with a vaporizer, you will notice an earthy aroma with hints of vanilla quickly filling the ambient air.
What Does Pink Kush Smell Like?
Pink Kush has an extremely enticing odour that carries the sweetness of floral undertones and a tinge of vanilla. Furthermore, the strain is fragrant and earthy, quickly filling the room and occupying it long after it has been smoked
If you want to go into precise details, the strain’s odor is heavily doused with berries, floral notes, and vanilla that will increase your cravings for more intense sessions.
How Long Does Pink Kush Last?
The question of how long a Pink Kush high last depends on a range of factors, these include:
- How much Pink Kush you used
- How much THC and other cannabinoids it contains
- Your body fat percentage and body weight
- Your metabolism
- Whether you’ve eaten or not
- Your level of tolerance to Pink Kush
You will begin to feel the effects of Pink Kush within 10 minutes or less if you smoke it in. This is because it enters the bloodstream directly through your lungs. The effects will last for several hours, typically 1 to 3 hours, but could linger on for 6 to 9 hours.
Pink Kush hits every user differently. It is best to take it low and slow if you’re new to it.
In Flower Form
Once you’re able to get enough THC circulating around your bloodstream, the high should last 3 to 4 hours. The intensity of the buzz and its duration is subject to how much THC binds to your brain receptors.
While it is possible to get high by directly eat Pink Kush in raw form, we’d like to warn you that it is the worst way to ingest THC for therapeutic or euphoric effects. If your aim is to get more THC into your bloodstream, you’ll have to eat an unreasonably high quantity of Pink Kush buds to catch a buzz as opposed to edibles or smoking.
To put things in perspective: you would need about 1/8th of Pink Kush bud to feel anything. But if you were to smoke the same amount, you’ll make the Pink Kush bud last for multiple smoking sessions instead of consuming it in one go.
Raw flowers are not easy for our bodies to process, and whatever THC reaches our stomach is more likely to get expelled through the digestive system, never even reaching the bloodstream.
Of course, if you want to eat raw Pink Kush because you like it, then more power to you. As long as you have realistic expectations of what to expect, you’ll be fine.
A typical session of inhaling vaporized Pink Kush should last for up to 8 hours, peaking at around 3 hours. Higher doses may improve your results.
Vaporization is the definitive way to enjoy Pink Kush since you’re absorbing a high amount of THC into your bloodstream. Possible reason? Because exposure to heat will convert THCA into THC, a process known as decarboxylation. THCA is non-psychoactive and won’t do a thing to help you get high.
Smoking is the way to go!
Pink Kush is incredibly sought-after for its highly beneficial results owing to a high quantity of THC that will reward you with generous trichome yields, and a fantastic taste when inhaled.
It looks good, smells good, and feels good – and Canadians simply can’t get enough of it. It is the second most searched for strain in Canada, closely trailing Blue Dream. Surprisingly enough, people in the US don’t appreciate Pink Kush, where search popularity numbers into the mere hundreds. Its popularity in Canada is showing no signs of stopping though and has a street reputation on par with THC isolates.
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