Kosher Kush, formerly known as Jew Gold, is a mighty strain that was originally bred by a team of hasidic craft-growers in Southern California. The genetic make-up of Kosher Kush is shrouded in mystery, with many speculations and urban legends adding to its appeal and notoriety. Winning the prestigious High Times Cannabis Cup’s Best Indica in 2010 and 2011, along with Best Strain in 2011, Kosher Kush has received critical acclaim and recognition from the world’s leading source for cannabis culture since 1974, along with racking up many other impressive accolades. This high-profile strain has become monumental and commercially recognized, even receiving approval and being blessed by an actual Rabbi. Loved for its high THC levels, smooth smoke and wonderfully sweet flavour, Kosher Kush is a fan-favourite and can be found in almost any reputable or high-end dispensaries.
Los Angeles is known for having some of the most potent, exotic and marketed or commercialized weed available, and yet some how, Kosher Kush has still managed to distinguish itself from other Los Angeles grown strains as a premium, top-notch strain. While the origins of this strain have never been verified or substantiated, many have hypothesized that Kosher Kush was bred as a cross between OG Kush #18 and SFV OG due to their peculiar genetic similarities, which would explain the typical or genetic indica disposition of Kosher Kush. This gem, or Jew Gold, is known for producing almost shocking THC levels, with levels exceeding 29% in many sample test results. The quality of Kosher Kush’s high is almost un-matched, and certain to impress any stoner, regardless of familiarity or tolerance. The effects of Kosher Kush are reminiscent of strains that are typically pure indica, except amplified to a considerable degree. Kosher Kush is hard-hitting, heavily sedating and a blissfully relaxing strain.
Putting aside the intensely intoxicating high, incredible amount of accolades and awards accumulated and mysteriously intriguing genetic history, Kosher Kush is also known for having one of the most profound flavour and aromatic profiles. Like most relatives of OG Kush, the taste and scent of Kosher Kush could be categorized under “earthy,” with main notes of pine, citrus and a unique added punch of sweetness. The flavour of this strain is almost indistinguishable from the smell, and similar to many kush strains, with more of a caramel-like sweetness and less of a typical spicyness to it.
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Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Indica strains originated from the mountain ranges of Asia and as a result, developed many features to protect itself from the harsh environments. Indica plants are known for being shorter, and bushier, with thicker layers of resinous THC. The high of indica strains are defined by the “couch-lock” effect they have on users. Indica strains serve well as relaxation strains, or to aid with pain and sleeping ailments. The calming, sedating effects of indica strains make it excellent for night-time usage or off-work hours.