Cascadia Kush Strain Review
Cascadia Kush claimed the top spot as DOPE Cup’s Best Indica in 2015. And, without a doubt, it is a title that it deserves. It possesses mood-enhancing qualities with a tranquilizing body high that aids in relieving stress. An added bonus is its delicious terpene profile which boasts a fruity and floral aroma that entices the senses with its sweetness.
The strain was created by breeders of Hesperides Gardens in Washington using two strains, Alien Kush and Frankenstein. The extraterrestrial bud performs impressively in the grow room. Apart from being sturdy, it is relatively easy to grow and high-yielding. Meanwhile, the latter is an Indica-dominant strain with a heavy-hitting body high.
|Cascadia Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Alien Kush x Frankenstein|
|THC %||23% to 25%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to Mid-October|
|Average Yield||300 g/sqm / 400 g/plant|
The powerhouse of relaxation assists in the management of some medical issues. It has multiple pharmacological benefits such as a stress-crushing buzz and a soothing euphoria as a result of its high THC levels of up to 25%. However, users may end up with a couch-lock if one consumes beyond individual tolerance.
Odor and Flavors
Cascadia Kush emits an exciting array of odors and flavors. The aroma of the buds, when lit or crushed, smells sweet and flowery. Beneath it are pungent undertones of chemicals that accentuate its overall profile. However, it quickly dissipates when consuming the buds. Instead, a fruity overtone reminiscent of ripe blueberry takes over. On the exhale, the saccharinity fades and is replaced by an aftertaste of diesel.
Cascadia Kush is an excellent end-of-the-day treat. Although it has a subtle stimulating head high, its significant effects revolve around calming the mind and the body. Around 15 minutes after the first drag, it uplifts the spirit and alters the mood. It keeps users feeling upbeat throughout the rest of the night as it persists.
For days when there are a lot of tasks waiting, avoid this strain at all costs. After an hour or two, a full-body Indica high strikes the body unknowingly like a creeper in the night. In all likelihood, the limbs become heavier as the calm mind ebbs on to a feeling of peace and tranquility. The eyes follow almost immediately, and users gradually simmer down to a feeling of drowsiness.
While most casual users tend to fall asleep, some experience a tingling sensation that induces arousal. Hence, one can smoke the natural aphrodisiac at a moderate amount with a loved one before surrendering to the couch in complete relaxation.
A potent strain such as Cascadia Kush brings a lot of fun, but it also leads to some nuisances. Most of the time, it leaves users with dry, irritated eyes and a parched mouth. While unavoidable, drinking lots of fluid may help mitigate the side effects.
In higher doses, Cascadia Kush can also result in anxiety or paranoia. The keen awareness sensitizes one to loud music and sudden movement too. At times, it may be accompanied by a subtle headache that lasts for hours. Because of this, it is essential that users moderate usage by starting with low dosages.
Medical Use and Benefits
Cascadia Kush can bring a smile to one’s face with its floral smoke and recreational high. However, the same psychoactive effects also bring a temporary bout of happiness and positivity that crushes stress. It can even manage mental health issues like depression and PTSD. Meanwhile, the fast-paced thoughts that riddle an anxious mind find relief in its soothing euphoria.
The placid condition allows the body to rest as well. Thus, a quick session relaxes the muscles from constantly twitching due to fibromyalgia, migraines, and minor headaches.
As the chronic pain begins to falter through the night, Cascadia Kush delivers its sedating body buzz which is a proven fighter against insomnia. It is perfect for people with irregular sleeping patterns and allows one to stay deeply asleep regardless of any disturbances.
Growing Cascadia Kush
Inexperience is no problem with cultivating Cascadia Kush. It is one of those strains that adapt quickly to almost any environment. First-time growers can develop it indoors, outdoors, or a greenhouse. Aside from the ease of growth, the strain is also a sturdy high yielder.
When the plants are cultivated indoors, it is essential to keep temperatures and humidity low. Apart from being inclined to such weather, high levels of moisture in the air can be an obstacle for Cascadia Kush’s dense and compact structure. Without proper ventilation or constant pruning, it can harbor moist in between its crevices that eventually stunt its growth as it develops into mold or mildew. Removing some broad fan leaves and branches will significantly improve airflow in the lower nodes too. Keep the temperature inside growing spaces from 21°c to 26°c only to replicate its original outdoor conditions.
With that said, it does not need much space to grow as it is quite short. Its height, as well as compactness, also makes it an ideal candidate for the Sea of Green (SOG) seeks this type of strain for growing. A single square meter can bear up to 300 grams of buds after flowering for 7 to 9 weeks.
Cascadia Kush does not pose much of a problem when cultivated outdoors. As mentioned earlier, it is a sturdy strain. Its stalks, as well as branches, are thick and can withstand a variety of unpredictable factors like strong winds. The expected yield is about 400 grams of nugs per plant between the last week of September to the middle of October.
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