Breeders name cannabis after just about anything. It could be because of its traits, or it could be something else. Take for instance Khalifa Kush, which took its name from a famous rapper and songwriter.
Wiz Khalifa is also not one to hide his use of cannabis. He has even collaborated with Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg in marketing and customizing strains. Recently, also launched an app called Weed Farm where players can operate and grow marijuana farms. Khalifa, itself, in Arabic, means “successor.” In some ways, the choice of naming this strain after the rapper was apt for it, too, is a successor to the OG Kush.
Khalifa Kush comes with a high THC content. For that reason, recreational and medical users will have something intense to look forward to with its use. It has a unique way of making users feel energized and relaxed without getting knocked out.
|Khalifa Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||OG Kush|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20 / 80|
|THC %||16% to 29%|
|CBD %||Up to 2%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||500 g/m2 / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Khalifa Kush may as well be citrus fruits piled up in a basket. It can certainly fill up an entire room with the refreshing scent of pine with a sour undertone. One drawn into the mouth, its fragrance remains apparent with a fruity taste. On exhale, remnants of an earthy and sweet note linger on the tongue. Although it can be a little bit sharp, its smoke is not too harsh.
In his younger years, Wiz was a military brat who moved to different countries. As such, learning a variety of cultures was indeed challenging. Like many others, the only choice was to fit in wherever he finds himself in. Similarly, the strain is a fit for different people all looking for a particular trait. In other words, Khalifa Kush is a one-of-a-kind strain that suits a variety of preferences.
As alluded to, it is quite a potent strain with an insane 29% THC on the higher end of the spectrum. Users and most especially first-time cannabis users will want to use only a small amount of herb.
Used in moderation, Khalifa Kush makes for an excellent mid-day strain. It delivers a euphoric buzz in the head that spreads out to the body. In no time at all soon after kicking in, the uplifting sensation brings an overwhelming sense of happiness to the users. It also induces a reinvigorating high that energizes the users as well as promote creative thinking.
The exception mental high delivered by Khalifa Kush can also fool people. It is too easy for people to forget that this is an Indica-dominant strain. In other words, because of the mild body relaxation, some people may think this is where it ends.
Far from it, Khalifa Kush has not even gotten started. Once the full body effects manifest itself, most users often fall into a more profound state of relaxation. However, the beauty of using this strain is that it does not come with a numbing buzz or sedative-like traits. Often, its users can continue staying productive.
A word of caution though. Users who underestimate its potency may find themselves overwhelmed by the buzzing high. Not that it is a bad thing if used at the end of the day.
Despite its potentially insane amount of THC, its adverse effects are not that any different from milder strains. Of course, some conditions typically occur with cannabis use such as having dry mouth and eyes. Furthermore, some people may experience dizziness.
On rare occasions, a few may find themselves feeling a little bit anxious or paranoid. One possible reason is that these are beginners who were caught off guard by the intense buzzing high. Another is that an individual is simply more susceptible.
Medical Use and Benefits
Stress is one of the reasons why people turn to cannabis. On that basis alone, one could imagine how many people could benefit from its use considering that stress is a part of life. Moreover, its uplifting effects can help people with depression by enhancing the mood. If only for a few hours, it gives them a respite from emotional or psychological issues.
Compared to most other hybrids, Khalifa Kush comes with up to 2% CBD. Granted that it is nowhere near the level required to be deemed as an effective treatment for seizures, it is still way above the average of the vast majority of strains in the world. It also follows that it contains properties that aid in pain relief caused by chronic illnesses, arthritis, muscle spasms, and many other conditions.
The psychoactive properties of the strain are responsible for the high. It is also an appetite stimulant. Hence, people who use this hybrid will likely find themselves feeling hungry.
Growing Khalifa Kush
Short and bushy, Khalifa Kush has the classic Indica structure. It produces small to medium size buds full of resins. It also has shiny orange trichomes that truly catches the eye. Growers will be pleased to know that it is a hardy plant that is resistant to many diseases.
It is not among the most widely distributed strains in the world although its seeds may be made available by some online retailers. There is also a lack of information available on its growth. Because most people believe it is a descendant of OG Kush, then that way it is cultivated should be straightforward.
Growers opting to plant it inside the house will want to use hydroponics and train it using the Screen of Green technique. Doing so can cut down its flowering period to nine weeks. During harvest, the estimated yield per square meter could be as much as 500 grams.
In the garden of the backyard, Khalifa Kush thrives just as well as it does indoors so as long as it is in a warm climate. The flowering period likely falls on the last week of September with each plant producing up to 500 grams of buds.
Outdoors, Khalifa Kush grows well under a warm and dry climate. It is resistant to most plant diseases such as molds and mildew. Using fertilizers, it flowers in the last weeks of September yielding an average of 500 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used Khalifa Kush? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.