Vanilla Kush Strain Review
A hallmark of the Kush family strain, Vanilla Kush is far from being plain as its Indica qualities shine through this hybrid. Similar to taking soft-served ice cream after a tooth extraction, one whiff of this can instantly provide relief and numb pain.
With a sweet taste, it delivers an entrancing and sedative high that can stretch the mind. There’s no need to hold back on this ganja as instead of inducing brain freeze, a warm feeling spreads through the body like a comforting blanket.
Smokers know it was created by Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam, but the exact genetics are still open for debate in the 420 community. It’s heavy, narcotic-like high points to an ingenious cannabis staple, Afghani. On the other hand, the creamy flavor profile and its uplifting properties signify a South Asian Indica influence.
Uniting two different landraces results in a deeply relaxing hybrid, offering delicious experience that can be quite a treat for many Indica lovers. It even bagged second place at the 2009 High Times Cannabis Cup.
|Vanilla Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Afghan x South Asian|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30/70|
|THC %||19% to 20%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||500 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Vanilla has always been a dominant ingredient in a variety of perfumes. With its tantalizing flavor and aroma, this strain is definitely a crème brûlée of cannabis.
It permeates a sweet, musky smell with additional traces of crushed flora serving as a cherry on top of this sundae-like strain. Indeed, it’s a delightful snack that can transport smokers to a brief afternoon escape under the sun.
Velvety and enjoyable, this strain packs a smooth high that spreads a mellow and pleasant buzz all throughout the body. Like a tall glass of milkshake with a THC volume of 20% as its main ingredient, smoking it can provide sweet relief and a physically calming experience.
Courtesy of its Sativa mix, Vanilla Kush soothes the hyper-active mind and uplifts the spirits. As the overall mental state improves, the physical effects take over the body with a deep sedation.
The combination leads to a suave transition from a dreamy wind down to a restful slumber, making a perfect after-work delicacy.
One too many bowls of this treat can lead to a mildly upsetting adversity, with cottonmouth and dry eyes being two of the most common. Hydration is all it takes to ease this slight discomfort.
As with many potent strains, there is a possibility of it inducing dizziness. While it is not alarming, this shift in balance could also be a prelude to nervousness and paranoia, especially among users with low tolerance to THC.
Medical Use and Benefits
Acting as a tasty remedy for medical patients, Vanilla Kush comes with potent therapeutic qualities. Apart from offering a reprieve from pains, its high THC content helps relax the body’s overburdened muscles.
It is also recognized for enlightening the spirit as its uplifting properties imparts a composed outlook in an overwrought mind, relieving long-time sufferers of depression and other mental health issues.
If taken in higher doses, the soothing buzz spreads through the limbs and melts away any tension left in the body. Like a glass of warm milk, it lulls users to sleep, and its familiar and comforting taste will be irresistible even for insomniacs.
Growing Vanilla Kush
A heavy yielder for a somewhat short plant, its low-maintenance personality and easy cultivation makes it relatively easy for growers. Novice growers could take a hand on this and expect positive results, so long as we keep it happy outside a warm and dry outdoor climate.
Vanilla Kush thrives indoors and can adapt to the Sea of Green (SOG) technique. It flowers and bloom after 8 to 9 weeks with an average yield of 500 grams Outdoor cultivation, on the other hand, produces a fresh yield of 600 grams by the second week of October.
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