LA Kush Strain Guide

by Jessica
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LA Kush is an “unapologetically original” cannabis dispensary, but did you know there’s also a popular strain with the same name? Yep, it’s the LA Kush strain, and it’ll meet your needs when you want a light and happy high.

The origins of LA Kush are a mystery, but the professionals believe they’ve got it figured out. This is one of the strains you must try at some point, but for now, let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

History and Genetics of LA Kush Strain

Los Angeles Kush, or LA Kush, was created in Los Angeles, California. It isn’t the same strain as OG Los Angeles Kush, even though the names are pretty similar.

LA Kush is a hybrid strain that’s 90 percent indica and 10 percent sativa, making it indica-dominant.

Most industry connoisseurs agree that LA Kush is most likely a variety of the prestigious OG Kush and a specific phenotype (based on the physical characteristics) of Abusive OG. However, these professionals are still debating the origins of LA Kush.

OG Kush is a hybrid strain created from indica-dominant Hindu Kush and two sativa-dominant strains: Lemon Thai and Chemdawg. It has an earthy flavor and aroma and is famous for inducing “couch lock” (aka doing nothing).

The other possible parent, Abusive OG, is a pure indica cannabis strain with earthy, sweet, and spicy flavors and aromas. You may even pick up a lemony undertone and skunky scent. Abusive OG may remind you of green tea. The parent of this strain is OG Kush.

The LA Kush cannabis plant is easy to grow. It gives off a minty scent, making it ideal for indoor systems. The plant has a glossy look with small, dense, deep green buds, frosty trichomes, and fiery amber pistils.

LA Kush Terpene Profile 

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LA Kush is a mixture of classic weed and out-of-the-box flavors. The strain mostly has a menthol flavor and aroma, but there’s a mix of lavender, earthiness, and pine too. You’ll also pick up a hint of sweetness, making you think of fresh berries on a hot summer’s day. 

Stoners describe LA Kush as a seductive smoke. You’ll taste the sweet berry flavor mixed with lavender and smell a rich pine mintiness on the inhale. When you exhale, there’s a lingering undertone of pine and citrus, and the taste of earthy peppermint will stay on your lips. 

LA Kush’s terpene profile gives the weed its mostly minty pine flavors and aroma. Caryophyllene gives LA Kush its sharp menthol aroma, while myrcene adds to the spicy earthiness. Pinene lets you smell pine and forest. 

The other terpenes in this strain: 

  • Carene, limonene, and phellandrene are responsible for the citrus notes 
  • Humulene gives LA Kush its earthy, herbal, and woodsy aroma 
  • Linalool adds the floral, lavender aroma 

LA Kush Potency 

LA Kush is quite potent, with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 17 to 21 percent; however, one high test found up to 26 percent THC in this indica-dominant hybrid strain. The cannabidiol (CBD) content is very low at less than one percent. It ranges from 0.52 to 0.83 percent, to be more exact. 

The psychoactive THC in LA Kush gives the strain great medicinal potential while being a solid recreational choice for those looking for a lazy day. Stoners can expect the same indica body buzz without a vegetative-inducing state.

LA Kush Effects 

LA Kush is a feel-good ganja. One tasty drag perks you up, and you’ll feel happy and motivated. You’ll also be energized enough if you need to work or be creative. 

If you have sore muscles or mild aches, LA Kush will relieve any tension and pain. LA Kush also alleviates feelings of depression, stress, or anxiety as it adds a sprinkle of happiness to your thoughts. 

The good feeling comes in waves throughout the day, afternoon, or evening as you steadily progress into a more relaxed high. If you’re worried about the slumps, don’t be. You’ll stay upbeat, tingly, and relaxed until the high wears off. 

Relax and Be Happy with LA Kush 

LA Kush is like a cool West Coast wave — it brings a smile to your face as you relax and ride the wave. It’s the perfect evening strain to melt your stress away while your mind stays sharp enough to hang with your buddies. 

But newbies, beware: LA Kush is a potent strain, so it might be better to dip your toes in something a little lighter. If you are a pro, this strain is a must.