Everything You Need to Know About Sour Kush

Aug 06, 2021

Sour Kush is possibly one of the most well-known hybrid strains out there, simply because of its strong smell, potency, taste, and well-balanced effects. This ideal formula creates a relaxing blend that leaves consumers feeling galvanized and yet absolutely relaxed at the same time, resulting in an enjoyable, uplifting buzz that’s simply irresistible and a pleasure to consume. 

Aside from its dense, pine-cone-shaped nuggets, dark green leaves, and amber trichomes, a strong characteristic of the Sour Kush is its pungent citrusy smell, thanks to its rich terpene profile. Its heavily frosted buds break into kief-y powder, creating a crispy and tasty smoke combined with long-lasting effects. 

Before we move on, head over to the Smokey’s shop to stock up on all types of Sour Kush essentials!

A Brief History of Sour Kush 

The Sour Kush strain is known around the world for many reasons, one being that it combines the best characteristics and punchy terpenes of its direct descendants, creating a powerful, biting aroma that can be smelled even from rooms away. This is the reason why Sour Kush fans make sure to keep their buds in airtight containers. 

Dried cannabis flowers

A product of a large-scale breeding experiment, the Sour Kush came to life between 2002 to 2003, thanks to the “Devil’s Harvest Krew,” an elite group of experienced growers associated with DNA Genetics. All cannasseurs know that the Los Angeles-born company has amassed over 200 awards with their stains, prompting them to move their operations to the mecca of cannabis consumption, Amsterdam. These wizard-level growers with impeccable taste and masterful cultivation knowledge have gained legendary status in the world of cannabis, creating many famous strains throughout the years, and the Sour Kush is one of them. 

The team crossed two celebrated classics, Sour Diesel and OG Kush, creating a spicy, citrusy strain with potent, long-lasting effects. Truly an illustrious symbol of their collective talent, the mass-produced Sour Kush that we know and enjoy today consists of a 70% indica and 30% sativa profile. 

Effects of Sour Kush

The Sour Kush strain packs an astonishing 22 to 30% THC content, which makes it a good strain to start the day with, as long as it is taken in a considerable amount. Higher doses often result in being couch-locked or having the munchies. When taken in considerable doses, the Sour Kush is perceived as offering a set of effects that lean more on the active realm, despite being an indica-dominant strain. 

The Sour Kush strain is thought to provide users with an uplifting, happy buzz that ignites creativity, euphoria, and lots of giggles. This positive set of effects is combined with a deep physical relaxation that helps with body aches and stress. 

Emotional Effects 

  • Sense of happiness
  • Relaxation and calmness
  • Giggly
  • Creative

This Strain Is Known to Help With 

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Appetite loss
  • Body aches
  • Insomnia
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Like all strains, the Sour Kush has standard side effects when consumed in amounts exceeding one’s tolerance. When smoked or ingested in dosages beyond your capability, Sour Kush can induce dryness of the mouth, dizziness, slight paranoia, and dry eyes. 

Cultivating Sour Kush Strain 

Growing the Sour Kush strain is relatively easy to cultivate and tend to, making it an ideal choice to work on for novice and experienced growers. It falls under the “medium” difficulty category, and if done right, can produce an average to high yield. The Sour Kush strain is also highly resistant to moulds and mildew, and the favourable yield of its potent buds benefit medical applications. 

Flowering time prances between nine to 10 weeks when grown indoors, or during early October when cultivated outdoors. During its drying process, expect the buds to break down and produce coarse power, proving that it can also produce strong kief products. 

Once ready to harvest, the buds will exhibit dark green hues, with leaves fading into deep shades of purple. The nuggets are generously covered with cloudy trichomes and orange hairs that make it all the more appealing. Growers from all over the world love cultivating the Sour Kush strain as it is believed to be a constant pleaser for all types of cannabis consumers. 

An Overview of the Sour Kush Strain 

Because of its well-rounded effects that bring users to the best of both worlds, the Sour Kush is possibly one of the most recommended and sought-after strains in the market today. Its pungent and aromatic citrusy smell makes it easily recognizable, leaving users wanting more.

A Smokey’s branded grinder with dried cannabis flowers

Perhaps the most important characteristic of the Sour Kush strain is its wide array of versatile benefits. Being a medical-grade strain, the Sour Kush has been known to help with all sorts of conditions, from stress and PTSD to menstrual cramps. Truly, Sour Kush has the ability to bring in many positive outcomes, buzzes, and sensations and it continues to be one of the most revered strains by users all over the world. 

Looking for Some Sour Kush? 

Smokey’s carries a long list of Sour Kush goodies, from dried flowers, cartridges, kief, and more. Visit any of our locations to pick which method you’d like best, or browse through our online shop. You can also choose from our high-quality range of smoking essentials and accessories to complete the experience. Our budtenders are always happy to assist you or explain about your Sour Kush picks. 

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