Lemon Kush Overview
“You come out at night. That’s when the energy comes and the dark side’s light”. Sarah McLachlan likely never fathomed that this line from her song “Building A Mystery” might be used to describe the feeling produced by a cannabis strain called Lemon Kush. Furthermore, the exact lineage of this strain is somewhat shrouded in mystery. While Ohio-based breeder Alien Genetics cites an Afghani Kush strain and Lemon G cross, most cannasseurs agree that Lemon Kush cannabis is a blend of an indica named Master Kush and a sativa strain by the name of Lemon Joy. Either way, this uplifting strain is popular amongst users, especially in the medicinal market where it is sought for its mood-boosting effects and analgesic abilities.
Lemon Kush’s earthy green buds are laced with an abundance of dried pistils and a heavy white frosting of trichomes, giving it a yellowish-green appearance. Ranging from 16 – 26%, this strain’s average THC content is around 20%. Lemon Kush is a bit of a creeper in the sense that the full effects of its pleasant high may build up over time. For this reason, users may want to consider proceeding with caution by taking a few hits before deciding to indulge full-on. Dominated by the citrusy, spirit-lifting terpene limonene, the Lemon Kush strain produces a meditative and quietly reflective high, well-suited to creative projects. Some users prefer it for social interaction due to this Kush’s dependable, happy and relaxed high.
Take note that this strain is notorious for producing “dry mouth” and dry eyes. The smoke is somewhat harsh, known to induce coughing, while some users report headaches, paranoia, and dizziness, often dependent on the amount of THC in a particular phenotype. Always start slow when trying new strains.