[Cannabis 101] Bud Fact Sheet: Afghan Kush

If you’re pursuing medical marijuana for your wellbeing, you may think all marijuana is created equal, but the plant comes in many variations. Meet Afghan Kush.

Afghan Kush is approximately 100% indica strain and is used to help consumers cope with stress and anxiety. Due to its high potency, this is the ideal strain for pain relief and eating disorders.


The Bud Facts:

  • Strain Type: Indica
  • Origin: Afghanistan/Pakistan Mountains
  • Flowering Time: Short, 45-55 days
  • Flavor: “Hash-like”/Earthy scent. When Afghan Kush is smoked it has a similar sweet hash just like the smell.
  • Typical Effects: Happy, hungry, sleepy and cotton-mouth.



The hearty plants were originally imported into the United States and Holland in the 1970’s. The Afghan Kush strain is a compacted and easy to grow plant and used to cross-breed many other strains because of the plant’s special qualities while growing. This plant is used to improve the mold and pest resistance and yield amounts.


Benefits: Afghan Kush is known for having high CBD content, causing euphoria, increasing appetite and treating insomnia.


Advantage: Afghan Kush can survive in any type of cultivation and grow efficiently in difficult and cold climates; as well as SCROG and other growing methods.


What is SCROG? SCROG is short for “Screen of Green” and it is an indoor growing technique used to maximize yields with minimal energy use and waste.


Asia McCain is a Florida National News contributor. |

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