Old School Tokers Love Afghan Kush!
Us old school tokers are big fans of classic strains, but on the top 5 list would have to be Afghan Kush. Let’s take a quick look at why this strain is so beloved!
Afghan Kush (AK) is a landrace cannabis strain originating from the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. It is most known for its very potent and heavy high.
AK has been cultivated for centuries in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan. The harsh climate and difficult terrain has made this strain extremely resilient and hardy. That is why many farmers select and breed this strain; for its ability to withstand the extreme heat and arid conditions of the mountains.
The traditional Afghan Kush is an indica-dominant strain with short, bushy plants that produce a moderate yield of dense, compact buds. The buds are covered in a thick coating of resinous trichomes that give the strain its name “kush,” which means “covered in resin” in the Dari language spoken in Afghanistan.
The effects are very strong and long-lasting. It delivers a heavy body high that can leave consumers deeply relaxed, sedated and even couch-locked. The high starts with a rush of intense euphoria that steadily fades into a deeply relaxing state. Consumers often report that it helps with pain relief, insomnia and stress.
The terpene and flavonoid profile gives it a very distinctive aroma and taste. The most plentiful terpene in Afghan Kush is myrcene, followed by caryophyllene and pinene. It has an intense musky, earthy scent. The taste is similarly hash-like with a spicy, herbaceous flavor.
In summary, Afghan Kush is a time-tested landrace strain with high potency, that may offer relief from pain, insomnia and stress. Its hardy genetics and resinous buds make it a favored strain among medical patients and connoisseurs who enjoy a truly heavy indica experience. It’s a classic, reliable strain that continues to be a favorite among old school tokers and newer cannabis enthusiasts alike.