You’d be hard-pressed to find a respectable stoner who hasn’t smoked Afghan Kush before. One of the most famous purebred Indica strains in the world, Afghan Kush’s roots trace back to the Hindu Kush mountain range on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
Typical for Indica-heavy strains, Afghan Kush delivers a paralyzing full-body high that will leave its users unable to achieve the day’s tasks. Instead, a heavy smoker of Afghan Kush may find themselves ordering take out, eating an entire bag of chips, and raiding their cabinets for a sweet treat.
Afghan Kush is one of the best strains for stoners seeking a THC-heavy high balanced with a small dosage of CBD. With a high THC content of 21%, Afghan Kush can come with a heightened state of anxiety and paranoia when used in excess. However, with a high CBD content of 3%, these issues are usually kept at bay.
Because of its mind-dulling qualities, Afghan Kush is an excellent strain for anyone who suffers from insomnia, restlessness, nausea, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Specifically, Afghan Kush has a proven track record of easing the pain of muscle spasms, migraines, and menstrual cramps. Common side effects of Afghan Kush are not extreme but can include cottonmouth and drowsiness.
It’s best to keep Afghan Kush on hand for particularly stressful situations. As any experienced stoner will mention, Afghan Kush is known for producing giddiness that melts away its patient’s concerns. For anyone seeking ultimate bliss, this strain is a must-try method to escape from life for a few hours.
Afghan Kush is remarkably fragrant with strong smells of the mountains from where it was first grown. The terpenes extend this strain's scent to a delicate flavor profile reminiscent of pine and other woods with sweet, spicy, and herbal undertones to match.
Adding to its beginner-friendly nature, Afghan Kush has a high resistance to common molds, pests, mildew, and diseases. Buds on the plant will be sticky and high in resin. Because of its high resin content, Afghan Kush has long been the go-to strain for making hash, oils, edibles, and other concentrated forms of the plant.
For novice growers, Afghan Kush is a great starter plant. It’s adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions without a tremendous need for fertilization. Because Afghan Kush can reach staggering heights, it’s a particularly good candidate for outdoor grow operations.
Afghan Kush is a rapidly growing plant, and it will reach flowering age within 7 to 8 weeks. When grown outdoors, Afghan Kush can achieve an impressive yield of up to 21 ounces per plant. It’s best to time outdoor grows for optimal harvest in the fall, usually between late September and early October. When grown indoors, it’s not necessary to limit yourself to a specific time of year. A well-cared-for plant will average about 16 ounces per square meter.