Kush (Cannabis)

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For other uses, see Kush (disambiguation).
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A close up of dried "Bubba Kush" flowers.

Kush refers to a subset of strains of Cannabis indica. The origins of Kush Cannabis are from landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and North-Western India [1] with the name coming from the Hindu Kush mountain range. "Hindu Kush" strains of Cannabis were brought to the United States in the mid-to-late 1970s and continue to be available there to the present day.[2]

Kush strains were among those cultivated by the British firm GW Pharmaceuticals for its legally licensed commercial trial of medicinal cannabis.[3]


  1. Guy, Geoffrey William; Brian Anthony Whittle; Philip Robson (2004). The Medicinal Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Pharmaceutical Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-85369-517-2. 
  2. ElSohly, Mahmoud A. (2006). Marijuana And The Cannabinoids. Humana Press. p. 10. ISBN 1-58829-456-0. 
  3. Jackson, Trevor (November 10, 2001). "Cannabis the wonder drug?". British Medical Journal (British Medical Association) 323 (7321): 1136. PMC 1121619. doi:10.1136/bmj.323.7321.1136. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 

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