About Kosher Kush
Kosher Kush is a mostly Indica hybrid that won the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in 2012. It has the distinction of being the first commercial strain blessed by a Rabbi. The blessing is thought to bring both enlightenment and a state of blissful tranquility.
This strain produces a powerful but lazy body buzz that can leave novice users quite sedated, but it also lifts their moods with its Sativa-based cerebral effects.
New users warn that great caution should be exercised when using this strain as the sleepiness can be overwhelming. This attribute, however, makes Kosher Kush effective for treating insomnia and restlessness caused by anxiety and stress. Patients dealing with pain may also find it helpful due to its numbing body effects.
Dry eyes and mouth, paranoia, dizziness, and anxiety are all possible downsides of this strain.
Kosher Kush’s genetics are mostly a mystery though most growers agree that the strain likely contains OG Kush in its lineage. The strain comes from California and originally had a far more offensive name before dispensary owners decided such a good strain shouldn’t be ruined by a few thoughtless stoners.
It should be grown indoors and can be grown successfully by beginners. After flowering for nine to ten weeks, plants can produce up to 550 grams per square meter.
The strain of cannabis, although not actually blessed by a rabbi, provides us with an interesting backstory and memorable medicating experience time and time again.
What Are The Genetics For Kosher Kush
According to Reserva Privada, Kosher Kush began as a popular LA-based strain that was jokingly referred to as Jew’s Gold. Unsatisfied with the name but in love with the strain, Reserva Privada reached out and acquired a cut from the Jew’s Gold growers and started growing the strain themselves. The DNA crew was impressed by the quality of the strain but knew the name needed a name change if it was to become more popular.
Not motivated by religion, Reserva Privada eventually renamed the strain Kosher Kush to honor the original grower’s humorist approach. They claim this name better refers to all of the people who feel blessed for having the chance to smoke it and experience its’ unique taste. I would have to agree.
This heavy-hitting Indica strain is top quality medicine in nearly all aspects and comes highly recommended for people who need to rest. Stemming from unknown genetics, this potent strain is known for continuously producing high cannabinoid content — specifically levels of THC.
“The previous batch of this strain was lab tested at an insanely high 29.6% THC .7% CBD, .3% CBN.”
Visually, our batches of Kush have typically been smothered in shiny white trichomes that lay on top of abundant orange hairs. These buds has large calyxes that are extremely delicate to the touch, not as dense or chunky as many OG Kush phenotypes usually are. The taste and aroma are very similar; Undertones that are very rich, earthy, and a little fruity even.
The Heavy Effects Of The Strain
The high THC percentage will account for an increase in appetite as well as “stoney” effect that is followed by a heaviness that can be felt both physically and mentally. Highly recommended by patients who suffer from sleep apnea, insomnia, anxiety, or those looking for a powerful stress and natural pain reliever.
Like most heavy indica-dominant strains, this strain is known to make your eyelids heavy and produce uncontrollable yawns when medicating with large quantities — especially if you are already tired pre-medicating session. Being a heavy, full-bodied strain, Kosher Kush will produce a slight body melt followed by an cerebral effect that can be best described as spacey and/or zone-inducing.
Overall, this strains high THC content and great taste make its name fitting — it truly is top-shelf medication. Kosher Kush was good enough to make it to our list of the top 5 night-time strainsof 2012.
THC: 22% – 25%
This strain is famous for its enticing flavor and high potency ingredients. But that’s not the only thing that makes this strain famous; Kosher Kush is the only strain that has been blessed by a Rabbi! In addition, it has been awarded the High Times Indica Cup in the years 2010 and 2011.
This popular strain (also known as Kosher OG,) is said to be the first commercial cannabis variety to be blessed by a rabbi.
Beyond its reported origins as a clone-only variety from Los Angeles, the lineage of this rumored “100% Indica” strain remains a mystery. Kosher Kush won 1st Indica at the 2010 and 2011 High Times Cannabis Cups. Feminized seeds are available from Amsterdam’s DNA Genetics.
THIS KUSH IS A TRUE LEGEND
You’ve just encountered a king, congratulations. This is an absolutely epic strain which won countless Cannabis Cups for being the dankest of the dank. This variety was developed in California by the most dedicated ganja specialists. It’s a super potent indica-dominant strain. Once the Kosher Kush has been toked, one doesn’t simply return to mediocre ganja varieties.
This has a great leaf to bud ratio, making the plants easy to trim. The flowering period takes around 9-10 weeks. This cultivar can become quite tall, which is unusual for indica varieties. One could pinch the tops to help the plants grow more on the sides. The solid yields shall be super stinky and exude pure magic, kosher approved.
GROW YOUR OWN KOSHER KUSH
- GROW DIFFICULTY
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- 9-10 WEEKS
- HARVEST TIME (OUTDOOR)
- YIELD (INDOOR)
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- HEIGHT (INDOOR)
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Like kosher food favorites such as bagels, brisket, and pickles plucked from big barrels of brine, Kosher Kush is a treat available to everyone. Also, like matza, the strain is highly likely to make you a convert to its divine sensations.
Kosher Kush has won multiple Cannabis Cup trophies and continues to convert tokers into true believers all over God’s green earth. So here are some Kosher Kush questions to which the rabbinical reefer team at MERRY JANE is blessed to be able to provide with answers.
Why Is the Strain Called Kosher Kush?
On the one hand, we could say Kosher Kush came by its moniker by being the first commercial cannabis strain on record to actually be blessed by a rabbi.
However, before any clergy member officially anointed the present incarnation of Kosher Kush, the indica-dominant strain of unknown lineage originally developed a following in the Los Angeles area under the moniker “Jew Gold.” Given the inherent harshness of such a nickname, let’s thank the Green Goddess that the cultivators at Reserva Privada (itself a sub-division of DNA Genetics) subsequently rebranded it as Kosher Kush.
So Is Kosher Kush Actually Kosher?
The rabbi’s blessing adds a bit of dope divinity to Kosher Kush, but that alone does not make the weed properly kosher.
As a religious term, “kosher” refers to foods prepared using explicit biblical guidelines. In casual conversation, though, “kosher” has come to mean anything good, pure, righteous. So in the latter sense, Kosher Kush more than ably earns its moniker.
That stated, Judaism’s ritual connections to marijuana date back thousands of years. According to biblical scholars, the Hebrew word “kaneh bosm” — considered to mean “cannabis”—appears five times in the original text of the Old Testament.
Check out these two potent examples of pot’s presence in the Good Book: Exodus 30: 23-15 contains a cannabis oil recipe used by Moses and, in Isaiah 43:24, God himself rages, “You have not bought any fragrant calamus [cannabis] for me, or lavished on me the fat of your sacrifices!”
In the context of physical history, Israeli archaeologists recently unearthed evidence of burnt ritual cannabis in the ruins of a 2,700-year-old Jewish temple. Their report concluded, “It seems feasible to suggest that the use of cannabis on the Arad altar had a deliberate psychoactive role.”
Another tie to kosher foods is that Kosher Kush is revered for its taste — an earthy, lip-smacking combination of pine, citrus, and spices. Oy, that’s delicious!
What Are the Effects of Kosher Kush and Will I See God?
While no one can specify who (or what) you might encounter after firing up a bowl of Kosher Kush, we can proclaim forthrightly that this hugely indica-heavy strain packs a godly wallop. On the low end, it’s known to clock in at 20 percent THC, with some tests and reviewers placing the THC content at even higher levels (and the key word there is “higher”).
Kosher Kush hits hard with a potentially overwhelming impact of total mind and body relaxation. As such, it’s recommended to be used at night, or at least at a proper time and in a mellow setting where “couch-lock” is a definite and desirable possible outcome.
Can Kosher Kush Perform Marijuana Miracles?
“Miracles” are not ours to call. Medical marijuana resources, however, report that Kosher Kush has proven remarkably effective in addressing issues of anxiety, stress, strain, and, perhaps above all, insomnia. Numerous users also report that Kosher Kush resulted in them enjoying a great stretch of peaceful sleep after imbibing.
Is Kosher Kush Related to Any Other Strains?
Indeed, Kosher Kush has adhered to the biblical direction to be fruitful and multiply. Kosher Kush has gone on to generate hybrids that include Family Jewels, Miss USA, and Nicole Kush. Now do yourself a marijuana mitzvah and get your hands on this holy herb the next time you visit a dispensary.
About this Indica Strain
The award-winning cannabis strain Kosher Kush took the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in 2012 as well as the High Times Indica Cup of both 2011 and 2010. It was the first commercial strain to be blessed by a Rabbi, which has led some consumers to believe Kosher Kush brings improved bliss and enlightenment.
The effects of Kosher Kush are reported by users to be strong so novice consumers should take heed. Those who have tried this strain say it’s known to powerfully sedate. The cerebral effects will allow the mind to calm from racing thoughts for which consumers have reported alleviation from insomnia brought on by anxiety or stress. Kosher Kush is also reported to help numb the body of aches and pains from head to toe, sometimes creating a body buzz or body thrum. Smoke this strain in the evening, as many of its users say it’s nearly impossible to get anything done while consuming.
Though its origins can be traced to California, its genetics remain a mystery. Many consumers believe that one of its parents is OG Kush. It was once named Jew Gold, but as it became popular, the name was changed to Kosher Kush to avoid being offensive.
The scent of Kosher Kush is quite earthy, intensifying as its buds are broken up. Its taste is also pleasantly earthy with undertones of pine in its aftertaste. A well-cultivated batch will render dense, dark green nugs with a light dusting of resinous trichomes.