Strains & Reviews // August 30, 2022 // Ephrata

Master Kush Strain Review

master kush strain review

Gifted Curators offers “DC weed at its finest.” One of our cannabis connoisseurs, Kush-n-Pain, is sampling legendary strains from Gifted Curators to review for Urban Aroma readers. Read on for Kush-n-Pain’s review of Master Kush.

Master Kush

Master Kush is a special strain of the cannabis plant. This outstanding weed strain produces rare and unfamiliar buds to an abundance in today's cannabis community. However, once you get your hands on some of this flower, you will never want to go back to smoking bottom-tier cannabis again. Due to the enhanced practices used to cultivate Master Kush, the smoke of this strain is heavily potent and jam-packed with terpenes and cannabinoids. If you have yet to smoke Master Kush, one important question to ask yourself…

What are you waiting for? 

Continue below to read the ins and outs of locating Master Kush buds locally and what to expect from its consumption. 

What is Master Kush Marijuana?

Master Kush is a tetraploid weed strain cross cultivated initially in southern Amsterdam by innovative industry experts who specialize in producing and distributing cannabis strain seeds. Tetraploid strains carry not one or two but FOUR sets of paired chromosomes. 

As explained by a 2019 co-authored research paper covering polyploidization in cannabis cultivation, haploid chromosomes provide the cannabis with a much higher CBD content and an extended range of terpenes compared to other strains of marijuana. 

Is Master Kush Indica or Sativa?

Master Kush has been a popular indica strain within the cannabis community for many years. Amsterdam's White Label Seed Company was the first to cultivate this iconic indica flower in the mid-90s. Since this beautiful plant strain was born, the cannabis community has noticed its heavy-hitting indica effects and the complete pain relief felt after its consumption.

What does Master Kush Look Like?

what does master kush look like

*insert a picture of dense light green weed nugs

Master Kush commonly has light green buds that resemble a rounded pinecone. These buds are average in size, however, they are ultra-dense and loaded with potent trichomes that shimmer and glint, even from afar. There is only one true way to see the pristine beauty of these buds. Enter your local dispensary and come face-to-face with this majestic strain. 

Two Tokes Test

Confession time: I wrote this after what was actually my third hit, as I needed a lift from the crash of a Krispy Kreme comedown.

The taste is definitely citrusy, while the exhale is woodsy and floral. The smoke is rather quiet on the back of my throat allowing for a deep lung hit. I did cough a little bit, but there was no gagging fit. The psychoactive aspect lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. The whole high is two to three hours at fullness, and then dissipates gently.

Master Kush Cannabinoid Breakdown

The cannabinoid percentages listed below are relatively average compared to the community's more common and less rave-worthy cannabis strains. The only one of these percentages that experience any significant impact during the plant's cultivation is its CBD content. CBD is a medicinal pain-relieving component of cannabis that gets recommended for people living with chronic pain or the presence of acute anxiety. When CBD gets blended with the other components of cannabis its psychoactive elements also gain potency! 

Master Kush Strain Cannabinoids

Lab results show:

  • THC: 16 - 24%
  • CBD: .83 - 1.17%
  • CBC: 0.08 - 1.4%
  • CBG: 0.36 - 2.46%
  • CBN: 0.07 - 0.15%
  • THCV: 0.41 - 1.85%


master kush terpene profile
  • Limonene - citrus, uplifting
  • Beta caryophyllene - spicy, immune booster
  • Beta myrcene - earthy, pain relief, sleep
  • Linalool - lavender, bergamot, anti-anxiety, sedative, anticonvulsant, pain-relieving
  • Bisabolol - German chamomile, tangy, citrus, sweet, antibacterial
  • Terpineol - pine, antioxidant, sedative, anti-malarial
  • Camphene - citronella, ginger, pungent, musky, earthy, pain relief, antioxidant

What is Master Kush's High Like?

what is master kush like to smoke

This deep and cozy indica bud is excellent to smoke before setting out on energetically epic adventures…as long as each adventure involves laying down with your eyes closed for a nice restful sleep. However, sleeping is far from the ONLY thing to do after the strain's consumption. Some Master Kush consumers report enhanced creativity and overall productivity. And other consumers speak to the strains' stress-free and sedative effects. 

  • Physical relaxation is good for sleep
  • Typically associated with munchies
  • Strong head high and helpful for creativity 

Is The Master Kush Strain Medicinal?

This cannabis is often available at both medicinal and recreational cannabis shops. So, the official status of Master Kush is a therapeutic marijuana strain. This strain is medicinal because of beneficial effects such as pain relief, decreased stress, and an elevated mood obtained from its consumption. 

Master Kush delivers the treatment for specific illnesses or pain in the body after its consumption. Due to the impressive components within this cannabis strain, the symptoms of muscular dystrophy, migraines, or even menstrual pain begin to alleviate after smoking Master Kush.

Where to Buy Master Kush Cannabis?

If you live in an area where cannabis is legal, visit one of your local medical or recreational dispensaries. However, if you are not an MMJ patient, medical dispensaries cannot sell you cannabis due to legal regulations. Luckily, most recreational dispensaries tend to carry many of the same products and strains offered in medical dispensaries.

If you are having trouble finding the perfect pot shop to stop at, check in with the folks over at Urban Aroma! Find your local dispensaries or learn the lay of the land quicker in an unfamiliar city with Urban Aroma's cannabis locating service. If you live in New York City or Washington DC Urban Aroma can point you in the right direction of premium Master Kush cannabis.  

Final Hit

THC ranges from 16-24% so dose responsibly. CBD has tested at slightly over one percent; this, along with the terpenes linalool and myrcene, may help to explain the value of Master Kush in alleviating symptoms associated with muscular dystrophy, migraines and PMS. THCV and CBG have also tested in the high plus one to two percentages — THCV is being studied for anti-munchies qualities, and CBG for it effects on glaucoma.

Rating:  I really enjoy this simple and effective cultivar. On the rec level it's an 8.75, and the med count comes in at 9.4. Considering its productivity value, I give Master Kush an overall 9.1 on the Ephrata 1 - 10 Scale.