About Bubblegum Kush
Bubblegum Kush is a mostly indica strain with thoroughly relaxing effects and a tangy flavor profile. Created in the Netherlands by Bulldog Seeds, this hybrid is a cross between the fruity Bubble Gum and none other than OG Kush. Bubblegum has impressive buds that are medium-sized and hold a spindle-like shape, bulging in the middle but tapered at both ends. These buds are unmistakably indica, with a densely-packed structure in which the leaves curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a dark yellowish-green and are twisted through with brown and orange pistils. Finally, like bubblegum itself, Bubblegum is very stick due to its thick coating of translucent white trichomes. This high resin content makes the bud very difficult to break up by hand.
Consumers expecting the sugary scent of bubblegum may be surprised to find that Bubblegum Kush has a predominantly citrus aroma, with top notes of sour lemon and orange. There is, however, an underlying sweetness as well, a testament to the influence of award-winning parent strain Bubblegum. Meanwhile, grinding up the buds gives off some musky and earthy odors. When combusted, Bubblegum Kush gives off a thick smoke that can be harsh on the lungs, inducing coughing. On the exhale, this smoke tastes sweet and citrusy.
Bubblegum Kush’s relaxing effects can also have therapeutic value for medical cannabis patients. Its feeling of tranquility can temporarily lessen the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. It can also numb deep-seated aches and pains, as well as minor everyday annoyances like headaches and nausea. For some, Bubblegum Kush can stoke the appetite, proving useful to chemotherapy patients. As noted, this strain can even combat insomnia, lull smokers into a deep and restful sleep. Thanks to its relative lack of cerebral side effects, Bubblegum Kush is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Combining stress relief with euphoria and giddiness, it’s not wonder this strain is as popular as it is. Bubblegum Kush’s particularly high resin output can also be very useful in the production of hash and other THC concentrates.