It tastes a bit like an Arabian spice market, though it still has interesting layers underneath the initial flavor to keep you interested. Most of the time, when a strain is described as having a spicy flavor, people tend to think of spice from peppers. But the spice in the taste of the Special Kush strain is one of the unique and distant spices: pepper, tea, nutmeg, and a little bit of aniseed. The flavor of both white and black pepper develops very actively after a little while on the tongue.
It tastes surprisingly like the distinctive tang of peppery jerky after the first bite. This will settle into a gentle intensity and earthiness, leaving an exceptionally well-rounded, almost palate-covering sensation that leaves your mouth feeling a bit overwhelmed. Special Kush is a strain created from a variety of ancient, well-loved strains, which means it is going to look rather typical in appearance. It has a distinctly mottled green look to its leaves and buds, presenting those telltale indica-style marijuana leaves. The main thing that is immediately noticeable about the appearance of this strain is the sheer quantity of orange pistils that dot the surface. These dark hairs crop up from underneath the bud and provide a great deal of flavor and aroma. Additionally, this strain is famous for one other identifying quality – the massive quantity of white trichomes. These little white splotches make the bud appear almost snowy in appearance. Altogether, Special Kush has a pretty ordinary appearance. However, it is one that includes plenty of indicators that it contains a beautiful flavor and potent effects as soon as you crack it open.
If you are the green-thumbed type of marijuana lover, you might be inclined to try and grow some Special Kush of your own. What kind of specialized knowledge do you need to do so? Special Kush seeds are pretty easy to come across, primarily because its growers make an effort to keep their strain in circulation. This strain is quite adaptable and able to survive in a variety of different temperatures and humidities. This makes it an excellent strain for those just getting started in cannabis growing. However, keep in mind that like many marijuana strains that come from typically hotter regions of the world, Special Kush does prefer warmer locations. You are much more likely to get a better yield if you keep your growing area nice and warm. Additionally, like many other indicas, Special Kush will tend to grow exceedingly large, sometimes almost too much to handle. Keep it cut back if it proves a problem, but try only to cut away branches and growths that won’t produce any useful bud. Try and focus on the branches underneath the plant, as well as using a technique called ‘topping.’ This means chopping off the very tip of the plant as it tries to grow vertically. The plant is then able to use the available light more efficiently, allowing for a much higher yield in the eventual harvest. Treat your Special Kush properly and keep it well watered and decently fertilized with a high nitrogen fertilizer. If you do, then you can expect some really great returns. The yield is great for such a low maintenance plant, giving you more than you could ever need in a single growing period. Once you finally have your Special Kush all harvested and dried, what kind of cannabinoid content can you expect? The exciting thing about Special Kush cannabis is that, despite its incredibly potent and noticeable effects, it doesn’t have the astronomically high THC content that you would expect. Instead of the typically massive levels that many strains seem to have these days, Special Kush is more moderate. You can expect to find about 17% THC in any individual sample of Special Kush. This is sufficient to create its well known soporific and happiness-inducing effects, without completely knocking you out within five minutes. Like pretty much every single indica strain to come out of the landrace strains in India, Pakistan or Afghanistan, this strain has not been bred for its CBD content. Although there isn’t the same monstrously high THC content that strains low in CBD tend to have, the original growers of the Special Kush strain decided to breed an entirely CBD-free strain. You might find specific differences depending on growing methods, but Special Kush is not generally going to contain any CBD whatsoever. However, just because there isn’t any CBD doesn’t mean there aren’t all kinds of beneficial medical effects that you can enjoy after smoking some Special Kush. Marijuana is well known for having all kinds of significant therapeutic effects.
Most of the time, strains get linked to specific conditions, with some strains being grown especially for treating that particular illness. Special Kush doesn’t seem to hold that unique distinction. However, it still has a great variety of useful medical benefits despite its seemingly non-specific effects. Many of these benefits are thanks to the incredibly pleasant and uplifting sensations that you experience for the first few hours of this high. Therefore, people frequently use Special Kush to try and treat issues arising from depression, anxiety, and undue stress. Although people generally assume that stress and anxiety are a regular part of modern life, strains like Special Kush are great at helping you process and deal with these unpleasant feelings.
By being able to experience pure euphoria for a short while, people who suffer more than they would like can take just a little bit. It lets you experience that instantaneous burst of pleasure and satisfaction with the world around you, even if it is only for a few hours. The other significant medical benefit of the Special Kush strain is its ability to send you into a deep, almost immoveable sleep. Falling asleep very suddenly and extremely deeply might be seen as a bad thing by a lot of people.