The Origin of Kush
The region that is known as Hindu Kush is able to share its boundaries with the Afghanistan and Pakistan just on the north part of India, controlled Kashmir and Jammu. The location has been known for its conflict together with the history of hashish and cannabis production. For centuries, the mountain range of the legendary Himalaya hillside and valley have produced the world class finest hash.
The intrepid travelers on the Hippie Trail returned to the US, Europe and Canada in the year 1960 and 1970. They brought a primo seed in the place and started to grow the Skunk, Afghani and Kush strains. Unfortunately, in the year 1973, the new president of the Afghanistan declared that the hashish sale is illegal that created pressure in the US people. He was then overthrown by the Afghan Communists in the year 1978, then the country was conquered by the Soviets in the year 1979. This made a spark of 30 years of bloodshed and warfare that still continues up to this day.
The prewar era of the Afghani hashish remains legendary in the older heads. The strains that spawned had changed the growing scene of the cannabis completely. The indica dominant genetics had shortened the type of flowering times that allow the plants to grow up to Alaska. Through the process, the homegrown concept had changed from the term of derision to the point of pride.
Kush and the Cannabis
There are many Kush varieties that won prizes for the breeders. From the original skunk of 1980s to Kushage, Kaia Kush and Vanilla of the new era, the flavor and potency of the strain is undeniable. The Kush prevails among the indicas. The breeders know that one of the best ways to amaze the judges is to use the genetic laden with the Afghani heritage. The Kush and the cannabis have a long history. The century’s long Afghan tradition in separating the trichomes to Kush plants and pressing into the bricks of a tasty hash has persisted in the 21st century.
The Current state of the Kush
Kush strains are even prevalent than South California now. Many of the medical marijuana dispensaries specializes in carrying many variations of Kush and there hundreds of it to choose from (the OG Kush, Larry, Lemon that comes to mind and Russian Master). Today, there are sativa dominant kind of Kushes, a Purple Kush strains with the name but not the power or flavor of the real OG Kush.
The real Kush have also spread wide through the Northern California and beyond. OG Kush is rumored have come to the Cali up to the Lake Tahoe place from Chemdog clone. Whether it is real or not, the legend is reaching this famed variations that continues and perhaps, the mysteries that happened and were discovered will not be all solved any time soon.
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