When I popped into Emerald Cure to donate for my eighth this week, they gave me a pleasant surprise by dropping a generous gram sample of Master Kush in my bag to try. Times are tight, and dispensaries many, so it’s always nice when offered a tasty bribe to encourage numerous returns. Another way to see it is Emerald Care making an effort to build a relationship with their patients and helping them to find the best possible medication. I may not have otherwise tried Master Kush, and I’m glad I had the chance to review it.
Master Kush is dense and this sample a bit dry, making it very difficult to break down by hand. The buds are delicate with crystals and coated in brown hairs, a real dark haired beauty. Master Kush combines Hindu Kush, an indica, with the sativa Skunk. You immediately take notice of the pungent sweetness and vanilla notes from Skunk in this hybrid. When I handled Master Kush, vanilla bean lingered on my fingertips. Hindu Kush adds some floral greenery and a hint of the Cheese smell noted in other Hindu Kush hybrids. The smoke was smooth and enjoyable, if not a bit skunky in the exhale.
The high went straight to my head. Hindu Kush is noted for being unexpectedly cerebral and creative for an indica, and when combined with uplifting Skunk, it makes Master Kush a surprisingly social and productive indica dominant strain. I made the mistake of saving this strain for late in the day, expecting a knockout. Although Master Kush is fully capable of ending your day, it is foolish to save this medication for sundown. It can be an effective daytime treatment for arthritis, migraines, and chronic pain, while keeping you alert and functioning for work.
Emerald Care Collective
1820 E. Garry Ave. #204
Santa Ana, Ca