Khalifa Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid (80/20 Indica) with THC levels that are off the charts – regularly testing between 26 and 29 percent. A child of OG Kush, its CBD content is about 2 percent.
Khalifa Kush is Wiz Khalifa’s brand of cannabis. The rapper and Colorado-based RiverRock company are marketing the strain as one with a relaxing but energizing effect. Khalifa sometimes shortens the strain name to KK.
Mr. Khalifa joins Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge and others in marketing cannabis products and customized strains. The cannabis industry is expanding its partnerships with celebrities so consumers can expect more branded strains like Khalifa Kush in the near future.
San Francisco dispensary, the Cookie Co. 415, first made Khalifa Kush popular. Wiz Khalifa said it took years to develop the rare phenotype of OG Kush. They started from seed, with Khalifa personally testing the product, eventually giving his blessing. Genetics are still top secret, and legend has it that the real Khalifa Kush is much stronger than found at the dispensaries, and reserved just for Wiz.
The taste and smell are like OG Kush, but Khalifa wanted it bred for a lemony flavor and pine notes, not earthy traits, although the weed retains undertones of a pungent smell.
The strain is known for its stimulating effects, making it perfect for a wake and bake session or a midday session. Breeders designed the strain for uplifting cerebral effects accompanied by a relaxing body effect. The effect on the body is without heavy sedation, which should appeal to recreational users along with the high THC content. Lightweights and new users should use caution with this potent herb.
The lack of strong sedation makes the strain suitable for mild and moderate medical conditions such as fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression while the high CBD is good for more serious conditions. Medical patients may also like the strain due to its reported smooth smoke that may irritate the throat less than other strains.
Khalifa Kush buds are small or medium sized, green with orange hairs, dense, and full of resin. When seeds are available, because it is a phenotype of OG Kush, grow it indoors, outside, or in a greenhouse. The plant is bushy and produces a lot of bud. Prune the plant for maximum growth that may be ready for harvest in 60 days.