Cannalope Kush Strain Review

A cross between the infamous OG #18 X Cannalope Haze strains, Cannalope Kush is fresh, fruity and tropical, offering a classic sativa high that can boost your mood and leave you feeling happy and relaxed.

Let’s take a closer look at this exotic sativa hybrid and its effects. 

Potency

Cannalope Kush is characterized by its sativa-dominant effects, and as you inhale, these kick in almost immediately.

With average THC levels of 21-25%, this strain has energizing effects that lead to a euphoric high that’s supplemented with the relaxing influence of the indica.

What Is Cannalope Kush Strain?

Cannalope Kush is a sativa-dominant hybrid consisting of 70% Sativa and 30% Indica. It’s known to boost the mood and trigger creativity, but it’s also used for a range of medicinal purposes which we’ll explain further a little later on.

In Northern California, this strain is often hailed as “Momma Kush.”

How Was Cannalope Kush Developed? 

Cannalope Kush was created by DNA Genetics, and is a cross of the classic OG #18 and Cannalope Haze strains, the latter of which is a cross between a Mexican landrace strain with the Haze Brothers original Haze strain. 

Taste

The strain has a crisp and refreshing taste that isn’t too overpowering. It has a slightly sweet, fruity flavor with an earthy undertone.

The taste is light and smooth with a hint of cannalope flavor that becomes more noticeable when you break the buds.

Odor and flavor

Cannalope Kush offers a super fresh and exotic aroma that’s something like freshly cut cannalope with hazy undertones that resemble a subtle perfume.

The taste of the smoke is light and pleasant, with fruity vibes and woody undertones. 

Physical appearance

Cannalope Kush is characterized by its dense, light green nuggets that are generously frosted and covered in wiry orange hairs. The compact buds are dotted with thin, light green leaves, and are coated with a thick layer of super-sticky, sweet resin.

Grow Info

Cannalope Kush is pretty versatile and is fairly easy to grow and maintain. It’s loved by growers for its bountiful yield and its short 8-9 week indoor flowering time. 

If grown outside, flowering time for the plant finishes at the end of October in California and areas with a similar climate but will finish slightly later in colder and darker climates. 

The buds are long and high in resin, with trichome frosts appearing early in flowering. Patient growers will be delighted at the spike in quality if they allow their plants to reach a full meter of height before harvesting.

Cannalope Kush seeds are best planted in soil as opposed to hydroponics, and on average, the plant grows to around 3 to 5 feet tall.

Effects

Cannalope Kush generally provides a balanced high, though if you take a high dosage, you may experience a racing heart and paranoia. 

With this strain, some people experience a cerebral euphoria and creativity boost. It can also boost mood while providing a casual sense of relaxation – making it perfect for a wake and bake or afternoon toke. 

In terms of physical effects, you can expect pleasant pressure around the temples and behind the eyes. 

Overall, Cannalope Kush provides a classic sativa high that’s focused primarily on the mind, although the indica element provides added body relaxation effects. 

The high starts with a euphoric head rush and instant mood boost with a burst of creative energy and the strains’ long-lasting effects are accompanied by a gentle warming feeling that spreads through the entire mind and body. 

Most people feel a sense of blissful ease as Cannalope Kush helps ease their pain and mute their stress and depression. 

Side Effects

There aren’t too many side effects associated with Cannalope Kush, though the most common ones are a dry mouth and dry eyes. A very small amount of people experience a feeling of paranoia, which could be a risk if you take too much. 

Medical appointments

Due to Canalope Kush’s powerful 21-25% average THC level, the strain is often used to treat conditions such as chronic stress, depression, chronic pain, fatigue, and nausea.

Because it provides mainly a mind-based high, it’s often used to mute the symptoms of mental illnesses. For example, on Leafly, 33% of people said Canalope Kush helped to treat stress, 31% said it helped with depression, and 26% said it helped with anxiety. 

Similar Strains

Blue Diesel: also known as “Blue City Diesel” and “New Blue Diesel,” Blue Diesel is a hybrid marijuana strain derived from a cross of Blueberry and NYC Diesel.

This strain is enjoyed for its pleasant, moderate to long-lasting body buzz. It’s perfect for medicinal use as it’s best suited to daytime use. 

White Widow: one of the most famous strains in the world, White Widow is a cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica.

It’s blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 1990s. Its buds are adorned with white crystal resin – a warning of the potent effects to come that provide a powerful burst of euphoria and energy, stimulating both conversation and creativity.

Cannalope Haze: containing a maximum of 20% THC, Cannalope Haze blends a Mexican landrace with the original Haze cannabis strain by the Haze Brothers.

It’s Sativa-dominant, which can result in a cerebral and energetic high combined with a calming effect on your body. This tropical strain provides feelings of euphoria and happiness, making it another great choice for those suffering from anxiety, stress, or depression.

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 21% – 25%
  •  CBD: 1%