There are lots of names for cannabis bouncing around. Some are just synonyms, while others actually describe specific types or strains. But whether you call it cannabis, marijuana, mary jane, weed, pot, or some new-fangled honorific, we know you’re here because you really believe in the medicinal or relaxational benefits of this amazing plant!
Now, let’s break it down.
What is Kush?
Kush described all cannabis primarily made up of strains from the Hindu Kush region that divides Pakistan and Afghanistan. Because of the altitude of this mountain range and the climate that comes with the territory, kush – or indica – strains are often hardier and shorter, with thick resin coatings that serve as protection against the elements and to provide patients with a deep-seated physical high like couch-lock.
At Growers Choice, we sell lots of great indica-dominant strains, as well as a number of specific Kush varieties. Here are our top three picks for this great type of pot:
What is Haze?
Haze isn’t quite synonymous with sativa the way Kush is with indica, but it’s close. Haze was originally bred by a famous team of breeders who were seeking to develop strains very high in THC. Since that time, lots of plants have been bred with this original variety, so that today there are plenty of “haze” strains with a wide range of THC levels, CBD content, and general effects. At Growers Choice, we currently carry three Haze-dominant strains, and we think they’re all pretty darn great:
What is Skunk?
When you hear the term “skunk”, depending on your relationship with cannabis you might think of the smell of cheap weed emanating from that house up the street, or you might be immediately reminded of your favorite strain. It can’t be denied that “skunky” is one of the most common ways the general populous – and even cannabis connoisseurs – describe marijuana.
Fun fact: in the UK, the term “skunk”, when applied to pot, has a different meaning. It is actually used to describe any strain that has a high level of THC, even if it doesn’t have any skunk-based strains in its lineage. Potency is enough to qualify a strain as “skunk weed”.
Technically speaking, though, Skunk #1 originated in the USA and was a combination of indica and sativa landrace strains. This variety is known for being consistent, fast-flowering, and potent. Many Growers Choice strains feature Skunk in their genetics, including:
Comparing Effects of Kush, Haze and Skunk
While the combination of genetics in many cannabis strains today makes it tricky to say with certainty what effects you can expect from these three types of cannabis, we can give you an idea. These are the primary medicinal and recreational benefits you’ll find in a pure Kush, Haze, or Skunk strain. Chances are, some or all of these effects will present themselves in a strains with that heritage!
Effects of Kush
- Sleepy/Insomnia Relief
- Pain Relief
- Stress Relief
Effects of Haze
- Uplifting and happy
- Stress Relief
- Relief from Depression
- Relief from Fatigue
Effects of Skunk
- Stress Relief
How To Plant Kush,Haze and Skunk Seeds
We’re happy to report that you don’t have to memorize a bunch of different germination and planting methods for each of these types of cannabis! At Growers Choice, we recommend the water glass and paper towel method for the best results in germinating all our premium cannabis seeds.
This method is easy as pie (actually, if you’re talking about making pie, it’s a whole lot easier), and you don’t need to spend money of special equipment. You just soak your seeds, keep them covered with a damp paper towel for a few days, and watch your taproots shoot.
Following our germination guide has another benefit on top of quick-sprouting seeds, though. You’ll also remain covered by our 90% germination guarantee, which means we’ll replace seeds that fall outside that percentage, ensuring your home medicinal investment is safe!
The Best Cannabis Seeds for Sale
At Growers Choice, we’re not too humble to say our cannabis seeds are the best. Not only do we have all our strains lab tested, but we are very choosy about which breeders we work with, and as such have only a couple partners – this is no seed bank with dozens of breeders touting questionable seeds.
All Growers Choice cannabis seeds are reliably feminized, which means you don’t need to waste time or money on male plants that you won’t use (because the males don’t create medicinal flowers or buds). Pair that with our germination guarantee and we think the answer is pretty clear: choose Growers Choice!
And if that weren’t enough, we’ve also dedicated ourselves to providing reliable information about this wonderful plant. Not only will you find tons of helpful growing tips in our Grow Advice section, but we also share medical research into the varied benefits of cannabis, and our blog is bursting with entertaining and informational posts.
Well, what are you waiting for? Grow your own Kush, Haze, and Skunk cannabis plants with Growers Choice!