How to spot it
While there are different versions floating around (the Dutch version is generally different from what you see in California, often called “So-Cal Master Kush”), Master Kush commonly has rounded, pinecone-like buds that are dark in color (at times a grayish purple) and absolutely loaded with trichomes. The appearance and super-hashy aroma are similar to that of Bubba Kush -- the two strains are often confused for one another and offer a very similar experience.
With a very deep aroma that is heavy on pepper and hash, Master Kush has an almost leathery, ancient quality to it, which seems to speak to its origins in one of the original locales for cannabis production. Similar to the aroma, the flavor is dark and hashy, with notes of coffee and wood hanging on the palate.
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Ry Prichard is a freelance cannabis photographer and researcher who loves Haze more than just about anything. Follow him into the Colorado cannabis jungle @cannabisencyclo.