Cali Kush Strain Review


As an Indica-leaning strain of cannabis, Cali Kush is an ideal option for those who are looking for a moderate Indica high that isn’t going to be too overpowering or cause couch lock – because it only contains a 15% THC level.

Cali Kush Strain Review

Although, this THC potency level can sometimes be even lower than this, so we do recommend that you take the time to double-check the potency levels of your Cali Kush prior to purchasing it, especially if you have a relatively high cannabis tolerance and want to achieve a moderate Indica high.

What Is Cali Kush Strain?

Cali Kush is an Indica-dominant strain of cannabis that, upon flowering, produces beautifully thick, dense buds that are light green in appearance and characterized by icy blue pistils.

It has a refreshing, moreish citrusy scent, with some people even noting that this strain of cannabis has a coffee-like fragrance with undertones of spice.

As we have already mentioned above, the THC levels within this particular strain of cannabis are known to fluctuate from grower to grower, which is why we strongly recommend that you make sure that you are checking the THC levels prior to purchasing.

This is an important thing to do for both newbies and seasoned smokers, as if THC levels are too high, you may find yourself experiencing couch lock from the Indica, and if they’re too low, you may not experience anything at all.

To follow, upon taking a hit of Cali Kush, you can expect to experience feelings of relaxation and contentment, as well as potential fits of giggles. For this reason, it’s an ideal choice for use at the end of the day, when you’re ready to kick back, relax and do nothing for the rest of the evening.

We don’t recommend that you use this for “wake and bake” purposes unless you don’t have any plans, that is!

How Was Cali Kush Developed?

As of right now, very little is known about the origin of Cali Kush, although it is considered that it was first developed in California – hence the name!


Cali Kush has an earthy, woody, and sweet taste with hints of coffee and citrus, which makes it an ideal choice for those who do not have much experience smoking cannabis, as it is very mellow and doesn’t have an overly powerful aftertaste.

Odor And Flavor

The odor of Cali Kush is very distinctive and easy to detect, as this particular strain of cannabis is characterized by a pungent fragrance similar to citrus and coffee.

As for the flavor, Cali Kush is mellow on the tongue and boasts a deliciously moreish flavor that is reported as being sweet, woody, and earthy.

Physical Appearance

Cali Kush is light green in appearance with light blue pistils all around the dense buds. In some instances, you may also notice golden flecks dispersed throughout the buds, too.

Grow Info

Cali Kush is a versatile strain of cannabis that can be grown in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Favoring Mediterranean climates, when grown indoors, Cali Kush will need to be exposed to plenty of humidity, and this also means that if you are planning to grow it outdoors, you will need to make sure that you live in a warm climate.

The flowering period is just 7-8 weeks and can bring in a yield of anywhere from 18-24 ounces.


After you have taken a hit or two of Cali Kush, you can expect to experience feelings of happiness, calmness, and potentially even giggly!

As an Indica-leaning strain of cannabis, you can also expect to experience feelings of sleepiness and subtle feelings of sedation, although this will vary from person to person.

Plus, depending on your cannabis tolerance level, you may also find yourself experiencing feelings of nervousness and dizziness, so it may not be the best choice for those who are trying out an Indica-dominant weed for the very first time.

Ultimately, Cali Kush will be best-suited to those who are looking for a relaxing, mellow cannabis strain that will pair well with watching movies, eating yummy food, settling in for a good night’s sleep, or even going for a walk.

Side Effects

Just like with all strains of weed, Cali Kush can come with a variety of potential side effects, including feelings of paranoia, feelings of anxiety, cottonmouth (or dry mouth), elevated feelings of hunger, sleepiness, and dry, red eyes.

In addition to all of these general cannabis side effects, as an Indica-dominant strain of cannabis, there is also the chance that Cali Kush may cause potential couch lock and feelings of sedation.

For this reason, we strongly recommend that you avoid trying this strain of cannabis if you do not enjoy the feeling of an Indica high, or if feelings of sedation/strong levels of sleepiness are scary or anxiety-inducing to you.

Medical Appointments

Besides recreational usage, Cali Kush can be used for a variety of medical purposes including to treat headaches, soothe aches and pains, as well as to treat feelings of anxiety and depression.

In addition to this, as an Indica-dominant strain of weed, you could also use this strain to help treat insomnia, as this is a strain of cannabis able to induce feelings of sleepiness.

It can also increase appetite, which makes it suitable for use on those who struggle to eat consistently throughout the day.

Similar Strains

If you have already tried Cali Kush and would like to try something different, or you like the sound of it but don’t feel like it’s the right fit, then there are a variety of similar strains that you could also try:

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 15%
  • CBD: 0%
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