Master Yoda Strain

Much like its namesake the Jedi Master, Yoda, this strain packs a powerful punch for something so small and green. Master Yoda Strain was the winner of the 2012 edition of High Times Los Angeles Cannabis Cup and continues to collect awards and praise worldwide.

It had already built a stellar reputation, and become a firm local favorite, on the East Coast, with prominent use in Los Angeles. It is a cross between the renowned strains of OG Kush and Master Kush, both famous, powerful, and pungent strains themselves.

Furthermore, it’s a Kush phenotype, which is a 60/40 Indica dominate hybrid that hits hard, opens your mind to introspection and deep thought, whilst also being strong enough to lock you on the couch until the sun comes down.

Its sedative effects can creep up on you, the high is incredibly powerful and long-lasting, so it’s a strain better suited for evening use, or nighttime medication.

A popular strain for those who wish to meditate and visualize when smoking, keeping your body rooted on earth as your mind wanders into the far reaches of space, both internally and externally.   

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Strain history 


Master Yoda is a cross between OG Kush and Master Kush, two notorious, potent, and powerful strains. Its lineage can be traced back to Hindu Kush, Hindu Skunk, Chemdawg, and Lemon Thai.

These strong genetics go some way to explaining why Master Yoda is such a popular and sought-out strain amongst casual smokers and dedicated growers alike.  


Master Yoda is a cross between OG Kush and Master Kush, though it is unknown which breeder created it. It seems to have originated in California, as both its parents were already incredibly popular strains in Los Angeles and across the state of California.

The strain had amassed something of a cult following in the area, even before it won the 2012 edition of High Times Los Angeles Cannabis Cup 

Strain Profile 

Strain Appearance 

The buds are pale green, littered with darker greens and browns that combine beautifully with the striking, vivid, orange pistils. It is absolutely covered with sugary THC-packed trichomes. 

Strain Flavor 

This strain is widely regarded as being a delicious treat for the palate. Its strong heritage has led to a melting pot of complementary flavors that tantalize the taste buds, providing a tasty and well-balanced smoke.

It has a smooth vanilla flavor that goes down easily, with earthy and herbal elements. It has a clean, crisp taste thanks to the pine and wood textures, beautifully balanced with the fruity citrus of lemon and orange that dance on the tongue.  

Strain Aroma 

The strain is potent and pungent, skunky and dank, with a strong earthy aroma that consumes the room. The herbal scents contain a crisp woody pine, that blends with the sweet vanilla and hints of citrus fruits for a truly sensational aroma.  

Strain Cannabinoids 

Though the THC content can vary amongst master Yoda strains, though most will contain between 17-24% THC. Pacific Seed Bank measured that the average is 24%, with some growers cultivating a plant with a mighty 28% THC.

There are only trace amounts of CBD in this strain, usually 0.5% at most.  

Strain Terpenes 

Although the dominant terpene in this strain is Myrcene, it is jam-packed with numerous others, each with its distinct characteristics and medicinal benefits. Myrcene can be found in thyme and lemongrass, it brings earthy aromas to the strain.

It has strong muscle-relaxant capabilities, with strong sedative effects, helping out those with insomnia or associated sleeping difficulties. Limonene has strong citrus aromas of lemons and oranges, whilst it has antibacterial and antimicrobial effects.

Sabinene possesses anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects, which offer pain relief, aids digestion, and can help relieve the symptoms of skin conditions. Caryophyllene aids in reducing inflammation and brings aromas of cinnamon and cloves.

The analgesic properties of Camphene provide an anti-congestive effect to aid the treatment of sinusitis, coughs, colds, and migraines. Pinene also acts as an anti-inflammatory, whilst assisting pain relief and relaxation and aiding in memory and respiratory function 

Side Effects 

The most common side effects noted are dry eyes and a dry mouth. Excessive consumption could cause dizziness and headaches, especially amongst inexperienced smokers.

The high THC content could lead to paranoia and anxiety with excessive use, as is the case with any excessive consumption of marijuana. For experienced smokers, these effects were less noted.

A strain to tread carefully with the first time you smoke it, and one to be smoked in moderation if you don’t have a strong tolerance, it’s not for beginners.

This strain is sure to give you a strong case of “the munchies”, so it’s important to be aware that your eyes will be much bigger than your belly.

If using this to help increase and improve one’s appetite, it’s important not to binge and overeat, as this will only exasperate the eating issue in the long term. 

Medical Benefits 

An incredibly popular strain in the world of medicinal marijuana. Its uplifting and engaging high can greatly help those suffering from depression and fatigue, giving them the get-up-and-go, they need to get on with their day.

It’s also incredibly helpful for anyone suffering from chronic pain, due to its analgesic properties, which can reduce muscle pain, inflammation, spasms, and cramps.

For those struggling with eating, this strain will be sure to increase the appetite of any consumer, though this feeling will hit hard, so be conscious of what you’re eating and how much.

The sedative properties of this strain will help even the most alert insomniac, with a creeping body high helping induce states of deep sleep.

The strain can also aid in soothing the irritation associated with skin conditions, improve digestion whilst reducing discomfort, and can even aid in the treatment of some respiratory issues such as sinusitis.  

Strain Review 

The Force will truly be with you when you smoke this marvelous strain. Its rich heritage alone creates a feeling of mystery and intrigue, as combining OG Kush with Master Kush creates a powerful, potent and profound smoking experience.

Its lineage also includes Hindu Kush and Hindu Skunk means that real old-school aficionados of green often wish to see if Master Yoda can match or better those iconic strains.

This strain combines the heavy Indica body high with a touch of Sativa led head high, to create an incredible hybrid smoking experience.  The flavor combinations provide a delicious smoke, with its earthy and herbal elements complementing the fresh, crisp, citruses and smooth vanilla.   

For those that attach spiritual importance to smoking, the engaged, cerebral high which encourages deep thought, introspection, and perspective, will allow for a deeply meditative and highly visual experience.

For others who just want to kick back after a long day, the heavy and creeping body high is perfect to switch off from your day’s troubles and sink into the sofa.  

It’s no wonder that it’s such a popular strain for medicinal use, as this strain is loaded with medicinal benefits.

It can greatly aid those dealing with stress, chronic pain, sleeping issues, skin conditions, a loss of appetite, and respiratory problems. Just what Doctor Greenthumb ordered. 

This THC-loaded strain must be treated with respect, especially by inexperienced consumers. It will knock your socks off and send you deep into space, with a feeling of calm bliss as you travel through the stars.

Yoda’s Force ghost might make an appearance in your living room if you’re a seasoned smoker, and can ride the heavily sedative wave provided by this powerful smoking experience.   

Whether you’re in the swamps of Dagobah, dancing in Jaba’s cantina, or relaxing on the sofa at home, this strain will provide a full and heavy high, with a smooth and delicious smoke. If you are planning on smoking up with Master Yoda, May the Force be with you, young padawan. 

Strain Grow information 

Master Yoda is a balanced hybrid that grows well indoors and outside. It should be noted that due to the strong, pungent aroma, indoor growing might need some additional odor-masking techniques.

It can grow to be up to 6 feet tall and can withstand more challenging growing environments. It’s most suited to growing in warm and sunny climates. Furthermore, it’s a durable and robust strain that is resistant to mold and mildew.

There is much debate amongst seasoned growers as to the best technique when indoor growing, with some favoring the use of a hydroponic setup, whereas others believe it does better in soil.

As it can reach heights of up to 6 feet, it’s imperative to ensure that each plant is carefully cropped on top to aid the vegetative state and lateral growth.

The plant will also need to be trimmed regularly to allow an even distribution of light and airflow.  


Master Yoda seeds are available at numerous online and offline dispensaries. Its notoriety stretches far and wide, meaning an ever-increasing demand from smokers and growers alike ensures that all top seed providers will keep this in stock at all times.  

Flowering Time 

The plant flowers in about 8 weeks, making it an increasingly popular choice for growers worldwide. When grown outdoors, the ideal time to harvest is in early October.  

Strain Yield

Indoor growing can expect between 12-16 ounces per square meter, whilst when growing outdoors can expect 16 ounces or more per plant.  

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