Future Kush (Hybrid)
Future Kush is a 50/50 hybrid strain that’s ahead of its time, a cross between Starfighter and the notorious Gorilla Glue #4. This strain gives off a pleasant berry scent with a slightly dank undertone and distinct whiffs of lemon. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, releases a more skunky odour, possibly passed on from Gorilla Glue. It smokes with a complex, fruity flavour, carrying a sour berry flavour on the exhale.
Consumers can expect a therapeutically well-balanced high, a trippy combination of mental and physical effects that show up quickly. Cognitive changes can become apparent even as the thick smoke is exhaled. Initial effects may include sped-up thinking, with ideas jumping from one to the next in a freely-associative stream of consciousness. Sensory distortions may also occur, such as a flattening of depth of field, or other changes in visual and auditory perceptions. Thanks to all this mental stimulation, Future Kush can be a helpful in accomplishing tasks that require attention or analysis. This strain can still brighten up mundane activities like chores or other labour. As time passes (into the imminent future), or as dosage is increased, this high becomes more relaxing, and the limbs and eyelids may begin to feel heavier. One could still carry on lucid conversations and keep a more or less clear head, but the motivation from the first phase may evanesce. At this point, lazier activities like snacking or gaming may be more appealing. In a social context, it can also facilitate easy laughter and chattiness. It sufficiently relaxed, those enjoying Future Kush may even find themselves suddenly drifting off to sleep under its weight. Because of its slide from buzzy energy into lethargy, Future Kush is recommended for consumption between late afternoon and early evening.
Future Kush’s ideal balance between mental and physical effects makes it a great option for indica and sativa lovers alike, and thanks to its versatility, it has a wide range of applications for medical cannabis patients. For those with attention deficits, it can help to focus. Its uplifted mood may also temporarily soothe the symptoms of stress and depression. As its body stone creeps in, Future Kush can also take the sting out of physical pain, while anti-inflammatory effects may relieve everyday irritations like headaches. Because its cerebral energy can take a turn towards repeating or recursive thought patterns, Future Kush is not a good option for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.