All About Bubba Kush™

Chemical variants (“chemovars”), or more often called strains, are what determines the potency, the flavor, as well as the kind of reaction a user can expect. Bubba Kush, also known as Bubba OG Kush, is cultivated by Barney’s Farm and has become one of the more famous in the cannabis world. To help you determine if this is the right option for you, we’re sharing an in-depth look at Bubba Kush, from growing it to the affects you can expect.  

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 1000 per Plant
Indoor Yield (g): 550–600
Flowering Time (days): seven to nine weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month:  October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week: 1st-2nd week
Height Indoor (cm): 100 – 120
Height Outdoor (cm): 120 – 200
Height: Medium
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Growing Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is a feminized seed that only produces female plants, which is necessary to growing consumable flowers. Growers can expect a short, compact plant that flowers within seven to nine weeks, and will produce yields averaging 550–600g/m². For the highest potency, it’s recommended to give the plant the full growing time before harvesting and drying the flowers.  

Bubba Kush is a classic short photoperiod plant strain that may be cultivated both indoors and outside. It’s hardy and grows well in soil, but it performs best in hydroponics. The buds are of excellent quality, and the plant becomes bushy and short. To allow light and nutrients to reach the bottom of the plant, you should try topping the strain.

Flavor and Aroma Profile of Bubba Kush

The aroma of cannabis l.Short Photoperiod Plant strains are determined by their terpenes, chemical compounds that determine a plant’s smell, but they also provide health and wellness benefits when consumed or used topically.  Bubba Kush contains three distinct terpenes: 

  • Caryophyllene – Caryophyllene is a spicy terpene that is also found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties (Russo, 2011) .  
  • Myrcene is a musky terpene that is found in hops, cannabis, and lemoncannabis and offers anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties (Surendran, et. al.).
  • Humulene is found in hops, coriander, juniper, basil, and cilantro and provides a greener, herbal scent. From a wellness perspective, it also shows anti-inflammatory properties (Rogerio, 2009). 

Bubba Kush is a pungent strain that smells earthy and woodsy with a sweet and smooth smoke that will leave you feeling relaxed and euphoric. The after taste is skunky with undertones of chocolate and coffee. For the best experience in aroma and flavor, consider using a vaporizer rather than rolling papers or wraps as the scent of burning paper can detract from the flavor. 

How Bubba Kush Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System

Before we dive into the psychoactive effects of Bubba Kush, let’s look at the endocannabinoid system which is what cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant triggers to achieve the effects.

The Endocannabinoid System: What You Need to Know

The endocannabinoid system is a complicated cell-signaling mechanism that influences and regulates our most primary functions (Zou, Kumar 2018), including:

  • Inflammatory Response
  • Pain control and response
  • Immune response
  • Sleep
  • Appetite/Hunger
  • Mood

Three components of the endocannabinoid system include:

  • Endocannabinoids (endogenous cannabinoids created by the body) are the neurotransmitters that send out the signal to maintain physiological processes. 
  • Endocannabinoid receptors bind to the neurotransmitters. There are two key types of receptors:  tThe CB1 receptors are most prevalent within the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptors are mostly found in peripheral nerves, particularly immune cells. Endocannabinoids may bind to CB1 receptors under stressful circumstances to relax the mind or to stimulate the appetite, but they may also interact with CB2 receptors in immune cells to reduce inflammation at other times (Mackie 2008).
  • Enzymes destroy the endocannabinoids once they have completed their essential purpose or function.

The endocannabinoid system contributes to maintaining homeostasis within the body to ensure optimal functioning.  

The Effects of Bubba Kush on the Endocannabinoid System

Now that we better understand the endocannabinoid system, it’s easier to see how Bubba Kush can have such a profound effect on its users.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) is a psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant, which generates the euphoric “high” sensation. It also acts on both CB1 and CB2 receptors, functioning similarly to endocannabinoids produced by the body but in a more concentrated manner. It can help you feel happier and more relaxed, increase your appetite, and improve sleep. The Bubba Kush flower has a Potency content of around 20 percent, making it a potent strain.

In addition to Potency, the terpenes found in Bubba Kush can enhance some of the effects. As we mentioned above, the main terpenes are all shown to offer anti-inflammatory properties when consumed, making this strain a good option for those seeking relief from chronic pain, muscle spasms, or soreness. 

The Psychoactive Effects of Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant strain of 70 percent short photoperiod plant and 30 percent long photoperiod plant. Short Photoperiod Plant is known for producing a more physiological reaction – deep relaxation, improved sleep, stimulated appetite, while long photoperiod plant tends to provide mental stimulation. The result is a relaxing experience that can improve mood, reduce stress, and spark motivation and creativity. 

It has been shown to provide support for:

  • Pain relief
  • Relief from stress and anxiety; anti-depressant
  • Increased appetite
  • Sleep aid
  • Headache treatment

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What are the differences between Bubba Kush™ and Pink Kush?

Bubba Kush™ and Pink Kush share the Kush lineage but display differences in appearance, aroma, and effects. Bubba Kush™ has a more earthy and coffee scent while Pink Kush boasts a sweet and floral aroma. To learn more about Pink Kush, its profile, and effects, consult a trusted source.


Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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Russo, Ethan B. Taming Potency: Potential Cannabis Synergy and Phytocannabinoid-Terpenoid Entourage Effects. British Journal of Pharmacology. August 2011.

Surendran, Shelini, et. al. Myrcene – What Are the Potoential Health Benefits of This Flavouring and Aroma Agent?  Frontiers in Nutrution July 2021.

Rogerio, Alexandre P., et. al. Mediators and Receptors in the Resolution of Inflammation. British Journal of Pharmacology 2009.