Obama Kush SeedsYour complete guide to Obama Kush, a fast-finishing indica cannabis strain. Learn how to grow Obama Kush seeds and more in this review.
Presidential terms last for four years. However, if you’re a popular president like Barack Obama was, re-election keeps you in the White House for a second term.
Just like the former president, Obama Kush is a cannabis strain with a very high approval rating across the board. Obama Kush checks all the boxes people care about come re-up at the dispensary time, including potency, flavor, aroma, and medicinal value.
Obama Kush is an incredible indica cannabis strain that goes heavy on the physical relaxation while keeping your mind in play. So, while other indicas make you drool yourself to sleep, this one keeps you active enough to engage in some educated political discourse.
This Obama Kush review contains everything you need to know about cannabis’s most presidential strain, including growing Obama Kush seeds at home.
Obama Kush Seeds – Strain ID:
Cannabinoids: 16-20% THC
Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene
Effects: Relaxing, Pain-Relieving, Sleepy
Landrace Strain: OG Kush x Afghani
Grow Difficulty: Medium
Harvest: 8-9 Weeks / 10 Weeks
Yield: Up to 450g/㎡ / Up to 450g/plant
Height: Up to 3 feet/ >3 feet
(*Indoor / Outdoor)
About Obama Kush Seeds
Obama was a champion of the people — but so too is good indica nug. It makes plenty of sense then that a potently relaxing strain should be named after him.
It’s fitting that Obama Kush hails from Michigan, a neighboring state to Illinois, where the former president calls home. Bred by Superior Genetics, a small medicinal cannabis bank, Obama Kush seeds were created as a frontline medicine for cancer patients.
Obama Kush is a cross between OG Kush and Afghani. The former is world-renowned for its incredibly chill effects that don’t quite put you to bed, while the latter is an indica par excellence.
Afghani is the basis for many of the cannabis world’s most potently sedative strains and is usually a medicinal smokers’ first port of call when seeking pain relief.
If you know your cannabis history, then you’ll remember Afghani as the ultimate go-to strain for creating hash. Afghani trichomes literally melt off of the leaves, creating an incredibly stony body high.
Moreover, the admixture of Afghani and OG Kush results in a compact plant profile seen as a significant boon for growers short on space or trying to maximize grams per watt.
Naturally, you’ll want to get Obama Kush seeds planted in your garden if efficiency, large yields, and supreme indica genetics are your thing.
Good thing the next section gives you a detailed guide for growing Obama Kush seeds to perfection.
Growing Obama Kush Seeds
There’s something to be said for growing out big, vertical sativa plants with incredible yields. But, you know what those outsized sativa bushes can’t do? Provide melty indica nugs.
Obama Kush seeds have so many positives going for them that they’re impossible to ignore. They grow stout, compact, and take maximum advantage of every square meter. The result is your grow room operates at the limits of efficiency, meaning you extract every last gram per watt possible.
Such efficiency lowers costs associated with growing, and also means you’re doing a big harvest without losing space and light. If you’ve gone ahead and made the executive decision to make Obama Kush seeds a part of your next grow, choose between two seed options.
- Feminized Obama Kush Seeds — If you want to cut down on complications, feminized seeds will do you right. These seeds are 100% female, so that come flowering time, you don’t have to weed male plants out of the garden since there won’t be any.
- Regular Obama Kush seeds — Maybe you’re not after pure convenience. Maybe you want to seek out fire phenotypes and create hybrids of your own. If so, go for regular Obama Kush seeds. You’ll have to sex these during flowering, but that shouldn’t be an issue.
Obama Kush seeds are medium difficulty for novice growers but pose no challenges for experienced green thumbs.
Optimal Growing Conditions and Climate:
As a rule of thumb, any strain name ending in kush or OG will love warm, dry weather. Unless you’re living in California, Oregon, Colorado, or a similarly sunny and arid climate, growing Obama Kush seeds outdoors might be challenging.
Therefore, it’s better to sow your seeds indoors first, get used to the plant’s quirks, then move outdoors if your climate zone will do right by your plants. Keep temperatures between 70°F and 85°F — a little to one side or the other of that range is tolerable.
Humidity-wise, don’t exceed 65% relative humidity, and kudos if you can keep conditions under an optimal 55% range.
As with other OG varieties and offspring, keep your Obama Kush plants stocked on CalMag throughout the vegetative phase, and ensure their overall vitality with organic amendments.
Obama Kush has an 8-9 week flowering time.
Indoors, Obama Kush is capable of 450 grams per square meter. Outdoors, expect 450 grams per plant.
Obama Kush plants are short to medium-tall in height, depending on the phenotype.
Resistance to Pests and Mold:
High pest and mold resistance is a natural trait of Obama Kush seeds.
Strain Description and Properties
The Appearance of Obama Kush Weed:
As you inaugurate your new bong with a presidential smoke out, nothing could be more fitting than loading up with Obama Kush.
Like a true OG, Obama Kush nugs are dense, shaped like oblong pears, and vary in leaf color from deep green to purple nighttime shades. Taking after their Afghani heritage, these resinous nugs shine with more splendor than the White House’s state dining room.
Dominant Cannabinoids Found in Obama Kush Seeds:
Obama Kush seeds are THC dominant. THC levels range between 16% and 20%.
Dominant Terpenes Found in Obama Kush Seeds:
Expect lemon rinds, dank hashy earth, and wafts of spice from these herbaceous nugs.
- Caryophyllene — The spice terpene. Caryophyllene also effectively fights pain.
- Limonene — Found in citrus fruits, limonene boosts mood and happiness.
- Pinene — As the world’s most abundant terpene, forest-bound pinene calms the mind.
Effects of Obama Kush Weed:
If you’ve been searching after a best of both worlds strain, look no further than Obama Kush.
Your first hit brings about mental relaxation. You’ll notice a general unwinding of tension as stressful thoughts don’t register the same impact as usual.
The second brings the strain’s physical effects into key. Enjoy immense body sedation that can only be likened to swimming in a perfectly temperate pool of water.
Towards the high’s tail end, your heightened sense of mental well-being blended with floating bodily equilibrium lulls you into a peaceful sleep, capping off an easy-going night.
Medical Properties of Obama Kush Seeds:
Grown primarily for medicinal users, Obama Kush is highly effective at treating:
- Post-chemotherapy effects
- Lack of appetite
Negative Effects of Obama Kush Weed:
Expect a case of dry mouth and red eyes, but it’s nothing a glass of water and drops of Clear Eyes can’t fix.
Although Obama Kush isn’t remarkably potent, it can definitely hit you hard in the sleep department.
Don’t smoke in excessive amounts if you have things to do. Otherwise, they’ll almost certainly be put off until tomorrow.
Pros/Cons of Growing Obama Kush Seeds
- Royal crimson bud colors
- Dense, compact plant profile
- Excellent harvest of pear-shaped buds
- Awesome strain name
- Finding Obama Kush seeds for sale isn’t always easy
- Needs extra attention during feeding
- Can be particular about temperature