Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medication and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain of marijuana will best serve my needs ?’ There are two main parts to the marijuana plant. These are what are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports of many positive effects of the THC. There are also some strains high in CBD meant specifically for medical use. One of these strains which is good for recreational but some medical purposes as well is called Lemon Kush. Here we’ll cover where it comes from, how its used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.
Sativa 50 %
THC: 17 %
CBD: Less than 1 %
The strain has a higher level of THC (17%) when compared to the level of CBD (.3 %), making it a strain that is good for recreational purposes. Even though the CBD levels in this strain are lower when compared to the THC, the CBD still has some small effects as well.
The strain is also known in some places as Cali Lemon Kush, and is made by Alien Genetics, which also created the strain Alien Kush.
This is a hybrid strain thought to have come from two other hybrid strains, and, although the exact origin isn’t known, it is thought that it may come either from the combination of Lemon G and Afghan Kush, or the combination of Lemon Joy and Master Kush. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is slightly higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably used for more recreational purposes, but the CBD effects that are seen when this strain is used can have their place in medical use for some conditions as well. The Lemon Kush strain is great to use for either mental or physical conditions. These include: depression, anxiety, stress, muscle tension, acid reflux, inflammation, headaches, or any mental condition in which focus or relaxation may help. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals with some conditions mentioned such as depression or anxiety, the level of focus and relaxation that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based on testimony of individuals which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?
What effects does it have ?
When using this strain, it is good for its effects that come from the levels of THC that it has. It is said to have anywhere from 15 to 26 percent THC depending on the grower of the strain, so it can bring with it a moderate to high psychotic effect. For many individuals, mainly those with experience, this strain can take quite a while for the full effects to kick in. This can be up to 10 minutes. To begin with, it brings with it an intense boost in mood and is mentally uplifting, making you feel light-headed and spacey. It also gives you a sharp sense of focus, euphoria, and creativity. The strain also allows you to have a mild to moderate level of both physical and mental relaxation as well, while still allowing you to accomplish anything needed to be done. This balance of the effects seen means no “couch lock” effect which is seen with many strains. This requires you to remain stabilized until you are able to function normally. The physical and mental relaxation make it good for using in different settings, along with making it good for many individuals that may want to experiment with the strain. So who benefits the most from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has a higher level of THC when compared to the CBD, but you still get a sense of relaxation from the small amount of CBD that the strain has as well. The amount of THC in this strain is considered moderate to more intense when compared to other strains. This makes it a good strain to be used by the more experienced user. As mentioned, one with experience in using higher THC strains, this strain may take up to 10 minutes to take full effect, but the effects seen are intense enough for someone using it for recreational purposes. Anyone just beginning or experimenting with different strains that have THC should probably begin with a less intense strain. Regardless of one’s level of experience though, you should be able to sense when your body is telling you that you’ve had enough so that you don’t consume too much.
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it a sense euphoria, happiness, focus, and creativity, along with a mild to moderate level of both physical and mental relaxation, it is a great strain to use during the daytime. Usually any time between morning and late afternoon is best. After a long day that was stressful, or just prior to the start of the day when you know you’ll be busy. The strain is also great for using during any type of social event since it can increase one’s interactions with others. This is probably due to the increase in energy and focus that it has. You probably don’t want to use this strain though during the late evenings or prior to going to bed since the effects will keep you from falling asleep. Anyone that needs focus on tasks to do, or at a gathering of many people where conversation is key, this strain is good to use.
How to use it
There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in its original form through smoking or vaping. Although the capsules which a sold in oil form may be effective, this is not the same as when smoking or vaping. You should be aware though that with this strain if you choose to smoke it, the lungs can be expanded more than other strains, resulting in coughing. When using this strain, you should expect to experience a lemony flavor and aroma which is both refreshing and invigorating. The smell is also thought to come from a natural ingredient that is in citrus fruits such as lemons or oranges. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of smoking and you know you’ll be using it for a while, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.
Raising the strain
For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is not hard to grow, which makes it good for either the beginner or the experienced grower. You have the choice of growing any strain either indoors or outside, but indoor growth is probably recommended. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. If you choose to grow this strain outdoors, it should be done around early to mid July since the harvest time is in October and it normally takes around 10 weeks to grow. In comparison, when this or any strain is grown indoors, it can take place at any time just so the correct steps are taken to provide the correct environment. This strain specifically likes a warmer climate, and when grown indoors can reach up to six feet in height. You should also find out if the strain may need any specific supplements in the soil including vitamins or enzymes. As with any strain, the seeds may be hard to find, and depending on the laws in your area, obtaining the seeds may have to be done through other options. To begin with, you may want to first look at the manufacture of the strain (Alien Genetics), or any dispensaries in your area that sell seeds.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the Lemon Kush strain of marijuana is higher in THC (17%) than it is in CBD (Less than 1%), but it can be used for both medical and recreational purposes. Medically it helps with things such as depression, anxiety, inflammation, mental or physical stress, and acid reflux. The strain also has been shown to have a moderate to high sense of buzz along with euphoria and intense focus. For the inexperienced, the high felt may be too intense, making it better to be used by the experienced. These effects along with mild to moderate relaxation felt allow you to accomplish any task without any “couch lock” effect as well. This makes it good for use during the daytime, but it should probably not be used at night. You can also use it either while alone or with others, making it good for use almost anywhere. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.