Trulieve has added Khalifa Kush to Maryland’s repertoire of big name Cannabis partnerships. Bred for the legendary artist Wiz Khalifa, the Khalifa Kush was released into the market in 2014 to the delight of fans and Cannabis lovers alike. The cultivar is the culmination of a breeding project that bred Durban Poison and Cherry Kush into the foundational OG Kush genetics – specifically at the request of Wiz Khalifa. Known as a top shelf daily driver, this flower is rapidly becoming one of the more popular varieties in Maryland.
The inspiration around the breeding project was Wiz Khalifa’s love of OG Kush and a desire to elevate the classic into a more euphoric, energizing headspace. The result is quite similar to the potency of an OG Kush high, but with more energy and citrus notes to boot. The terpene profile reads like a typical indica with myrcene, caryophyllene and linalool, but with a healthy dose of the euphoric and energizing limonene terps as well.
Pungent undertones highlight the citrus and lemon aromas that define the Khalifa Kush. At first whiff the nugs are reminiscent of a sweet orange tart, but as time progresses and the full complexity of the aroma registers in the brain, one is hit by the skunky fuel notes and earthy spices known to define OG Kush. The resulting whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts as the entire aroma profile melds into one rich, unique experience one can only find from Khalifa Kush.
The high for me was exactly as advertised. Wiz Khalifa knew what he wanted as an artist and Cannabis aficionado: a strain bringing the stoney effects of a quintessential high, but with enough energy and creativity to keep you going throughout the day. My experience puffing was defined by walking the exact razor’s edge between a heavy high and a light headspace. I hovered in a blissful state of pain relief and calm while still going about my full day’s work. If you’re in need of a strain that’ll keep you on your grind while reliving your pain, the Khalifa Kush could be your daily Cannabis driver.
This article was originally published in the January 2023 issue of Maryland Leaf.
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