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Lemon Kush Cannabis Strain | Lemonade Kush Strain

Lemon Kush close up, image from ALL

Lemon Kush cannabis is one of those 50/50 indica and sativa hybrids that blend so very nicely to give you an uplifting and creative boost along with a de-stressing chillness! It is the offspring of a pairing between Master Kush and Lemon G, and was originally developed by DNA Genetics; however, one particular marijuana plant breeder, Alien Genetics, developed their own variation of Lemon Kush ganja that was a cross between Afghan Kush and Lemon G.  Lemon Kush pot plants can grow to over five feet, or a meter and a half, tall and flower with light green buds covered in white trichomes. When smoked or vaped, the Lemon Kush strain has a citrusy sweet lemon taste (and very strong lemon aftertaste) with earthy kush undertones.  Medical marijuana patients can use Lemon Kush to treat stress, depression, pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and anxiety; whereas recreational users are apt to appreciate its sweetly sour lemon flavor and jubilant head high!

lemon kush plants growing, image source is I Love Growing

(Lemon Kush marijuana growing, image from I Love Growing



Lemon Kush weed strain weed has Afghani hash plant ancestors, as well as South American sativa relations, and this genetic background makes it an even hybrid strain with a 50/50 sativa/indica balance that has a laboratory-tested 26% THC content. High levels of THC benefit your heart in reducing arterial plaques, as well as inhibiting tumor cell growth, reducing pain, helping with insomnia, and preventing seizures.  The Lemon Kush hybrid has high levels of the monoterpene (an organic compound that gives distinctive fragrance and flavor to cannabis plants) D-limonene (naturally found in citrus fruits), which gives it its distinctive lemony odor and taste.  D-limonene has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties! 

Lemon Kush marijuana plants from above, image source: I Love Growing

(Lemon Kush marijuana plants from above, image source: I Love Growing

You might confuse Lemon Haze Kush and Lemon Haze ganja varieties with Lemon Kush strain, but you have to understand that there are important differences between ‘Kushes’ and ‘Hazes’: Kushes are indica dominant, whereas Hazes tend to be Sativa dominant – Lemon Kush marijuana is NEITHER because it is a 50/50 hybrid. Kushes originated with Afhgani hash strains and Hazes rose to prominence in Northern California. Physically, Kush cannabis plants have broader leaves and are shorter, stouter; Hazes are often taller with thin leaves. Haze nugs or buds are light green with lots of bright hairs, or trichomes, covering the outside of the flower, but Kush varieties are brightly colored, with dark greens and rich purples. The fragrances of the two vastly different types of weed are also quite distinct, Hazes tend to have spicy or citrusy smells with lightly earthy overtones, and Kushes are more pungently earthy.

For comparison Gorilla Glue 4, Trainwreck, and Sunset Sherbet, being well-balanced hybrids, are similar strains to Lemon Kush strain.


Leafy Lemon Kush plants, image from Mas at YouTube

 (Leafy Lemon Kush plants, image from Mas at YouTube)




  Lemon Kush Cannabis General Effects  Lemon Kush Cannabis Medical Effects (works for)  Lemon Kush Cannabis Side Effects
Uplifted 100% Stress 100% Dry Mouth 100%
Euphoric 90% Depression 90% Dry Eyes 70%
Creative 60% Pain 50% Paranoia 30%
Happy 60% Insomnia 30% Anxiety 10%
Relaxed 40% Headaches 20% Dizziness 10%




To purchase Lemon Kush weed strain at a brick-and-mortar dispensary would run you an average of $35-50 per eighth for leaf, depending upon legality (is it medical or recreational), quality of the grow or crop, availability, time of year and location (some dispensaries are required to levy a local or state tax on purchases). Online prices tend to be a bit steeper and you may need to factor in shipping costs.  Concentrates run around $30 for a half gram and $50 or more for a full gram. And vaporizer cartridges are in the $30-40 range for 300 to 500mgs.Lemonade Kush is available at various locations in wax or CO2 oil forms.

Most cannabis edibles, cannabis-infused brownies or cookies or whatnot, say ‘made with cannabis’ on the label and give the THC or CBD percentage and that’s about it - so you usually don’t know other than the ‘budtender’ or server’s advice just what exactly kind of effects ‘medibles’ may have. It doesn’t seem to be noted anywhere just what kind of weed was used to infuse the food. Since ‘couch-locking’ or dazed sleepiness is a traditional expectation of consuming marijuana, one might presume that medibles are made mainly with indicas, but really any strain could potentially be mediblized. 


Growing Lemon Kush Marijuana, indoors or outdoors, means feeding your soil with GOOD organic fertilizers and other macronutrient sources in about 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit (21-27 Celsius) temps with pretty good humidity (40-50% RH) to get happy and healthy flowering plants in about 8-9 weeks. Your expected yield could be moderate to high and Lemonade Kush strain is a fairly easy marijuana plant to cultivate. Indoors you can reasonably expect 18 ounces of cannabis per square meter of plant ready to be harvested after around 9 to 10 weeks of flowering. Lemon Kush weed, like most marijuana crops, prefers outdoor growing, plenty of fresh air, irrigation, and sunshine, and is generally ready for a harvest around the end of September to the middle of October. An attentive grower can generate an average of 35 ounces of good lemony nugs or buds per ganja plant outdoors.

Multiple Lemon Kush plants from above, from EN seedfinder EU


Strain seeds and where to buy them :

You can buy yourself some Lemon Kush cannabis seeds online and try your hand at having your own little pot farm from places like Dutch Seed  for $63 for ten seeds or pick up 10 Lemon Kush feminized marijuana seeds (seeds which have been bred to produce female plants with stickier buds and higher THC) from for about £26.19 ($34 USD)

Often dispensaries and online retailers will sell small cloned cannabis plants for around $25 or so per plant. Prices may vary with location, or from web site to web site, and it’s best to consult an online menu and even call, email or text message ahead if you’re interested in a particular plant, say Lemon Kush, to make sure that they have them in stock.

Lemon Kush bud close up, image from E Cannabis Online Dispensary

(Lemon Kush bud close up, image source: eCannabis Online Dispansary)



Lemon weed strain, when everything has been said and done, is a nicely balanced hybrid marijuana strain that will uplift you, fire up that creative spark and make you forget your headache! This 50% indica and 50% sativa hybrid is pleasantly pungent in its citrusy presentation and pretty powerful in its euphoric effects! The heady high you get when you burn some Lemon Kush leaf is simultaneously relaxing, happy and uplifting, perhaps even inspiring or enlightening! The body buzz is lowkey, yet it will ease your aches and pains and leave you feeling blissfully better!  If you like an earthy taste to your weed with a sweet lemon weed strain and citrus aftertaste and aroma, then Lemon Kush seems like an excellent choice for you! Lemon Kush cannabis grows into tall, bushy plants and can be cultivated indoors or outside fairly easily for a weed grower with any experience, as long as it has a warm, humid environment. There are a number of places you can purchase this cannabis weed strain, online or offline, both depending upon the state of legalization wherever you reside; seeds and small plants can also be obtained from online and offline sources. You owe it to yourself to at least once give the Lemon Kush hybrid weed strain a try, you just might really enjoy the lemony taste and the mental and emotional boost!

Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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