Effects: Creativity, inspiration, progress, motivation, imagination dry eyes, dry mouth
May Relieve: Anxiety, stress, depression, appetite loss, nausea, persistent pain
Nuken comes to us from good ol’ Canada and it maintains its homeland’s reputation of being extremely chill and embodying good vibes all around. This exceptional bud offers a myriad of medical benefits, both physically and psychologically, making it a great tool for pain relief and quality restful sleep.
In this review, we will dive deeper into Nuken’s origins, genetic lineage, cerebral effects, and physical benefits. It’s a potent strain that gets the job done, so follow along as we take a closer look.
What Exactly is the Nuken Marijuana Strain?
Created by the great Cash Crop Ken, Nuken is a classic Canadian hybrid strain that was created by the crossing of the two cannabis strains, God Bud and Kish.
God Bud is a potent indica-dominant hybrid that produces an almost hallucinogenic high. It’s full flavor and out-of-body effects took home an award at the 2004 High Times Cannabis Cup — first place to be exact. As for the Kish cannabis, is also an indica-dominant hybrid that was produced by crossbreeding two Shishkaberry parents. This Afghani hybrid is known to induce a state of massive relaxation without the sedative effects of a couch lock.
Between its two indica-dominant parents, Nuken has an extremely potent lineage that leans heavily on the indica side of the spectrum. With an 80/20 ratio, it is an indica dominant cannabis strain with an average THC potency of 13-30%.
Nuken: Appearance, Flavor, and Aroma
Aesthetically, Nuken is a beautiful looking strain. It has a large, dark green leaf structure with rounded, sage-colored buds featuring sparse orange pistils. The nugs are furry, dense, rich in trichomes, and covered in a sticky, translucent crystal resin — all the better for those who love psychoactivity.
Nuken has a sweet, earthy aroma, like a bushel of grass and fresh herbs. Its smells pungently of wood pine with a sweet hint of tangy lemon. Upon exhale, it tastes like candy, providing a strong yet delicious high with a complex flavor profile. It’s herbal scent and citrusy flavor come from the myrcene and limonene terpenes abundantly found in the cannabis plant. It goes from sweet to nutty, transitioning into a woody aroma with a funky floral aftertaste. The bud hits smooth, producing a tasty inhale that is easy on the throat and instantly uplifting.
A long-lasting all-purpose strain, Nuken induces a sense of calm and leaves you with a relaxing buzz that quickly enhances your mood. The initial cerebral effect is one of euphoria, characterized by a heavy head high that later transitions into a total body buzz which leaves you tingly all over.
It’s a tame yet enjoyable all-around buzz that can enhance visual stimulation while still leaving you totally functional and able to carry on normally in your day to day. Senses become enhanced and experiences become more enjoyable, but not in that typical “couchlock” way like some indica-dominant strains. Nuken has an even-keeled effect that is undeniably strong, but allows you to operate efficiently enough to socialize with company.
Medical Advantages of Nuken
Nuken is an effective way to deal with minor symptoms of chronic pain. It is often prescribed for fibromyalgia, muscle and joint pain, neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, and inflammation. It is also a helpful aid in discomfort relating to gastrointestinal issues, muscle spasms, as well as physical tiredness.
Psychologically, Nuken is great for alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. It can be helpful for those who suffer from ADD, ADHD, and also PTSD. Many have found it to be a useful way to relieve insomnia, as it puts your body in a full mode of relaxation that makes it easier to fall asleep. It can also be a great tool to alleviate loss of appetite, aiding certain patients who need to strengthen their immune systems while in recovery.
Possible Side Effects
The usual side effects of cannabis use can be expected, such as dry mouth, dry eyes, and slight spaciness. For less experienced consumers, it’s a good idea to test a small amount before taking a full dosage as you can experience paranoia if you’re an infrequent consumer with a low tolerance.
In classic indica-dominant fashion, Nuken can also induce lethargy and lead to a bit of a couch lock upon coming down from the high. For this reason, it’s not a great wake and bake strain, but rather more of a mid-evening strain when you’re looking to sit back and chill.
While Nuken makes for a relatively functional high that allows you to participate in normal activities and hold a decent conversation, it’s potent indica qualities make it more of a nighttime strain. It’s a great option for Netflix and chill, or going to the movies, as senses are slightly distorted and visuals are greatly enhanced. It makes music sound better, food taste better, and colors look brighter.
Overall, it provides a well rounded high with an especially delicious flavor. For all who enjoy cannabis, Nuken has an incredible potency that makes it an ideal evening strain for those nights when all you want to do is sit for hours undisturbed. More advanced consumers will feel more comfortable trying out higher dosages, but regardless of your tolerance, it’s an undeniably enjoyable high with a balanced ability to keep you functional and deeply relaxed at the same time.