Stephen Hawking Kush
Taste & Smell
- Dry Eyes
- Dry Mouth
Pairs Well With
- Arts & Crafts
- Doing Nothing
- People Watching
About this Indica Strain
Stephen Hawking Kush (SHK) is an indica cannabis strain that releases a woody, fresh-from-the-earth herbal scent and provides a taste similar to cherry/berry tea. Its buds are covered in a thick film of trichomes atop forest green flowers, usually having yellow pistils throughout.
Average THC percentages vary between 5-12%, it being a high-CBD strain at about 13%. Its high is known to relax both body and mind, allowing tension to slip away and creative thoughts to slowly arise. You’ll feel euphoric and uplifted after trying this strain, allowing your mind to wander amidst the cosmos. SHK is also known to help reduce nausea.
Negative side-effects can occur, including typical dry mouth and eyes, paranoia, and dizziness if too much is consumed.
Stephen Hawking Kush (SHK) is an indica cannabis strain that releases a woody, fresh-from-the-earth herbal scent and provides a taste similar to cherry/berry tea. Its buds are covered in a thick film of trichomes atop forest green flowers, usually having yellow pistils throughout. Average THC percentages…
Stephen Hawking Kush
You don’t have to be a theoretical physicist to understand the draw of Stephen Hawking Kush – a high-CBD hybrid strain meant to relieve pain and stress, and known for its sweet, fruity aroma and taste. Stephen Hawking (the strain) has grown in popularity as a go-to remedy for medical cannabis patients, and according to the growers who bred it, it can be effective in the treatment of muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, ADHD, anxiety, muscular sclerosis, auto-immune disorders, and more, without making you feel like you slipped past the event horizon of a black hole.
Lineage and general info
And now, for A Brief History of Stephen Hawking Kush. SHK is one of the prized creations of the seed house Alphakronik Genetics, who made it the second release in their “Great Minds” series – along with strains named after Nikola Tesla, Ada Lovelace, and Alan Turing, among others.
According to Alphakornik, the chemovar was created by breeding the high-CBD strain Harle-Tsu (a cross of the high CBD strains Harlequin and Sour Tsunami) with a male plant of Sin City Kush, itself a cross of the chemovars Las Vegas Purple Kush and Snowdawg BX.
The breeders describe the chemovar as having three distinct phenotypes, including one that is “tall and stretchy” with heavier yields and more CBD, one that is smaller and shaped similar to a pine tree, and a third that is something of a mix of the other two.
The chemovar is a 70/30 indica dominant hybrid, and the plant often has purple leaves, due to its Las Vegas Purple Kush lineage. And while it’s known for being a relaxing strain, the fact that it’s predominantly indica doesn’t mean you should expect specific effects. In fact, scientifically speaking, there is no proof that the effects of a strain are due to its being either a sativa or indica.
And while taste may not be as rigorous a science as general relativity, time and again people who have used SHK describe it as having a sweet and fruity aroma, and a taste that’s like berries, or as Alphakornik described it, “Cherry Ludens” with a berry finish. Luckily though, it’s a lot easier to smoke SHK than it is to keep a throat lozenge lit. Unlike your average cough drop, SHK is known for producing vibrantly-colored flowers, with orange, pink, and purple hues.
Cannabinoids and terpenes in Stephen Hawking Kush
The traditional way of choosing your weed by its sativa or indica properties, or simply by the strain’s name was useful for years. But, technology, science and regulation developed in such a way, that today we know that a cannabis variety’s effects can’t be predicted by its sativa/indica origins, and that strain names are given sporadically by breeders. Meaning that a chemovar’s name doesn’t necessarily reflect the chemical profile of the final product.
And since this chemical profile is the main factor that determines how you’d react to your marijuana or for what conditions and symptoms it could treat, it’s important to get educated about the main cannabinoids and terpenes you’re likely to encounter in cannabis. Asking your budtender for the certificate of analysis of the product you’re examining, and then making an informed decision, can make your experience with marijuana more effective, enjoyable, and economical.
The following are the dominant cannabinoids and terpenes in Stephen Hawking, and their average concentrations, derived from third party laboratory tests. These numbers aren’t intended to define the chemical structure of this chemovar, but rather provide you with an approximation of what you can expect when you encounter it the next time you’re at a dispensary.
SHK is one of the prized creations of the seed house Alphakronik Genetics, who made it the second release in their “Great Minds” series.