MKU Strain AAA
MKU is a hard hitting indica dominant hybrid strain, also known as “MK Ultra” or “MK Ultra OG.” This OG Kush x G-13 cross comes from a lineage of legendary, powerfully potent strains known for their intense effects. Named after the CIA’s top-secret, illegal mind control experiments that took place in the 1950s and 1960s where psychedelic drugs were given to individuals without their knowledge or consent, it’s not surprising that MKU is a strain that contains some seriously strong cerebral effects.
This high-quality AAA grade strain won first place for best indica in the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup, and placed second in the same category in 2004. THC levels of MKU average around 20%, making this a strain best suited for experienced cannabis consumers. Definitely not for novices, MKU can even be too much for those accustomed to smoking some of the strongest strains. With ultra-strong effects that are felt almost immediately, this is a strain to ease into slowly even if you smoke weed regularly.
MKU is perfect for those looking for a fast-acting strain with intense cerebral properties and extremely sedating effects. MKU is a strain that should be consumed when there’s nothing else to do, as it’s known for a sense of deep relaxation that hits hard and fast before its almost overwhelming physical effects begin to occur. Couch-lock is almost an understatement when it comes to this sedating strain, and you might find it’s hard to move even after just a few hits.
Immediately upon smoking, many users report MKU offers notable feelings of wellbeing and increased happiness. Its cerebral effects have been described as somewhat hypnotic after the initial sense of euphoria begins to fade. Because of its extremely sedating effects that can knock out even the most experienced cannabis consumers, MKU is a strain recommended for nighttime use, whenever sleep is needed, or when there’s nothing that needs to get done.
Therapeutic / Medical Uses
As one of the strongest indica dominant hybrid strains stemming from a line of strains known for their therapeutic effects, MKU is considered an effective strain for pain, stress, depression, insomnia and appetite loss.
Indica strains are infamous for pain relief, and MKU is no exception. The majority of individuals that use MKU report the strain is excellent for relieving pain, particularly lower back pain, muscular pain, and pain associated with arthritis.
With MKU’s indica lineage and heavy hitting effects, many contend it’s the perfect strain for using before bed. Not only does MKU make it hard to physically move, but it’s also extremely relaxing and offers an increased sense of tiredness that slowly envelops the body until you can’t help but fall into a deeply satisfying sleep. MKU may also be considered by those who can’t sleep due to chronic pain, stress, or depression.
Depression / Stress
For those interested in unwinding at the end of a long day, MKU is known for being ultra-relaxing, making it excellent for those prone to stress. The onset of euphoria MKU offers may also help to temporary alleviate depression and increase feelings of contentment and wellbeing.
Some strains are notorious for notably increasing appetite. MKU is undoubtedly one of them. For those suffering from appetite loss, this is a strain known to cause the “munchies” and may help to significantly increase appetite.
Appearance / Aroma / Flavor
MKU is a strain that produces dense, light to medium green buds that are coated in a layer of crystally white trichomes with traces of tiny orange hairs. While it might not the most visually striking strain, MKU still packs a powerful punch and contains an aroma you’re not likely to forget.
The aroma of MKU is distinctive to say the least. Dank and pungent, MKU is a strain with a smell that’s been described as a mixture of diesel, sweet lemon, and burnt plastic. MKU’s lemony, earthy, fuel scent with soft hints of pine is likely characteristics contained from parent strain OG Kush, whose aroma is known for its strong complexity.
While MKU is known for its strong effects and almost overpowering aroma, the taste of this powerful strain isn’t quite as intense. That being said, you’ll still find MKU to contain a welcoming, somewhat pungent flavor. On the inhale, consumers can expect an earthy, slightly sweet taste. When exhaled, MKU has a flavor that’s been described as woody or piney that tends to linger on the palate.
Strain Grade AAA Hybrid: OG Kush x G-13
Strain Effects: Relaxing, sedating, euphoric
Therapeutic / Medicinal Properties: Pain, stress, depression, insomnia, appetite loss
Aroma / Flavor: Lemony, diesel, earthy, pine, sweet