It’s All About the Strain: Bubba Kush vs. White Widow

Bubba Kush source - Wikipedia
Bubba Kush source - Wikipedia
Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush.

I never had it or even heard of it before, and I thought the name was a joke possibly referencing Southern U.S. origins. As it turns out, the name doesn’t actually come from “Bubba” but “Bubble”… says it’s a cross between Bubble Gum and Kush. Anyway, a friend of mine came up with a small quantity of this stuff, which smells pretty fantastic and is strong as hell.

The Bubba Kush came in the form of two huge trimmed nugs, and I didn’t have the heart to ruin them, so I’ve just been scraping pieces off the sides with my fingernail. Literally, a couple of small crumbs are all I need in my MFLB to take three tokes and go to bed before they take effect.

I’ve been using this stuff to help me sleep, and it works wonders for that — yay indicas — but I tried some the other morning by accident because I had left some in my vaporizer the night before. Hey, all this stuff looks pretty much the same when it’s in little pieces. But using it during the day turns out to be a bad idea.

It’s so strong that it totally messes with my head. There’s no good way to microdose when one hit has you silly. And I mean stupid silly; this is the first time recently that I’ve felt “classic” marijuana side effects like short-term memory loss, dehydration, and inability or (lack of desire) to do things so strongly. I’ve certainly gotten high in the past 2 1/2 years as a patient, but no strain has made me feel quite like this before. It’s like someone ripped my IQ in half.

White Widow source - Wikipedia
White Widow

The antidote for this stuff, at least for me, seems to be White Widow. I’ve talked about that strain before and more recently rediscovered some in my stash. White Widow is legendary; known for having high THC levels and still remembered for winning the Cannabis Cup over 15 years ago. It’s pretty much a staple at most dispensaries I’ve been to, and as I found out, a little can last a long time, especially for patients who aren’t trying to go through the ceiling. Anyway, it can blast you right out of whatever rut you’re in, but please blast slowly and keep your mind inside the vehicle at all times!

Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


Old Hippie, I am so very grateful for this site. I have been making tinctures for some years now and got all my information from sites with, um, less mature providers. (see scantily clad babes with cannabis in their privates etc etc). Recently got the MBM and have been making butters and am about to, due to reading some words of wisdom and encouragement on the site, make some coconut oil. I am ever so grateful for your information and thoughtfulness and good cheer.
Blessings upon you!

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