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”…leaf.ly 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.
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!