Strain Review: Cold Creek Kush
An uplifting and relaxing strain that calms your body without the after effects of feeling lethargic, Cold Creek Kush (also known as CCK) is a go-to hybrid strain for many enthusiasts.
For this reason, it can often be a rare find and is often out of stock.
But don’t worry, we almost always have Cold Creek Kush in stock at our dispensaries.
We also carry Cold Creek Kush Pre-Rolls!
If you do decide to try this strain, you’re in good hands. Many users rave about its relaxing capabilities – the strain is therapeutic in how easily it can do away with that anxiety you’ve been carrying around.
It has strong THC potential – ranging from 14% to 22%!
Cold Creek Kush Overview
Cold Creek Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid strain of weed, popular for having a calming high with little drawbacks. The high you get from Cold Creek Kush is typically associated with sativa-dominant strains, yet at 70% indica and 30% sativa, Cold Creek Kush manages to defy the norm.
Its lineage can be traced back to cannabis breeders, TH Seeds. Founded in Amsterdam in 1993, TH Seeds are one of the oldest breeders in the world and they’re responsible for a lot of the popular strains you’ve heard of over the years. Cold Creek Kush is no exception.
In 2010, Cold Creek Kush actually won second place in the Indica Cup for the High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. So, let that make up your mind on whether this delightful strain is worth it!
The Appearance of Cold Creek Kush
Cold Creek Kush has a bit of a weighted appearance, thanks to its densely packed buds. The buds themselves are a light olive-green colour, with shocks of red-orange trichomes throughout.
Much like other Indica dominant variants, Cold Creek Kush also had noticeable pistils covering the entire bud.
The Aroma and Flavour of Cold Creek Kush
The strain will lure you in with its freshness – the smell of freshly cut grass or slightly damp earth. This initial smell will take you on a journey through the forest, calm and tranquil. Just like the high you’d get from the buds.
However, the moment you attempt to break apart the buds, you’ll be in for a shock. The smell becomes incredibly pungent and a little less relaxing. But luckily, the smell does dissipate after a little while. When you spark it up, it is one of the stronger smelling strains, so if you’re looking to be discreet, keep that in mind.
Luckily, the flavour profile of Cold Creek Kush differs quite a bit from its aroma. It combines similar notes of earthy pine with a sour tang. While this can linger for a short while afterwards, it’s a far cry from the pungent smell of the strain that can often put people off.
The more you inhale Cold Creek Kush, the more diversity you will notice in its flavour. The pine will soften, allowing you to enjoy more of its herbal, woody notes and the sour (and sometimes spicy) flavour that complements it.
Just be aware that you may be tasting that sour taste for a while after smoking. Just like its pungent aroma, you won’t be forgetting it anytime soon.
How does Cold Creek Kush make you feel?
As mentioned, Cold Creek Kush leaves you feeling calm and relaxed. The initial effect gently carries you to a peaceful part of your mind, pushing away any anxious thoughts you may have had and allowing you to truly relax.
Some users of the strain have described it as happy, uplifting and even motivating. All-in-all, the effects are very positive across the board.
And these positive effects don’t seem to be undone by any lingering after effects either. Unlike many strains, Cold Creek Kush doesn’t leave you feeling sedated or lethargic. This means it’s the perfect strain for days where you have a lot to do after – or you can’t afford to spend the rest of the afternoon chilling in your bedroom.
As with most cannabis experiences, Cold Creek Kush can cause you to become a little peckish. So, if you’re planning to partake, make sure you have plenty of food on hand to satiate your newfound hunger!
The Integrity of Cold Creek Kush
This strain is known for its stability during the growing season. And due to its integrity and lack of sensitivity, it’s recommended as a beginner strain for amateur growers.
Redecan’s Cold Creek Kush is also immediately bottled after trimming, so its integrity and the advertised freshness may be better than you expect. This is especially great for the customer to understand how long they can keep their weed. And the process is green in the growing stages, too – using natural pesticides!
But, as you’ve seen, it’s not just the way it’s made that makes it a great choice when deciding on a strain.
So, should you try Cold Creek Kush?
Despite its name, Cold Creek Kush is actually an excellent strain for people who are looking for a little spice or warmth in their cannabis.
It’s a pleasant hybrid flower that can work perfectly in many situations. Whether you’re looking for an after-work experience, a midday treat or something to wind down with in the night – Cold Creek Kush fits all of those scenarios and more!
Just make sure that you can stomach its pungent aroma before you start smoking and you’ll have a great strain on your hands!