Pink Kush Strain Review (San Rafael ’71)

I tried out some  Pink Kush that’s made by San Rafael ’71  for this cannabis strain review, and I was pretty impressed by this cultivar overall. It’s a prevalent strain that’s been around for years. However, this specific one has been getting awesome reviews lately.

It actually won an award for Top Indica flower in the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards. This Indica-dominant Pink Kush has a pretty high cannabinoid content, coming in anywhere between 16% and 24% THC; this specific batch had 20.14% and an inconsiderable amount of CBD. 

You can compare it with the Pink Kush by Laurentian Organic as well.

  • Lineage: Believed to be a descendant of OG Kush (Exact lineage info is unknown)
  • Type: Indica
  • Potency: 16-24% THC
  • Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene and Pinene
  • Packaging Details: This was packaged on 03/19/2020 and tested/reviewed on 04/22/2020, exactly 34 days after being packaged.
  • Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $30.50 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($8.71/gram)

Appearance: 2.5/5

pink kush container with cannabis

What makes this strain stand out in terms of visuals is the coating of amber, healthy-looking trichomes all over the dark green buds with navy and bright purple leaves; the trichomes have a shine to them that you don’t see every day. There weren’t too many little popcorn nugs, so the bag appeal was definitely there.

What brought the score down a little for me was the humidity content; this came in at 38%, which was quite dry, with no humidity pack; having one would make this whole experience better.

Aroma: 3/5

After bringing the humidity content up to 61% by re-hydrating the weed for 24 hours with a Boveda pack, the terps were JUMPING out of the container, talk about a smelly strain! Heavy scents of diesel and pine hit the nose right away, accented with sweet vanilla notes.

The smell wasn’t subtle either; if this were in a baggy, everybody that would pass by you would smell it through your pockets! Remember when somebody in high school opened up a bag with weed in it, and you can smell it from the other side of the lockers? Good times!

Flavor: 3.5/5

Pink kush strain review pic of flower

The flavor of this cultivar was actually slightly different than the aroma. I found that the diesel taste was very aggressive on the inhale; you can taste the sweet pines and floral notes on the exhale and the aftertaste. The smoke on this was white, thick, and smooth.

Effects: 3/5

As the most subjective aspect of this Pink Kush strain review, this was a little too much for me. I enjoy the couch-glue strains that really get you stoned from time to time, but I didn’t feel like smoking any of this the next day.

I could not really do any work or focus much after trying this out throughout the day, and I also didn’t feel like socializing much. This Pink Kush is known for its strong psychoactive effects, and some newer consumers can get that anxiety/paranoia feeling from this strain.

Overall: 3/5

I found this to be a pretty solid product from San Rafael ’71, just like their  Tangerine Dream that I’ve tried out before. I would not recommend this to complete beginners; this may actually get you a little too high. So if you’re not used to this strong type of weed, GO SLOW.

For everyday consumers, this may be up your alley if you enjoy getting REALLY high; I have a high tolerance and still found this to be strong as hell. If you’ve tried some of this Pink Kush before.

Let me know what you think in the comments below! And make sure to check out my reviews on the Bayou Strain by Hexo and AK-47 Strain, as they contain detailed information about my experiences with each strain.


  • OG Kush: OG Kush, believed to be a parent strain of Pink Kush, shares a similar lineage and is known for its potent effects and distinct flavor profile.
  • Bubba Kush: Bubba Kush is another popular Indica strain with a reputation for its relaxing and sedating effects. It has a similar terpene profile and is often sought after by cannabis enthusiasts.
  • Purple Kush: If you enjoyed the purple hues in Pink Kush, you might appreciate Purple Kush. It shares the Indica dominance and offers a deeply relaxing experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pink Kush a Sativa or an Indica strain?

Pink Kush is an Indica-dominant strain.

What is the lineage of Pink Kush?

The exact lineage of Pink Kush is unknown, but it is believed to be a descendant of OG Kush.

How does Pink Kush taste and smell?

Pink Kush has a strong and distinct flavor profile, with notes of diesel, pine, and sweet vanilla. Its aroma is pungent and often described as a combination of diesel and pine with sweet undertones.

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