Have you ever heard of Raider Kush before? No? Me neither. BUT I’ve now tried some out and decided to write this Raider Kush Strain Review. It’s made by Riff, and it seems like strains with strong cannabinoid content is the niche they are trying to carve for themselves, it’s not different with this Skywalker Kush (which is the actual strain name, AHEM…please use actual strain names, thank you). This Indica-dominant cultivar comes with 17% to 27% THC; this specific batch came in with 24.64% THC and an inconsiderable amount of CBD. Below is a detailed breakdown of this strain.
Terpene Profile: The dominant terpenes on this strain are limonene, caryophyllene, myrcene, humulene, pinene.
Lineage: The actual strain name is skywalker kush which is a cross between the popular OG kush and Kosher Kush.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 03/19/2020 and tested/reviewed on 04/12/2020, exactly 24 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.00 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($8.29/gram)
I didn’t understand how the weed came in at 40% humidity when it was packaged for less than a month; I would expect at least 50%. However, the terps were still pretty lively. There were about 6 medium-sized nugs in the container, no little pop-corn ones. The bud looked visually pleasant as all nugs were pretty dense and nicely trimmed. There was nothing crazy on the color side, mostly light green buds covered in trichomes, with a very minimal amount of dark orange pistils. This Raider Kush is slightly below average when it comes to bag appeal; Riff can do better.
The limonene and caryophyllene on this emit a fun mix of scents. Skunky, earthy, and spicy notes accent a heavy citrus/lemon/mango smell. It’s a pretty pleasant aroma that gets more aggressive as the weed is milled.
The different combinations of flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids and the other results in colors, aromas, and flavors are still pretty mind-blowing to me. In this case, per example, on the inhale I didn’t get much of anything at all, just a subtle earthy taste, nothing like the aroma. A skunky and gassy taste was left on the palate, mixed with lemon hints on the exhale.
The effects that I got from smoking this Raider Kush strain were mostly cerebral; I was still somewhat functional and no couch glue. This “high” lasted long, over an hour, and it was heavy. Sometimes you can kinda feel how strong the weed is as you inhale it; that’s what happened here. I tried this out by myself and with company, and I enjoyed it more with somebody else. A tiny bit of paranoia and anxiety crept up, nothing crazy, but it was still there when consumed alone.
This Raider Kush experience was above average for me. I would recommend this strain to everyday consumers, but I’m not too sure about beginners. This is one of those cultivars that may make someone that’s not used to getting high get anxious or paranoid. I’m starting to feel like Riff is making a name for themselves, slowly but surely. If they stay consistent, they’ll be able to be around for a while. If you’ve tried out some Raider Kush, let me know what you think of it in the comments below.