An Honest Review of the Rainbow Cannabis Strain

Rainbow Weed Review Marijuana Strain

The Rainbow weed, or what is also called the rainbow kush, is one of the most popular cannabis strains in the market, primarily because of its vibrant and colorful appearance. Although it might look too good to be true in the picture, this colorful strain exists in real life and is widely available in a lot of major international suppliers and local dispensaries in areas where cannabis use has been legalized.

With unlimited photos of the rainbow kush strain on the internet, the strain has gained increasing popularity. However, it has also started debates about the strain’s legitimacy. Although this cannabis strain does exist, it has a more muted vibrancy in real life compared to the photoshopped pictures propagated online.

Overview and Genetics

The colorful rainbow weed was crossed by Lifetime Seeds using the Blueberry and the Dancehall as parents, but that is only one of the many varieties of the strain. Several top developers have claimed to breed the original rainbow weed including the Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds company, which used the Master Kush and the Hindu Kush as parents for their rainbow bud.

The rainbow kush plant used in this review is the plant bred by the AMS company, which contains an average of 18% THC with only less than 1% CBD, making the strain moderately potent. This strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain with 85% Indica and 15% Sativa. But unlike any other Indica-dominant strains, this one won’t cause any weed coma to smokers, as long as you don’t overindulge.


Aside from its rainbow-colored buds, which is the most distinct feature of the rainbow weed, it also features a glimmering crystal coating. Although it is not as vibrant in real life, it’s still a stunningly colorful and beautiful plant, with distinct shades of deep reds, pretty pinks, vibrant oranges, and brilliant yellows. At the end of the flowering stage for the rainbow kush plant, the more colorful it becomes.


The rainbow kush plant is best known for its distinct piney flavor with hints of earthier notes to balance its overall taste. It also features a coffee-like flavor at first inhale, which settles into a spicier taste afterward.


With its wide array of colors, the rainbow weed also offers a variety of fragrant aromas. It is best known for its strong and piney fragrance with hints of spicy notes and fruity sweetness. The smell of this cannabis strain is also distinct that you can detect a bit of skunk once its packaging is opened.


The rainbow weed has become largely popular and in-demand in a lot of coffee shops around Amsterdam. Some pot shops in the US also have access to the cannabis strain, although it’s not widely available in all dispensaries in the US.

Effects of the Strain

Aside from its interesting appearance, the rainbow kush has become increasingly popular because of its health benefits.
Check out some of the distinct effects of this cannabis strain.


  • Happy: 50%
  • Relaxed: 49%
  • Uplifted: 43%
  • Euphoric: 42%
  • Tingly: 21%

The Indica influence of this cannabis strain provides a mild body high, accompanied by supporting cerebral effects. Although it has a relatively high THC content, it won’t cause a weed coma, making it an ideal morning or day strain.

Medical Benefits

  • Stress Relief: 34%
  • Pain Relief: 28%
  • Anti-Depression: 26%
  • Anxiety Relief: 20%
  • Fight Symptoms of Insomnia: 16%

The THC levels of the rainbow kush help alleviate nausea, stimulate appetite, and relieve aches, muscle spasms, and pain, although its CBD content isn’t potent enough to treat seizure disorders.

Possible Side Effects

  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Eyes

Aside from these usual side effects of using cannabis strains like dry mouth and dry eyes, which can be easily managed, using the rainbow weed has no major side effects. Unlike other cannabis strains, this one won’t leave smokers in a couch-lock.

Terpene Profile

  • Myrcene (for sedating and relaxing effects; antioxidant, pain relief, and anti-inflammation)
  • Caryophyllene (stress relief, pain treatment, anti-anxiety, and anti-depression)
  • Pinene (memory retention, alertness, counteracts THC effects; anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, pain relief, fight symptoms of asthma, prevent ulcer and fight against cancer)


  • Main Parents: Hindu Kush and Master Kush
  • Main Children: n/a


  • Hybrid
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Height: 59 inches average
  • Yield: 3 oz./ft.2
  • Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

The rainbow kush is fairly easy to grow and the plant can thrive in both indoor and outdoor environments. Using the SOG (Sea of Green) method when cultivating the strain will help stimulate early flowering for the plant.

One of the reasons why this strain is a favorite for growers is its high yield, which is usually around three ounces per square footage. Plus, the buds feature a wide array of colors, which looks great in a garden.

What Users Are Saying

Although it looks a bit delicate with all its vibrant rainbow hues, growers often choose this strain because it’s easy and quick to grow.

For smokers, on the other hand, the benefits of the rainbow weed in terms of the feelings it invoke and its varied medical benefits make it ideal for treating various conditions, without inducing weed coma.

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