“Kush Is My Cologne”, the title of  the rap song by Gucci Mane is just one of many rap songs that gives praise to the high-grade strain of marijuana “Kush Cannabis”.  Kush refers to the strain of marijuana from indica cannabis which originated in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and eventually made its way to the United States.  It is the most preferred strain of marijuana in the U.S because of its potent psychoactive ingredient delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol despite it’s cultivating, possession and distribution penalties.  You can hear about “Kush” aka “purple kush” aka “hydro” from artists such as Lil Wayne, Twista and many others as they brag about the  hallucinogenic high they experience while smoking “Kush”.   Cannabis Sativa was made illegal by the Federal government and is a schedule 1 drug ( no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse) under the Controlled Substances Act.  Although the recreational use of marijuana is illegal, in some states  the medicinal use of marijuana is legalized which raises a lot of controversy. Indica Cannabis is just one of the many varieties of marijuana that has been cultivated from the species of marijuana Cannabis Sativa, but is the most preferred variety by many users because of the cultivating techniques used to increase the delta 9 THC potency.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug) .  Marijuana is a hallucinogen that has long  and short-term effects on the body when used in excess over a long period of time.  Even though marijuana is used  medicinally by patients and has helped many suffering from various physical ailments due to illnesses, the legalization of marijuana continues to provoke debates worldwide.  We have yet to see if the government will ever legalize  the schedule 1 drug that possesses so many street names and used illegally by millions.

*posted video is used to demonstrate the lyrics as it is relates to the street name “Kush” only