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King Louis

Many marijuana strains were bred long ago. But few have remained as popular as King Louis.

We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to all you need to know about the Indica-dominant King Louis weed strain. Read on to learn why this strain has remained so popular to this day.

King Louis Genetics

Let’s look at the origins of King Louis, also known as King Louis XIII or Louis XIII Kush. This potent, Indica-dominant strain traces its lineage back to a cross between OG Kush and LA Confidential, resulting in its remarkable genetics.

OG Kush

One of King Louis’ parent strains, OG Kush, enjoys global recognition. This hybrid marijuana variety is celebrated for its unmistakable earthy and pine-scented aroma and flavor.

Everyone knows the robust and relaxing effects of OG Kush. The combination of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and Pakistani Kush that makes up this strain of cannabis sets the stage for a high that eases stress and anxiety.

LA Confidential

It’s widely known that King Louis’ lineage includes LA Confidential, renowned for its delightful sweet and spicy aroma and flavor. This Indica-dominant hybrid is highly favored among medical cannabis users for its potent sedative properties, which offer relief from insomnia and pain.

LA Confidential is the perfect combination of its parents, OG LA Affie and Afghani.


The characteristics of this marijuana strain captivate both casual smokers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.


At first glance, a yellowish-gold hue envelops the dense nugs. But on closer inspection, you’ll notice the striking lime green color accentuated by prominent orange hairs.

The milky white crystals coating the buds will cling to your fingers, sparking anticipation and eagerness to experience King Louis weed.

Smell And Taste

The aroma and flavor profiles of different cannabis strains often spark heated debates. However, King Louis sets itself apart with its unmistakable pungent pine scent, evoking images of a lush forest.

This distinctive pine aroma combines with woody, earthy, spicy, and herbal undertones. The discerning user will also pick up hints of citrusy lemon and lime. Some users have even noted traces of hops, cinnamon, lavender, and grapes, adding layers of complexity to the overall experience.

Strain Effects And Potency (THC Content)

King Louis crops may vary in THC content typically ranging between 21% and 29% potency. Be aware that this weed strain contains very little CBD, usually under 1%.

The dominant terpenes in King Louis marijuana are myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene. Particularly noteworthy is myrcene, known for its calming effects that may leave you pleasantly couch-locked.

Whether smoked, vaped, or ingested, the effects of King Louis are powerful and quick, delivering a potent combination of body relaxation and intense cerebral euphoria. Users commonly experience feelings of happiness, sleepiness, and an overall sense of blissful relaxation.

Side Effects

King Louis weed may give you common weed-related side effects, such as dry mouth and dry eyes. Be wary of this strong strain if you’re a novice user. You may experience dizziness and possible paranoia or anxiety.

This Indica-dominant strain will sedate you, which isn’t a side effect in its own right. However, it’s not for daytime use! If you’re looking for a strain to provide you with energy and productivity, King Louis is not your man. Stick to nighttime consumption for this relaxing cannabis strain.

Recreational Uses

Are you in search of deep relaxation and a chance to unwind on your evening, weekend, or day off? Look no further than King Louis for a powerful and profound sedation experience.

Before you indulge, ensure you’re prepared for bedtime or have some chilled music lined up for some time on the couch, as the effects of King Louis kick in swiftly, often inducing drowsiness almost immediately upon inhalation.

If you have a high tolerance and a preference for a robust, deeply relaxing experience, then King Louis is for you. It delivers a sense of calmness, tranquility, and serenity that is truly unparalleled.

Medical Uses

King Louis is an extremely popular strain for consumers who use cannabis for medical reasons.

Insomniacs will find improved sleep quality. Individuals grappling with high stress and anxiety will experience a profound sense of tranquility. Those enduring chronic pain, inflammation, body aches, and physical discomfort will discover relief.

If you’re unwell or facing challenges with a diminished appetite and nausea, indulging in King Louis cannabis will undoubtedly trigger intense munchies. You’ll experience hunger unlike any you’ve felt before.

Growing King Louis

For beginner or inexperienced cultivators, King Louis is a challenging strain to cultivate. While it thrives both indoors and outdoors, achieving its impressive high yield demands meticulous care and attention to detail.

Indoor and outdoor King Louis plants end up medium-sized in height, so they don’t take up too much space.

Indoor Growing Tips

King Louis prefers dry, sunny locations. If you’re an indoor grower, ensure you maintain a low humidity level of 50-60%. Above this, your King Louis bounty can easily develop mold and other harmful organisms. During the late flowering stage, reduce the humidity to 40% for the best results.

Ventilation also matters for healthy growth. You want to prevent the buildup of stagnant air, which can also foster the growth of diseases. 

Growers can expect their marijuana to flower after around two months of growth. Then, after eight to nine weeks of blooming, with proper care and attention, you can expect a whopping 500g/m2 of yield. Lighting, nutrients, and training techniques also contribute to this number.

Outdoor Growing Tips

Select a warm, sunny, and dry location to grow your King Louis strain outdoors. We mentioned this strain’s dislike for humidity. However, if you live in a more humid region, you can still make it work. 

Just ensure your crop has ample access to fresh air. Increase the airflow in the canopy of your crop by defoliating leaves in super busy or bushy areas. 

Early October is harvest time for King Louis marijuana. Skilled growers who have put in the blood, sweat, and tears to maintain the optimal conditions for their crop can expect a harvest of up to 600g per plant!


You’re now well-versed in the basics of the King Louis weed strain, what it does, and how to grow it.

To find out more about best cultivation practices and where to purchase high-quality cannabis products from reputable sources, contact Embarc to show you the way!