Kyle Kushman is a 5-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner, Instructor at Oaksterdam University, and California-based cannabis consultant. Drawing from his experiences with growing, he has helped develop a revolutionary growing technique called Veganics. He is preparing to release a line of veganic nutrients as well.

Kushman has been cultivating organic cannabis for over 24 years. He was hired as a cultivation expert and staff journalist by HIGH TIMES after submitting a few photo essays. It was there that Kushman’s popularity began to rise. Nonetheless, he left the New York lifestyle to get back to his roots as a cultivator after a few short years.

Experimenting with various forms of organic growing techniques, Kushman stumbled upon a method called veganics – it only utilizes plant-based nutrients. Soon thereafter, he helped launch Buds & Roses Collective in Los Angeles. They have won numerous HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cups in the time since.

Kushman’s legend will likely live on through the quality cannabis genetics he has brought to the industry. His patented Strawberry Cough strain is highly sought after for its characteristic terpene profile. He is also credited with growing a batch of Ghost Train Haze #1 that tested at over 30% total cannabinoids.


Buds & Roses
Master Cultivator
One of the first and most reputable dispensaries in the world. Winners of over 25 High Times Cannabis Cups. Buds & Roses offers the finest cannabis products and are known for their high level of knowledge and service. Located on Ventura Blvd in Studio City, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.
Kushman Veganics
Kushman Veganics is a partnership that creates original F1 hybrids to be sold at Buds and Roses Collective and other prominent collectives in California. The company was founded by Aaron Justis, Kyle Kushman, and Tyler Wadleigh. Kushman Veganics is preparing to release their first strains to the public in 2014, one of which will likely be named for Tommy Chong.

In The News

January 13, 2014

Kyle Kushman’s Strawberry Cough From Buds & Roses
Kyle Kushman‘s Strawberry Cough strain is an extremely floral, sweet-tasting hybrid that has earned the breeder an impressive number of HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup awards. What Are The Genetics Behind Kyle Kushman’s Strawberry Cough? As the story goes, Kyle Kushman was gifted a clone from a personal friend and amateur cannabis breeder. He hadn’t expected much, but was surprised to find that the strain carried a distinct strawberry aroma. It has developed into one of Kyle’s favorite strains in the time since, and for good reason. The Strawberry Cough strain’s genetics consist of …
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November 25, 2013

The Story of Joey and Mieko Hester-Perez
Cannabis May Offer Safe, Effective Autism Treatment Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects information processing in the brain. It is often characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, as well as “stereotyped” behavior. It is estimated that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. Further, it is even more prevalent when you only consider boys, effecting 1 in 54. Despite its high rate of occurrence, little is known about autism and how it should be treated. With that said, …
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August 11, 2013

Veganic Cultivation Promises Better Potency, Bigger Harvests
Veganics Is True To Its Roots In terms of cannabis cultivation today, it would be hard to find a bigger name than Kyle Kushman. His resume speaks for itself: Kushman is a 5-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner, Instructor at Oaksterdam University, and California cannabis consultant. Drawing from his experiences with growing, Kushman has helped develop a revolutionary growing technique called Veganics. Kushman discovered Veganics in 2009 and began teaching it in his Oaksterdam Advanced Horticulture classes. As with any influential movement, the Veganic revolution is best understood in the context of its beginnings. The …

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