Kind bud, more properly known as “kine bud,” is a term for high quality cannabis flower. The term “kine” is native Hawaiian for “excellent,” and it is often mispronounced by English speakers as “kind.”
“I smoked a fat blunt of some kine bud last night with my friends and I am still high.”
What is kind bud?
In Hawaiian pidgin, the term “kine” means “excellent,” and can be applied to all manner of things, including cannabis bud, hence “kine bud” or “kind bud,” as many English speakers call it.
It is likely the term “kine” was brought back to the American mainland by surfers who made the trek out to Hawaii to surf its legendary waves.