The OG Kush Hybrid strain is legendary with a title that has recognition outside of the cannabis community. However, despite its fame, its precise origins remain a mystery. Some say that it’s a cross between Chemdawg X Hindu Kush landrace. The meaning of its name is also debated — the “OG” has been said to stand for “original gangster,” indicating its status as an old-school building block strain. Others say it stands for “ocean grown,” referencing its origin along the California coast.
Appearance & Aroma
One fact that’s not up for dispute is OG Kush’s potency — its THC content has been consistently measured between 20% to 25%. The medium to large nugget-like buds has a dense, Indica-like build. The flowers are a shade of yellowish-green, and some phenotypes can show traces of purple—the latter colour results from anthocyanin pigments activated by cool weather. Vibrant orange pistils pop against these colourful buds.
Glistening trichomes blanket these buds that lend them a silvery-white appearance and make them very sticky to the touch — when prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, we recommend using a grinder. When properly cured, the buds have a skunky, earthy aroma accentuated by some citrusy brightness. Combusting or breaking open the buds gives more of a pine-like smell. The smoke from OG Kush is generally harsh and cough-inducing; it may cause eyes to water and sting the eyes.
The smoke tastes spicy and hashy like a classic Indica when inhaling and exhaling. OG Kush’s pungent aroma may remain for a while after a joint has been put out — those looking to stay discreet should take proper precautions.
Effects & Benefits
It’s a perfect Hybrid for any occasion, which may vary somewhat due to its different phenotypes. Some users may feel more robust Indica characteristics with a deep and relaxing high, while others may have more Sativa effects and feel euphoria at the beginning of their high. However, everyone can agree it is a solid Hybrid.
It’s a versatile Hybrid that lends itself to the user’s state and mindset. The blend of cerebral stimulation and increased overall mood makes this a uniquely social bud that is great for lively conversations and get-togethers. It’s also an excellent way to enhance activities that involve the mind and body, like exercise, video games, and even sex. OG Kush can relieve depression and anxiety by encouraging users to live in the moment. Its sense of focus can also be helpful for those who have attention deficit disorders. Some have indicated relief from migraines and headaches with the OG Kush strain as well.