OG Kush is sometimes known as “Premium OG Kush” or even just “Kush,” first cultivated in Florida almost 30 years ago now. The original genetic lineage is not 100% known, but researchers believe that Chemdawg, Hindu Kush, and Lemon Thai were mixed with an unknown Northern Californian strain to make OG Kush. The secrecy is probably due to the strain’s incredible fame – OG Kush is the single most recognizable and widely-used strain when it comes to medical marijuana. With a nearly balanced composition (55% Sativa, 45% Indica) and mid-high THC levels, it’s no wonder the strain is enjoyed around the world.
This strain is the origin of the word, “OG,” used in many other cannabis strains over the years. Some believe that “OG” homages “Original Gangster,” an even older strain, though others tell other stories. The plant itself is hardy and resinous, growing in chunky buds, dark green and shaped like grapes. Its pistils are bright orange, thin, and overlong. Its trichomes are like white gold, tiny, sparkling, and covered in shiny resin. OG Kush flowers in around 8 to 9 weeks, producing 17 oz of weed per square meter of indoor garden. The strain grows well outdoors too.
GROWING TIPS: We recommend a hydroponics setup when growing OG Kush indoors. This is because OG Kush is not a hardy plant when grown in normal soil and is prone to many diseases. But if you don’t have any hydroponics experience, we recommend non-soil growing mediums to encourage OG Kush’s healthy growth and discourage diseases. These include rockwool and clay pellets.
OG Kush’s primary terpenes are Beta-Myrcene and Beta-Caryophyllene, which give the strain its overwhelmingly earthy, spicy palette. Sour citrus and woody flavors peek in on the exhale, with hints of pine and other dank Kush flavors. The high starts pretty quickly, giving you a feeling of rushing sociability, chattiness, hunger, and a case of the giggles. You’ll be munching on food constantly, looking for anyone to talk to, and feeling completely relaxed the whole time. As the most famous cannabis strain out there, you can expect the most stereotypical high.
The strain is often used in social situations, to jumpstart a stubborn appetite, to relax out of a mood swing, to dispel a bout of depression, or evaporate a tiring headache. We recommend this strain for afternoon use on do-nothing days and as a companion with a bunch of friends (and plenty of snacks). You don’t become the most famous cannabis on accident – OG Kush, even against stiffer competition today, still earns its name.