OG KUSH: POPULAR CLASSIC FOR GOOD REASONS
One of the most notable strains in North America, OG Kush embodies the epitome of Californian cannabis. It has become one of the top strains to crossbreed, because of its proven quality and potency. OG Kush is a cross between Chemdawg and Hindu Kush. Chemdawg is a straight-to-the-brain hybrid, while Hindu Kush is a heavy Indica. These two strains would make OG Kush a perfect blend for any cannabis user.
No one knows for sure what OG stands for. Some believe it stands for “Original Gangsta”. Others believe, that the letter “OG” truly means “Ocean Grown” ” because Californian growers created this strain near the coast. Whatever it stands for, this variety hit the LA scene in the mid-90’s and quickly became the high standard for a new wave of strains coming out of California.
SMELL, TASTE AND EFFECT OF OG KUSH
OG Kush is known for its strength and complex aroma/flavour profile. The aroma/flavour is bold and attention-grabbing, with notes of earth, pine, diesel, spice and citrus. Typically testing between 19-25% THC and with up to 0.3% CBD, the intense high hits quickly with a buzzy body high and bright euphoria.
It’s a perfect hybrid for any occasion, but may vary somewhat due to its different phenotypes. Some users may get a stronger Indica feel with deep, relaxing effects, while others may have stronger sativa results and feel more euphoria at the beginning of their high. But everyone can agree it is a solid hybrid.
Users have indicated, that this strain is good for taking out stress and anxiety, but with its potency and high THC content, people who are sensitive should be aware, that this strain can bring on paranoia sometimes. Medicinal users enjoy OG Kush because it does help increase appetite for those individuals having trouble keeping food down or experiencing gastrointestinal issues. People also use OG Kush to relieve pain symptoms.
HOW TO GROW OG KUSH
The plant itself is bushy in stature and has strong, dense branches. The buds arelarge and dense with bright lime green colouring. OG Kush’s flowering period lasts around 55 days and should be harvested in October for outdoor growers.
The original genetics are Middle Eastern, so adjusting the microclimate to reflect those conditions is best suited for OG Kush. It is also suited to ScrOG and super cropping to increase yields.
OG Kush has been nominated as one of the “25 Greatest Strains of All Time” by High Times. It had even the highest lab-tested THC concentration at the Denver Cannabis Cup in 2013, testing at 24%. The list of cannabis cup awards is too high to count, because OG Kush is a part of so many phenotypes and crossbreeds. But, the main reason OG Kush is chosen for competitions is due to its solid, consistent across-the-board strength and enjoyability.