About Oaksterdam OG
Oaksterdam OG (sometimes spelled “Oakstradam OG”) is a cut of the infamous OG Kush, which means that this Northern California strain has the potent, herby, outdoorsy heritage of one of the greats. Its name comes from crossing that cut with Hindu Kush sourced straight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands. If you’re familiar with OG strains, this relaxing mood-booster will be what you bargained for and more – the potency of this strain sits comfortably around 26% on average, so you’ll need to dose to your experience level when taking a mental vacation to the piney plains of Oaksterdam.
The strain’s dominant terpenes include Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Pinene. From these, you can guess how this Indica-dominant plant tastes and smells, but we’ll lay it out for you (reports note that the plant’s Kush heritage gives it a heavy Indica structure, but the exact numbers have not been disclosed). From the onset, the strain gives off a funky, spicy aroma that creates a sensation of bitter hops and spices, like cloves and pepper (that’s the Myrcene). Limonene and Pinene offer up hunky whiffs of outdoorsy aromas like pine and citrus. Terpenes present in smaller amounts include Linalool and Humulene, adding wood-like and lavender aromas to the mix. Oaksterdam OG’s nugs are thick with sticky resin, foretelling the sweet and spicy flavors inside.
Assuming you’re all-in for the kushy pleasures of a clove-smelling bud with a high THC level, you may be wondering what the strain is used for. Other than making your entire vicinity smell of pine and lemon, the strain creates a powerful relaxation sensation that brings on a rush of focus in both your body and head. Euphoric and relieving, Oaksterdam OG can help users battle stress and depression, as well as potentially reduce bodily reactions to chronic pain. Its euphoric, focus-inducing effects pair perfectly with a late afternoon indoors, relaxing, focusing on some creative work, enjoying the reduced stress, and kicking back with those good feelings.
Oaksterdam OG may have roots in the Netherlands (literally), but it’s a NorCal favorite now. If you have any experience with OG Kush, you may think you know what to expect from the dense little green buds of this sticky strain. However, from the first whiff to the last puff, Oaksterdam OG exhibits its careful breeding and its rich profile of terpenes to bring something new to Kush’s table, even if it comes from famous buds.