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OG Kush

OG Kush

Sativa - 55%
Recommended time of use: Evening
Origin: AfghanistanPakistanUnited States
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About OG Kush

OG Kush is a legendary strain with a name that has recognition even outside of the cannabis world. Despite its fame, though, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some claim that it’s a cross between staple Chemdawg and a hardy Hindu Kush landrace. It’s also possible that OG Kush emerged from undocumented bag seed as a distinct phenotype of some other existing strain. The meaning of its name is also disputed -- the “OG” has been alternately said to stand for: “original gangster,” connoting its status as an old-school building block strain; “ocean grown,” in reference to its origin along the California coast; and even “OverGrown.com,” a now-defunct website that served as a resource for countless cannabis growers.  One thing that’s not up for debate is OG Kush’s potency -- its THC composition has been consistently measured at between 20% and 25%.

OG Kush has medium to large nugget-like buds that have a dense, indica-like structure. The leaves are yellowish green, although certain phenotypes can show traces of purple; the latter color is the result of anthocyanin pigments being activated by cold weather. Vibrant orange pistils, meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants, stand out against these colorful flowers.

The buds are covered in trichomes that lend them a silvery-white appearance and make them very sticky to the touch -- when prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, users may want to use a grinder. When properly cured, the buds have a earthy, musty scent that is accented by some citrusy brightness: the overall impression is of a hoppy craft beer. Burning or breaking open the buds offers more of a pine-like odor. Smoke from OG Kush is commonly harsh and cough-inducing; it may sting the sinuses and cause eyes to water. The smoke tastes hashy and spicy like a classic indica on the inhale and exhale. OG Kush’s pungent funk may linger for a while after a joint has been extinguished -- those looking to remain discreet about their smoking should take the proper precautions.

The high from OG Kush is more head-focused than physical. It starts with a sudden headrush that may lead users to feel more focused on their surroundings; sounds and colors may seem intensified. This alteration of the senses may soon give way to a general uplift in mood that progresses towards euphoria. The increase in focus is not as cerebral as with more pure sativas -- smokers will not suffer from a disorienting sense of rapid thought association or “mindrace.”  It’s a versatile smoke that lends itself to the user’s mood and mindset The combination of mental stimulation and improvement in mood makes this a uniquely social strain, good for parties and lively conversations. It’s also a great way to enhance activities that involve the body and mind, like video games, exercise, and even sex. OG Kush has medical application as a means to temporarily relieve anxiety and depression by helping users live in the moment. Its sense of focus can also be helpful for those suffering from attention deficit disorders. Some have reported relief from headaches and migraines with this strain as well. As with many sativa varieties, OG Kush has the potential to make users feel paranoid with higher doses.

OG Kush can be grown indoors or outdoors. Outdoor cultivation requires consistent temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Indoor growing tends to be more convenient for many, as plants are typically short and bushy, growing between 2 and 3.5 feet tall. Topping -- trimming the broad fan leaves that grow towards the top of the plant -- can help light and air reach flowering nodes on the lower branches. Plants of OG Kush flower within 9 weeks when grown indoors; growers can expect an average yield of about 45 grams or 1.6 ounces per square foot. This strain’s pungency also means that those looking to isolate the odors of their grow space should invest in measures like carbon air filters or exhaust fans.

Because of its mildly energizing and uplifting effects, OG Kush is a strain best enjoyed in the daytime or early evening. Its positive high can be enjoyed in festive social settings or alone, for accomplishing any variety of tasks. It also has the genetic stability to back up its popularity -- OG Kush has been a building block, yielding successful crossbreeds like Bubba Kush and also offering up some distinct phenotypes that have become popular strain in their own right, like Tahoe OG and Alpha OG.

THC Content - 27.0% Highest Test

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January 03, 2019
1 Kush King
September 19, 2018
My OG Kush Hybrid was cultivated by Korova with 19% THC. Tight medium green buds with brown hairs & crystal trichomes. Tastes & smells were earthy, lemon, & pine. Effects were uplifted, happy, relaxed, & sleepy. Yes, 4 stars out of 5 because OG Kush hits it's true potential as a parent. Parenting more strains then i can count here in Southern California, it's some of these strains that are 5 Star Gems. Skywalker OG Kush is one example. My username here should be a clue i am giving this strain a "Must Try", review! Peace
September 18, 2018
i found the strain to be soothing after a long day of stressful everyday activity. i give it four star to help calm the senses and help relive the stress of a long day.
Tiffany fey
September 17, 2018
I definitely recommend OG kush!
September 10, 2018
Exellent strain! OG kush is absolutely on my top 5 list as a go to strain. It tates delicious with a velvet smooth creamy smoke in my opinion with the hint of pure lemon like citrus followed by earthy like goodness. It relieves my body and mind in a balanced way. Im in the moment but totally relaxed as well. Helps with my chronic pain and relieves my anxiety too. Definitely a hybrid strain but a chill out hybrid strain for after a stressful day.
Shinobi One
May 14, 2018
Best all around strain
Bubba Kush
February 28, 2018
You are a bit off. I am Matt Berger...aka Bubba. I started the Kush in 92 and the Bubba Kush in 97. Lmk if you want real facts.
Anonymous from S. FL
December 02, 2017
It had a great balance between a body high and head high, it definitely got me high asf and it had an amazing taste. It made me really calm but also made everything funny. You'll eat a lot with this strain.
Elizabeth Santos-Tatum
November 16, 2017
I recently started vaping OG Kush. I don’t like the after taste. It taste like beer mixed with burnt leaves. I’m not a smoker, & vaping is also a new experience for me. The OG has helped with my migraines a little bit, where I can tolerate it, but my back, fibromyalgia or Dercum’s pain it has not even touched it. It makes me feel sleepy, it dries my eyes and makes me paranoid, but that’s all it has done. I’ll have to try another one to see what helps me.
November 15, 2017
I have a question. Majority says this strain still remains a "mystery," however someone is growing it and over seeing it. They have to know, right?!
October 24, 2017
It cures my back pain. OG is the only strain that will take all the pain away.
Pot Snob
February 16, 2017
For starters let me say I only smoke Kush or Chemdawg strains (all Kush strains were originally derived from Chemdawg) as these are some of the most potent strains in the world with the most complex terpene and flavors/smells. If you really have a pure OG kush you will notice gas or diesel undertones with both sweet, almost chocolate-y tastes. This can also come with a piney smell and aftertaste as well but that is generally found more in the parent strain Chemdawg. I firmly believe you haven't had a true pot smoking experience until you've taken a huge bong hit from a clean or better yet brand new bong of a PURE OG kush. The whole experience will knock your socks off!
Bear Quintanilla
November 28, 2016
This strain works good to calm down my joint pain just enough to b able to kick it & party 4 a minute with a tasty strain.
November 03, 2016
Love this strain but can't find it near my house! how i can get it in t the mail?
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