OG Kush Breath (or OGKB for short) is an indica-heavy hybrid with a full-bodied aroma. This strain, said to be the distinct phenotype of the ubiquitous Girl Scout Cookies, is deeply relaxing and best saved for a lazy, kicked-back smoke session. It has also been used to cross-breed the award-winning OGKB 2.0. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 25%.
OGKB stands out with exceptionally large and well-formed buds. These flowers have an indica-influenced structure, with small leaves that curl densely inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mossy green, although a profusion of cloudy white trichomes gives the flowers a slightly icy appearance as well. Finally, neon orange pistils twist their way through these dense buds.
Like those of its Girl Scout Cookies ancestor, OGKB’s flowers give off a toasted, nutty scent, somewhat reminiscent of fresh-baked cookies. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, releases an herbal aroma with some notes of sage. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, OGKB burns with a smooth and easily ingested smoke. This smoke tastes woodsy with some hints of sweetness on the exhale.
Despite a mostly indica background, OGKB has a rapid onset, triggering an increase in blood pressure to the head even as consumers exhale their first sample of the strain’s smoke. Besides physical tics like a pulsing in the temples or an increase in salivation, any changes to the smoker’s mental state tend to center on sensory perception. Visual stimuli may seem more intense or dynamic, while many consumers also report the uncanny feeling of time dilation. These trippy vibes can be pushed even further by throwing on some moody music or dimming the lights. Don’t plan on executing any complicated, work-related tasks under its influence, though, as OGKB is more likely to engender confusion that concentration. Within relatively little time, this strain’s psychedelic effects are complemented by a thorough feeling of relaxation. Any prior worries or preoccupations may be pushed to the margins as deep breathing happens more freely and easily. At this point, OGKB is likely to pin its consumers in place, making it best suited to relaxing activities like binge-watching or snacking. It can also be a remarkably social bud when shared with like-minded friends, sparking rambling conversation and easy camaraderie. At the right dosage and in properly relaxed circumstances, OGKB may even lull susceptible smokers into a deep and fulfilling sleep. Because of its mostly sedative, downbeat properties, this strain is recommended for evening or nighttime consumption.
OGKB can be of use to medical cannabis patients as well. Its thorough relaxation can temporarily take the edge off of the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. They may also take the sting out of physical pain, whether it’s chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia, or inflammation-related, as due to common discomforts like cramps or nausea. Additionally, OGKB’s tendency to bring on the munchies can serve as an appetite stimulant for those who have lost their hunger to disease or to treatments like chemotherapy. Finally, as noted, the strain can induce sleep in sufficient quantities, making it an effective antidote to insomnia. Because it is not likely to bring about intense bouts of recursive thinking, OGKB is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of OGKB are not available for sale online. Instead, prospective home growers should find mature, healthy plants of the strain from which to take clippings. These clippings can be fostered as genetically identical “clones,” which can thrive either indoors or outdoors in a hot, humid climate. Plants tend to be short and bushy, with strong lateral branching; gardeners should occasionally trim away any broad fan leaves that prevent light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. OGKB flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
OG Kush Breath makes for both an enjoyable solo and a boisterous social smoking session. Its earthy aroma is also sure to appeal to fans of Girl Scout Cookies.