Strain Name: OG Kush
Type: OG Kush is the only sativa dominant Kush.
Looks: Almost a light lime green with some orange. Looks as if it is coated in powder sugar.
Smell: Attacks your nose with skunk, then into a sweet earthy smell.
Taste: Very light taste. I vaporized it in a Volcano and it was quite nice.
Effects: A few hits into the first bag and my head was already starting to feel heavy. This is a night time smoke. Very strong couch lock effect. I couldn’t even walk straight. I was roaring high for around 4 hours and continued to feel pretty high for the rest of the night. This is the best smoke I’ve ever had.
Potency: 10/10 Extremely High
Good Strain For: Insomnia, Lack of Appetite, Pain.
Growing OG Kush
Another reason why OG Kush is such an expensive strain is because it’s fairly difficult to grow. These plants are a bit sensitive to powdery mildew and susceptible to diseases and bugs. Because of such low resistance, this cannabis strain grows best in highly-optimized growing environments.
OG Kush seeds grow into compact plants with low heights. These plants are very dense, and grow to be 19-inches to 37-inches tall. This strain’s flowering times are short, with fairly average yields.
When growing this marijuana strain indoors, it’s best to cultivate it within a controlled microclimate. Indoor cultivators can expect to yield about 17 ounces of usable cannabis per square meter. Flowing times are between 8-9 weeks, and your crop is ready for harvest.
If you choose to plant OG Kush seeds outdoors, the climate needs to be tropical and hot for maximum growth. Carefully tend your crop, and it will yield you about 16 ounces of usable marijuana per plant. They will be ready for harvesting during early October.
Origin of OG Kush Strain
The history and origin of the OG Kush strain of cannabis is highly disputed. Many fables and stories surround this strain. According to the most popular rumor, “OG” stands for OverGrown.com, which was the largest international online grow site at one time. It became a legacy site after being shut down in 2006 by Canadian police. Others attribute it to the phrase “Ocean Grown.”
However, Californian’s have their own theory about where the strain’s name comes from originally. They believe “OG” is an ode to the locally famous strain of marijuana known as Original Gangster. Either way, what we do know is that it’s a descendant of the infamous Chemdawg. Some say this strain was mixed with the exotic Old World Paki Kush parent strain. Others say its mixture contains the parent strain, Hindu Kush. The OG Kush marijuana strain is a major backbone of the various varieties of cannabis that are so popular on the West Coast.
Effects of OG Kush Strain
As an indica-dominant strain, OG is world-famous for its strong euphoria. This hard-hitting cannabis delivers a heavy rush of euphoric energy. It gives a mental high that can be quite sedating. This tends to cause a couch-lock effect, especially when used in heavy doses.
OG Kush acts as a relaxant. Its powerful effects cause you to relax and simply chill out. You’ll enjoy the constant mixture of joy and happiness, along with an uplifting euphoria. This makes the strain an effective tool for helping you unwind after dealing with a long, stressful day.
The OG Kush strain leaves you feeling spaced out and stuck after consuming it. This strain brings on feelings of intense hunger also known as the munchies. Not only does it make you want to eat, eat and eat some more, it also enhances the flavors of your foods.
This strain is extremely strong due to its high THC levels of up to 19%. However, its side effects are quite gentle. The most common adverse reaction is dry mouth, also referred to as cotton mouth by weed smokers. Drink plenty of fluids after using OG Kush to avoid this. You may also experience dry eyes.
Some OG Kush users have reported feeling lethargy and dizziness after using the strain. This generally happens to first-time smokers, occasional users and anyone not used to smoking marijuana with such potency. In rare cases, some have also experienced slight paranoia and mild anxiety, as well as minor headaches.
Medical Uses for OG Kush Strain
With 0.30% CBD contents, OG Kush is a reliable source of medical marijuana. Physicians and dispensaries commonly recommend it to treat various chronic, debilitating conditions and ailments. It’s been known to help users relax, making it great for depression, anxiety, and nervousness.
Because it induces hunger, this strain helps relieve nausea and loss of appetite. So, it provides relief to HIV/AIDS patients, and cancer patients going through radiation and chemotherapy treatments. It also effectively treats headaches and migraines.
OG Kush cannabis strain allows you to unwind peacefully. This helps to combat restlessness and insomnia, making it possible for you to get a good night’s sleep. Its high CBD level makes it an effective tool for relieving pain caused by PMS, muscle spasms, and other chronic pain issues.
Taste and Aroma of OG Kush Strain
The aroma is the OG Kush strain is famous for its earthy note. These sticky buds are rich in resin, and carry a citrus fragrance with lemony hints. When growing this strain of cannabis, expect the surroundings to take on the potent smell of a pine forest. You may also detect notes of pine and sour lemons.
True to its natural fragrance, OG Kush also tastes like fresh earthiness. You’ll taste a touch of spice and obvious woody flavors. Some have even noted that it tastes like this strain was tossed on a bar-b-que grill. The notes are prevalent and sweet, with hints of spicy, pine herbal goodness. If you like the flavor of fresh lemons, you’ll love the taste of the strain of marijuana.