Few other marijuana strains are as popular with breeders and cannabis growers as OG Kush. Propagated in Florida, eventually arriving in Los Angeles in 1995, the exact origins of OG Kush are as shrouded in mystery as its name. What does “OG” stand for? Some believe “Original Gangster” a cheeky poke at marijuana magnets of the time, while others insist on “Ocean Grown”, a nod to the indica-dominant strain’s California roots.
OG Kush plants range in color from yellowish to dark green, with some even featuring a purple tint. In general, they will reach up to four feet in height (an average for indicas). On the nose and taste buds, you’ll experience an earthy scent with hints of pine, sour lemon, and woody undertones that some say are reminiscent of a summer BBQ.
Sitting in the mid to high 20s, OG Kush features higher levels of THC than most strains, offering a heavy euphoria from the sativa genetics, plus a physical and mental high that can lead to intensified sensations and a boost in mood which can leave you feeling relaxed, happy, and completely laid out. We’d say these kinds of results leave OG Kush use best suited to a night spent in.
Don’t discount what OG Kush can do in medical situations – with a moderate level of CBD, OG Kush is often used as a potent muscle relaxer, and can treat migraines, stress, and attention disorders. It’s also been used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD, as well as offering a stomach-calming side effect that can help patients cope with nausea.
Gardeners with little marijuana growing experience may not want to start with a strain like OG Kush, which is considered “tricky” since pruning and careful treatment are recommended to get the best results possible.