A strain that needs little introduction to most, OG Kush is one of the most widely distributed strains in the US and perhaps the most recognizable cannabis strain in the world.
As for it’s make-up, OG Kush is, for the most part, a true hybrid but may lean slightly Indica or Sativa depending on how precisely its bred.
The effects you’ll notice are more cerebral than body and will deliver strong feelings of euphoria. It is most often described as a very happy high but with the happiness comes a heavy “couchlock” especially for novice users or when consumed in high doses.
The strain does retain a good body numbing effect that can alleviate body ailments. Many users use it as night-time medication or in the evenings due to the powerful, sleepy, trance-like high.
Because of the euphoric properties of OG Kush’s ‘high’ it is often used to help with depression and bipolar disorders. Those suffering from extreme stress, anxiety and anger management issues due to a depression-related disorder such as PTSD can find balance and peace under the influence of this strain.
Some choose to use it to cope with their nausea and stomach disorders; or to alleviate chronic aches and pains. Sufferers of Alzheimer’s also make OG Kush their strain of choice. Though there are users that report having headaches from OG Kush others use it to actually ease their chronic headaches and/or migraines. It is also used to help patients suffering from nervous conditions.
Other than dry mouth and eyes, user may experience paranoia and dizziness. And, as mentioned above, some users have also reported headaches.
Though the exact genetics of OG Kush are not known, many people agree that OG stands for Ocean Grown because of its origins in southern California. Previous speculations on the meaning of OG include it being a memorial to OverGrown.com or that it stood for Original Gangster, another cannabis strain from San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.
Most people agree that it is derived from the Chemdawg strain with some breeders also mixing in Hindu Kush. Some claim a female Chemdawg was crossed with a male that was a mix of Lemon Thai and Old World Pakistani Kush. And others say that OG Kush is just a cut from a true Chemdawg plant in the early nineties.
As with its parent strain Chemdawg, OG Kush is known to be quite difficult to grow and often produces substantially lower than average yields for those less experienced.
As such this strain grows better indoors in a controlled environment with a temperature around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants of this strain flower in 8 to 9 weeks.
The plants grow to between 70 and 100 centimeters tall and yields are normally around 50 to 60 grams per square meter (however, some advanced growers using proprietary and/or confidential techniques have been shown to yield up to 400 grams per square meter).
Properly grown OG Kush is almost neon green when fully dried. The buds come out extremely dense, sticky, and covered in crystals.