Strains & Reviews // December 7, 2020 // UrbanAroma Staff

Facts About OG Kush

Facts About OG Kush
OG Kush is the genetic grandmother of many West Coast cannabis cultivars. The OG is rumored to have come to California from a Chemdog clone from the East Coast. Leafly reports that OG Kush was first cultivated in Florida in the early 1990s, when a NorCal strain was crossed with a Hindu Kush plant, resulting in a spicy, skunky hybrid with a complex terpene profile.

The Origins of OG Kush

OG Kush is believed to have arrived in Los Angeles in 1996, when a grower named Matt “Bubba” Berger brought it from Florida to a legendary cannabis cultivator known as Josh D. Since then, OG Kush has become a staple in breeding genetics, used to create other legendary strains like GSC and Headband. The origin of the name OG Kush is a mystery. Some believe that the "OG" is in tribute to, one of the world's most popular cannabis websites before it was shut down by Canadian authorities. Others believe that "OG" refers to "Original Gangster." The prevailing theory, at least amongst weed historians, is that OG means "Ocean Grown," referring to Kush grown close to the sea on the Pacific Coast. Many believe that OG Kush grown in Northern California is the best there is.

Smell, Taste and Appearance

OG Kush has medium-sized, dense buds that can often be bright neon-green, with heavy, sticky trichomes. It has an earthy scent permeated by citrusy notes, like a hoppy beer with notes of a pine forest. Lab-tested cannabinoid profiles of OG Kush often measure THC levels at a super-potent 20 to 25%.

Effects of OG Kush

A well-grown sample of OG Kush hits hard, with a euphoric uplift. It's a versatile strain, good for hiking and outdoor activities, or indoor activities like cooking, gaming, and organizing your utility drawer (maybe that's just us). It can ultimately be sedating, as an evening relaxant... and it can be great for sex as well!

Medical Benefits

OG Kush can be helpful for pain relief from headaches and migraines, increasing appetite, and for reducing stress and anxiety. As with any potent cannabis strain, newer consumers should go low and slow. Take a puff, put the pipe down, and give yourself some time to assess how you feel before having more. With its energizing, uplifting effects, OG Kush is a strain best enjoyed in the daytime or early evening. If you’re seeking a chill time, pick up some OG Kush for yourself the next time you visit a dispensary!