OG Kush is a strain that’s bred many potent strains after it. OG Kush is the inception of strains in the Kush family like Ghost OG. As a first-time patient at a local dispensary called Breaking Bud 20Cap, I was able to get 8g of OG Kush for just $35. One thing that’s not up for debate is OG Kush’s potency — its THC composition has been consistently measured at between 20% and 25%. The OG Kush really had me in my feelings and I felt very connected with my emotions. Normally, I feel things deeply but with the addition of the OG Kush, my emotions felt a lot more readily available and strong. OG Kush is also great to use at night before bed to ensure a restful night’s sleep.
OG Kush was first cultivated in Florida, in the early ‘90s when a strain from Northern California was crossed with a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam. The result was a hybrid with a unique terpene profile that boasts a complex aroma with notes of fuel, skunk, and spice. The genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, OG Kush arrived in Los Angeles in 1996 when Matt “Bubba” Berger brought it (along with “The Bubba,” which was later used to create the famed Bubba Kush) from Florida to legendary cultivator Josh D. Since then, OG Kush has become a worldwide staple used to create numerous famous strains like GSC and Headband. There are many different phenotypes of OG Kush, including Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Ghost OG.
The buds are covered in trichomes that lend them a silvery-white appearance and make them very sticky to the touch — when prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, users may want to use a grinder. When properly cured, the buds have a earthy, musty scent that is accented by some citrusy brightness: the overall impression is of a hoppy craft beer. Burning or breaking open the buds offers more of a pine-like odor. Smoke from OG Kush is commonly harsh and cough-inducing; it may sting the sinuses and cause eyes to water. The smoke tastes like hash with a spicy aftertaste like a classic indica on the inhale and exhale. OG Kush’s pungent funk may linger for a while after a joint has been extinguished. Consumers who may be looking to remain discreet about their smoking should take the proper precautions when using the OG Kush strain in flower form.
The high from OG Kush is more cerebral than physical. It starts with a sudden headrush that may lead consumers to feel more focused on their surroundings. Things like sounds and colors may seem intensified. This alteration of the senses are quick to give way to a general uplift in mood that progresses towards euphoria. The increase in focus is not as cerebral as with pure sativas — smokers will not suffer from a disorienting sense of rapid thought association or “mindrace.” It’s a versatile smoke that lends itself to the user’s mood and mindset. The combination of mental stimulation and improvement in mood makes this a uniquely social strain, good for parties and lively conversations.
OG Kush seeds can be grown indoors or outdoors. Outdoor cultivation requires consistent temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Indoor growing tends to be more convenient for many, as plants are typically short and bushy, growing between 2 and 3.5 feet tall. Whether you’re looking to grow your own OG Kush or just smoke it, OG Kush is sure to satisfy your needs.