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One of the most popular strains worldwide, OG Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid that delivers a comforting experience for the body and mind. Also known as Kush and Premium OG Kush, its potency varies from 17-23% THC. Combined with its flavorful terpenes and small amounts of CBD, this top-shelf strain is a top choice among medicinal marijuana and recreational users.
OG Kush hits you hard and fast; users report feeling the effects within minutes of smoking this cannabis strain. But unlike the sativas like Bruce Banner or AK47 that inspire an intensely creative high, OG Kush is more of a balance between the physical and cerebral effects.
Kush’s sativa characteristics pop up noticeably in the form of happy, talkative vibes and a sound mental buzz – thanks to its high THC levels. This strain makes you sociable and talkative, making it a great flower to share with friends and have meaningful conversations. You will enjoy this euphoria in a relaxed, chilled-out state of mind; think of it as navigating the groovy seas in a big, peaceful boat.
Another thing to expect is hunger – you will want to keep some food around to fulfil your appetite.
Coming to the indica traits, the couch-lock effects and sedation kick in as the mind-high tones down. If taken in high doses, these body effects become prominent, and you may be too stoned and unable to move. But this can be a good thing – especially if you need to unwind after a long day of work or extreme physical exertion.
OG Kush is best suited for afternoon/evening use when you have nothing much to do except relax and take things easy.
Pain relief, inflammation, easing muscle spasms, and improving appetite are among the top reasons MM patients seek OG Kush. It can also help with insomnia by promoting a night of restful sleep.
Its sedative effects also make it helpful in managing the symptoms of stress and depression. However, caution is necessary, as excessive consumption of THC can lead to anxiety and paranoia.
Like with any marijuana flower, dry mouth and red eyes can occur when consuming OG Kush. Dizziness and headaches may also occur in users who are not used to the potency of high-THC buds.
Taste & Smell
With its distinct blend of myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene terpenes, OG Kush is easily identifiable by its strong, pungent aroma that transports you to a forest. Subtle hints of citrus complement its woody, earthy, and piney scent. Regarding the flavour, OG Kush’s combination of fresh, citrusy notes – likely due to limonene – blended with spicy, earthy undertones make it a truly unforgettable experience.
Appearance-wise, Kush has the classic look of well-cured dense marijuana buds. They look green, surrounded by orange pistils and plenty of trichomes – which is expected since it has a high THC content.
Origins of OG Kush strain
Kush was bred in the US in the 1990s as a cross of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and a Hindu Kush variety. OG refers to the phrase ‘original gangster,’ a term of respect for someone authentic, old-school, knowledgeable, and highly experienced. Perhaps, that is why OG Kush is such an iconic strain – its refined taste and well-balanced high make it a timeless classic.
OG Kush is not an easy strain to grow; it requires a fair amount of care and expertise. However, as a top-shelf strain, the rewards are well worth overcoming the challenge.
Indoors, you can expect a yield of 420-480 grams per metre square, while outdoors, it can be up to 550 grams per plant. It flowers in 8-9 weeks, producing rich green, trichome-covered buds. Due to its low resistance, Kush is prone to powdery mildew, mould, pests, and other diseases. However, you can grow a healthy crop with frequent monitoring and maintenance.