OG Kush is probably one of the most recognized cannabis strains in the world. This is partly due to the fact that many famous artists like Snoop Dogg clamor on about the raw power of the OG Kush. It’s a powerful strain and has been used in plenty of cross breeds throughout the past few decades.
Today, we’ll be giving an “Ode to OG Kush” and will explore its history, strain information and much more. If you’re an OG Kush fan, then this article is for you! So let’s jump into the backstory of OG Kush shall we?
The History of the OG Kush
To pinpoint the exact origin story of OG Kush is quite difficult. IF you’ve ever done a Google search on the strain, you’ll find many conflicting stories about where it comes from, and what “OG” actually means.
Some people believe it means “Outdoor grown” others believe it means “Ocean Grown” while others believe it means “Original Gangsta” since it was very popular in the West Coast Gangsta scenes. Hell, there are other schools that believe it stands for “Original Genetics” and others who believe it stands for “Organically grown”.
To pinpoint the exact meaning of OG would require us to travel back to the 90’s, find the original grower who coined the term and ask him. Whoever that may have been. The point here is that the exact origin of this strain is quite mysterious, besides it being one of the staple genetics on the West Coast.
OG Kush, apparently (and once more according to some) come from the combination of Hindu Kush and Chemdawg, however others believe it was a random seed that traveled from Florida to California and in turn became OG Kush.
Now, I could probably go down the infinite hole of the internet to scour and weight out the different origin stories, but I don’t think that would do any of us any good. For now, we’ll leave the mysterious origins of this power-house strain in the realm of “speculation”. If you have your own origin story for this strain, let us know in the comment section and let’s see who’s got it the better story. So let’s move onto effects.
OG KUSH EFFECTS
Some people believe that OG Kush is an indica dominant, however, after smoking it…you’ll notice that this isn’t an accurate description. Of course it does have indica undertones, but most people experience a more Sativa dominant experience. This is why we believe to classify this as a hybrid strain with heavy sativa effects with indica undertones.
The euphoria associated with OG Kush is almost instant. It’s one of those strains that gets you stoned while the smoke passes through your lungs. A wave of euphoria fills your body and instantly you feel the indica undertones as your muscles relax and your stress melts away. However, unlike most Indicas, you don’t feel the couchlock effect. There is a sense of energy attached to the experience.
With a THC count between the 19%-26% margin, this is a powerhouse strain that will absolutely get you stoned. The number one feeling associated with OG Kush is “Relaxation” and “happiness”. It’s great for pain management as it won’t knock you on your ass all day, but its indica undertones will definitely diminish your pain levels after a few minutes “post-toke”.
In terms of flavoring, people associate a more “earthy” taste mixed with a hint of pine and almost “woody” in the after taste. In other words, it’s fucking delicious!
Expect thick and dense nugs covered with crystals. The smell is intense when you’re breaking it up and your fingers will get sticky as hell as you handle it. It makes a perfect strain to make oils or hash and provides a lot of “bang per nug”.
I once smoked on a nug for three days, breaking off a bit here and there and it got me stoned every single time. Now it’s important to note that when I smoke during the day, I literally take one toke and put down my pipe.
I found with OG Kush that the “little toke” was more than enough to achieve the desired effect, where you’re stoned, but not too stoned to get shit done. If I would take 2-3 tokes, I’d rather not write or do any of my activities and would much rather play guitar or go for a walk.
So if you are going to be “micro dosing” on the OG Kush, simply hit it once and put it down. Within 15 minutes you’ll feel the raw power of the strain work in your organism.
The Nugs are stinky. If you leave a nug in your car, expect your car to smell like OG Kush for a while. For this reason you’ll want to keep it sealed up as much as possible, not only because it’s good practice to keep your nugs fresh, but you don’t want to be smelling like OG Kush when you’re out on a business meeting now do you?
Growing the OG Kush
Most growers agree that this is one strain you definitely have to try at least once in your life. For optimal yield, you’ll want to grow this outdoors, in a somewhat dry climate and in pots that don’t restrict the plant. In other words, get bigger pots.
It will take you about 56 days to complete the flowering process and you’ll want to start planting this in the late summer. Perhaps round the end of July or the beginning of August as optimal crop-out season is early to mid October.
Make sure to bush out the plant in order to maximize yield. You should get a decent amount of buds at the end of the flowering cycle.