About the OG Kush Strain
Live in the moment. It’s as if the entire concept of mindfulness is contained within this strain.
This is quite possibly the most famous and most in demand marijuana strain globally. This hybrid strain is heavily Indica leaning, at a 3:1 ratio, and is believed to be a breed originated with the ChemDawg (Chemdog) strain cross with the Thai Lemon and Pakistani Kush. This is a high THC low CBD line.
- Indica: 75%
- Sativa: 25%
- THC: 18%-24%
- CBD: 0.23%
This is a high, fast acting strain, and should be used in a controlled setting due to the speed and strength of it’s effects.
OG Kush Strain and the Senses
Within the expected musky earthy flavor you’ll find the distinctive diesel flavor, mixed with lime and other citrus, but will remind you of a backyard barbeque. It’s also been compared to a craft beer, in the sense of multiple musky flavors and aromas. Known for it’s flavor, along with it’s potency, it’s clear why this is a strain in demand, with the price tag to follow.
It is as aromatic as it is potent, and when smoked can cause coughing, and it’s distinctive aroma lasts, so if discretion is your focus, you should be aware that this scent will last.
This is a medium to large dense, bushy plant with heavy flowering and can get up to 3 meters tall. The flowers are lime green and packed with resin. The flowers are typically an olive green, but sometimes has purple colors, especially if grown in colder climates. The tell-tale orange pistils offset the colors and help show off the crystal-like covering of the trichomes.
Possible Side Effects
The side effects are minimal but include the typical dry mouth and eyes, which is managed easily by straying hydrated. Depending on your sensitivity, you may experience some degree of paranoia, dizziness, or headaches, but these are uncommon reactions.
OG Kush Strain Uses
Urban legend has it that this is the strain of choice used by gang members to reduce the pain from gunshot wounds. While there’s nothing to back this up, this strain is high in THC and combined with the CBD levels, offers therapeutic effects that include relief from:
This is a calming strain so it is most frequently used by those looking for relief from:
- Muscle pain
- Chronic and acute pain
- Migraines and other headaches
- Stress, Depression, Anxiety disordrs
OG Kush Effect
OG Kush is a strong, fast acting strain, with up to 24% THC content, so it will hit you hard and fast. While some report effects as energizing, most find it more relaxing and sedating, but either way, it’s potent, and consumers should be ready for it’s near immediate effect, that can be debilitating.
The effect is more of a head high and begins with a rush. As a result you may feel more “in the moment”, focusing on the world around you and you may notice intensified colors, smells, sounds. This will then lead you to a euphoria overall. If you’re a more experienced Sativa user, you may not experience the sudden rush, but the OG Kush strain does adapt to the consumers state of mind. It is a favorite of those in social settings or for use in those settings that benefit from an increase in mind/body integration experiences.
Overall this is a relaxing strain that reduces stress resulting in sensations of:
- And of course, munchies
Growing the OG Kush Strain
This strain grows dense, busy, and tall, and is a sturdy, durable plant that can get up to three meters tall. Since it’s packed with resin, the flowers appear large, and will require regular pruning to maximize the yield. This strain is also used as a clone source, so it’s a sought after strain by growers as well as users.
- Flowers in about 9 weeks (early October for outdoor growers)
- Responds well to ScrOGging / Super Cropping in the right climate or controlled environment
- Best grown in lower humidity and moderate temperatures, typically around 75oF
- Yield: approximately 45 grams (1.6 ounces) per square foot.
Life coaches, therapists, doctors, internet memes all agree, mindful meditation and living in the moment are practices we should all consider to remain focused and engaged in our lives. The OG Kush strain seems to be the embodiment of this concept, as a fast acting potent strain that quickly focuses you on your surroundings, engaging your mind and body in the experience.