OG Kush | Cannabis Strains

OG Kush Cannabis strain

Medical Uses

Chronic and neuropathic pain

Anxiety

Insomnia

Good strain for those looking for the strongest overall effect.

Type

Hybrid

Species

Cannabis indica ssp. kafiristanica/ssp. indica hybrid. Afghan, Nepali, and Thai landraces have likely contributed genetic characteristics to this quintessential hybrid.

Breeding Date

Uncertain. Depending on the origin story-OG Kush first appeared in 1978 in Los Angeles, or 1985 in Colorado, or 1991 on the East Coast.

Genetics

Possibly Northern Lights with Mexican commercial marijuana bagseed, or possibly OG Kush descended from Chemdawg, a Montana/Colorado variety.

Similar Varieties

Pure Kush, Orange Master Kush, Kosher Kush (DNA genetics).

Ease of Cultivation

Difficult.

This plant tends to grow quick and tall.

Little pest resistance

Reputation as a picky feeder.

Aroma

Intense

Citrus and fuel aroma with clear naphtha, orange, balsamic, pine, and earthy hints.

Can exhibit a wide variety of aromas depending on the cultivation method and curing techniques.

Poorly cured OG Kush can smell like lawn clippings and roses.

Its immense terpene entourage combines limonene, beta-caryophllene, myrcene, linalool, and alpha-humulene.

Taste

When OG Kush is smoked, it offers a sweet, floral hashish exhalation with a tart citrus undertone. When OG Kush is vaporized, it has an orange floral taste and intense hash oil aftertaste.

When exhaling well-cultivated OG Kush, it can produce a strong mentholated sensation.

Potency

OG Kush that has been well-cultivated consistently tests at over 20 percent THC with less than 1 percent CBD, while others may achieve 25 percent THC.

Can cause disorientation, anxiety, and postural hypotension in new users.

Duration of Effects

One to three hours when smoked.

Psychoactivity

When smoking OG Kush, it’s massive THC content causes its initial onset to be accompanied by considerable dissociation, cerebral pressure, and inability to concentrate.The spike subsides 10 to 20 seconds, transitioning to a very strong psychoactivity.

Analgesia

High analgesia

Great for distracting from pain

Numbing

Soothing

Muscle Relaxation

Medium

Dissociation

High

Stimulant

Moderate, although the initial onset of a low dose of OG Kush can be quite stimulating.

Sedation

Low sedation at onset, however, as THC metabolites build up, OG Kush can be effective for insomnia.