OG Kush (Sativa Hybrid)
OG Kush is a legendary strain, easily one of the most well-known and popular strains on the planet. Despite its fame though, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some claim that it’s a cross between Chemdawg and a hardy Hindu Kush landrace. The meaning of its name is also disputed. The “OG” has been alternately said to stand for “Original Gangster” or “Ocean Grown”, references to either its old-school status, or its huge success in California, depending on what you’re into. 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 buds are covered in trichomes that lend them a silvery-white appearance and make them sticky to the touch. When prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, users may want to use a grinder. OG Kush has an 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 a pine-like odour.
The high from OG Kush is more head-focused than physical. It starts with a sudden head rush that may lead users to feel more focused on their surroundings. Sounds and colours may seem intensified as the high sets in. This alteration of the senses may soon give way to a mood lift that progresses towards euphoria. The increased focus makes OG Kush less disorienting than more pure sativas, and it won’t get your mind racing uncomfortably, but the combination of mental stimulation and improvement in mood makes this a uniquely social strain, good for parties and lively conversations. It’s also a great way to enhance activities that involve both body and mind, like exercise, video games, and sex. It’s a versatile smoke that lends itself to the user’s mood and mindset.
OG Kush has medical application as a means to temporarily relieve depression (and at lower doses, anxiety) by helping users live in the moment. It can also be helpful for those suffering from attention deficit disorders. Some have reported relief from headaches and migraines with this strain as well. As with many sativa varieties, OG Kush has the potential to make users feel paranoid with higher doses.