Definition - What does OG Kush mean?
OG Kush is the most popular cannabis strain and is known to be a bit difficult to cultivate with high risks as an investment for growers as it will produce low yields when not grown the correct way. This strain is extremely popular on dispensary menus, with the high demand resulting in high prices. The OG in OG Kush is believed to stand for "ocean grown" and is these days used in the names of many strains, most of which are different varieties OG Kush genetics that have originated on the west coast.
There are several reasons as to why OG Kush is in such a high demand. People mostly are after it for its unique taste, scent, and the strong euphoric high that is definitely not for the faint of heart. The strains’ buds are heavily crystallized, making it sticky and almost neon green in color.
OG is a term that’s now used to describe many strains, though the term originated to describe Southern California’s Ocean Grown Kush, which was quickly shortened to OG Kush. OG Kush grew quickly in fame and reputation. Most OGs are different variations of the original OG Kush genetics or are also ocean grown on the West Coast.
Hydrolife explains OG Kush
The genetic origins of OG Kush, the most popular strain in the cannabis world, still remain a mystery. While many dispensaries list it as an indica strain, there are some people who also argue that it is a Sativa strain or some sort of sativa-dominant hybrid.
Some popular myths believe that ‘Chemdawg’ and ‘Hindu Kush’ fused and parented the OG Kush, thus passing on the distinct ‘kush’ bud structure in the plants. However, this myth cannot be certain as the OG Kush first came from a bag of seeds in the early 90s. The earliest propagators (also known as Imperial Genetics) are said to have brought the seeds out of Florida and spread it to Colorado and Southern California.
There are many different phenotypes of OG Kush, such as the Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Alpha OG. OG Kush is valued for its ability to help the user deal with stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones. This aroma has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants.
Patients mostly use OG Kush and show improvements in migraines, ADD/ADHD, and stress disorders. The cerebral boost from OG Kush is ideal for depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, while the heavy body high can help with pain and nausea. OG Kush is also used to treat Alzheimer's disease.
OG Kush contains up to 24% THC and 0.23% CBD. Its high is intense and hits you immediately with a heavy, euphoric mental and physical buzz. Some describe it as a rush of energy, while others find the effect to be sedating. OG Kush provides deep muscular relaxation, and long-lasting relief from a large spectrum of ailments, including nausea, headaches, depression and anxiety. However, almost everyone agrees that it is so strong that it could be potentially debilitating, so, there are some side effects such as dry mouth and eyes being the most common negative effects, with possibilities of headaches and paranoia.