Origin of OG Kush?
OG Kush makes up the genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, but in spite of its ubiquity, its genetic origins remain a mystery. This renowned strain arrived in Los Angeles in 1995 after being transplant coast-to-coast from Florida by its original propagators (now called Imperial Genetics), along with “The Bubba,” that gave way to Bubba Kush. OG Kush is a legendary strain with a reputation that has recognition even outside of the cannabis world. Despite its fame, though, its actual origins remain a mystery. Some claim that it’s a cross between staple Chemdawg and a hardy Hindu kush landrace. It’s also possible that OG Kush emerged from undocumented bag seed as a distinct composition of another existing strain. The meaning of its name is also controversial — the “OG” has been alternately said to stand for: “original gangster,” connoting its status as an old-school building block strain.
OG Kush has medium to large nugget-like buds that have a dense structure. The leaves are yellowish green, although certain phenotypes will show traces of purple; the latter color is the result of anthocyanin pigments activated by cold weather. it has vibrant orange pistils, meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants, which stand out against its colorful flowers. The buds are coated in trichomes that lend them a silvery-white look and make them very sticky to the touch. when prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, users might want to use a grinder. The mature flowers sometimes seem as large and dense, lime-green clusters covered with copious amounts of “white” resin.
Flavour and Effects
OG Kush is a super-potent type of medical-grade Cannabis with a very distinct aroma, appearance, and long-lasting psychoactive and physiological effects. The smoke tastes hashy and spicy like a classic Indica on the inhale and exhale. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants. Some have described its effects as both cerebrally and physically stimulating and it’s smell as “lemony pine-sol.” Smoke from OG Kush is usually harsh and cough-inducing; it may sting the sinuses and cause eyes to water. once properly cured, the buds have an earthy, musky scent that’s accented by some citrusy brightness: the impression is of a hoppy craft brew. Burning or breaking open the buds offers a lot of a pine-like odor.
Benefits of OG Kush:
OG Kush is legendary for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its serious euphoria. it has a medical application as a way to quickly relieve anxiety and depression by helping users live in the moment. Its sense of focus can also be useful for those stricken by attention deficit disorders. Some folks have reported relief from headaches and migraines with this strain as well. The high from OG Kush is more head-focused than physical. It starts with an abrupt headrush which will lead users to feel more focused on their surroundings; sounds and colors could appear intense. This alteration of the senses might soon sink to a general uplift in mood that progresses towards euphoria. the increase in focus is not as cerebral as with more pure Sativa smokers, who won’t suffer from a disorienting sense of rapid thought association or “mind race.” the combination of cerebral stimulation and improvement in mood makes this a popular social strain and is good for parties and lively conversations.