OG Kush

Parent Lineage Unknown

OG Kush is often enjoyed in the back half of the day as it has a mixed head and body effect, true to its hybrid nature.

Possible Uses:

OG Kush is known for a well-balanced head and body high, providing euphoric cerebral sensations and leaving you in a mellow, relaxed state. Medically, the cerebral boost from OG Kush can help alleviate symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, while the heavy body high can help with pain and nausea.

Terpene Profile

  • Limonene
  • β-Myrcene
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • α-Humulene

Scent + Flavor

  • Earthy
  • Wood
  • Pine
  • Fuel
  • Skunk
  • Spice

Even if you’re new to cannabis, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of the OG Kush strain. A true legend in the cannabis world. OG Kush combines deeply relaxing body effects with a cerebral lift, making it a powerful tool for fighting stress, chronic pain, and a host of other symptoms and conditions.

What Strain Is OG Kush? Introduction to a Cannabis Legend

Renowned for its potent, earthy and complex aromatics, OG Kush isn’t exactly a subtle cannabis strain. Let’s begin with its terpene profile, the collection of aromatic oils that define a given strain’s characteristics. In the OG Kush strain, these include:

  • α-Humulene
  • β-Myrcene
  • Limonene
  • β-Linalool

These natural compounds combine to give the strain a distinctive taste and aroma that combines the scents of earth, wood, spice, and diesel fuel.

As we’ve written previously, terpenes aren’t just exclusive to cannabis but occur in plants, trees, and even some insects and animals. They’re produced and secreted by trichomes, the same glands that produce potent cannabinoids such as THC and CBD.

Is OG Kush Sativa or Indica? Decoding Strain Effects

If you’ve visited any of our family of dispensaries, you’ve probably seen strains labeled with botanical names such as “indica” or “sativa.” Is OG Kush indica or sativa? The answer is: a bit of both!

The OG Kush strain is a hybrid, or blend of indica and sativa strains. Originally created by a grower in Florida in the early 1990s, OG Kush combines the classic relaxing aspects of indica strains with the cerebral stimulation and uplift of sativa plants.

And as we’ve written previously, even if the botanical names indica and sativa aren’t strictly accurate on a technical level, we continue to use them here at Vireo Health because they help our customers make purchasing decisions about cannabis strains and their effects.

In the case of OG Kush, the strain exerts a powerful and relaxing body experience that helps soothe aching muscles and joints as well as taming nausea. At the same time, its sativa heritage offers a cerebrally stimulating experience that can help spur creativity while reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Growing the OG Kush Strain

While growing your own cannabis can be a rewarding experience, some strains are more suited to beginner growers than others. And with its somewhat sensitive nature and susceptibility to insect pests, the OG Kush strain can be challenging to grow.

With tighter control over lighting, humidity, and other variables, indoor growing is probably your best bet with OG Kush. This cultivar also does well with hydroponic growing techniques.

OG Kush Strain: A Classic That Never Quits

OG Kush is a strain with staying power—it has been enjoyed for decades and provides the genetic backbone for many popular strains today, such as Tahoe OG and 707 Headband.

If you’re interested in learning about some of the other strains of cannabis we feature, we invite you to visit our Cannabis Library and explore our database of sativa, indica, and hybrid strains. New York state dispensary shoppers can purchase online or visit us in person any day of the week. We look forward to seeing you!

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