The OG Kush Strain is an iconic indica/sativa hybrid. It originated in Southern California and is known for its very high levels of THC. The strain is 55%-75% indica, offering a pleasant and euphoric cerebral high. Those who are new to the OG Kush strain can expect to be confined to the couch for a couple of hours after use.
OG Kush is believed to be a blend of Chemdawg and Hindu Kush. No one precisely knows how the strain was created. It has even been suggested that the first plants were the product of an unmarked seed bag. The THC content of OG Kush averages 24%, making it one of the more potent strains of marijuana.
This strain can be enjoyed in the daytime, but most prefer to enjoy OG Kush in the evening before bed as it can help to promote a night of restful sleep and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning hours.
Appearance, Aroma, and Taste
The distinct buds of OG Kush are medium to large in size, and they are covered with colorful crystals. In most cases, the leaves of the plant are a light green that sometimes appear as yellow. Hints of purple may also be found in the color of the plant. OG Kush can produce buds that are heavy and dense. The plant also has the bushy characteristics of a true indica strain.
Effects and Medical Benefits
The effects of OG Kush tend to be more mental than physical. The general effect is one of mild euphoria. Many users believe that OG Kush is helpful in unlocking their creativity. For some, it can initially produce a burst of energy, but this is often followed by intense relaxation.
As a relaxing variety of cannabis, the plant is used to treat insomnia and also to relieve stress. It has been successful in relieving the effects of PTSD as well as anxiety. Those who suffer from chronic pain often use the strain at night, and its also known for helping to relieve migraines, vomiting, and even stomach issues.
Growing OG Kush
OG Kush can be a challenging grow for the beginner. It offers a moderate yield that is dependent upon the light that the plant receives. As such, this strain is one that usually does best when grown outdoors. The plant is hardy enough to withstand cooler temperatures.
If being grown indoors this strain does better when grown hydroponically. The bushes are rather large and require pruning. The plant is also vulnerable to mildew. Pruning OG Kush means more air is allowed to penetrate the canopy of the plant, which will help to avoid this.
Calcium and magnesium should be supplied to the plant as nutrients. On average, OG Kush will flower in around eight weeks. This means that the grower will need to have patience in order to produce the high THC levels that it’s known for.