While the mythos behind this legendary strain remain shrouded in mystery, it comes as no surprise why this world-renowned strain has gained so much notoriety. While many cannabis connoisseurs stipulate that OG Kush is a cross between Chemdawg and a Hindu Kush landrace, others have theorized that it’s simply a phenotype another unknown, undocumented strain. The theories for its names are equally as abundant, with many claiming that the OG stands for “Original Gangster” for its old-school status in the Golden Californian Coast where it was popularized.
Unlike other sativas, this strain’s nugs are large and dense closely resembling that of an indica. Light, almost pale-yellow coloured leaves feature highlights of purple which shine through alongside rust-coloured pistils. A dusting of silver trichomes on the surface helps elevate this strain to a potency of 20% to 25% THC, a feat not easily attained by many other strains.
Once OG Kush has been cured, dark notes of Earth and musk can be detected before being brightened up by notes of citrus. Some users have likened the aroma to a pint of craft beer that’s generous with its hops. Once combusted, OG Kush offers a pungent and spicy flavour that’s thick and harsh on the throat. This smoke tends to linger so if you’re looking to smoke discreetly, consider both the timing and place so you can take the necessary precautions.
As a pure sativa, OG Kush’s effects are primarily cerebral. The onset of effects begins with a headrush that attunes the user to their surroundings. Colors, sounds and visuals will appear more intense as the user’s mood is elevated into euphoria. Despite its strong potency, OG Kush won’t induce feelings of mindrace or anxiety that’s typical from other potent sativa strains. Instead, OG Kush will increase energy and sociability in the user, making it a great choice for social events, exercise or just a night in playing video games.
Medically, OG Kush has been used to treat anxiety and depression by helping its users attune to the present moment. The cerebral effects have also been reported to help improve focus as well as relieve headaches and migraines. Those more inexperienced with cannabis may find themselves slightly paranoid if they consume more than they can handle.
With its invigorating and euphoric effects, OG Kush is a strain that’s best enjoyed during the day. Use it before exercise or a social function and you might find yourself more capable of handling tasks that you otherwise would have difficulty with.
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