OG Kush is a familiar name in the cannabis scene in the west coast of the United States. To put it in perspective, not a lot of lineages has continued to thrive across generations. One that comes to mind is Skunk, and the other is the OG family. This hybrid, known for its stress-relieving traits, is a classic that has spawned many others. At the same time, it also exists as several very prominent phenotypes including SFV OG and Tahoe OG.
A consensus on its origin is that is an offspring of two immensely popular strains, Chemdawg and the Hindu Kush.
Chemdawg, itself, is one of the most potent strains in the world. Among its many traits includes an intense cerebral experience. On the other hand, the pure Indica Hindu Kush is coveted for its thick trichomes.
Incidentally, another theory floating around is that OG Kush was called Chemdawg when it first made its appearance in California. It was also referred to in the past as Original Gangster.
Disregarding the vagueness of its genetic lineage, one thing that many people know is that OG Kush is a premium strain that deserves its lofty standing and legendary status.
|OG Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Chemdawg x Hindu Kush|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||25% / 75%|
|THC %||19% to 26%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Early October|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/m2 / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
OG Kush emits a powerful earthy aroma with a note of wood that is reminiscent of pinewood forests. A sour lemony scent adds to the allure of this strain. Users describe its smoke as being smooth to the throat with a lingering spicy and herbal note.
OG Kush, even with a smaller Sativa side, still delivers a pleasing cerebral experience. Soon after smoking the weed, a euphoric sensation sweeps into the mind and the body. Immediately, the first thing one feels is that of happiness. The uplifting feeling is further enhanced by an energetic boost and mental clarity.
Soon enough, the Indica traits of the strain start to intensify. It has sedative-like properties that deliver an intense yet relaxing effect. Used in moderation, it does not numb the body or induces laziness. In fact, most people should be able to continue to do their tasks.
However, use a little bit more of OG Kush, and it can cause people to feel lazy. It does not result to a foggy mind, but in this case, users lose the motivation to move around and prefer to stay seated. Instead of doing tasks, some may find themselves in introspection.
OG Kush is one incredibly powerful strain with 19% to 26% THC content. Even so, the intensity of its effects does not seem to suggest as such. For that reason, some people do tend to use a little bit too much. As a consequence, some side effects become more pronounced.
The most common adverse reactions to using OG Kush is not any different from others – dry mouth and eyes. But there are also others that users should be aware of so that they could take the necessary precaution.
Once the effects of OG Kush rushes in, the suddenness may cause some people to feel a little dizzy. In some instances, some may also feel a mild headache.
There are also cases in which a few people may feel paranoid. Hence, individuals who are susceptible to such condition will want to use another strain. As an option, they can use half of regular consumption to try this one first.
Medical Use and Benefits
People have known that cannabis has medical uses. But the less-than-ideal reputation it has had a profound impact on its acceptance. In areas where it is legal, though, many people have reaped its many benefits.
The same traits it has in inducing a calming and relaxing sensation is also useful for stress relief. Consequently, it aids people in managing anxiety and depression. It is also likely to help in other mental health disorders such as PTSD. In essence, by altering the mood of people to that of feeling happy or even euphoric, it makes it easier for people to fight off the glum sentiments or adversarial emotions.
OG Kush helps loosen the muscles and ease physical tensions. That is one way in which it helps people feel relaxed. As such, medical cannabis users utilize this trait for pain relief including relieving the symptoms of headaches.
As is the case with strains that leans towards physical effects, the complete body relaxation one feels can also lead to drowsiness. Patients recovering from illnesses need to relax. People with insomnia need to sleep more. Users have a choice of using enough of OG Kush to help them accomplish that.
Growing OG Kush
OG Kush and the way it was used by breeders to propagate other breeds may lead people to think it is a resilient plant. It is but under the hands of growers who at the very least has experience in growing cannabis. One reason for this, besides the usual care, is that it is susceptible to powdery mildew. Not only is it prone to diseases, but it also has a low resistance to pests.
Growers will want to ensure a clean environment and take precautions in preventing diseases and infestations. Outdoor, it may be harder to manage compared to the controlled environment of an indoor habitat.
Grown outdoors, OG Kush transitions from vegetative to the flowering stage on the first week of October. Each plant can potentially produce up to 450 grams of buds.
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