OG Kush Feminized Cannabis Seeds
Oct 10, 2013
Categories : Cannabis Strains
In the world of marijuana, OG Kush is one of the most famous and well-known strains available. In fact, it's considered to be one of the eight ultimate Kush varieties.
The precice origin and genetics of OG are a bit hazy. Many people believe that the popular strain was first developed in California, which would offer a fitting explanation for the first half of its name. It was long thought that "OG" meant "original gangster", but the name is now thought to stand for "ocean grown", which would make sense if it was developed on California's coast.
The strain's genetics are even more hotly debated. Some say the genetics are a cross of Pakistani Kush, Lemon Thai and Chemdawg, while others think it came from a particular Chemdawg clone. Like most cannabis varieties, OG Kush is a hybrid of various strains. It contains the genetics of both indica and sativa species, but this one is indica dominant. Without a doubt, however, it does contain genetics from the Kush line, which originated in Afghanistan's Kush Moutnains. Besides OG Kush, many other highly successful strains have come from this ancient and hardy stock.
Appearance and Smell
OG Kush is known for its pleasing looks and pungent aroma. It's important to remember that individual plants of the same strain can vary in color due to lighting, nutrition, temperature and other factors. On average, though, OG Kush tends to be a medium jade green. The buds of the plant feature copious amounts of resin, which is partly to thank for its popularity. Unlike many indica dominant strains that tend to be very dense, OG Kush is a bit fluffer, a telltale sign of its sativa genes.
The strain's aroma is another attractive feature. The aroma is widely considered to possess a strong citrus component, which may lend credence to OG's genetic ties to Thai Lemon. According to some people, the fragrance alone is potent enough to make you feel like you could choke on it. This is definitely not a subtle or easily-masked smell, which can make OG Kush inconvenient for carrying around or traveling with.
OG Kush is a champion of medical marijuana. In states where medical cannabis use is allowed by law, dispensaries may have a hard time keeping this strain in stock. This Kush is very strong, boasting an average THC content of 20 percent. However, individual specimens with a THC content as high as 23 percent have been recorded. Like most medically significant strains, OG Kush proves extremely helpful for a huge variety of ailments, both chronic and acute:
• Nausea and vomiting due mainstream medical treatments
• Hyperemesis gravidarum
• Anxiety disorders and panic attacks
• Excessive stress
• Severe PMS
• Chronic pain due to injury or disease
• Lack of appetite caused by pharmaceutical drugs or illness
• Combating anorexia and similar eating disorders
• Multiple sclerosis
• Parkinson's disease
• Ulcerative colitis
• Cluster headaches and migraines
• Bipolar disorder
• Anger issues
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Attention deficit disorders
• Autism and Asperger's syndrome
• Chronic and intermittent insomnia
• Muscle tension and spasms
Although OG Kush possesses mostly indica genetics, its mental effects are known to be more like a sativa. Even still, its strong body high, typical of indicas, is more than potent enough to make it one of the best medical strains available for pain.
The popularity of OG Kush isn't restricted to just medical patients. Its strength and visual attributes have elevated it to a legendary status. The strain is referred to often in music, and has been given props by famous music artists like A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Dr. Dre, Brisco and countless other major hip-hop stars. Many of these same artists are reported to have a preference for OG Kush. Furthermore, a lot of actors are also known to enjoy smoking this strain. Amanda Bynes, for example, was recently discovered tweeting about how she planned to smoke some. There are even variations of the strain named after major Hollywood stars, such as Charlie Sheen OG, Lin Sanity OG and Blue Ivy OG Kush, which was named after the daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce.
OG Kush is one of the simpler marijuana strains to grow, requiring only moderate gardening ability. The plants may appear lanky and sparse when they're very young, but they eventually fill out nicely. In an indoor grow setting, this strain can be expected to reach between two and three feet tall, occasionally larger. It will get taller if it is grown outdoors, but the quality, potency and yield may suffer in this uncontrolled environment. When tended properly, indoor-grown OG Kush will produce an average of around 65 grams of buds per plant. This high yield relative to the plant's size makes it an ideal strain for medical patients who require frequent and high-volume usage to control their symptoms.
These plants have somewhat high nutritional needs, particularly in the nitrogen and magnesium departments, and they like a lot of strong light. Always be aware that the quality of care you provide your plants determines the quality of care they provide for you.