The fact that the debate also spills over into whether the true, original OG Kush was an indica strain or sativa strain. Breeders suggest that this part of the debate is most likely cleared up when you take phenotypes into account. Because, like siblings, hybrid plants (especially before a hybrid strain has been properly stabilised) have the possibility of showing more properties from one side of the familial line than the other, and thus produce different phenotypes of the same strain.
Today’s OG Kush, as bred by Dinafem, Humboldt’s Seeds, DNA Genetics, Royal Queen Seeds and other seed banks is an indica-dominant hybrid strain, with its sativa genetics most noticeable in its shape and its onset effects. These then give way to a recognisable indica-dominant body-high. This modern OG Kush is a balanced mix of Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush in an approx. 75:25 indica-dominant mix.
The high thc content creates a euphoric, body and mind uplifting buzz complemented by a full body sedating effect. OG Kush is also thought to have pain relieving and anti inflammatory properties making it a great medical marijuana strain. It also has a quick flowering time and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Why is OG Kush such a legendary strain?
It doesn’t matter in the end what the exact origins of original OG Kush are. The modern OG Kush is a damn fine strain and it is the flavor and aroma that have given it such a cult following around the world. Well, that combined with the strength and and reliability of its effects.
The aroma of OG Kush is seriously dank; you will get lots of earth, wood and pine scents. On top of those come floating lemon-citrus and sometimes even more fruity notes. The effect of OG Kush comes on sativa-like and mighty strong, uplifting, energetic and creative, before slowing down into a deep, deeeeeep, indica body-high. You will feel relaxed, and mellow, before getting sleepy as hell at higher doses. THC ratios can rocket up to 26%, this medical cannabis strain is known as the vanquisher of stress and anxiety.
What other strains have the OG Kush genetics?
One of the reasons the original OG Kush is hard to pin down, is that there are now so many hybrids deriving from the strain.
The list is pretty much endless! Popular OG derived strains now include: Bubba Kush, Tahoe OG, SFV OG, Ghost OG, Diablo OG, Alpha OG, Boss OG, Butter OG, Khalifa Kush, Larry OG, Lee Roy, Legends OG, Presidential OG, Skywalker OG, Fire OG… it just goes on and on. Some being harder to come by than others of course, but all promising something of that delicious, dank and hard hitting OG heritage.