OG Kush Strain Genetics
The origins of OG Kush are the stuff of legend, with it being claimed that the indica-dominant cannabis seeds were first found in a discarded bag at a Grateful Dead concert. Whether or not the legend is true, there is no disputing the potency of this Kush family legend.
While the genetics of OG Kush seeds are also debated, most seem to agree that the cannabis strain is a cross of Chemdawg and Hindu Kush. This combination leans hard to the indica side, with Hindu Kush taking the lion’s share of the genetic influence compared to the sativa strains in Chemdawg’s parental background.
OG Kush has also been responsible for parenting more popular strains than almost any other, with Girl Scout Cookies, Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, Bubba Kush, and Purple Kush being just a few of the plethora of children that come from this intense and potent kush strain.
OG Kush Strain Terpene Profile
There is a beautiful mix of terpenes at play in this Guru Seeds OG Kush strain. The primary terpene here, myrcene, present in most indica strains, creates that classic herbal flavour and aroma of OG Kush. Myrcene is also thought to have anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as working as a regulator to enhance the effects of other terpenes.
Limonene is also present, creating that delightful citrus vibe while it is also said to have anti-inflammatory traits.
This pain-relieving terpene profile is supplemented by caryophyllene, a favourite amongst medical cannabis users with chronic pain. This terpene combination is also thought to provide a touch of peppery spice on inhalation.
OG Kush Strain Effects
Popular with recreational and medical marijuana users alike, the effects of OG Kush are quite intense, perfect for that full body and mind experience.
The high THC content (around 20%) creates a euphoric, uplifting buzz for the mind that is complemented by a full-body sedating effect. Hunger is also a common effect, and as a result, OG Kush is a popular medical cannabis strain for those struggling with a lack of appetite.
The ability of caryophyllene to bind with cannabinoid receptors is thought to provide OG´s mind-relaxing effects, which potentially gives this strain the chilling, relaxing sensation it’s known for. Given its high THC content, OG kush is pretty potent compared to other indica strains.
With its unique flavour and aroma, with hints of fruit, herbs, spices, and a dash of chocolatey sweetness, this moderate to heavy yielding, marijuana seed with fast flowering time, is a favourite across seed banks and Dutch coffee shops alike.
OG Kush Strain Medical Benefits
OG Kush is thought to have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, which could help with chronic pain and muscle and joint pain. These pain-relieving qualities are thought to come from these strains dominant terpenes, caryophyllene and myrcene.
All three terpenes mentioned above are thought to have the potential to alleviate stress, with limonene, also found in citrus fruit rind, thought to be among the best terpenes for relieving stress and calming the mind. The relaxed and happy high could also prove to be beneficial for those struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress.
Considering all of this potential, it is no surprise that OG Kush is a particularly popular medical marijuana strain.
How to Grow OG Kush Strain
OG Kush is not an easy to grow marijuana seed but they do offer a quick flowering time and a moderate to high yield.
If grown correctly, OG Kush flowers will have a bright, eye-catching lime green hue, with dense, resinous, crystal-coated buds. It may be hard to grow, but the effort pays off.
OG Kush may not give an optimum yield when grown outdoors; best results come when these popular medical cannabis seeds are grown indoors using SOG or SCROG setups. Ensure you have large pots roots have a habit of stretching out, although the OG Kush plant itself should stay reasonably compact. This hard to grow marijuana seed can be ready in as little as seven weeks in the right conditions.
If you are growing OG Kush cannabis seeds outdoors, it is advisable to do so in a warm, dry climate.
How to Grow Autoflowering OG Kush Strain
OG Kush Autoflowering seeds are an easy to grow alternative, heavy yielding, and relatively fast flowering (although a little slower than regular OG Kush seeds) strain.
Kush autoflower plants should stay below 1m in height and remain compact, so you won’t need too much room indoors. These autoflowering seeds should are best grown indoors in most situations. Outdoor growing requires a warm, arid climate.