While the origins of a wide array of cannabis strains well researched and documented, almost everything associated with OG Kush comes with doubts and uncertainties. This is evident considering the true origin of OG Kush remains a mystery. One, which even the experts, can’t seem to be on the same page.
The Origin of OG Kush
With THC content ranging between 20-25%, the OG Kush is a dominant cannabis sativa cultivated in Los Angeles, Florida back in the early ‘90s (1996 to be precise). Championed by Matt “Bubba” Berger for bringing these strains to the shores of the United States. Since its arrival, OG Kush has obtained legendary status not just in the US alone but the world at large.
This is evident; as the inception of the OG Kush has championed the rise of a wide array of the many strains, like the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Headband. With that in mind, some of the varied phenotypes of OG Kush includes
- Tahoe OG Strain
- San Fernando Valley (SFV) OG Strain
- Ghost OG Strain
The Rise of OG Kush
The uniqueness of the OG Kush is evident for all to see considering its existence emanates from cross breathing a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam, Netherlands with a Northern Californian strain called Chemdawg. The blend of these two plant species stemmed in a hybrid strain, whose terpene profile boast of a complex aroma with bits of skunk, fuel, and spice.
The buds of the OG Kush range from medium to large buds and are nugget-like in nature. Also, its leaves are very colorful thanks to its yellowish-green color as well as phenotypes display patches of purple. Amongst other things, the OG Kush possesses colorful flowers, which have vibrant orange pistils that come in handy when it comes to catching pollen from fertilizing male plants.
Vibe = Unlike some plants, the OG Kush triggers many moods for its consumers. With the most common being
- Relaxed and
- Boosting appetite
OG Kush: The Mystery
Some say, that “OG” was a mare tribute to one of the world’s most popular cannabis websites (OverGrown.com) around the 21st century before the Canadian authorities shut it down. Others claim the acronym “OG” means “Original Gangster”, referencing a strain cultivated in the San Fernando Valley, near Los Angeles. Which is credited for making the OG Kush what it is today. Amongst its many names, the OG Kush is also called “Ocean Grown Kush”. Meaning something that grows or used to grow along the banks of the sea, and of course by the California bay.