OG Kush, the world’s best-selling cannabis strain, is a household name among cannabis consumers due to its notable characteristics.
It’s an Indica dominant strain touted for its distinctive flavor and high effect. Whether a novice or an experienced stoner, OG Kush will hit you with an absolute thrill, thanks to its high THC levels.
Each OG Kush strain assures you a substantial package of highly social and hard-hitting effects. Alongside its positive effects, make OG Kush the ultimate cannabis strain for relaxation with friends. OG Kush also poses excellent health benefits, both physical and psychological.
The History of OG Kush
OG Kush has a heavily disputed history concerning its origin. Many theories point to California as its place of origin. It’s believed the name ‘OG’ refers to Ocean Grown, a term that’s synonymous with a California weed grower. It has since earned it the title “American Classic,” especially regarding its uniqueness.
Since its birth in the United States in 1992, OG Kush has gained worldwide popularity and is considered a key influence in creating some of your favorite cannabis strains.
However, other theories claim the origins of Kush Cannabis are from landrace* plants. These plants are mainly found in Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, and India. The name Kush is even associated with the Hindu Kush mountain range, which is believed to be the origin of the OG strain.
Here are four outstanding characteristics behind the popularity of OG Kush.
- High THC Concentration
This is arguably what makes OG Kush more popular than any other cannabis strain. While the terpene concentration of OG Kush varies depending on the seed bank variety, this strain has a higher concentration of THC than other cannabis strains.
With a high THC concentration of about 20%-25%, OG Kush is the most potent cannabis strain with a good relaxation effect. The CBD content is low, usually less than 0.5%, meaning you should expect a high psychoactive effect.
The high THC concentration is attributed to its hybrid fusion of 25% Sativa and 75% Indica ratio. As such, expect a rather energizing hit. Its effect on the body can be best described as uplifting and helps you relax when feeling nervous.
2. High Medicinal Benefits
Because of its high potency, the strain can relieve many ailments and diseases. It’s popularly known for its pain-relieving properties and provides both short and long-term relief for anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease. Similarly, OG Kush’s high soothing aspects provide mental relaxation to ensure depression and negative moods fade away.
The strain’s high THC potency provides a safe and calming environment for the user. It’s considered a compelling choice for those seeking to leverage the medicinal benefits of marijuana. However, it may cause side effects like sedation or a racing heartbeat if taken in high doses.
3. It Has Three Distinct Cannabis Terpenes
OG Kush is famous among other cannabis strains because it carries three important terpenes. These terpenes have a slight variation in the effects they give to the user. That’s why it’s always challenging to predict what type of experience you’ll have with this strain. The two terpenes and their medicinal benefits include:
Myrcene is a cannabis terpene responsible for the sedative and hypnotic effects of the strain. It has potent anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and pain-fighting impact on the body. The terpenes found in this strain may be helpful if you want physical relaxation and a calm cannabis experience.
Like the limonene terpene, Beta-caryophyllene also provides relaxing and anti-depressant effects. Similarly, this terpene alleviates the symptoms of anxiety and depression in rodents. However, Beta-caryophyllene terpenes are most useful as anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agents.
4. OG Kush’s Unique Strain Fragrance and Flavors
OG Kush is famous for its autoflower that boasts sticky buds and is rich in resin.
A cannabis strain that is autoflowering begins to grow its bud based on age versus light changes.
The autoflower combines lemon and citrus fragrances to make it even more appealing to users. Most users liken this fragrance blend to that of a fresh pine forest. You can read more on the best OG Kush autoflower seeds to try in your home garden.
Gardeners must be mindful that cannabis homegrow, unfortunately, is still illegal in New Jersey and remains a felony.
While OG Kush’s fragrance can generally be earthy with subtle fresh citrus and pine overtones, it’s not the same for all seeds. The fragrances and flavors vary depending on the autoflower seeds.
OG Kush’s signature flavors are also dominated by sweet, fresh, and earthy tastes. When mixed with the lemon-lime citrus notes, these flavors will give you a unique and explosive blend. That’s in part why the strain has maintained its popularity and high demand over the years.
OG Kush is a world-known cannabis strain that commands long-standing popularity among enthusiast marijuana smokers. The strain is mainly famed for its long-lasting effects and high medicinal value. Unlike other cannabis strains, it’s effects are perfectly balanced to give the best cannabis experience.
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