Kush strains have been a mainstay of cannabis culture for decades, and that all traces back decades. OG Kush is one of the originators of this proud genetic line. It developed after Northern California breeders crossed one of their native strains with a Hindu Kush landrace they acquired from the Netherlands.
Since OG Kush’s inception in the 1990s, it’s developed significantly. Today, the Kush line boasts countless varieties, from household names like Bubba Kush to rarer strains like Blackberry Kush. It’s also a distant relative of Girl Scout Cookies, one of the biggest strains of the last decade.
- Legendary genetics
- Unique terpene profile creates one-of-a kind aroma and taste
- Indica-leaning hybrid
- Relaxed, sedative high
Effects and Use
Although descended from one of the original indica strains, OG Kush actually has a fairly balanced array of effects. Smokers report that it makes them feel happy and euphoric, while still providing mellow, tranquil feelings. Munchies may hit especially hard with this strain, and couch-lock can quickly ensue from a heavy smoking session.
In addition to its pleasant high, OG Kush may have some possible health benefits. For example, some evidence suggests that cannabis can reduce swelling, eliminate chronic pain, and improve sleep. As a result, it may be an effective way to alleviate:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Muscle and joint pain
Appearance and Aroma
All Kush strains share a common aroma, and OG Kush is no different. The trademark Kush smell is the result of a one-of-a-kind terpene profile, producing a spicy scent similar to incense. OG Kush also features some faint notes of diesel fuel, which becomes even more apparent once a smoker lights it up.
It also boasts some of the most visually attractive flowers we’ve seen, bursting with a menagerie of blue, purple, and green hues and crowned with a sea of trichome crystals.