OG Kush makes up the genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, but in spite of its ubiquity, its genetic origins remain a mystery. This famed strain arrived in Los Angeles in 1995 after being transplant coast-to-coast from Florida by its original propagators (now known as Imperial Genetics), along with “The Bubba,” which gave way to Bubba Kush.
OG Kush Clones
G Kush plants hail from a popular strain that has served as the basis for many cannabis varieties developed on the American west coast. Though its actual origin is shrouded in mystery, OG Kush’s first cannabis seeds are thought to have been taken from Florida to California in the early 90s.
OG Kush Meaning
Many growers agree OG Kush is descended from Chemdawg, and possibly Hindu Kush or another Kush variety. OG is believed to stand for “Ocean Growth,” a nod to the strain’s coastal roots.
OG Kush Indica or Sativa?
The mysterious origins of this well-known strain are not the only reason recreational and medical users alike are drawn to the plant. A nearly balanced hybrid, Growers Choice OG Kush offers the benefits of both sativa and indica strains, providing dedicated relief for a wide range of symptoms and conditions.
Medical Effects of OG Kush
OG Kush’s trichome-coated, neon green buds have an early effect of heavy euphoria, paired with a combination physical and mental high. As a result, most users find the strain leaves them with a relaxed and happy feeling and, quite often, a case of body-numbing couch lock. These trance-like sensations make OG Kush best suited to evening use, though whether you’re seeking therapy or just a good time is entirely up to you.
Medically, OG Kush is a great choice for easing or eliminating pain – when the couch-lock effect kicks in, your tensed and knotted muscles and aching joints will be able to fully relax and unclench. The strain can also be useful in treating migraines, stress, and attention disorders, and some users have reported benefits to symptoms of depression, bi-polar disorder, and PTSD. A stomach-calming side effect can fend off nausea brought on by any number of conditions, including cancer-fighting chemo- or radiation therapy.