OG Kush – the ideal cannabis strain; Mary Jane for depression and, pain

You must be wondering what a cocky title. Blame it on OG Kush, the legendary strain for it stimulates one’s creative juices sending them on a roller-coaster ride. The result is a slice of heaven.

The aura of OG Kush is shrouded in the multi-layers of smoke of mystery, folklore, and legends. The debate still rages on what are the hallmarks of its crowning glory; whether its bang that it packs or if it is the distinct flavours of OG Kush that reek of majesty or if it is the promising medicinal properties, each opening the gates of bliss and comfort to its users.

You need to understand the basics of Marijuana Strain to fully understand the legend of OG Kush?

When deciding on purchasing a cannabis or a marijuana product from a dispensary, you cannot help but notice the product description mentioning Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. By the way Cannabis and Marijuana are the two words that are used interchangeably for Marijuana and Cannabis. There are many other terms for Cannabis or Marijuana such as Ganja, Weed, Pot, Hash and Mary Jane too.

Coming back to the connection between Cannabis strains and OG Kush. Cannabis is a plant. As we all know, plant have varieties. Strains are different varieties of a plant. Hence, Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa and Hybrid are varieties of cannabis plant.

OG Kush is a hybrid strain of Cannabis.

Now there is raging debate whether OG Kush is a Indica dominant strain or a Sativa dominant strain.

But how and why does it matter if OG Kush is Indica dominant or Sativa dominant?

To be honest it does matter. You see, Indica dominant strains are known to give you a full body effect. Upon consuming a Indica dominant cannabis product, your whole body feel relaxed, happy, and sleepy.

On the other hand, a Sativa dominant cannabis product will give a head high, uplifting, and energizing feeling. So, if you need to stay awake, sharp and focussed on things at hand, Indica Sativa is the strain to go with. 

Now you know, why it pays to know cannabis strains.

Is OG Kush Indica or Sativa Dominant Strain?

The “Kush” group of strains is indigenous to high mountainous regions of Hindu Kush mountain range of Himalayas. This region is recognized for its pure Indica strains. It is no wonder that majority of the well-informed cannabis fraternity put their bets at OG Kush being an Indica dominant strain. The chemical composition of OG Kush is understood to be:

75% Indica: 25% Sativa

THC: 19% – 24%, CBN: 1%

Even a cursory look at the chemical composition tells you that it is a mix of both Indica and Sativa. Precisely why it is termed as a Hybrid. Understandably, it is cross between Indica and Sativa.

Folklore of the origins of OG Kush

There are many stories doing the rounds at the campfires, parties, get-togethers, on the origins of OG Kush – an American cannabis classic. Listening to each one is bound to give you a different high.

Legends has it that OG Kush is a descendant of female cannabis plant Chem dwag and male plant Hindu Kush. The marriage took place way back in 1990 in the farms of California. Since that OG Kush has spawned countless varieties.

But what about the initials OG. Why OG?

There are many tales spinning around this as well.
One story is that OG stands for Original Gangster. The term Original Gangster is used in HipHop culture and it means something exceptional or Old School. Another tale being told is that OG the term assigned to the cannabis strain by a hip-hop group Cypress Hill who discovered it during a Grateful Dead concert.

“Ocean Grown” is another popular term stuck with OG Kush is part of another story. One day a Californian coastal weed grower was sharing his stash with a fellow pothead. The pothead upon smelling the weed offered was floored and quickly remarked flaunting his knowledge of weed that it is undoubtedly the mountain grown variety. To this the Californian grower took a strong exception and retorted “nah its Ocean Grown”. This term stuck and remained so, even today among all the potheads, marijuana growers and tokers in cannabis subculture.

Today OG Kush is a legendary strain, how did it attain this status?

Every serious pothead will agree to OG Kush being a top-shelf strain. OG Kush being a hybrid promises the best of both the marijuana worlds. Many describe it being a perfect hybrid having almost 50% Indica and 50% Sativa characteristics. And so, it delivers a distinctive the bang of Sativa and a Indica typical soothing and euphoric full-body relaxation.

As it happened during the epic christening of Ocean Grown Kush incident way back in time, even today, every time when one opens a pouch containing OG Kush stash, one cannot miss being swept away by the unique and overpowering bouquet of aroma which is an eclectic mix of wood, citrus, lime and pine scents. All thanks to the terpene profile of OG Kush, which is a crucible of Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene, and Linalool. It is no wonder that OGK enjoys a cult status owing to its legendary aroma and flavour. The high evolved modern day OG Kush has cemented its haloed status in the folklore and legends of Marijuana history.

OG Kush and Medical benefits

OG Kush is revered not only for its couch-lock experience and the comforting woody earthy citrusy flavour and aroma. OG Kush is packed with enviously high THC concentration of about 19-24%. OG Kush’s beatific boost is a great relief from patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, while the full body high alleviate pain and nausea. There are clinics and hospitals where doctors and patients are turning to OG Kush for dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

Increasingly number of medical research and clinical studies are being reported to have found that cannabis has the potential to help with a variety of medical conditions, including anxiety, chronic pain, and epilepsy.

Owing to its absolutely dank aroma, citrusy and spicy taste, Sativa-like cerebral high and Indica like deep relaxing body high, OG Kush is best suited for afternoon or night-time use.

However, Cannabis does come with side effects, like all chemicals. OG Kush too affects are body. The side effects reported are dry mouth, headaches, and paranoia. This medical cannabis strain is known as the tranquilizer of stress and anxiety.

Please be aware that marijuana is also reported to interact with medications. So, consulting your doctor before consuming OG Kush is ideal way to show your respect to this potent strain. Another way to pay your homage to the Cannabis legend is making an online purchase from a licensed dispensary. Do not operate machinery when using marijuana.

There is none like OG Kush

OG Kush has been the template for many a popular and bestselling west coast cannabis varieties. For recreation or for medical intentions, OG Kush will deliver. Packed with the goodness of Sativa and Indica strains and an unmistakable terpene profile, OG Kush is one the most highly sought-after and expensive strain. Originally cultivated in Florida by crossing Hindu Kush from Himalayas and Chemdawg from South East Asia, OG Kush’s journey into the folklore of marijuana culture is legendary.

Today OG Kush is available in several forms – flower, shake, wax, shatter, and vape cartridges.

Hats off to the earthy, woody, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxing, pain-fighting   legend!

Hats off to the Original Gangsta!
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