ELYXR Strain Spotlight: OG Kush: The “Original Gangsta” of Kush Strains
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It’s hard to talk about the most famous strains of all time without highlighting OG Kush, a strain that sounds iconic in name alone. The beloved parent of a countless number of cultivar offsprings, its “OG” form remains one of the most sought-after on the market for recreational and medicinal users alike. Let’s take a closer look.
OG Kush Basics
The OG Kush cannabis strain is quite possibly the most famous and in-demand marijuana strain globally. This hybrid strain is heavily indica-leaning at a 3:1 ratio, and also is believed to be a breed originating from the ChemDawg (Chemdog) strain crossed with Thai Lemon and Pakistani Kush. This is a high THC, low CBD strain that can go up to 24% THC in many cases.
This is a medium to large, dense and bushy plant with heavy flowering, and can get up to 3 meters tall. The flowers are lime green and packed with resin. The flowers are typically an olive green, but sometimes have purple waves, especially if grown in colder climates. The telltale orange pistils offset the colors and help show off the crystal-like covering of the trichomes.
Growing OG Kush Seeds
Although quite difficult to grow, OG Kush still grows well both indoors and outdoors. It can handle colder nighttime temperatures and prefers lower humidity levels (maintain around 50%-70% during the vegetative phase and lower it to 40%-50% during the flowering phase while flowering). Ideally, during the day, OG Kush plants are kept at 68°F-80°F. OG Kush has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks and when most trichomes are milky with a few amber ones, it's time to harvest.
Flavor & Aroma
Within the expected musky and earthy flavor and aroma of cannabis, you will find the distinctive diesel note, mixed with lime and other citrus, which can surprisingly remind you of a backyard barbeque. OG Kush has also been compared to a craft beer, thanks to multiple musky flavors and aromas. Recognized for its flavor along with its potency, you can clearly see why this is a strain that’s strong and in-demand, with the price tag to follow.
OG Kush is as aromatic as it is potent, and when smoked can cause coughing. Its distinctive aroma lasts, so if discretion is your focus, you should be aware that this scent can draw attention.
OG Kush Uses and Effects
Urban legend has it that this is the strain of choice used by gang members to reduce the pain from gunshot wounds. While there’s nothing to back this up, this strain is high in THC and, combined with the CBD levels, offers therapeutic effects that include relief from muscle pain, stress, migraines and a variety of mood issues. It’s also a fantastic choice for sleep. It is a favorite for those in social settings, or for use in settings that benefit from an increase in mind/body integration experiences.
What Can You Expect When Taking OG Kush?
OG Kush is a strong, quick-acting strain, so it will hit you hard and fast. While some people report effects as energizing, most find it more relaxing and sedating, but either way, it’s potent, and consumers should be ready for its near-immediate effect, as it can be debilitating. OG Kush also has a real head high, beginning with a euphoric and cerebral rush. As a result, you may feel more “in the moment”, focusing on the world around you as you notice intensified colors, smells and sounds. This will give way for even more high-climbing euphoria overall. If you’re a more experienced sativa user, you may not experience the sudden rush we’re describing, but the OG Kush strain does adapt to the consumer’s state of mind.
OG Kush: Be Totally One with the Present Moment
Life coaches, therapists, doctors and internet memes all agree that mindful meditation and living in the moment are practices we should all consider to remain focused and engaged in our lives. The OG Kush strain seems to be the embodiment of this concept, as a fast-acting and undeniably potent strain that quickly focuses you on your surroundings, engaging your mind and body in the experience. And, here at ELYXR, you can savor it along with your favorite cannabinoids in all sorts of forms such as Disposable Vapes, Vape Cartridges, Dabs, Flower, Moonrocks, and Pre-Rolled Joints!
OG Kush from ELYXR is a classic that never disappoints. The relaxing and euphoric high is exactly what I look for in an evening strain. The buds are dense and coated in trichomes, and the aroma is a delightful mix of earthy and piney notes. This strain is a must-try for any cannabis enthusiast!
- Mary S.
ELYXR's OG Kush is a solid choice for those seeking a potent and calming experience. The buds are well-cured and have a nice, sticky texture. The high is both relaxing and uplifting, making it versatile for different occasions. The classic OG Kush flavor is present, providing a familiar and enjoyable smoking experience.
- Anne A.
OG Kush by ELYXR is a true heavyweight in the cannabis world. The deep relaxation it offers is perfect for unwinding after a long day. The buds are frosty and aromatic, and the flavor profile is a harmonious blend of earthy and citrusy notes. If you're a fan of classic strains, you won't be disappointed with this one!
- Robert D.