OG Kush is a very popular marijuana strain that has played a role in the creation of countless other hybrid strains that modern stoners enjoy. The genetic history and origins of OG Kush aren't entirely certain, but parts of the various origin stories seem to have a ring of truth. There is also much that can be ascertained about OG Kush through scientific analysis in the laboratory, and even more that can be learned through direct experience of its effects on the mind and body. Here's what we know about the strain genetics, origins, and effects of OG Kush.
While there are several different variations of the legend, many of the stories surrounding the origins of the OG Kush strain involve a seed found in a bag of otherwise seedless buds obtained at a Grateful Dead show sometime in the 1990s. Some say that seed was grown into Chemdog, which was at some point crossed with an unknown Kush (possibly a Lemon Thai Kush/Pakistani Kush hybrid to produce the OG Kush strain. Most accounts of the history of OG Kush say that the strain first emerged in California.
Laboratory analysis of OG Kush has identified the primary terpenes in OG Kush to be myrcene and limonene, with caryophyllene and pinene also predominant. The myrcene gives OG Kush the heavy, stony qualities of an indica while the pinene and limonene provide a joyful, energetic type of buzz. The caryophyllene is reputed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties.
OG Kush is a hybrid strain that has the powerful, long-lasting effects of an indica as well as some of the finer nuances of a sativa. The buds are a vivid lime green accented with fiery orange hairs and sparkling crystals. OG Kush has a lemony yet earthy scent, and the buds are dense and sticky. It has a very robust and complex flavor when smoked, woody yet citrusy. The high is very satisfying, deeply relaxing while at the same time bringing on a cheerful mood that encourages fun and adventure.
You can buy OG Kush at many Denver dispensaries. The OG Kush strain can be purchased at recreational dispensaries as well as at medical marijuana dispensaries, so whether or not you have a med card you’ll be able to buy OG Kush in Denver. The Joint by Cannabis, DEN-REC, and DANK dispensary are among the dispensaries where you can often find OG Kush. You can get coupons for these and other dispensaries in Denver and many more cities on CannaSaver. CannaSaver has free printable coupons for weed and other dispensary deals in your area, and you can also find contact information for dispensaries in Denver, LA dispensaries, San Diego dispensaries, and other popular marijuana friendly cities. If you're looking for a particular strain and you won't be satisfied with a substitute, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the strain you are after is in stock. Popular strains like OG Kush sell out the fastest, so consider stocking up when you find it.