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OG Kush Strain Information: OG stands for Ocean Grown

OG Kush has been a household name in the world of cannabis for the last 20 years.

Ever since Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album, California has been on the lookout for ‘that loud’ weed. Sometime in the mid-’90s, OG Kush made its way to the underground scene.

There are two stories about how OG Kush first came about. The first story says that a breeder claimed he found the seed in a bag of Chemdawg 91 in the Lake Tahoe area in 1996.

The other one says that a grower from Florida crossed a male cross of Lemon Thai and Old World Paki Kush with a female Chemdawg.

For a while, OG Kush was a clone-only strain as seeds weren’t available. Growers used to hand out cuttings to other growers in order to keep the strain alive.

However, the strain didn’t need to be kept alive, it needed to be mass-produced. People loved it.

Soon after, medical cannabis got legalized in California and the rest is history.

Researchers, breeders, and many other scientists worked on replicating and improving OG Kush. Today we have many Kush strains that are stemming from the same OG Kush genetics.

As for its name, many assume it may mean Original Gangster or Original Kush due to its Cali roots—the truth is that the breeder himself named it Ocean Grown Kush, or OG for short.

The looks

OG Kush buds are very thick and dense.

They are very green with lots of orange hairs. OG Kush tends to have a lot of resin, which is why the buds will instantly stick to your fingers.

While growing it, OG Kush will have lots of buds appearing everywhere on the plant. The plant is short and bushy with big colas sticking out of the canopy like a porcupine.

OG Kush buds are very sticky and fat so you’ll definitely want to use a grinder.

The taste

OG Kush is known as one of the skunkiest, smelliest strains that are out there. Rappers like Snoop Dogg and his peers have been praising this strain for many years.

Users tend to describe the taste and smell of OG Kush as a very pungent, almost as if a skunk sprayed nearby. This is not a bad thing in the world of weed.

It also smells somewhat piney with a hint of lemon on the way out of your lungs, which is not something you can say for every strain.

The high

OG Kush is renowned for its strong cerebral effects. It will make you extremely relaxed and stress free.

Effects of OG Kush are long-lasting as this very potent hybrid is known for the longevity of its high. In high doses it causes serious dryness in the mouth and eyes, but you can counter that with some easy dry mouth remedies.

It can also induce mild paranoia in novice users, so take it easy the first couple of times.

Seeing how it comes with an average of 18% of THC, OG Kush is somewhat less potent than many of the strains that come from its lineage, however it’s still considered a potent strain.

The grow

OG Kush is known for being relatively hard to grow, especially for first-timers.

It flowers for about 8 weeks, although there are now versions of OG Kush out there that flower longer than that, even up to 10 weeks.

OG Kush has good genetics as far as yield and temperatures go, but it’s not very resistant to bud rot and mildew.

Seeing how the canopy can often grow quite bushy, you will need to trim OG Kush plants hard and often. If the leaves throw shade on the buds, bud rot is known to appear in mere days.

OG Kush is best grown in temperatures ranging between 18°C and 25°C (65°F to 80°F) and you should make sure the area isn’t humid.

It grows well in both soil and water, however, hydroponic OG Kush tends to have much higher amounts of THC, and it’s somewhat easier to control the conditions of the grow op.

OG Kush plants require heavy feeding, especially with CalMag, aside from other nutrients.

The yield is above average, although not the biggest out there — 400-500 grams per plant, or 1.6 ounces per square foot.

Applying a SOG and SCROG is strongly advised as all the flowers will need exposure to light so that they may yield more.

Given that OG Kush can be very leafy, you must vigorously trim the leaves from the stem during harvest. Otherwise, they might introduce too much moisture into your drying room.

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Where to find OG Kush?

OG Kush is widely available. This strain has made users fall in love with it over and over again, and the retailers and local black market dealers have noted that.

OG Kush gave way for many other Kush strains to break out and make a name for themselves.

In Canada, OG Kush isn’t very popular amongst the licensed producers. However, its offspring is grabbing major attention.

As for the United States, OG Kush is popular on the West Coast way more than anywhere else.

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smith July 10, 2019 at 6:52 am

The website Leafly says OG Kush is a hybrid of Chemdawg and Hindu Kush, but it also states “we can’t be sure because OG Kush first came from bag seed in the early ’90s.” DNA Genetics, who sells OG Kush seeds, says that it is a “bag seed from a Grateful Dead show.” If this is true, then there is no actual Kush genetics anywhere in OG Kush, or maybe there could be, but nobody knows because Chemdawg also has unknown genetics and is attributed to being discovered at Grateful Dead show in 1991 (hence Chemdawg 91).The seedbank Dinafem tells a similar story, also involving a cutting of Chemdawg when explaining how the “OG” got into OG Kush. Many competing theories exist as to what “OG” stands for, the most common two are “original gangsta” and ocean grown. Dinafem attributes the “original gangsta” meaning to the rap group Cypress Hill, but says that the ocean grown theory is more widely accepted by professional growers and more likely to be true. According to Dinafem, the ocean grown comes from a California grower named John who gave a cutting of Chemdawg to an LA-based grower named Putz, who crossed in a Lemon Thai/Pakistani Kush hybrid, and created OG Kush. The OG comes from someone telling Putz that his buds tasted mountain grown, his reply was “this Kush is ocean grown” and the rest is history.Taste and Terpenes The signature scent and flavor has been described as “an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones,” also as a “deep pine smell which captivates the nostrils and might lead to you getting high just smelling it.” These descriptions lead one to assume that the strain would have elevated levels of limonene and pinene, it is also likely that it will have high amounts of myrcene since it is the most commonly found terpene in cannabis.Strain fingerprinting done by Steep Hill Labs confirms that myrcene and limonene are the two primary terpenes in OG Kush, followed by β-caryophyllene and then pinene. Both limonene and pinene are known to produce uplifting and euphoric effects and are likely a major reason for the sativa-like effects that some users report feeling from OG Kush. Myrcene can have a sedating effect that cannabis researchers think could be a major component in the couchlock feeling some users report from indica strains. The Reverend Dr. Kymron DeCesare, of Steep Hill Labs, has noted that “OG Kush is considered by most to be a strong couchlock flower at about 1.25 percent myrcene.”Is it an Indica or a Sativa? Again, this depends on who you talk to, and it may have a lot to do with the fact that there are over a dozen strains commonly sold on dispensary shelves which are actually just different phenotypes of OG Kush. Technically, different strains would have distinct genotypes, their own genetics which make them unique.If the genotype is the same, but there is a different physical expression, such as a taller plant or a plant that becomes purple, that is a different phenotype. The environment in which plants grow has a huge role in what their phenotype will be, for example, a phosphorous deficiency can stunt a plant’s growth making it appear more like an indica rather than taller like a sativa. Sometimes different phenotypes can also result in more than just physical differences, such as two Kush strains having radically different terpene/cannabinoid profiles.According to Dinafem, OG Kush is “75 percent indica and 25 percent sativa,” this would make it a pretty heavy indica, which many users would expect to give them a relaxing effect. Despite this, many OG Kush fans report that it produces sativa-like uplifting effects, which could certainly be true given the pure sativa Thai genetics crossed into the Lemon Thai Kush that is potentially a parent of OG Kush. Much of the discrepancy over whether or not OG Kush is an indica or a sativa may come from recent research which shows that we don’t really know what is a sativa, what actually is an indica and if those are even the terms we should be using.In my nearly six years working in the cannabis industry, I have come across 16 different OG phenotypes being sold on shelves next to other OG phenotypes, named differently and treated as different strains, with many patients and budtenders unaware they had the same genetics.First, of course there is OG Kush, and then in alphabetical order we have Alpha OG, Boss OG, Butter OG, Ghost OG, Khalifa Kush, Larry OG, Lee Roy (the only one without OG in the name), Legends OG, Presidential OG, SFV OG Kush, Skywalker OG, Steve’s OG (50/50), Tahoe OG Kush, True OG Kush, and Triple X OG Kush.I have also seen some of these strains, namely Butter OG and Skywalker OG, referred to as hybrids of other strains with OG Kush rather than a different phenotype, further compounding uncertainty. On top of the different phenotypes, there are the legion of OG hybrids, including numerous back-crosses, such as Fire OG, which is OG Kush crossed with an SFV OG Kush pheno.Like the Chemdawg which gave rise to OG Kush, there is more mystery than certainty. But, people do love a mystery, which may be one reason why it is one of the best-loved strains of all time.TELL US, do you smoke OG Kush?

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Dead OPs OG is an indica/sativa variety from ZaZa Genetics and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±75 days ), outdoors and in the greenhouse. ZaZa Genetics’ Dead OPs OG is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

ZaZa Genetics’ Dead OPs OG Description

Dead OPs OG is a very potent Cookies dominant hybrid. A Seedsman Seeds inspired breeding that was created by crossing seedsman Peyote Forum X seedsmans Gelat-OG. These two strains when combined create an absolute thc powerhouse containing Gelato, Sunset Sherbet, OG Kush, Peyote Purple, and the popular Cookies Strain. Expect some very potent, tasty dank buds with high levels of THC and an uplifting high.

Dead OPs OG Lineage / Genealogy

    Dead OPs OG »»» Peyote Forum x Gelat-OG

      »»» GSC Forum Cut x Peyote Purple Forum Cut

        »»» F1 Durban x OG Kush South Florida S1

            »»» Durban Poison x Chemdawg Mendocino IBL


                KwaZulu-Natal »»» Sativa
                »»» Chemdawg x Probably x Hindu Kush, Pakistan

                  »»» Sativa
                  »»» Indica
                  »»» Indica
                  S1 probably

                    »»» Northern Lights Humboldt cut x Triangle Kush probably Humboldt cut

                      Probably »»» Indica
                      Florida (specified above)
                      »»» Gelato x OG Kush

                        »»» Sunset Sherbet x Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mint cut

                          »»» Girl Scout Cookies x Pink Panties (specified above)

                            »»» OG Kush South Florida x South Florida x Burma

                              South Florida (specified above)
                                Probably Sativa »»» Sativa

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                              The Strongest Strains on Earth 2017

                              It’s finally that time of year again, when we look at the lab data compiled from the seven High Times Cannabis Cups held across the United States in 2016 to determine which pot varieties top the charts as the strongest strains on Earth.

                              This year we consider both THC and CBD levels, as well as a regional breakdown of the charts, providing us with a more rounded view of potency given the variation in testing procedures from lab to lab. As usual, there are a few new surprises in the group—as well as some old favorites whose genetic lineage never quits. So roll one up, sit back and enjoy the read, because once you’re finished, you’re going to have a new shopping list to tackle.

                              Regional Charts: THC

                              State/Region: Southern California
                              2016 Cannabis Cups: February, April and October
                              Lab-Testing Partner: Canna Safe Analytics, Murrieta, CA
                              Lab Equipment: High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)


                              • The God Father OG, an indica-dominant hybrid (Cherry Pie x Granddaddy Purps x OG Kush), broke the previous Cannabis Cup record of 32.13% THC held by Chem Dog from Next Harvest in Denver. Also note that the 34.04% is an activated THC value calculated using (THC-A x 0.877) + THC, meaning this is a somewhat conservative number to some folks. Very fine work by the crew at California Herbal Remedies (CHR).
                              • This is the third straight year that Strawberry Banana has appeared on our “Strongest Strains on Earth” list. In 2014, the Banana OG x Bubblegum cross hit 22.51% THC. In 2015, she climbed to 28.4%. In 2016, we saw her hit 29.14% and 31.62% in SoCal alone … with more to come in 2017.
                              • Wedding Cake is a newcomer to “The List” this year, even though she first appeared in our Cup competitions back in 2014. Cultivated by the popular grow team know as the Jungleboyz, Wedding Cake is a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie.
                              • The Super Glue, by Sun Grow, is a hybrid mix of Afghani Kush x Northern Lights #5. It was grown from clone hydroponically using Advanced Nutrients.

                              State/Region: Colorado
                              2016 Cannabis Cups: April
                              Lab-Testing Partner: Agricor Laboratories, Denver, CO
                              Lab Equipment: High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)


                              • A-Dub, an epic triple cross of Chem’s Sister x Sour Dubb x Alien Dawg, is a well-balanced hybrid made special by the Sour Dubb, a hard-to-find clone-only strain also known as Sour Dubble (possibly a Sour Diesel x Sour Bubble cross). The A-Dub was grown with a 56-day flowering time by MMJ America and the Vault Genetics, who appear twice on The List (also with Gorilla Glue at #55).
                              • The Ghost Train Haze has been named the Strongest Strain on Earth (twice!), first appearing in our inaugural “Strongest Strains” feature in 2012, and then popping up on our June 2015 cover—and reaching 27.46% THC in our Michigan Cannabis Cup the previous year. This Denver cut was grown by Green Man Cannabis, who also grew the Rosé, a clone-only OG phenotype.
                              • Motor Breath, the third entry on the 2016 list from Green Man Cannabis, is a heavy indica cross of Chem Dog x SFV OG. It was grown organically in soil with a flowering time of eight and a half weeks.
                              • Second only to the A-Dub in flavor, the G6 #3 did exceptionally well with judges in the taste category, not to mention hitting 26.72% THC. Cultivated by the well-known Medicine Man of Denver, she’s a hybrid of Aspen OG and High-Country Diesel. Grown in coco and hand-watered with a 67-day flowering time, the G6 #3 received a lot of love, and it showed.

                              State/Region: Michigan
                              2016 Cannabis Cups: June and August
                              Lab-Testing Partner: PSI Labs, Ann Arbor, MI
                              Lab Equipment: Gas chromatography/flame ionization detector (GC/FID)


                              • Grown by Trichome Charlie of Oasis Medical Seeds, T.C.’s Durban Cookies is a Durban Poison backcross [(Durban Poison x OGKB) x Durban Poison] as well as the first Durban hybrid to cross the 25% threshold in any Cannabis Cup. The OGKB is also known as OGKB GSC (Girl Scout Cookies).
                              • 2016 was a banner year for Herbal Solutions in Michigan: They took home four first-place Cups and had a total of seven top-three finishes across two Cup competitions (June and August). You may also have noticed that they appear on The List four times, more than any other company in the past year.
                              • Sunshine #4 is appearing on The List for the second consecutive year. This strain is a cross between Sunshine Daydreamer (Bubbashine x Appalachia) and Chem Dog #4. Bred by Bodhi Seeds and grown by Midnight Roots, this is a strain on the rise.
                              • Bud White and Interlochen Alternative Health were first-time competitors in 2016—and became winners on their first go (second place, Best Indica Flowers). For those of you wondering, Wookie Cookie #2 goes like this: Wookie Cookie #1 Bx (backcrossed to itself) x Sensi Star, where Wookie Cookie #1 = Death Star x GSC. Got it?
                              • Yes, WiFi OG is the new name for White Fire OG (Fire OG x the White), which dates back at least half a decade. Its 27.68% THC is the highest level we’ve ever seen for the strain at a Cannabis Cup.

                              State/Region: Northern California
                              2016 Cannabis Cups: June
                              Lab-Testing Partner: Steep Hill Labs, Berkeley, CA
                              Lab Equipment: QuantaCann 2 and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC cross-reference)


                              • Elmer’s Glue, from the fine people at CannaCruz Collective, is a brilliant cross of Gorilla Glue #4 (female) x the White (male). A clear trend seems to have emerged in 2016: The White alone = okay, but the White + something nice = fire!
                              • Amazingly, the great growers at C.R.A.F.T. had to “sneak” onto The List this year with their Sour Girl (Sour Diesel x GSC) at 23.2% THC—a clear indication that THC levels are skyrocketing. For reference, our first “Strongest Strains on Earth” feature from 2012 had OG Ghost Train Haze topping the charts at 25.49% THC.
                              • Frustratingly, no one knows what the Boss Frost is—not even the growers at Vimutti. (Yeah, we’ve all heard that one before …. )
                              • Apple Fritter received some of the highest scores from judges at the 2016 NorCal Cup in the categories of taste and aroma. A hybrid of Sour Apple (Sour Diesel x Cinderella 99) and Animal Cookies (GSC x Fire OG), she has the flavor to go with her 25.2% THC level.

                              National Chart: CBD

                              Compiled from all seven Cannabis Cups in 2016 and data provided by the labs listed above.


                              • For years now, there’s been a Cannatonic strain in Michigan that regularly tests between 18% and 22% CBD. It appears this cut has now made it to Cali.
                              • Perhaps the most interesting name of the lot, the Scandinavian Mooselodge is actually an unknown clone. Given the prominence and proliferation of the Cannatonic strain, it’s always a safe bet that this original keystone CBD variety is behind the unknown strain.
                              • CBD OG? Yes, sir. If you haven’t seen them yet, check out the excellent work from the folks at Dinafem, who have managed to infuse many of our favorite strains with higher levels of CBD via smart breeding practices.
                              • In 2016, High Times introduced a new category to our scores: CBD-to-THC ratio. Of the above-listed high-CBD strains, the CBD OG came closest to a 1:1 ratio at 15.9% CBD and 7.58% CBD—a 2:1 ratio. Radicle Genetics had an entry (not listed above) in the August Michigan Cup called Cellar CBD that had a 1:1 ratio at 7.65% CBD and 7.28% THC, as did 3rd Gen Family (in the April SoCal Cup, not listed above) named Nubia, which came in at 7.48% CBD and 7.95% THC.

                              Reading the Rankings

                              This year, we made one small upgrade to our rankings: Along with separating The List into regional charts, as we’ve done in years past, we have now included each strain’s regional ranking (in parenthesis) along with its overall national ranking, comparing each one to the entire field of competition for 2016. This overall national ranking spans all seven Cannabis Cups held across the country. (Note, however, that this does not include the CBD chart, which is not regional, but rather a national chart for the entire year.)

                              Additionally, people may wonder why some regions’ potency levels appear higher across the board than others. That’s a very fair question, and as we’ve discussed in years past, it all comes down to the individual labs and their testing protocols. Unfortunately for us—and for the industry as a whole—there is not yet a national association able to set consistent standards and practices for testing cannabis (and there likely won’t be such an agency until federal laws change). That said, we are meticulous in choosing our lab-testing partners for our various Cannabis Cup competitions, and we feel confident that our partner labs all adhere to the same basic set of guidelines when testing these flower entries.

                              From a regional perspective, the basis for comparison is a level playing field, however; it’s in the national rankings that any disparities in testing protocols will be revealed. Hence we break down the rankings into regions, but we’re also now giving you the national rankings for a slightly different perspective, even if they’re to be taken a bit more lightly.

                              As always, many thanks to Canna Safe Analytics in Murrieta, California; Agricor Laboratories in Denver; PSI Labs in Ann Arbor; and Steep Hill Labs in Berkeley for all their support and excellent work, and for the contributions they’ve made toward fair and accurate testing.