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OG Kush

OG Kush, also called Premium OG Kush, was created during the early 1990s in Florida. No one is sure how OG Kush was made. However, it’s been suggested in the cannabis industry that the genetics originate from popular strains (cultivars) such as Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, or Old World Paki Kush, which could have been cross-bred to produce this plant.

This plant is renowned for its unique terpene profile, which gives it a strong aroma of lemon. Many say it’s one of the most uplifting cannabis strains available. OG Kush’s effects suggest it helps manage anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Another top-reported effect is hunger, so OG Kush may benefit appetite loss and cachexia associated with cancer or AIDS/HIV.

OG Kush is an indica-dominant strain. Most plants are 55% indica and 45% sativa, although there could be slight variations with different crossbreeds. This plant has high THC levels of around 26%, and OG Kush also contains some CBD.

This plant is recommended for expert growers because it does not like being confined to a flower pot, instead preferring plenty of space to grow outdoors.

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Strain types

  • 45%Indica
  • 55%Sativa


  • Gas
  • Skunky
  • Spicy


  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Lemon


Terpenes are abundant chemical compounds in nature, and they are found within every single species of plant. Terpenes have unique properties and contribute to the plant’s flavor, fragrance, and pigment.

Cannabis plants are famous for their rich terpene profile. Many varieties have their own unique combination of terpenes, and some users select their favorite strain based on the terpenes it contains.

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene



OG Kushs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energizing
  • Happiness
  • Relaxing
  • Talkative
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Appetite Loss
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headaches

People who have used OG Kush have reported experiencing several positive and adverse effects.

Medical Applications

OG Kush has a moderate amount of THC (18%-23%) and may be helpful for a variety of mental and physical health conditions. However, relief from stress, anxiety, and fatigue is temporary, and the opposite effect could occur when OG Kush is overused.
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Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Nausea & Vomiting

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Digestive

Cannabis contains THC, CBD, and many other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that can beat stress and inflammation.

Organ Systems

  • Immune System
  • Other
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
  • Other
  • Skeletal



growing strains

OG Kush is an indica-dominant strain. Because of this, it may not grow to the same height as a sativa plant. However, growers say this strain tends to grow quite bushy and prefers plenty of space.

OG Kush can be grown indoors, but it will thrive much better when grown outdoors. Hence, it might not be ideal for first-time growers or those desiring to cultivate cannabis discreetly. When grown outdoors, growers can expect a moderate yield of 17 ounces (480 grams) per plant.

Like most cannabis plants, you do not need to worry too much about pests because OG Kush produces natural compounds that repel most bugs. However, taking good care of this strain is vital because it might be more prone to mold or mildew since it’s a bushy plant. Pruning leaves before the flowering stage will prevent mildew and significantly improve the health of this plant. Adding calcium and magnesium to the soil will also improve health.


OG Kush can grow up to 40 inches or 3.3 feet (1 meter).

Humidity and Temperature

Unlike most cannabis plants, OG Kush thrives well in a slightly lower humidity during the vegetative stage. Keep the humidity around 50% and reduce it to about 30% to 35% during the flowering stage to prevent mold from growing on the buds.

OG Kush can also handle slightly lower temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18-26 degrees Celsius). Because of this, it’s well adjusted to lower temperatures at night.

This strain could be ideal for you if you live in a cooler climate.


Eight to nine weeks. Most indicas typically finish flowering in about six to nine weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is OG Kush good for?

The OG Kush strain is good for anyone who feels tired or lacks energy and might alleviate some pain.

Is OG kush an indica or a sativa?

Most plants are indica-dominant at 55% indica and 45% sativa.

How does OG Kush make you feel?

The OG Kush weed strain will make you feel uplifted and energized. Many users like using OG Kush when they feel tired during the day.

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