Robert Bergman

April 2, 2019

A pungent, famously in-demand and pricy strain, OG Kush is widely touted around the world as a major best-seller. Its unmistakable flavor, mixed with the strength of its effects, guarantee a bomb high. OG Kush hits even the most experienced smokers with a heavy buzz – something that can be attributed to its above-average THC levels.

With its history and origin heavily disputed, there are many stories and fables about OG Kush. Rumors say the “OG” in its name stands for the once largest global grow-site OverGrown.com, which was famously shut down by the Canadian police in 2006. Other stories are about how its name is an ode to the California strain Original Gangster.

The most solid of all stories surrounding this strain, explains its parentage as that of a mix of the notorious Chemdawg strain, crossed with an exotic Old World Paki Kush. In terms of its name, it has been noted that OG apparently stands for “Ocean Grown”, but also for simply “Original”.

Information about OG Kush:

ORIGIN Chemdawg Crossed with Old World Paki Kush
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Happy – 9
Euphoric – 8
Pplifted – 7
Hungry – 5
Dry Eyes – 6
Dizzy – 4
Paranoid – 3
Headache – 2
FRAGRANCE Lemon, Sour, Earthy, Pine
FLAVORS Earthy, Pine, Spicy, Herbal, Woody
MEDICAL Stress – 10
pain – 8
depression – 8
insomnia – 6
headaches – 5
PLANT HEIGHT Low but Dense
THC CONTENT % 19-26%
CBD % 0.30%
INDICA / SATIVA % 75% / 25%
OUTDOOR YIELD 16 oz/ Plant
CLIMATE Hot and Tropical
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE Susceptible to Powdery Mildew, Low Resistance to Bugs and Disease

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Mostly indica, OG Kush is a hard-hitting strain. Its high is famously strong, hitting you with a heavy, euphoric rush of energy. It generates a mental buzz that can be sedating and can cause couch-lock, especially in high doses.

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OG Kush is a powerful relaxant, widely used to induce a chilled out state, with a mix of a constant state of happiness and joy. Its uplifting euphoria makes it a great tool to unwind with at the end of a long and strenuous work day.

OG Kush, The Celebrity Among The Strains
OG Kush, The Celebrity Among The Strains

While feeling slightly static under the influence of OG Kush, a sense of getting stuck and spaced out has been observed. It is also known to induce a feeling of hunger, causing one to get the “munchies” and enhancing flavors and the desire to want to eat.


OG Kush boasts of a strong earthy note, which it is famous for. You can tell by how it smells that the buds are sticky and rich in resin. It carries hints of lemon and a general citrus fragrance. Some say that a plant makes their environment smell like a pine forest, a clear indication of how potent and distinct OG Kush really is.

OG Kush Fragrance
OG Kush Fragrance


Much like its fragrance, OG Kush tastes fresh and earthy. It’s obvious woody taste carries a touch of spice and has been said to taste a bit like something that was thrown on the barbecue. Its sweet notes are prevalent and mixed with the lemon-lime citrus notes, create a unique blend, explaining why it has maintained its high demand over the years.

Adverse reactions

A strong presence of high levels of THC, has made OG Kush a very strong strain – with surprisingly gentle side effects. The common dry-mouth issue is present here, like in most major strains, often accompanied by a dry-eye sensation.

Other adverse effects include a slight dizziness and lethargy, usually in those who are not accustomed to the power of its high. OG Kush can also cause a mild anxiety and paranoia in some, while others have observed a slight headache, although cases like these are rare.


Because of its reliable potency and its high THC levels, OG Kush is a strain that is popularly prescribed to help treat an array of ailments. It can provide deep muscular relief and relaxation, long lasting relief from headaches, migraines and nausea.

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It is a favorite among those suffering from anxiety and depression, because of its ability to induce a state of peaceful unwinding. Insomnia and restlessness is also therefore easily cured with the help of OG Kush.

Legend says that it has grown popular among gang members, for the fact that it contains a high level of CBD – something that can help ease physical pain caused by gunshot wounds. Whether or not that is true, OG Kush does offer itself up as a powerful pain-reliever, for a broad spectrum of physical as well as mental pains.


Adding to its high price, is the fact that it can be difficult to grow and cultivate OG Kush. Slightly sensitive and susceptible to powdery mildew, it can also be the victim of bugs and disease due to its low resistance. OG Kush is best grown in carefully optimized settings, and if kept outdoors should be provided with a hot and tropical climate to encourage growth.

OG Kush Growing
Growing several plants

Flowering Time

When grown indoors and in a controlled microclimate, OG Kush can yield 17 ounces per m2, with an expected flowering time and average of somewhere between 8-9 weeks.

OG Kush, when carefully tended to and grown in an outdoor setting can yield around 16 ounces per plant. It is ready for harvest sometime in early October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own OG Kush? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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  1. By Nick

    ,14 Jan 2014
    looks nothing like the real OG, must be a cross to increase yield
    1. By bill

      ,03 Dec 2014
      it looks like og to me,piney lemoney undertones,looks like it in my book,the buzz is exactly what I love about og than the others.peace.ss61
    2. By beardie

      ,20 Jan 2015
      looks smells taste and stoned me like og ,my God it must be og.
  2. By John LeVie

    ,24 Mar 2014
    placed an order, received my seeds but it did not specify which one was indoors or out. Both packets said the same code 13789ww30 sample mix 1 and 2 which designation stands for indoor 1 or 2 thank you
  3. By Samuel Quattlebaum

    ,11 Aug 2014
    To gro the go just and s skunk how many gallonscontainer will I need?
  4. By williamrayKUSH

    ,31 Aug 2014
    Were can a man find some master kush seeds?
  5. By Ce Ce

    ,14 Jan 2015
    I love the prompt delivery. I am germinating as we speak. Thank you
  6. By beardie

    ,20 Jan 2015
    Looks and is better than any of the other og's that I have had other than Scotts og.But good Og staying in my carousal of geens
  7. By mickey spillanr

    ,24 Feb 2015
    Very pleased with my OG and the old standby White Widow. Robert has good seeds. Great service. Now if I can just get these Blueberrys going. Most difficult I have ever had with a strain. I was a professional gardener, […]Read More
  8. By Nnugs

    ,19 Jul 2015
    Hey I purchased 10 OGK seeds from IGLM and was blown away at how big they get..I just found out I made a mistake and removed all the fan leaves that were showing any disease or nutrient issue..now I have […]Read More
  9. By latewood

    ,21 Jul 2015
    The plant will finish off after it recovers from the stress of having all it's foliage removed.
  10. By Choosing A Variety – Obtaining Medical Marijuana

    ,18 Mar 2016
    […] provide a selection of between 30 and 40 different kinds with colorful names like Skunk, Purple, Kush, Afghan, Northern Lights, and so on. Buyers should not bother taking these names too seriously […]
  11. By Michael

    ,01 Oct 2016
    Roberts og kush rocks tall plants but great taste and smell along with great high.
  12. By robert

    ,24 Mar 2017
    order og kush and jack herer live in the north east so waiting for warmer weather to start growing.
  13. By dorothy

    ,18 Jun 2017
    OG kush is the best strain i have smoke ever
  14. By Craig

    ,26 Jul 2017
    Yes Mr I have smoked my own go kush and now I have a new strain called christina kush I got a seed from a bag of five star kush that seed was weird it grew like a head of […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM

      ,27 Jul 2017
      Thanks Craig, some wonderful things can happen from unknown seeds :D I know people on the forum will love your story and pictures!
    2. By Htet Wai Min Tun

      ,20 Dec 2017
      I bought OG Kush 20 seeds on last two week.I want to know high of plant when I can harvest? I mean maximum high of plant.How many can I harvest from one plant?(For Indoor)Thank you.
  15. By Woody

    ,08 Sep 2017
    OK So I am giving this a whirl outdoors in MI, its been a cooler, wetter, dull summer weather wise and here on 9-8, it still doesn't want to turn, it has grown crazy tall like a bean pole with […]Read More
    1. By latewood_ILGM

      ,19 Sep 2017
      Woody, Sorry for the late reply. Hurricane has us behind here. :) It is hard to suggest anything more than to say; Wait it out and hope. If the plant is in the ground it cannot be moved, or maybe […]Read More
  16. By Jason

    ,29 Jun 2019
    About 2 and a half more weeks to go and my og kushes are monsters. I sampled sum and its dANK!! Thanks robert!

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