OG Kush Strain

May 22, 2021

Pungent, famously in-demand and pricy, OG Kush is an indica dominant strain. It is widely touted around the world as a major best-seller. Its unmistakable flavor, mixed with the strength of its effects, guarantees 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.

Sativa/Indica % Indoor Yield Outdoor Yield Flowering Period
25% / 75% 17 ounces per square meter 16 ounces or more per plant8 – 9 weeks indoors, early-October outdoors.

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”.

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At A Glance

ORIGIN Chemdawg Crossed with Old World Paki Kush
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Happy – 9
Euphoric – 8
Uplifted – 7
Hungry – 5
FRAGRANCE Lemon, Sour, Earthy, Pine
FLAVORS Earthy, Pine, Spicy, Herbal, Woody
Dry Eyes – 6
Dizzy – 4
Paranoid – 3
Headache – 2
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%
INDOOR YIELD 17 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 16 ounces or more per 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

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.

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’s high is famously strong, hitting you with a heavy, euphoric rush of energy.


OG Kush Strain Fragrance

OG Kush autoflower 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 Strain Flavors

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.

There are many popular strains that are direct descendants of OG Kush. Read our full review on Yoda OG Strain, Yeti OG Strain and Venus OG Strain.

Growing OG Kush Strain

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.

Flowering Time


When grown indoors and in a controlled micro climate, 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.


  1. Chemdawg
  2. Old World Paki Kush

FAQ About OG Kush Strain

What is the OG Kush strain yield?

OG Kush yields 17 ounces per square meter indoors and 16 ounces or more per plant outdoors.

How much THC does OG Kush strain have?

It contains from 19% to 26% THC.

What are the origins of the OG Kush strain?

OG Kush was created from crossing Chemdawg with Old World Paki Kush.

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.

Happy growing!


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OG Kush Strain Strain Review

My favorite way to destress

Rated 5 out of 5
24 March 2021

OG Kush is my go-to weed after a long day at work. It’s amazing how it can give me peace of mind and just feel great! The citrusy smell with hints of pine adds to the incredibly relaxing experience. Highly-recommended!!


Excellent strain for medical use.

Rated 5 out of 5
16 March 2021

I have PTSD, ADHD and bipolar depression both together cause lack of sleep, anxiety, trouble with concentration, loss of memory and lack of appetite and a real problem with anger which has caused me trouble. I have chunks and chunks of cartilage missing in my hip joints making it a struggle to complete everyday tasks due to chronic pain. When I smoke this strain all of the above symptoms are manageable enough to work and provide for myself.

Alyssa Duran


Rated 5 out of 5
6 January 2021

I have debilitating Fybromyalgia…my pain is herendous!! OG Kush is the only one, so far, that helps my pain.


Ocean Grown haha

Rated 5 out of 5
3 October 2020

OG stands for Ocean Grown


10 out of 10💥❤️🥰

Rated 5 out of 5
9 May 2020

Beautiful smelling bloom
2weeks TIL Harvest💯

Richard Doherty

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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!
  17. By John Trotter ,09 Sep 2019
    First time growing oG Kush. I bought 4 feminized seeds from native seeds one turned Male and Another Didn’t sprout. So im left with two but they look like i Should get a decent yield off of them lets just […]Read More
  18. By william ,07 Feb 2020
    i bought 10 og seeds and got 10 free. this was at least 6 years ago or more. anyway,every seed germinated. i got very decent yields, i cannot remember how much. these nugs were so dense and after i cured […]Read More
  19. By OG Kush Cannabis Strain Information Review | SweetLeaf ,15 Aug 2020
    […] like its parentage and origin history, the OG Kush name isn’t well understood. While it is certainly a Kush (the name Kush itself being […]
  20. By Brandon ,10 Jul 2021
    Made the mistake of smoking this one before going to work. Could barely make it through the door and couldn't write a line of code, but had a great time sitting at my desk staring into space.

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