OG Kush Strain

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.

Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
25% / 75%17 oz / m²16 oz / 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.

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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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OG Kush weed strain attributes:
ORIGIN Chemdawg Crossed with Old World Paki Kush
EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
Happy – 9
Euphoric – 8
Uplifted – 7
Hungry – 5
FRAGRANCELemon, Sour, Earthy, Pine
FLAVORSEarthy, Pine, Spicy, Herbal, Woody
Dry Eyes – 6
Dizzy – 4
Paranoid – 3
Headache – 2
MEDICALStress – 10
Pain – 8
Depression – 8
Insomnia – 6
Headaches – 5
INDOOR YIELD17 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD16 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEHot and Tropical
RESISTANCE TO DISEASESusceptible to Powdery Mildew, Low Resistance to Bugs and Disease

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

OG Kush Effects

Mostly indica, OG Kush is a hard-hitting strain. It generates a mental buzz that can be sedating and can cause couch-lock, especially in high doses.

OG Kush pot Strain Effects
OG Kush pot Strain Effects

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 terpenes

This strain boasts powerful aromatics – the most abundant being D-Limonene. caryophyllene, and myrcene. It also contains average amounts of β-Pinene, linalool, and humulene.

Aroma & Flavor

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.

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.

Dominant terpenes:

D-Limonenecitrus, lemon, orange, tangerine
Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent

Secondary terpenes:

β-Pinenedill, parsley, basil, hops, wood, pine
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood
Humulenehops, earthy, wood, herbal

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.

OG Kush Adverse Reactions
OG Kush Adverse Reactions


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.

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.

Growing OG Kush marijuana Strain
Growing OG Kush Strain

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.

Origin and Genetics

  1. Chemdawg
  2. Old World Paki Kush

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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. It’s also the parent of the Legend OG Strain.

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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27 comments on “OG Kush Strain”

  1. I am growing o.g kush now I actually flowered my plant small and it still packs some weight I’m pleased and also great trichome production all around happy with the strain …happy growing

  2. 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.

  3. 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 them in mason jars,they were pretty much rock hard. i would drop a bud on the table and it would actually make a thumping noise. the stone was so intense but yet happy and colorful. i even got a sound distortion like i was on nitrous oxide.lol. i would not recommend smoking this if you are going to be around anyone that you dont want to know your stoned. i would be talking to someone and totally forget what we were talking about.lol. you cannot go wrong with this strain. it was one of the best og strain i had ever grown.

  4. 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 hope the male didnt mess Them up. Will be growing 8 next year just Incase this happens. I’m going to be doing a Tent inside this winter any ideas on what i should do first im going to be doing og second so i can cut clones for outside.

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

  6. 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 a meh eh ok amount of so called branchy, bud possibilities, I don’t think its going to finish, anyone have thoughts ??

    • 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 you could follow method of removing a bush and transplanting into an indoor pot. Other than that; You have to let nature take it’s course. Sorry.

      Join our forum. Maybe someone up near you has something to share with yopu on this matter.

      Peace, lw

  7. 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 cabbage and when it was finished flowering it was 18 inches tall and had a very setiva effect unlike the smoke it came from and it was a hermaphrodite so it seeded the og kush that was right next to it and I got 4 seeds I have one in flower right now and it has a very strong lemon skunk ,earthy pine and disel smell it also has tricombs on the fan leafs the whole plant looks like a heavy frost hit it well hope you like this poast if you want pics contact me I am a cairgiver in vermont

    • 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.

  8. 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 learned to leave fan leaves on until they fall off..I’m a newbie so I was a little OCD about less than perfect green leaves…so what will probably be the outcome with most of fan leaves gone?

  9. 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, plus have been doing fine for 45 years. Peace. mickey

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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