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What Does The "OG" In OG Kush Mean?

OG Kush is one of the most iconic cannabis strains ever. Countless cannabis consumers list OG Kush among their favorite strains. But what does the name mean?

History of OG Kush

The most popular story goes that it originated in the early 1990s from a Florida grower named Matt "Bubba" Berger. Bubba created a Kush strain that was very popular throughout Florida. He took it with him to Los Angeles where Josh D eventually got hold of it. From there, he optimized the strain and shared it with some of his friends. Now, OG Kush is one of the most popular strains in the world, with countless hybrid varieties popping up all the time.

Nobody really knows 100% where it came from, but advances in cannabis genetics tracing are helping to fill in the gaps.

What does the "OG" in OG Kush stand for?

A hot topic of debate is the origin of the OG Kush name. Some say it means "Ocean Grown" because it was grown by the ocean in California. Cypress Hill, B-Real, and Snoop Dogg will surely argue that it means "Original Gangsta." Another popular theory is that it actually stands for "Original Genetics" and was used as a way of referencing the "OG" genetics that everybody grew to love.

How does OG Kush make you feel?

OG Kush has a terpene profile very similar to some Afghani strains. It is high in the terpenes Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Myrcene. It has moderately-high levels of THC and typically quite low levels of CBD. This makes it a great strain for combatting:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia

It also has moderate levels of Limonene and Pinene, which often gives it a scent reminiscent of Lemon Pinesol. The scent can also be similar to fuel or detergent. In fact, the scent and taste of OG Kush is so popular, many growers cross OG Kush with other strains just to get the scent and taste.