OG Kush, also known as “Premium OG Kush”, was first grown in Florida in the early 1990s when a Northern California strain was allegedly crossed with Chemdawg, Lemon Thai and a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam. The result was a hybrid with a unique terpene profile that has a complex aroma with notes of gasoline, skunk and spice. The OG Kush should smell like lemon pineapple with a high THC content, mixed head and body effects. It is often enjoyed in the second half of the day to relieve stress.
The genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis strains, OG Kush arrived in Los Angeles in 1996 when Matt “Bubba” Berger moved it (along with “The Bubba”, which was later used to create the famous Bubba Kush) from Florida legendary breeder Josh D. Since then, OG Kush has grown into a global staple that has spawned numerous famous strains such as GSC and Headband. There are many different OG Kush phenotypes such as Tahoe OG, SFV OG and Ghost OG.JoshD Farms reports an average THC content of 20% from OG Kush, with some indoor grow tests of up to 26% Myrcene, Limonene and Caryophyllene are the dominant terpenes of the strain. According to JoshD Farms, the phenotypes and offspring that honor the signature high and flavor profile of OG Kush include Kosher Kush, Triangle Kush, Skywalker OG, and Loompa’s Headband.
Berger said he got the native strain, a ’90s favorite, from Snoop Dogg and BReal of Cypress Hill in Florida, where it was shared solely among local breeders under the name Kryptonite or Krippy. Berger, who was the first to grow Kush seeds from a random bag of flowers, later shared the strain with Del Rosso in Los Angeles. Berger was also the first to coin the name Kush after a friend called the particularly icy tails of the Kushberries strain, without consciously referring to the Hindu Kush mountains where other Kush strains come from.
OG Kush also took first place in the Weedmaps March Madness competition in 2020.