In the early 1990s, a marijuana strain from Northern California was reportedly crossed with Chemdawg, Lemon Thai, and a Hindu Kush plant from Amsterdam in Florida to cultivate OG Kush, also known as “Premium OG Kush.” This hybrid strain possesses a unique terpene profile with a complex aroma of fuel, skunk, and spice. OG is an acronym for “Original Gangster,” which signifies the strain’s authenticity or intensity. OG Kush emits a lemon-pine-fuel aroma and provides a mixed head and body effect due to its high THC content. It is commonly consumed in the latter part of the day to relieve stress.
OG Kush has become the genetic foundation of West Coast cannabis strains, and its introduction to Los Angeles occurred in 1996. Matt “Bubba” Berger brought OG Kush and “The Bubba,” which later created the well-known Bubba Kush, from Florida to Josh D., a legendary cultivator. OG Kush has since become a global favorite, serving as the basis for creating popular strains such as GSC and Headband. There are various phenotypes of OG Kush, including Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Ghost OG.