I have seen a lot of hybrid strains developed from OG Kush

When I first started getting marijuana in high school, I wasn’t lucky enough to smoke specific cannabis strains.

  • Everything was either Mexican brick weed which was referred to as “mids,” or you could get sensimilla weed that was typically grown locally in a person’s house.

Sensimilla back then was called “crip,” “chronic,” and “hydro” among other names. By the time I reached college, I started to find strain-specific batches of cannabis flower buds. I’ll never forget the excitement that I had when my friend told me that he found White Widow. That night we smoked a joint and walked onto the other side of campus to see live music at the student-run restaurant. Months later were graced with a strong batch of Sour Diesel that made an impression on me about the possible impact of quality cannabis compared to the junk I had in high school. Now that I live in a state with a legal cannabis market, I see a lot of hybrid strains that are derived from OG Kush. The famed hybrid strain Girl Scout Cookies was made from crossing OG Kush with Durban Poison, while Bubba Kush a cross between Hindu Kush and OG Kush. It’s hard to find a good batch of OG Kush in my state because a lot of growers will pass off an inferior cultivar as OG Kush when it doesn’t reflect the taste profile and effects of the OG Kush I got when I lived in California for a few years in the early 2010s. You know you’ve got real OG Kush when you open the bag and smell the rich, dank aroma of the flower buds.

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