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If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, you’ve most definitely either heard of or bought OG Kush throughout your career. But, does anyone really know the origins and meaning of “OG”? There are unlimited and interesting theories, facts, and stories about the derivation of certain strains and cultivars. in this article we aim to simply present a simple outlook on some theories of the OG meaning and certain strains. 

So, what are the origins and meaning of “OG”? 

In cannabis terms, OG is a widely used abbreviation that stands for “Original Gangster”. It is typically used to describe strains of cannabis that are believed to be original or foundational varieties of the plant.

The exact origins of the term are not entirely clear, but may have originated in hip-hop and music communities. This term was used to refer to someone who was a respected, experienced member of the community. Over time, the term was adopted by cannabis enthusiasts to refer to strains that were highly sought after and respected within the cannabis community.

What are some well-known OG cannabis strains?

OG Kush: A highly popular strain known for its strong, earthy aroma and potent effects.

Bubba Kush: A potent Indica strain with a sweet, hashy flavor.

Fire OG: A cross between OG Kush and San Fernando Valley OG, known for its strong, euphoric effects.

Skywalker OG: A hybrid strain that is a cross between Skywalker and OG Kush. This strain is known for its relaxing and uplifting effects.

Where do OG cannabis strains come from?

The exact origins of OG cannabis strains are not entirely clear, but they are believed to have originated in the United States. Particularly in California, during the 1990s.

OG Kush, which is perhaps the most well-known OG strain, may have originated in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. The exact lineage of the strain is unclear, but it is believed to be a hybrid of a Chemdawg strain and a Hindu Kush strain.

The other OG strains mentioned above, such as Bubba Kush and Fire OG, are thought to be its descendants.

Final Thoughts

The popularity of these strains can be attributed to their potency, distinct aroma, and effects. Over time, many breeders have worked to create new strains. This is done by crossing different strains with OG Kush or other OG strains, resulting in a wide variety of hybrid strains that share some of the characteristics of the original OG strains.

It’s worth noting that while the term is often used to refer to a specific lineage or set of characteristics. There is no official definition or classification system for these strains within the cannabis industry. Instead, its used more generally to describe strains that are believed to be foundational or highly respected in the community.