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OG Kush strain specific with true strain terpenes not a recreation using “food grade organic” palate terpenes, so the diamonds will have strain specific results when using it.
OG Kush is a world-famous strain first propagated by Matt Berger in Florida. … JoshD Farms reports an average THC content of 20% from OG Kush, with some indoor grows testing as high as 26%. Myrcene, Limonene, and caryophyllene are the dominant terpenes of the strain.
About OG Kush
OG Kush is a legendary strain with a name that has recognition even outside of the cannabis world. Despite its fame, though, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some claim that it’s a cross between staple Chemdawg and a hardy Hindu Kush landrace. It’s also possible that OG Kush emerged from undocumented bag seed as a distinct phenotype of some other existing strain. The meaning of its name is also disputed — the “OG” has been alternately said to stand for: “original gangster,” connoting its status as an old-school building block strain; “ocean grown,” in reference to its origin along the California coast; and even “OverGrown.com,” a now-defunct website that served as a resource for countless cannabis growers. One thing that’s not up for debate is OG Kush’s potency — its THC composition has been consistently measured at between 20% and 25%.
OG Kush has medium to large nugget-like buds that have a dense, indica-like structure. The leaves are yellowish green, although certain phenotypes can show traces of purple; the latter color is the result of anthocyanin pigments being activated by cold weather. Vibrant orange pistils, meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants, stand out against these colorful flowers.
The buds are covered in trichomes that lend them a silvery-white appearance and make them very sticky to the touch — when prepping buds for a joint or a pipe, users may want to use a grinder. When properly cured, the buds have a earthy, musty scent that is accented by some citrusy brightness: the overall impression is of a hoppy craft beer. Burning or breaking open the buds offers more of a pine-like odor. Smoke from OG Kush is commonly harsh and cough-inducing; it may sting the sinuses and cause eyes to water. The smoke tastes hashy and spicy like a classic indica on the inhale and exhale. OG Kush’s pungent funk may linger for a while after a joint has been extinguished — those looking to remain discreet about their smoking should take the proper precautions.
The high from OG Kush is more head-focused than physical. It starts with a sudden headrush that may lead users to feel more focused on their surroundings; sounds and colors may seem intensified. This alteration of the senses may soon give way to a general uplift in mood that progresses towards euphoria. The increase in focus is not as cerebral as with more pure sativas — smokers will not suffer from a disorienting sense of rapid thought association or “mindrace.” It’s a versatile smoke that lends itself to the user’s mood and mindset The combination of mental stimulation and improvement in mood makes this a uniquely social strain, good for parties and lively conversations. It’s also a great way to enhance activities that involve the body and mind, like video games, exercise, and even sex. OG Kush has medical application as a means to temporarily relieve anxiety and depression by helping users live in the moment. Its sense of focus can also be helpful for those suffering from attention deficit disorders. Some have reported relief from headaches and migraines with this strain as well. As with many sativa varieties, OG Kush has the potential to make users feel paranoid with higher doses.
OG Kush seeds can be grown indoors or outdoors. Outdoor cultivation requires consistent temperatures around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Indoor growing tends to be more convenient for many, as plants are typically short and bushy, growing between 2 and 3.5 feet tall. Topping — trimming the broad fan leaves that grow towards the top of the plant — can help light and air reach flowering nodes on the lower branches. Plants of OG Kush flower within 9 weeks when grown indoors; growers can expect an average yield of about 45 grams or 1.6 ounces per square foot. This strain’s pungency also means that those looking to isolate the odors of their grow space should invest in measures like carbon air filters or exhaust fans.
Because of its mildly energizing and uplifting effects, OG Kush is a strain best enjoyed in the daytime or early evening. Its positive high can be enjoyed in festive social settings or alone, for accomplishing any variety of tasks. It also has the genetic stability to back up its popularity — OG Kush has been a building block, yielding successful crossbreeds like Bubba Kush and also offering up some distinct phenotypes that have become popular strain in their own right, like Tahoe OG and Alpha OG.
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All about THC diamonds
Cannabis concentrates are some of the least understood marijuana products, as their consistency, potency, color, uses, and effects all differ greatly from one another. This past year has shown a new surge of popularity in some of the world’s strongest and purest cannabis extracts, including THC and CBD powders and diamonds. What are these extracts exactly, and how will they affect you? These are two key questions that need answers before delving into such a new, and unique cannabis-derived concoction. Here we will focus on diamond extracts and more specifically THC diamonds.
What are THC diamonds?
THC diamonds aka THC crystalline look exactly like the little gems they are so fondly named after and are 99% pure THC-A. Their size is small and can resemble granulated sugar and at largest full-sized diamond look-alike that are a few millimeters wide. The remaining 1% of THC diamond is made up of terpenes and other cannabinoids. This is THC in its purest form possible.
What is THC-A?
THC-A is an inactivated cannabinoid. THC-A will convert into THC after it has been heated to extreme temperatures but is utterly ineffective on its own and will not produce the same psychoactive and euphoric sensations you would expect from a product high in THC.
How to make THC diamonds
THC Diamonds are made by extracting the live resin from a marijuana plant using a cold extraction method that does not convert the THC into THCA. While this is possible and many have successfully done it, the process is complicated and lengthy requiring a chromatography machine.
Step 1: The first step in making hash oil is using a cold type method such as CO2.
Step 2: The second is using a processed called winterization that removes the excess fats and lipids from the concentrate.
Step 3: This is where things get tricky and potentially dangerous. The winterized hash oil is soaked in a methanol liquid to dissolve them. A roto vape is than used to remove the methanol.
Step 4: Now pentane is added as a second wash to remove any plant matter residue that is left before it is run through a roto vape one final time.
Step 5: Now the cannabis concentrate is put through a chromatography machine. Since the making of one of these machines, and using the chemicals required for this process is not recommended, we won’t explain how to make one. Just know that it is a delicate step that must be performed under very specific amounts of pressure through liquids.
Step 6: The final step is a drying process that can take 3-12 days depending on the facility being used.
Best way to use THC diamonds
Since THC diamonds only contain THCA adding them to a drink or an edible likely isn’t going to give you the effects you are seeking. The best way to use THC diamonds is to either smoke, vape or dab them. Basically, any method that utilizes a heating element that will reach 350 Fahrenheit or higher should be sufficient to release and activate the THC within.
Effects of THC diamonds
The impacts of using THC diamonds are intense and not for the faint of heart. When comparing THC crystals to the average marijuana plant, it is easy to see the difference to get an idea of the possible experience you should expect. Cannabis flowers contain an average of 20%-25% THC, and THC diamonds contain almost a full 100%. The potency of using THC crystals is 4 times stronger than that of your common dried herb.
Where to buy THC diamonds
THC diamonds are not being mass produced just yet, so unfortunately, it might be a little while before you get the chance to try them. The select few people who have made them have either auctioned them off online or kept them for themselves and their acquaintances, so if you do get the chance to purchase some that’s an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up. There are a select few online stores that carry limited amounts of THC crystals like
Christal Chatterly AKA Christal Chronic is a writer for Cannabis.wiki, mother of three, and longtime pro-pot legalization activist who enjoys educating and spreading awareness.