OG Shark, a rare sativa-dominant strain found primarily in Canada, is a cross between OG Kush and Great White Shark. Patients most commonly turn to this heavy-hitter for nausea, pain, and sleep disorders, as well as many other symptoms.
OG Kush is, for the most part, a hybrid but may lean slightly Indica or Sativa depending on how it is bred. The effects you’ll notice are more cerebral than body, however, and will deliver strong feelings of euphoria. It is most often described as a very happy high but with the happiness comes a heavy “couchlock” especially for novice users or when using high doses.
The strain does retain a good body numbing effect that can alleviate body ailments. Many users use it as a night time medication or in the evenings due to the powerful, sleepy, trance-like high.
Due to the euphoric properties of OG Kush’s ‘high’ it is often used to help with depression and bi-polar disorders. Those suffering from extreme stress, anxiety and anger management issues due to a depression-related disorder or PTSD can find balance and peace under the influence of this strain.
Some choose to use it to cope with their nausea and stomach disorders; or to alleviate chronic aches and pains. Sufferer’s of Alzheimer’s also make OG Kush their strain of choice. Though there are users that report having headaches from OG Kush others use it to actually ease their chronic headaches and/or migraines. It is also used to help patients suffering from nervous conditions.
Though the exact genetics of OG Kush are not known, many people agree that OG stands for Ocean Grown because of its origins in southern California. Previous speculations on the meaning of OG include it being a memorial to OverGrown.com or that it stood for Original Gangster, another cannabis strain from San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.
Parents: Chemdawg, Hindu Kush, Lemon Thai
Similar to: Sour Diesel, AK-47, Trainwreck, Purple Kush, Bubba Kush
Flavors: Earthy, woody, pine
Effects: Euphoric, lazy, happy, uplifted, sleepy
Medical: Stress, pain, anxiety, insomnia, lack of appetite
Great White Shark
Great White Shark, also known more commonly as “Peacemaker” or “White Shark” among the cannabis community, is a sativa dominant hybrid (85% sativa/15% indica) strain that is an extremely potent cross between the hugely popular Super Skunk X Brazilian X South Indian strains.
Depending on how this bud is bred, it can also show tendencies towards being an indica dominant hybrid strain with a (85% indica/15% sativa) ratio. This dank bud boasts a moderate THC level that ranges from 12-15% and was the 1997 winner of the High Times’ Cannabis Cup for Best Hybrid.
Users describe the Great White Shark high as having an almost immediate onset of an intense cerebral head high that leaves you feeling easily distracted and cloudy. This spaciness is accompanied by a slowly building warming buzz that spreads evenly throughout your mind and body, leaving you feeling completely relaxed and pain-free.
Parents: Super Skunk, South American, South Indian
Flavors: Earthy, sweet, citrus
Effects: Happy, euphoric, relaxed, uplifted, creative
Medical: Stress, depression, pain, fatigue, nausea