What is OG Weed and What Does OG Mean in Cannabis

The meaning of OG Weed and its Origin story. Plus some of our favourite OG Strains you should be on the lookout for!

What does OG mean in weed?

If you have browsed any cannabis catalogue, you will notice that some strains have been crowned the famous status of OG. However, for most, the term OG refers to the original, the best, the ideal. Today, we will break down exactly what this term means in the cannabis community – certainly, OG’s are good strains, but there is so much more to know! 

If you do a quick Google search for the term OG, you will find a few different definitions. For example, the urban dictionary defines the term as ‘original gangster’ – but today, it has been associated with the word original. So when you see a cannabis strain with OG attached to it, what does it mean? 

Simple answer – when you see OG in the strain name, you look at the parent strain. This is where it all started! With the growing number of strains out there, some cannabis consumers want to know where precisely the strain comes from. By tracking the OG strains involved in the crossbreeding, you can learn more about the anticipated effects and therefore have a better high. 

OG strains offer intense highs with even more potent effects. These strains are ideal for any smoker, whether it is recreational or medicinal. When smoking OG strains or hybrids developed from OG strains you will often see high THC levels with long-lasting effects. 

The OG origin story

So now that we have discussed the effects of OG strains and a bit about the history – let’s dig in a little more. Yes, the term OG is debatable, and there are different theories as to what it means, like “ocean grown,” “original gangster,” or the standard “original.” But we only care about the OG kush – where did it come from? Why is it so good?

So let’s do a little bit of storytelling here – we need to go back to the 1990s, in the heart of Los Angeles where a bud connoisseur named Matt “Bubba” Berger cultivated a strain from a ‘random bag of flowers’ he got from a friend. With the help of a friend comparing the buds to ‘kushberries,’ we are introduced to the term Kush. So Berger and his buddy Josh D Farms (another master in the cannabis community) worked together to plant OG Kush in the crawl space of a rental. 

The popularity of OG Kush was rapid and growing to numbers the two could not have imagined! By the late 90s, a pound of Kush could cost up to $8000.00 – that is equivalent to $13,400 today! Of course,  with success always comes copycats – and it was not long before people started to cash in on the Kush trend. So Berger and Farms added the term OG to the front of their kush strain – and thus, OG Kush was born! 

OG Kush has a strong history and a strong following. Its popularity in the 90s was not just within the cannabis community itself but also the hip-hop world! Due to many references in songs by Snoop and Cypress Hill – everyone wanted to try OG Kush. 

Top 5 OG strains from MOMs Dispensary.

With the legalization of cannabis in 2018 came the introduction of a lot of new strains! This is great but can sometimes be overwhelming to navigate. Therefore, we will break down the top OG strains so that you can make an informed purchase. 

Mistress OG

This Indica dominant strain hits hard with a 26% THC level. It offers a spicy, earthy scent and flavour. When you smoke Mistress OG, you will feel a strong body buzz that leads you to total relaxation. Many people have reported that Mistress OG is a significant high to help deal with chronic stress, insomnia or cramps/muscle spasms. 

Blue OG

Another Indica dominant strain – Blue OG is a fan favourite! THC levels vary between 15-20%. Blue OG can offer an intense high with all of the good effects! The buds smell earthy and provide a slight berry flavour. For those looking to smoke recreationally, Blue OG offers a good euphoric sensation that will leave you feeling relaxed. And for the medicinal users out there, Blue OF is great for relieving: anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, chronic pain, and migraines.

Banana OG

Our third Indica dominant strain on this list – Banana OG provides the strong effects of an Indica strain with the benefits of both Sativa/Indica! With a THC level of 21% – Banana OG hits hard, but in the right way. You will be left feeling a sense of euphoria and sleepiness. For the medicinal users out there Banana OG is reportedly good for stress, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain and inflammation. Banana OG is a great strain to use at the end of a long day! 

OG Kush

Well, there is not a whole lot to say here since we have already discussed this strain in great detail! But the reality is – OG Kush is the true OG. To this day – this is a sought after strain that provides all consumers with the right kind of high. You will be left feeling euphoric while you are locked into the couch. If you are looking at strains for medicinal purposes, OG Kush has helped consumers deal with depression, bi polar disorder, anxiety, and has even been used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. You can’t go wrong with the OG! 

Berry OG 

Our last, but certainly not least, strain is Berry OG! This strain is developed by crossing Hashberry and OG Kush – so you know it is going to be good. This strain is a little milder compared to the others as it has a 19% THC level. It offers a euphoric head buzz that is ideal for washing away all of your difficulties. Many have reported smoking Berry OG to help with menstrual cramps, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, nausea, migraine, arthritic, loss of appetite, depression and anxiety. 

Conclusion: OG Cannabis Meaning

At the end of the day – as the cannabis community continues to grow so does the availability of different strains. It is important when purchasing cannabis whether it be for the first time or 100th time that you make an informed purchase. So just know whenever you see a strain with OG attached to it – you are making a wise cannabis purchase. 


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