Cannasseurs frequently use “fire” to describe their favorite flowers, but only a few strains have this word in their official name. Even if a breeder is confident about their cultivar, it may feel presumptuous to tack on the “fire” label. However, the California cultivators behind Fire OG Kush felt sure everyone would agree this strain is, well, “on fire!”
Judging by the latest reviews on cannabis forums and in dispensaries, it’s safe to say Fire OG Kush has an extremely high reputation in the industry. Although Fire OG Kush is a popular strain, it’s definitely not for the uninitiated. Anyone new to smoking cannabis should carefully consider the standard effects of Fire OG Kush before grabbing this strain.
Key Facts on Fire OG Kush
- Created at Cali Connection
- A mix of OG Kush and SFV OG Kush
- 70/30 indica-to-sativa genetics
- Average THC: 24%
- Average CBD: ≤ 1%
- Standard terpenes: Alpha-pinene, limonene, and myrcene
An Overview of the Fire OG Kush Strain
According to most reports, the breeders at Cali Connection enhanced the original OG Kush’s flavors and effects with San Fernando Valley Kush (aka SFV OG Kush) to create Fire OG Kush. The combination of these strains gives Fire OG Kush extremely high average THC percentages of close to 25%. Fire OG Kush’s high concentrations of Kush genetics also give it a prominent indica bias. Most varieties of Fire OG Kush have indica percentages in the 70% range, which tends to give it a “sleepy” reputation. Just keep in mind that the “embers” in Fire OG Kush eviscerate any CBD content. Typically, Fire OG Kush has ≤ 1% CBD content, which means users will feel the full force of delta-9 THC. If people don’t have prior experience with THC, smoking Fire OG Kush can be a disorienting experience. It’s always safer for new users to concentrate on low-THC hemp flowers like those on Cannaflower. Although many hemp cultivars smell like classic Kush strains, they always have ≤ 0.3% delta-9 THC.
Fire OG Kush Aromatics and Flavor
People familiar with the hashy and earthy tones in Kush strains will instantly recognize Fire OG Kush’s flavor profile. Drawing on its OG Kush lineage, Fire OG Kush has spicy and woodsy aromatics with notes of pine, skunk, and black pepper. Tokers may also notice slight whiffs of sour lemon, but this strain isn’t industrial or gassy. Generally, the customers who most enjoy Fire OG Kush’s aromatics are those who appreciate the typical herby and spicy terpenes associated with the Kush lineage.
How Does Smoking Fire OG Kush Feel?
Although Fire OG Kush is an indica-forward strain, many users report an initial “head-rush” blast when they take their first hit of this hybrid. It’s common for Fire OG Kush to take smokers off-guard with a “sativa” burst of energy and creativity, most likely due to the excessively high concentrations of THC. However, this initial sativa buzz gradually morphs into an indica-forward experience, complete with the standard “couchlock” effects. Even at lower doses, people may fall asleep a few hours after taking Fire OG Kush. Due to this strain’s strong sedative properties, customers should only use it later in the day.
Fire OG Kush Side Effects
Don’t assume Fire OG Kush is “tame” because it’s not a full-bred sativa. Although Fire OG Kush’s “high” tends to make people sleepy, there’s a good chance it will induce paranoia if users aren’t used to THC. Even tokers with experience taking delta-9 THC strains say they feel “jittery” or “on edge” after taking a hit of Fire OG Kush. Anyone with pre-existing conditions like anxiety and panic attacks must be extra careful when handling the Fire OG Kush strain. It’s also common for Fire OG Kush smokers to report intense cottonmouth, red eyes, and hunger. The best way to test Kush aromatics without the risk factors associated with THC is to check out hemp hybrids on sites like Cannaflower. Unlike standard cannabis strains, hemp flowers have ≤0.3% delta-9 THC and above-average percentages of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD. Not only is CBD not psychoactive on its own, some studies suggest it helps dampen THC’s impact on the endocannabinoid system. CBD also seems to have unique anti-anxiety properties without inducing a new response. Find out more about the different hemp hybrids on today’s market in Cannaflower’s online portal.