SFV OG Kush
Over the past 26 years, as cannabis has transitioned from prohibition to medical and now recreational, the legacy of OG Kush has not only survived but thrived. It became the backbone for numerous West Coast cannabis varieties from humble beginnings, including San Fernando Valley OG. Today, OG Kush remains one of the highest-rated strains in the U.S. and owns a place in popular culture. At Harborside, we are passionate about authentic legacy genetics.
If you loved the Super Bowl LVI, you likely learned about Bubba Kush and OG Kush from the Dr. Dre track Kush featuring Snoop Dogg & Akon. Since then, it’s been a popular copycat strain, so look for an official seal to know if it’s the real deal or an imitation.
Grown in the California sunshine and developing a reputation for its name in the late 1990s, Bubba Kush is known to help with inflammation-related pain, nausea, or restlessness. Bubba Kush has become the go-to variety for many folks looking for full-body relaxation. If you are a broad-leaf Indica fan, this is the strain for you.
Bubba Kush is a classic broad-leaf small Indica that has become one of the most critical strains in California since the early 2000s. Often mistaken for OG Kush, the two varieties could not be more different. Bubba Kush shared many characteristics with Afghan types and is derived from original Kush lines from Florida. The mother plant is supposedly Northern Lights, but we’ll just call him “Bubba” and roll with it.
Bubba has an extremely high “bag appeal” as the combination of look and aroma delights the senses. High-quality Bubba Kusha is so covered with trichomes and THCA diamonds, giving it a powerful aroma and frosty look. Bubba has a very spicy flavor and is sour when smoked. You’ll smell hints of sandalwood, pepper, citrus, coffee, spice, and sour but never musty.
Bubba is considered to produce very sedative effects compared to any variety of cannabis. It can be mentally stimulating but couch locking. If you’re looking for a movie night or couch tour for a live music stream, this is the perfect choice for you.
The flowers have a faint aroma of coffee or cocoa, with some slight fruitiness beneath. When burnt, Bubba Kush smells more hash and spice, as might be expected of a Kush. Notably, this is one strain whose purple flowers do not result in a grape-like taste: the pigments that determine Bubba Kush’s color do not affect flavor. The taste is primarily dank, with some sweetness and a peppery kick in the exhale. This is also a particularly pungent strain – plan accordingly.
House of Kush
The appreciation for what these original breeders accomplished led to the creation of the House of Kush. After working with Matt ‘Bubba Kush’ Berger, CEO Reggie Harris saw the opportunity to bring the stories and strains back to the mainstream. Reggie acquired rights to use Bubba Kush marks from Berger and expanded the brand to include other legacy strains. A brand-new consumer is experiencing these classic strains for the first time, so the Harborside Farms Legacy line will allow them to share these products with an emphasis on the origin and a focus on quality. Unfortunately, there are numerous imposter strains and misappropriation of the name Kush. The genetics utilized go through a process to ensure Harborside x Kush products genuinely are original.
The history of cannabis lives in oral tradition, fascinating if you consider we live in the age of information. The pre-internet period of cannabis prohibition created an underground word-of-mouth communication and distribution system. Today, there are thousands of widely accessible strains and innovations in cannabis. However, few strains can trace back to their original genetics. Even fewer strains have been able to stand the test of time and continue to remain popular year after year. Being able to caretake these genetics and verify their quality to ensure the consumers are getting the premium strains as intended is vital to maintaining the legacy.