Organic Cannabis & Landraces: The Origins of OG Kush

Here at PotZero, we strive to provide our clients with the best, healthiest cannabis solutions possible. Our cultivars are carefully chosen and appeal to many different kinds of cannabis consumers, from those that desire an uplifting buzz in their experience, to those that prefer the relaxing attributes associated with certain types of marijuana. Our team believes that in order to achieve maximum satisfaction and comfort, there are certain classic cannabis varieties that have been shown to be consistent.

In a previous blog, we discussed our organic cannabis as it relates to the terpene alpha-Pinene. Let’s now explore a related topic: landraces. Many of our cultivars are anchored by Bank Genetics Fall ‘97, which contains the stellar combo of OG Kush and Purple Urkle. What makes OG Kush such a landmark choice? From its terpene profile, to its overall effect, to its taste, this one is a sure heavy-hitter. Keep reading as we discuss the origins of OG Kush.

What are Landraces?

Before we dive further into the origins of OG Kush, we must first understand the concept of landraces. This refers to local varieties of cannabis species that have developed a natural adaptation to a given region/climate over time. With high levels of genetic variation potential, landraces offer many advantages which include increased stability in harsh conditions. They are the plant in its most natural form. Landraces are found around the world, in such places as Jamaica, India, Mexico, Colombia, and many more.

The Ancient Origins of OG Kush

By now, even the uninitiated have undoubtedly heard the term “Kush” throughout the many aspects of popular culture. From music, to film, to clothes and art, it seems as though the word is everywhere, sometimes being synonymous with cannabis itself. The term “Kush” originates from the cannabis plants of the Hindu Kush mountains of North-Western India, Afghanistan, and Northern Pakistan. In the mid/late 1970’s, selections from these landrace plants were brought to the U.S., beginning their journey into the cultivars we see today.

OG (Ocean Grown Kush) was spawned when growers combined the popular Chemdawg with the classic Lemon Thai & Pakistani Kush. The result is a musky, gassy, coffee-like taste/smell and effects of euphoria, cerebral stimulation, followed by prolonged relaxation. Shown to help with anxiety, pain, stress, depression, and insomnia, among other issues. The main terpenes found in OG Kush are limonene, beta-caryophyllene, terpineol, and myrcene. For novices and cannabis connoisseurs alike, this one is a win/win.

Which of Our Cultivars Have OG Kush in Their Genetics?

By now it’s no secret that we love to use The Bank Genetics seeds in our amazing cultivars. Be sure to check them all out, available now!


Tasting like a blue tootsie pop, this Phishy combination of Fall ‘97 and Bubba is a sativa hybrid with a delightful indica finish.

Black Eyed Katy

Tasting like coffee, currants, fruits, and chocolate, this combination of Fall ‘97 and Phishead is a heavy indica that will surely bring you waves of relaxation in any situation.


Tasting like a sexy citrus skunk, this combination of Tangie and Fall ‘97 is a sativa hybrid that will give you an uplifting takeoff and also a soft, relaxing landing.

Announcing Pot Zero Drops at The Green Solution

As our loyal clients may have noticed, in the past few months the Pot Zero brand has been expanding to many more dispensaries in the Denver area, and in Colorado in general. It is our intention to bring our amazing cannabis products to as many people as we can because we truly believe in the potential of our flower. Our entirely organic, zero carbon footprint and zero chemicals philosophy is the most efficient of its kind, a fact that certainly shows up in our cultivars.

We’re thrilled to announce that our flower is now available at Colorado’s premier marijuana dispensary: The Green Solution. Be sure to visit any of the 21 locations and ask for our Pot Zero products!

Keep following the Pot Zero blog page for more cannabis information, cannabis facts, and all the latest regarding our organic cannabis!