Ogre Kush is a pretty hot strain in Denver right now, with a number of dispensaries carrying it in flower or concentrate. Affinity, Buddy Boy, Emerald Fields, Lightshade, the Lodge, Oasis Cannabis Superstores, Redeye Releaf, Silver Stem Fine Cannabis, Trees, The Herbal Center at Peoria Crossing and Tru Cannabis all have some form of Ogre, and wholesale brand Willie’s Reserve sells it at other dispensaries around the state, too. I like the Willie’s Reserve option; grown by Denver-based Bloom County, it leans sativa and has plump, dense calyxes that meld together for monstrous buds perfect for ripping off as you stuff bong snappers.
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Flavor: Skunk and soil notes dominate the profile, with sharp flavors of lemon and hints of rubber, hash and wood rounding it out.
If ogres existed, I don’t think they’d be very pleased with their current reputation. Shrek has turned the ogre, once a fierce and disgusting terror of folklore, into a sweet, funny hero known more for a talking donkey than an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Luckily, cannabis breeders have provided the green monster a second chance at a killer reputation with Ogre, a skunky hybrid that can lean either way, depending on the grower.
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The genetic origins of Ogre — also known as Ogre OG and Ogre Kush in some circles — are both highly discussed and somewhat of a mystery. Most accounts have the original Ogre as a phenotype of indica Sensi Star (and most Denver pot shops that carry it claim the same), though the specifics of that phenotype are unknown, and the majority of Ogre cuts are sativa-dominant. But there are indica-heavy takes with Bubba and Master Kush Kush genetics, too, as well as versions said to have been crossed with Amnesia Haze, Durban Skunk and Hindu Kush.
Looks: Limited pistil coverage and a hypnotizing blanket of resin glands make Ogre more of a Prince Charming than a monster. The strain is generally thick and dense, packaged in round, cone-shaped buds with an intense coat of trichomes that enhances the strain’s forest-green color.
Effects: Ogre’s effects hit the body and mind simultaneously, and that combination can eat the wit of the inexperienced. But unless you’re power-ripping through bowl after bowl, Ogre is a gentle strain with a gentle comedown, good for any creative project or specific task. Don’t try to do too much at once, though, because focus is delicate with this one.
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Ogre Kush is a pretty hot strain in Denver right now, with a number of dispensaries carrying it in flower or concentrate. Affinity, Buddy Boy, Emerald Fields, Lightshade, the Lodge, Oasis Cannabis Superstores, Redeye Releaf, Silver Stem Fine Cannabis, Trees, The Herbal Center at Peoria Crossing and Tru Cannabis all…