When I tried cannabis at 18, my friends didn’t have access to strange strains of cannabis.
We had 2 varieties—”mids” or “regs” were usually imported from Mexico, also called “Mexican brick weed”; & then there was “dro,” “crippy,” or “chronic” which were seedless, high quality marijuana buds. The latter varieties were properly grown indoors with hydroponic setups, hence the name “dro” which is short for hydro. Back then the higher quality weed was roughly $50 to $60 for an ninth of an ounce of flower buds while the “mids” or “regs” were roughly $25 for the same amount. Since the mids were poorly grown & harvested ditch weed from Mexico, there weren’t diverse genetics available. But at some point the hydro weed started to actually improve to the point where my friends were getting particular & exotic strains for us all to try. Some of the actually first strains that I had a option to sample were White Widow, Afgoo, Blue Dream, Pineapple Express, & OG Kush. I suppose it was OG Kush that impressed me the most when I got a option to try it for the actually first time. While it is often labeled as an evenly balanced hybrid strain, I find that OG Kush gives me a pleasantly stimulating high separate from giving me any anxiety. I can’t imagine trying to use it before bed to get tired, so that makes me lump it in with sativa-leaning hybrid strains. But since there are strange phenotypes of OG Kush out there, who knows what I was smoking back then.