When I tried cannabis at 18, our friends didn’t have access to weird strains of cannabis.
Every one of us had more than one 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 seventh 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 easily improve to the point where our friends were getting particular & exotic strains for us all to try. Some of the unquestionably first strains that I had a chance to sample were White Widow, Afgoo, Blue Dream, Pineapple Express, & OG Kush. I guess it was OG Kush that impressed myself and others the most when I got a chance to try it for the unquestionably first time. While it is often labeled as an evenly balanced hybrid strain, I find that OG Kush gives myself and others a pleasantly stimulating high without giving myself and others any anxiety. I can’t imagine trying to use it before bed to get tired, so that makes myself and others lump it in with sativa-leaning hybrid strains. But since there are weird phenotypes of OG Kush out there, who knows what I was smoking back then.