The champion of the first Weedmaps Strains Madness has been crowned. Your winner is none other than OG Kush.
Let's take a look at the competition by the numbers:
- Strain with most votes: OG Kush (5,179)
- Strain with the least votes: MAC (831 votes)
- Best performing seed: 5th seeds (Gelato, Pineapple Express, Cherry Pie, 9lb Hammer)
- Worst performing seed: 7th seeds (Kush Mints, Northern Lights, Godfather OG, Harlequin)
And with that, let's dive into how OG Kush won it all.
Winner: OG Kush
OG Kush has been crowned the champion. Simply put: OG Kush dominated the competition.
As a strain known for being high in THC and having a storied background in weed and rap culture, OG Kush brought it's A-game to every matchup and dusted off some pretty sturdy competition in Pink Panties, Northern Lights, and Wedding Cake. OG faced it's toughest competition in the fourth round when it met up with Gelato, perhaps the heir apparent of OG Kush's place at the top of the “best strains” conversation. In a prior recap, I called this the “MJ v. LeBron debate, but for weed.” And just like that debate, it went in favor of the OG.
When facing up against Pineapple Express in the finals, many of you were pretty vocal of your support of the kush in the Instagram post comments. Someone even said they would quit smoking if OG Kush didn't win. As I said in the finals recap, Pineapple Express is a mainstream strain. In fact, the mainstream brought Pineapples Express to the world of weed, rather than the other way around, with the 2000s stoner classic, Pineapple Express. It's easy to see OG Kush's win as a signal that OG weed culture still runs strong in the Weedmaps audience. But OG Kush is a strain that can appeal to newer consumers, too. The reported effects (giggly, euphoric, focused) on OG Kush's strain page gives it a broader appeal.
Final thoughts: OG Kush's reputation as a strong strain translated to its strength in the field of competition. It's heartening to see a skunky classic like OG Kush win against popular, sugary newcomers like Gelato, Biscotti, and Wedding Cake.
Discover more about OG Kush and other strains at Weedmaps Strains, where you'll find reported effects and flavors, menus carrying specific strains, and prices.