Marijuana Strains Like OG Kush Are Meaningless, Expert Says !
There's no scientific basis for the claims being made by pot shops about the effects of their weed, Jeffrey Raber argues. In fact, he says his study is showing that what's being sold as OG Kush in one shop could be something completely different in another.
"Most people don't even know," he says. "We took a popular name, Jack Herer, and found that most didn't even look like each other. OG whatever, Kush whatever, and the marketing that goes along with it -- it's not really medically designed."
Raber's company, the Werk Shop, provides testing for medical marijuana dispensaries so they can sell pesticide-free weed that's been verified.
The strain study he's working on is analyzing more than 1,000 brands of cannabis sold at pot shops, Raber says. The science involved is called metabolomics and will look at metabolites, cannabinoids, turpenes and 42 other aspects of each sample, he says.
The data shows that indica and sativa is just morphology [the plants' appearance and structure, not their highs]. It's a misperception that indica will put you to sleep or that sativa is more energetic. You need a better classification system. We need a new naming system. We're at the forefront of being able to do that.