Nov. 28 2011 12:00 AM

One of the few dispensaries left in San Diego is offering Occupy OG

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A few nugs of Occupy OG
The Occupy Wall Street movement now has its own strain of medical marijuana: Occupy OG.

Over the last couple of years, medical-marijuana patients in San Diego have witnessed an explosion of "OG Kush" strains—from the "Planetary" series that included Mars OG, Moon OG and Jupiter OG to the Star Wars-themed Skywalker OG, Jedi OG and Vader OG. Earlier this year, a grower came up with Obama OG, named after the president, though local medical marijuana activists took issue with honoring a president whose administration has allowed federal prosecutors to continue to go after dispensaries.
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At some collectives, the variety of OGs (which, according to some,  stands for "Original Gangsta," and indicates that its lineage can be traced back to OG Kush, a famous Los Angeles strain - see debate in coments) are kind of gratuitous. It could be that, in some cases, the designation isn't actually a strain, but the name of a particular plant or just a trick to re-brand previously unpopular strains.

 

That might be the case with Occupy OG, which costs $15 for a gram or $50 for an eighth. Described as a hybrid strain (a combination of a sativa and indica), Occupy OG is offered by exactly one dispensary in the country, according to Weedmaps.com's database, one of the last to remain open in San Diego following the recent crackdown on dispensaries and their landlords launched by U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy and San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith

Whatever Occupy OG is, it is not from the plant that was living in the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) tent at the Civic Center in the first weeks of Occupy San Diego. That plant is Skywalker OG and has not yet reached the flowering stage, says Eugene Davidovich, the ASA activist whose lawyers asked for an injunction and temporary restraining order against the San Diego Police Department last week.

Davidoch says he's hoping for a response from the judge today or tomorrow. In the meantime, he plans to participate in the "re-occupation" of the plaza tonight. Protesters announced yesterday that at least 50 of them will attempt to erect tents again in the Civic Concourse at 5 p.m., even though San Diego Police have made it clear that structures won't be tolerated.

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