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Nipsey Hussle mixtape Marathon OG is why CTU is doing the best Marathon OG strain review. Nipsey was a legend in the rap community and this strain pays homage to him. The Cure Company created this strain which is a must-try for all Nipsey fans. 

Even if you are not a rap fan, you can truly enjoy this strain. The high is amazing and is one that you can enjoy for hours off of a single toke.

Marathon OG Strain Genetics

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Marathon OG is a 70/30 Indica-dominant phenotype of the famous OG Kush. The high hits you quickly and stays around for quite a while so it is a great investment in terms of bang for your buck.

OG Kush is written about in songs of all kinds as it truly is the original gangster of cannabis in Southern California. The strain is known for its potency and ability to get you high for hours on end.


Marathon OG can be grown indoors or outdoors depending on what you have available. Indoors a grower can expect around 0.5 to 1 ounce per square foot. Outdoors a grower can expect 2 to 3 ounces per square foot or roughly 550 grams per plant..

Flowering Time

The flowering period of Marathon OG is 63 days. 

The appearance of this bud is fluffy round nugs that are minty green. Expect to see a bit of amber mixed in with orange hairs. The trichomes are abundant and give the nugs almost a frosty look that is very sought-after in the cannabis community.

The strain will be easy to grow for experienced cannabis growers. Beginners might find a little difficulty but with the right conditions, they should expect a potent strain with a reasonably large yield.

THC Percentage

The THC percentage of Marathon OG is 21 to 24 percent THC.

Flavor And Aroma

The flavor of Marathon OG is a combination of citrus and spicy. The aroma is earthy yet herbal which makes it quite appealing to most of the cannabis consumer community.  

Myrcene is responsible for the earthy aroma and has a myriad of benefits. The benefit of inducing calmness has been known to help patients with insomnia. Strains that are high in this terpene are Aminal Mints and Cereal Milk.

Limonene can help with anxiety, depression, inflammation, and can even add to your energy levels. The terpene is named after its flavor which is that of lemon. Strains that contain this terpene are Green Crack and Blue Cheese.

Caryophyllene gives consumers instant pain relief and is fast-acting. Expect a taste of black pepper with strains like Gelonade and Rainbow Chip containing this terpene.

Medical Conditions

Marathon OG can help with the following medical issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Spasms

Marathon OG can have up to 1.5 percent CBD which is not incredibly high. What some people do not realize is that THC can help immensely as well. Other cannabinoids work together to bring relief to patients with all types of conditions.


Marathon OG price on average is $12-$15 per gram, $45-50 per 1/8th oz, $95-$105 per 1/4 ounce, and $190-$200 per 1/2 ounce.


In some cannabis groups, the cannabis strain known as “Marathon OG” is well-known, in part because it was popularized by the late rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was from the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His Marathon Clothing company and broader “marathon” branding and attitude are referenced by the name “Marathon.”

Marathon OG is generally recognized as a phenotype of OG Kush or another closely related OG family strain, however its precise genetic background isn't always known with certainty.


Visual characteristics: Marathon OG frequently displays the dense, sticky buds that are common to many OG strains. The buds typically have orange pistils, a thick layer of trichomes, and a deep green color.

Aroma and Flavor: Marathon OG has a traditional aroma profile that includes earthy, piney notes with undertones of diesel and spices, similar to other OG strains. Similar to the inhalation, the flavor on exhalation can be earthy and strong with a tinge of lemony citrus.


As an indica-dominant strain, Marathon OG often produces a strong euphoric feeling. It is better suitable for evening use or relaxation because users frequently remark that it has a calming and sedative effect.

Uses in medicine:

Pain management: People who are experiencing pain may find that it helps to relax their bodies.

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Due to its relaxing effects, many users report feeling less tension and worry.
Insomnia: Due to its sedative qualities, Marathon OG can be utilized by people who have trouble falling asleep.

Similar to many indica strains, it has the ability to enhance appetite.

Is Marathon OG indica or sativa?

Marathon OG is a 70/30 Indica-dominant phenotype of the famous OG Kush.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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