True OG is a popular indica strain that was originally discovered in Southern California, where the term “OG” originally meant “ocean grown.” Bred with genetics from the very popular OG Kush, True OG is potent enough for mellow, lasting effects combined with a more focused head high. Flowers have a pungent, crisp citrus and evergreen scent. True OG has snagged the 2nd place indica spot in every High Times Medical Cup since 2010.
True OG’s high tends to creep up slowly, sometimes taking as long as 10 minutes to show itself. Initially, smokers may detect a growing pressure around the forehead and temples. As they acclimate to this sensation, users are enveloped in a warm wash of euphoria, as any prior stresses or cares melt into the background. Some trippy effects may also be present, such as changes in depth perception or a feeling of time passing more slowly. Psychedelically-minded users can intensify these effects with atmospheric music or a moody movie. For those in a more productive mood, True OG provides also considerable stimulation for the mind, sparking the free association of thoughts and ideas.
This mindset makes the strain a great accompaniment for complicated, task-based work. True OG can also be a fun accompaniment to mundane activities like cleaning the house or running errands. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, True OG is more and more likely to weigh down the limbs and eyelids in equal measure. At this point, couchlock is a real possibility and any previous efforts at lucid productivity tend to dissolve. In all, True OG is great for cozying up and kicking back alone at the end of a long, stressful day. Because of its gradually decreasing energy, this strain is recommended for use in the late afternoon or early evening.
True OG can also have some true utility for medical cannabis patients. Its mood-altering properties can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also soothe physical pain, whether that pain is temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. In high enough doses, True OG can lull even insomniacs into a deep and restful sleep. Those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should exercise caution when consuming this bud, as its initial mental stimulation has the possibility of leading to paranoia.