Also known as Alien OG Kush, this cannabis strain is an indica-dominant hybrid. First available as a clone in California’s Bay Area and now in seed form from Cali Connection, Alien OG is a hybrid cross of Tahoe OG and Alien Kush. Alien OG has the typical lemon and pine OG smell and flavor, and its intense high combines heavy body effects and a psychedelic cerebral buzz. Beginners and novices, be sure to take it slow with this heavy-hitter. Alien OG’s THC content can range from 20% to as much as 28%. As evidenced by their high THC content, flowers of Alien OG are resinous, covered in trichomes that make them appear moist and frosty. This strain has a surprisingly sweet, citrus-like smell, with notes of lemon wafting up from the cured buds. There are also more subtle notes of earth and fresh pine. When combusted, flowers give off a more spicy, hashy scent typical of the OG family. The smoke is lung-expanding but very smooth.
The intensity of this cerebral effect is often determined by user’s set and setting or by their individual tolerance. In cases where a smoker is able to comfortably settle into Alien OG’s altered state, the high can take on psychedelic proportions: visual distortions like enhanced colors or peripheral flashes can happen, as can the trippy sensation of time moving more slowly. Physical relaxation sets in as the high progresses, or as users consume greater amounts. This strain can be as energetic or as relaxing as smokers intend — as easily enjoyed out among friends as it is vegging out alone. Alien OG’s well-rounded high also lends itself to several medical applications. Its euphoria can be a boost for those struggling with depression, while its ever-present cerebral nature can be grounding and mindful for those with stress, anxiety, or PTSD.
THC Level: 20 – 28%
Flavours: Lemon, Pine, Spicy, Sweet, Earthy
Effects: Creative, Energizing, Euphoria, Focus, Happy, Relaxing
Medical Uses: Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Stress, Chronic Pain, Appetite Loss