About 303 OG
303 OG is an indica-dominant hybrid with a rich and complex aroma. Originally bred in Colorado, this strain is a mix of potent genetics from Chemdawg and Pre-98 Bubba Kush. What results is a bud with a relaxing but functional high and a smoke that smells simultaneously fruity and earthy. 303 OG’s THC content has been measured at between 18% and 26%.
Flowers of 303 OG are on the smaller side, clinging together in dense, popcorn-shaped clusters. These buds, which tend towards a chunky, roughly spherical shape, have the dense internal structure associated with other indicas. The tightly-curled leaves are a mossy green, with many phenotypes showing off deep shades of purple as well; these striking purple hues come about thanks to the presence of pigments called anthocyanins in the plants’ genetics. Finally, a sprinkling of translucent white trichomes gives these flowers a slightly icy appearance from afar.
When properly cured, flowers of 303 OG have a powerful citrus-tinged scent. A closer olfactory inspection picks up on some toasty, nutty undertones as well. Grinding, meanwhile, releases some rich notes of earth and pine. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, 303 OG gives off a smooth and easily palatable smoke. On the exhale, this smoke’s flavor is sweet orange, undercut by the mellow aroma of damp soil.
Like many other predominantly indica varieties, 303 OG can take a while before plunging users into its potent physical high. Between 10 and 15 minutes after ingestion, smokers may feel a weighty sensation in the head along with a faint feeling of pressure around the eyes and temples. Some feelings of mental stimulation may follow, but they tend to inspire rambling daydreams rather than helping users to exert any powers of concentration or analysis. Additionally, 303 OG can affect sensory perception, leading to psychedelic effects like auditory or visual distortions as well as an intangible sense of time passing more slowly. These trippy properties can be pushed to the max by pairing them with moody enhancements like a favorite playlist or an engaging movie.
As the strain’s mental properties intensify, they’re accompanied by a progressively powerful feeling of physical relaxation. A tingle at the back of the neck can begin to work its way down through the core and limbs, pulverizing any long-standing muscular tension and facilitating deep and easy breathing. Within an hour or so, this relaxation can become so strong as to pin users down where they sit, dissolving any prior stress into the background. 303 OG’s pleasant feelings of sloth can be a fun way to kick back with some smoke buddies, but you may find yourself wanting to savor this deep and luxurious high alone. Because of its very sedative effects, 303 OG is recommended for evening and nighttime consumption -- or at least for use during a day when the user doesn’t have any demanding obligations.
303 OG’s strong, almost narcotic sedation can have applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its soothing, even-keeled mental state may temporarily relieve the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Physical pain relief is also possible, whether that pain is chronic and disease-related or due to everyday inflammation like nausea or a headache. In a properly relaxed set and setting, 303 OG can even send its smokers to sleep, making it a viable treatment for insomnia. Because it isn’t known to bring about any overly cerebral, paranoid patterns of thinking, 303 OG is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of 303 OG are not available for sale online, requiring prospective home growers to propagate “clones” from clippings of existing plants of the strain. Once fostered to maturity, these plants can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a hot and semi-humid climate. Plants tend to grow short and bushy; gardeners may occasionally need to prune away any broad, light-blocking fan leaves. 303 OG flowers within a brief 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors. Those looking to bring out the plants’ vibrant purple hues should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins.
An excellent nighttime treat, 303 OG’s holistic relaxation can be compared to the feeling of easing into a hot bath. This strain’s unique flavor profile also makes it worth snatching up by terpene connoisseurs.