About Crown OG
Crown OG is a pure indica that enjoys the benefits of some prestigious genetics. Although its creators are as yet unidentified, this strain is said to be descended from the king of all pungent indicas, OG Kush. Offering a deep, therapeutic body high, it’s no wonder that a sugar wax made from Crown OG by Greenwolf La and Nature’s Lab Extracts won the title of Best Indica Concentrate in the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup held in Denver. This bud’s potency has been measured at between 23% and 28%.
Flowers of Crown OG are only small to medium in size, but cling together in dense buds that resist users’ attempts to break them apart. The nugs are spade shaped, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. The leaves of these dense flowers are a mossy green and are wound through with curly orange hairs (which are actually pistils, meant to catch pollen from flowering male plants). A blanket of cloudy white trichomes gives this strain a silvery sheen and accounts for its psychoactivity, as well as its sticky texture.
Crown OG is at once notable for its strong chemical funk -- when first inspected, the flowers give off a strong tang that smell something like ammonia or cat urine. The classic dank OG scent comes through more when users grind up their bud; grinding releases a skunky aroma as well. When burnt in a joint or pipe, Crown OG burns with a thick, acrid smoke that some may find harsh and cough-inducing. This smoke tastes piney with a rich whiff of gasoline on the exhale.
Crown OG’s high creeps up slowly, sometimes taking several minutes after users have finished toking to show itself. When it does arrive, the high initially manifests as a pressure around the eyes and temples. Soon after, a weighty, stoney feeling settles over the entire body. While experienced smokers might feel soothed by this sudden sensation, it can be somewhat disorienting for those with a lower THC tolerance. Because of its sedative power, Crown OG is best suited to daydreaming or enjoying some slow, atmospheric music at home; keep snacks handy too, as the strain can be a strong appetite stimulant. Although this bud comes with some mental stimulation, it doesn’t often lead to the kind of deep, cerebral thinking that usually associated with more sativa-influenced strains. Instead, smokers report a steady feeling of euphoria that lends itself to giddiness and free-flowing conversations in social settings.Those who have been able to remain awake through the strain’s tranquilizing effects also report that it can be an effective aphrodisiac under the right circumstances. In high enough doses, couchlock and sleep can be expected with this strain. It’s more appropriate for nighttime than morning or afternoon use.
Crown OG’s strong, almost narcotic effects can have benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. It can relieve even stubborn cases of insomnia with its sedation. It may also relieve aches and pains, whether temporary, as due to injury, or chronic and nerve-related, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory effects can soothe everyday irritations like headaches. While Crown OG isn’t often associated with recursive, paranoid patterns of thinking, its fast-acting body high can throw some less experienced smokers for a loop. As such, those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should consume with caution.
No large-scale growers have made seeds of Crown OG available for sale online. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Although there is little information available regarding best practices for cultivation of this specific strain, we know that, like many strains, it can be grown indoors, or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Additionally, because of its indica background, we know that plants of the strain grow short and bushy, with strong lateral branching. Growers should regularly trim away any broad fan leaves that might block light and air from reaching flowering nodes on lower branches of the crops.
Crown OG paves the way for nighttime relaxation. It’s enjoyable when shared with friends, but consume this bud solo if you want to give yourself the true royal treatment.