About Double OG
Double OG is a very potent indica-dominant strain that combines genetics from Big Bud, Afgoo, and regional favorite SFV OG Kush. Possibly named for the double dose of Afghani dance in its background (it’s a building block for both Afgoo and Big Bud), this strain is a true knockout. It’s tailor-made for lazy, hazy days or evenings on the couch. Double OG’s THC content has been evaluated at between 16% and 26%.
Double OG’s flowers are very visually impressive, with a tendency toward large to jumbo-sized buds that may be passed on from parent strain Big Bud. These hugs nugs cling together in a characteristically dense indica structure, with leaves curling tightly inward. The leaves themselves are a vibrant spring green and are twisted through with yellow and orange pistils. Finally, icy white trichomes cap off these already colorful flowers, accounting for their high potency.
Flowers of OG give off a mellow, earthy scent of wood. This aroma is complemented by some tangy fumes of diesel. Meanwhile, grinding up the bud’s compact flowers yields notes of skunk, possed due to the Skunk #1 in Big Bud’s background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Double OG gives off a smoke that may be harsh and acrid, triggering coughing. The smoke tastes sour with some pungent diesel on the exhale.
Double OG takes a while to show itself, sometimes waiting as long as 15 minutes after smokers have finished coughing on its smoke. The high initially manifests as a throb in the temples and around the eyes, accompanied by a sudden heaviness in the head. This weighty feeling soon spreads down through the neck and spreads outward through the core and limbs; smokers who are standing may feel the sudden urge to sit down. As they acclimate to Double OG’s powerful physical relaxation, some smokers may also begin to notice some changes in their consciousness. This warping of sensory perception may include phenomena like distorted depth perception or a strong sense of time dilation. If you’re so inclined, these psychedelic effects can be amplified even further by putting on some moody, atmospheric music. Frequently, though, Double OG simply makes its users want to kick back and enjoy this pud’s pervasive body high, which can soothe any lingering muscular tension. As time passes, the strain’s laid back vibe provides the perfect setting for a long binge-watching session or for some giggly and free-flowing conversation with friends. Double OG is probably not the best choice for accomplishing task-based work that requires close attention. In high enough doses, the strain can even lull drowsy smokers to sleep. More often than not, you’ll want to use this strain at night -- unless you’re not planning on accomplishing anything for the day.
Double OG’s sedative effects can also have applications for medical cannabis patients. IT can temporarily distract from the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to diseases like fibromyalgia or arthritis. As noted, in the right circumstances, Double OG can be a powerful sleep aid for those with insomnia. Because it is not likely to cause intense bouts of recursive thinking, Double OG is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Double OG are not available online. As such, prospective home growers must obtain clones (grown from clippings of existing plants) from a trusted source. The strain can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants of Double OG tend to grow short and bushy, with strong lateral branching. Growers should occasionally “top” their crops by trimming away broad fan leaves that can block light and air from nourishing any low-growing flowering nodes. Finally, once these plants mature and begin to flower, growers should support the branches with stakes or dowels to prevent them from drooping under the weight of these very large flowers.
Consumers should note that while Double OG is relaxing, it can be too potent for total newcomers to cannabis. For more experienced smokers, though, it can be a luxurious treat at the end of a long day or week of work.