Call it blasphemous, but Jesus OG is one hybrid with the unique ability to elevate both body and mind. Prolific breeding collective TGA Subcool has blessed us with this cross between merious hybrid Hell’s Angel OG and TGA’s own Jack the Ripper. Although certain phenotypes lean toward the cerebral sativa end of the spectrum, Jesus OG confers a high that strikes the ideal balance between mental and physical effects. With a refreshing lemon taste to boot, Jesus OG has a sturdy THC content of 20%.
Jesus OG has small to medium-sized flowers that clump in tapered, spade-like shapes. The buds have a typically indica structure, with tightly-packed and coiled leaves that makes the flowers dense and difficult to break up without a grinder. The leaves themselves are a vibrant neon green, with some copper pistils peeking out. A sprinkling of trichomes gives this strain a waxy sheen and a very sticky surface. The primary smell wafting up from these flowers is of lemon, spiked with an ammonia tang -- the impression is not unlike some aerosol cleaners. There’s also a slightly dank and acrid smell that lurks underneath, which is intensified as flowers are broken open or burnt. When smoked, Jesus OG hits smooth. On the exhale, it leaves a lingering taste of herbs and citrus which may be familiar to fans of Jack Herer, Jesus OG’s grandparent strain.
The high from Jesus OG takes hold quickly: users may detect a head buzz or may feel their eyes inadvertently narrowing. Such effects are soon met with a newfound sense of cerebral focus. Objects or random thoughts can take on a whole new significance. Because it is so thought-provoking, this strain is great as an aid for work that calls for analysis or creativity. There may be some slightly psychedelic effects as well -- as their senses become more attuned to their surroundings, smokers may perceive sounds, colors, or even tastes more intensely. Jesus OG comes with physical sensations as well. At the very least, relief of tension in the muscles and chest can be expected. In higher doses, this strain can even pin users down on the nearest couch.
These well-rounded effects also have application for medical cannabis patients. Jesus OG sedative properties can provide relief from chronic, troubling aches and pains. It can relieve moderate headaches and more serious migraines. The same relaxation that this strain bestows on users’ eyes can even be an effective treatment for the painful intraocular pressure that comes with glaucoma. Meanwhile, Jesus OG’s euphoric uplift can be a great temporary treatment for those struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD. Its clearheaded focus can assist patients with attention deficit disorders. However, because of this strain’s tendency to bring about freely-associative thinking, it may provoke panic or paranoia for those not accustomed to the “mindrace” that comes with potent sativas.
Fortunately, TGA Subcool has made seeds of Jesus OG available for commercial sale. Prospective growers can also obtain trimmings from mature, healthy plants in order to grow “clones.” Jesus OG can be successfully cultivated indoors or out. The typically tall plants may do well in open-air environments where they can stretch and maximize yield. However, outdoor growing calls for warm, Mediterranean-like climates with daytime temperatures in the 70 degree Fahrenheit range. Indoors, plants will respond well to carefully monitored conditions; their height can be managed to fit in restricted spaces if growers take the time to train the plants, bending and pruning branches early in the vegetative stage. Jesus OG flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and offers a larger than average yield.
As enjoyable during the day as it is at night, Jesus OG is great for introspection and for tackling thorny problems that might require a new perspective. Although it works well in many different situations, this is a very social strain that works great at parties, lifting spirits and stimulating conversation. It may not provide you with a profound spiritual experience, but Jesus OG is sure to take you on a pleasant psychedelic jaunt.