About LA OG
Los Angeles has its fair share of haters, but there’s no denying the appeal of this indica-dominant hybrid named in the city’s honor. LA OG is a cross between two powerhouse strains: LA Confidential and none other than staple indica OG Kush. With a fruity flavor that has surprisingly few traces of funkiness, this bud’s bag appeal is as obvious as its potency. A heavy hitter, LA OG is best enjoyed on a lazy day with nothing else to do. Its psychoactivity has been measured at between 12% and 24%.
Flowers of LA OG are small to medium in size and have the tight, dense bud structure you might expect of an indica-leaning variety. The leaves on these globular buds are a pale, mossy green and are threaded through with vibrant orange hairs (which are actually pistils, structures intended to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). Finally, a blanket of cloudy white trichomes covers the flowers’ outer surfaces and inner nooks and crannies, making them exceptionally sticky.
When inspecting buds of LA OG, consumers may detect the distinct scent of grapes. Some herbal, almost floral fumes also waft up from the cured buds. There’s a bit of musk hanging underneath these bright aromas, and grinding up the flowers yields some subtle spice and pepper, as is common for strains in the Kush family. When burnt, LA OG gives off a smooth and agreeable smoke that tastes fruity and floral on the exhale. Notably, even though they’re grape-scented, these flowers are not typically purple; this is because the terpene compounds that determine the buds’ aroma do not have a corresponding effect on their color.
LA OG’s high is something of a creeper, taking as much as 20 minutes before beginning to exert a pressure around the smoker’s eyes and temples. This weightiness soon spreads to the rest of the body, especially in the limbs. The temptation to take a load off on the closest comfortable couch may prove overwhelming for some. Users shouldn’t plan on a productive day after enjoying this bud. That said, the strain offers waves of euphoria that relax the body as much as they liberate the mind. Although it can inspire creativity with its open-minded vibe and trippy edge, the head high from LA OG is more meandering than laser-focused. In social settings, this can set the stage for an entertaining evening full of lounging and some free-flowing conversation. If smokers can muster the energy, LA OG is also said to serve as a potent aphrodisiac if the mood is right. As time passes or as dosage is increased, this strain is liable to lay users out flat, causing them to melt into their surroundings as the outside world falls out of focus. Because of its mostly sleepy, sedative properties, this strain is most appropriate for evening or nighttime use.
LA OG can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its powerful physical effects can soothe deep-seated aches and pains, as well as temporary cramps. The bud’s anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve irritations like headaches and nausea. Its tendency to provoke hunger may even be an effective appetite stimulant for patients who have lost their appetites to disease or to chemotherapy. Psychologically speaking, LA OG’s easygoing effects can temporarily take the edge off of stress, depression, and even anxiety. In high enough doses, the strain may lull insomniacs to sleep.
Seeds of LA OG are not available for sale online -- instead, hopeful home growers should obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Although there is little information available on specific best practices for growing this strain, we know that it can be cultivated indoors or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. The strain’s indica genetics imply short and bushy plants that should be regularly trimmed to get rid of ay broad, light-blocking fan leaves.