No, it’s not a typo - this strain is named Or. Bred by Tikun Olam in Israel, it’s an indica-dominant plant that’s created from unknown parents. While THC levels are pretty strong, users note that the psychoactive effects associated with Or are minimal and that the plant has a primarily medicinal effect.
So how much THC are we talking about? Or tends to come in at a high of 24%, making newer users opt to steer clear although they really don’t have to. Nugs mirror beautiful flowers that are covered in a light fuzz of pistils, and while the buds are rather dense, you can still see a shining layer of trichomes. Those with a sweet tooth may not appreciate this strain’s flavor profile, as hints of diesel, herbs, and spice blend for a strong experience.
Despite Or leaning so heavily to the indica side of things, your high will begin with a bit of energizing happiness that leaves you feeling free from worry. You won’t be inclined to go out and socialize, but the euphoria is a welcome portion of the strain’s appeal. Soon you’ll begin to feel more and more relaxed, and while users describe themselves as clear-headed, you’ll see why this strain is recommended only for night use.
The breeders at Tikun Olam originally intended for Or to assist those with sleep disorders, so for insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and potentially even night terrors, a few puffs before bed might make a world of difference. Other issues including inflammation, general pain, and a lack of appetite are all aided by this strain. As with most hybrids, the uplifting nature of Or will cause stress and anxiety to fall by the wayside.
Not much information is widely disseminated when it comes to cultivating your own Or plants at home, but it is rumored that the strain is fairly easy to manage even for new gardeners. Said to flower in 7 to 9 weeks, the yield you’ll end up with is decent. Given that the genetics of this strain is kept a secret, we can only assume that breeders would rather you purchase from a dispensary than cultivate your own.
Whether you’re long overdue for a hearty night of sleep or you simply want to take the edge off of a stressful day, Or can be your companion. If you have a penchant for uniquely flavored buds, even better. Spend some time getting to know Or and see if you’re able to pull a little productivity out of your high before you hit the hay for the night.
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