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About Papa's OG
Papa’s OG is an indica-heavy strain with roots in the American Southwest. This hybrid was created by Arizona Organix and is a cross between heavy hitters OG Kush and Skywalker OG. It offers users a mellow but somewhat thoughtful high as well as a standout fruity aroma. The THC content of Papa’s OG has been measured at high levels, between 18% and 25%.
Visually speaking, flowers of Papa’s OG are not particularly memorable; the small buds have a roughly spherical shape and cling together in tight, pebbly clusters. Marked by a dense and characteristically indica bud structure, their coiled leaves are a drab shade of olive green. Dark orange and brown pistils curl their way through these unremarkable flowers. Finally, Papa’s OG’s flowers are coated in a blanket of sticky, icy trichomes that make these these nugs difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.
Papa’s OG has a complex flavor profile that starts off with distinct notes of grape and berry. A closer inspection may also pick up on a cloying sweetness, similar to cotton candy. When these buds are broken apart or ground up, though, they release a much more pungent, skunk-like odor. Burning the strain in a pipe or a joint gives off a thick and somewhat acrid smoke that may trigger coughing and watery eyes. On the exhale, this heavy smoke blooms with a slightly sour grape taste.
The high from Papa’s OG can be a bit of a creeper, not fully revealing itself until 10 or 15 minutes after ingestion. Eventually, smokers may be struck by a sudden pressure or heaviness around the temples and lower forehead. This strange sensation arrives at the same time that consumers are overcome by an increase in cerebral activity. Ideas may seem to take on a new complexity or intensity, resulting in short bursts or brainstorming or productivity; in buzzy social situations, this mental stimulation may also turn into free-flowing conversation. Within some time, Papa’s OG also begins to work on the senses, distorting visual and auditory perception and resulting in phenomena like a flattening of depth perspective. Time may also seem to pass more slowly than usual. These psychedelic properties make the perfect backdrop for an extended music listening session or a visually compelling movie.
As the high wears on (or as dosage is increased), smokers begin to pick up on Papa’s OG’s physical effects as well. Waves of relaxation begins to roll down the spine and radiate out through the core and limbs. Any linger knots of muscular tension may unravel and any prior worries or preoccupations may begin to float into the background. While such sedative effects are initially mild, they can become progressively stronger, eventually couchlocking smokers and rendering them unwilling or unable to do much more than snack and watch TV. Because of its mostly downbeat vibe, Papa’s OG is recommended for nighttime consumption when it can be fully appreciated.
This relaxing strain can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its early feelings of focus have help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on one task at a time. Additionally, its calming energy may temporarily soothe the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Papa’s OG’s sedative, almost numbing effects may also be helpful in treating physical pain, whether minor or due to chronic conditions like arthritis or lupus. In sufficiently relaxed circumstances, this soporific bud may even be an antidote to insomnia, bringing about a deep and restful sleep. Because it isn’t often associated with obsessive or paranoid thinking, Papa’s OG is a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Sadly for home growers, Arizona Organix has kept the genetics of Papa’s OG proprietary and does not offer seeds for sale online. Instead, prospective growers should find a reliable source from which to obtain clippings of mature, healthy plants of the strain. These “clones” can be fostered indoors or out, although outdoor success requires a humid, Mediterranean-like climate. These indica-inflected plants tend to grow short and bushy with long sidewise branches. They can also be very leafy, and gardeners may want to occasionally trim away any large fan leaves that can block light and air from circulating among the lower reaches of their crops. Papa’s OG reaches maturity within 8 to 9 weeks.
A thinking person’s indica, Papa’s OG is a great option for cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. Those who are toking in public, though, should note that this can be a very pungent smoke and may just attract some unwanted attention.