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About Satellite OG
Satellite OG is an indica-dominant hybrid with some impressive genetics. According to Forbes, this strain was cultivated by Los Angeles-area breeders and later popularized by rapper Paul Wall, who even wrote the 2015 single Crumble the Satellite in its honor. Satellite OG is a cross between OG Kush and San Fernando Valley OG Kush. This double dose of OG Kush brings a musky flavor profile and deeply relaxing effects. Satellite OG has a THC content measured at between 18% and 24%.
Although they’re on the smaller side, flowers of Satellite OG are solid and well-formed, adhering in chunky, elongated shapes. The buds have an apparently hybridized structure, holding tightly together at their core but with leaves that spiral away from one another in a wispy, fringe-like fashion. These leaves themselves are a bright shade of sage green and are wound through with curly orange and brown pistils. A high concentration of frosty trichomes finishes off these eye-catching flowers, making them very sticky and difficult to break up by hand.
Satellite OG’s flowers have a predominantly earthy aroma passed on from their Kush lineage. A closer inspection of these cured buds may pick up on some sweet, fruity accent notes as well. Meanwhile, grinding up or cracking open these flowers yields a pungent and slightly sour odor, similar to fermented organic material. When Satellite OG is combusted in a pipe or a joint, these scents all mingle in a heavy smoke that may tickle the sinuses or palate with its acrid stink. On the exhale, this thick smoke tastes fruity with just a hint of pine.
Satellite OG takes effect somewhat quickly for an indica, hitting users with a palpable headrush less than five minutes after consumption. The strain’s early action is marked by an increased pulse in the temples, as well as some possible facial tics like a flushing in the cheeks or a stimulation of the salivary glands. Once they become acclimate to these strange sensations, smokers may find that their thoughts are moving more quickly than usual, bouncing from one to the next in a kind of free word association that may not make much sense to others who aren’t similarly intoxicated. Similarly, Satellite OG can focus users’ attention on concepts (or even inanimate objects) that might not otherwise hold much interest. Because of this intensely cerebral mindset, the strain may help properly motivated smokers to be productive on complicated, work-related tasks. If shared in social situations, Satellite OG’s mental energy can even spill over into spirited conversation.
As this high wears on, however, its early burst of activity may taper off into physical relaxation. A strange feeling of numbness or weightlessness may take hold in the core and limbs, leading any smokers who were previously active to seek comfort and refuge on the closest couch. And while Satellite OG’s earlier mental acuity tends to persist throughout this newfound relaxation, some consumers may experience a decline in motivation, especially for tasks involving physical labor. As time passes (or as dosage is increased), Satellite OG’s body stone can pin its users in place, making this strain’s latter phases good for passive relaxation and not much else. Because of its slow decline into a sleepy vibe, Satellite OG is recommended for nighttime consumption.
A versatile stain for recreational cannabis users, Satellite OG can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. The sense of focus that accompanies its onset may help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on one task at a time. Its positive, upbeat mood may also temporarily improve symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Physical applications include a relief from aches and pains, whether chronic or related to minor inflammation, like headaches and nausea. Because this bud comes with some risk of mindrace and attendant paranoia, it is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Those looking to grow Satellite OG at home must obtain clippings (or “clones”), as seeds of the strain are not available for purchase online. Plants can be cultivated indoors or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate with consistent daytime sunlight. Additionally, the strains’ indica-inflected flowers suggest that its crops have a short and bushy stature and that they flower within a short 8 to 9 weeks.
Tailor-made for indica fans who’d like a bit of mental buzz as well, Satellite OG is an excellent and well-bred hybrid. Its dank aroma is sure to appeal to fans of OG strains.