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About Saturn OG
Saturn OG is a well-balanced hybrid that is generally associated with other “planetary” OG Kush descendants like Mars OG and Earth OG. This strain provides users with an equilibrium between mental and physical effects as well as a memorably funky flavor. Saturn OG’s THC content has been measured at levels ranging from 17% to 26%.
Although they’re potent, flowers of Saturn OG are somewhat lacking in visual appeal. The buds are small to medium in size when trimmed and cling together in tight, popcorn-like clusters. They have the dense and compact internal structure characteristic of indica varieties, with small, stubby leaves that curl tightly inward. These leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are punctuated by curly orange pistils. Finally, a thick coat of resinous trichomes covers these pebbly buds and makes them appear somewhat dewy when seen from afar.
Ironically, given its name, Saturn OG has a familiar, earthy aroma, redolent of wet soil and dried leaves. A second whiff of the cured buds may also detect some notes of fresh citrus. Meanwhile, if these little green nugs are ground up or broken apart, they may release the hashy, peppery kick you might expect of OG and Afghani. When combusted, Saturn OG burns with a heavy and acrid smoke that’s liable to trigger a coughing fit. On the exhale, this smokes tastes earthy and woodsy with a hint of lemon. Those toking in public may want to take some odor control precautions, as Saturn OG can be a particularly pungent smoke.
Saturn OG wastes no time before transporting its consumers into a different world. Sometimes before they’ve even fully exhaled its thick smoke, users may feel an increased blood pressure around the temples and cheekbones, as well as an increase in salivation. As these strange tics subside, smokers may notice an uptick in the pace and intensity of their thinking. Certain ideas may suddenly seem more intense or absorbing; at the same time, previously unseen connections may spring up between seemingly unrelated concepts. This kind of plugged-in, freely-associative mindset may help users accomplish work on detailed analytical tasks. If used in social, party-like settings, Saturn OG’s mental stimulation may also spill over into friendly, lively conversation or even downright giddiness.
Within an hour or so after consumption, Saturn OG starts to exert a physical heaviness rivaling that of the great gas giant itself. Smokers who are active or out and about at this stage may begin to feel as if they’re wading through Jell-O when trying to exert themselves; those who are already relaxed at home, meanwhile, might find themselves slowly melting into their immediate surroundings as any outside concerns or anxieties melt away. With increased dosage, this sense of relaxation may progress into full-on couch lock. In this later phase of the high, Saturn OG is best enjoyed with some snacks in a mellow, comfy setting, whether you’re alone or with likeminded friends.
Saturn OG’s wide-ranging effects can have medical as well as recreational applications. The strain’s initial sativa edge can help those with attention deficit disorders to work diligently on one task at a time. Additionally, its mood-enhancing qualities may temporarily treat the troubling symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physically speaking, Saturn OG can take the sting out of aches and pains, whether they’re temporary inflammation or due to chronic conditions link arthritis or lupus. In a sufficiently relaxed set and setting, this sedative strain can even be a remedy for insomnia. However, because its early feelings of mind race can be anxiety-inducing for some, Saturn OG is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Seeds of Saturn OG are not available for purchase online. Those looking to grow the strain at home should find a trusted source from which to obtain clippings. These can be grown as genetically identical “clone” plants and may thrive indoors or outdoors in a hot and humid climate. Although specific best practices for growing this hybrid are not widely available, its indica-type buds imply that plants grow short and squat and that they have a relatively short flowering time of between 8 and 9 weeks. Indoor gardeners trying to maintain discretion should keep in mind that Saturn OG can be a very stinky grow; apparatus like exhaust fans or carbon air filters may help keep its pungency under control.
A must-try for indica and sativa lovers alike, Saturn OG is also a uniquely-scented strain that may be of interest to terpene nerds.