About Venus OG
Venus OG is one of a series of strains like Mars OG and Earth OG that are named after the planets. Other than OG Kush, the components of Venus OG’s genetic lineage are undocumented; the strain’s fragrant appeal is very apparent, though. With well-balanced effects and a pleasantly aromatic smoke, this strain is appropriate for a variety of settings and occasions. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 25%.
This strain’s flowers tend to be visually underwhelming, characterized by smaller than average buds that cling together in popcorn-like clusters. The small nuggets have a dense, indica-leaning structure, with tightly-coiled leaves. The leaves themselves are a yellowish green and are twisted through with brown hairs (which are actually pistils, botanical structures meant to catch pollen from fertilizing plants). Finally, Venus OG is coated in cloudy white trichomes, accounting for the strain’s psychoactivity.
When properly cured, Venus OG’s flowers give off a distinctly citrus tang. A tart berry scent mingles with these top notes of orange and lemon for an overall fruity impression. Meanwhile, grinding up the buds yields notes of hash and spice, passed on from OG Kush. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Venus OG’s smoke is smooth and very easily ingested. On the exhale, this smoke tastes lemony with some pine accents on the exhale, similar to perennial favorite Jack Herer.
Venus OG can take its time before arriving, sometimes not exerting effects until 15 minutes after users have savored its smoke. Eventually, consumers may experience a rush of blood to the head, accompanied by sensations like a throbbing in the temples or a flushing in the cheeks. As they adjust to these odd symptoms, though, smokers can tune in to the way Venus OG warps the senses. Visual and auditory stimuli can take on a new intensity, making movies especially fun to watch. Many users also experience trippy phenomena like a feeling of time dilation or a flattening of their field of visual depth. Despite such psychedelic properties, though, the strain does confer some actual mental stimulation, allowing for deep focus on any complex tasks, as well as freely-associative brainstorming for more open-ended creative projects.
Primarily, though, Venus OG is characterized by a smooth, relaxing body high in which any points of physical tension find fast release and deep breathing happens more slowly and easily. This strain’s combination of mental and physical activity makes it a great way to enjoy activities that involve both mind and body -- in particular, this appropriately-named strain can serve as a great aphrodisiac, given the right kind of companions. While Venus OG typically allows for sustained mental clarity for the duration of its high, its progressive feeling of relaxation may sap any earlier motivation or plans for productivity.
Instead, enjoy the latter end of this high during a slow binge-watching session with like-minded friends or as a way to decompress after a long day or week of work. Thanks to its slow dip in energy levels, this hybrid is recommended for late afternoon through evening use; if consumed earlier in the day, it’s liable to derail an ambitious agenda.
Venus OG’s wide-reaching effects can have several applications for medical cannabis patients. The strain can help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on a single task, while its mood-lifting properties may soothe the harsh symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Its sedative effects, meanwhile, can soothe physical aches and pains, whether they’re chronic or simply due to everyday inflammation. Venus OG can even stimulate the appetite, making it a good diet aid for those who have lost their hunger to treatments like chemotherapy. Because its early feelings of mindrace can be disorienting, Venus OG should be consumed with caution by patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Venus OG are not available for sale online and those looking to grow the strain at home should obtain clippings of existing plants from a trusted source. These clippings can be fostered as “clones” and may be grown indoors or outdoors (although outdoor cultivation calls for a hot and humid climate). Plants tend to grow short and bushy and may require occasional pruning of their broad fan leaves. Venus OG tends to flower within a short 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Venus OG is one strain best saved for a cozy, lazy day spent indoors. If you consume it in social situations, be ready for your stash’s pleasant fragrance to turn a few heads.