Looking into new strains? Look no further than our most recent dispensary find, Alien OG. The Alien OG strain offers a ton of great physical and mental effects as well as a unique funky flavor and plenty of potency to go around. Here’s everything you need to know about the Alien OG strain, including its potency, lineage, appearance, flavors, aromas, effects, and medical uses.
Alien OG Lineage
The Alien OG strain is a 50/50 hybrid cross between Tahoe OG and Alien Kush first propagated by the heads at The Cali Connection. It was originally available only as a clone in the San Francisco bay area of California, though the strain is making its way around legal states all over the country thanks to the availability of seeds and clones. It checks in between 20-26% THC, making it a great choice for newbies and seasoned smokers alike.
Alien OG Appearance
Alien OG is a sight to behold, with features deeply accentuated by its thick blanket of THC-rich trichomes. Each flower is a light shade of sagey green with forest green highlights and golden lowlights. The flower structure tends to be bulky yet fluffy, though completely saturated with trichomes and peppered with electric red and orange pistils.
Alien OG Aromas
On the nose, the strain takes on an extremely bright and herbal aroma. The strain tends to envelop whatever container it’s being kept in with a pungent, kush-tinged aroma similar to lemon pine-sol. The flavor is equally unique, though slightly different than the aroma. While the scent is very fresh, the flavor is very earthy. Those herbal tones are often overshadowed by the strangely dank and pungent kush notes, but the smoke tends to be on the richer, creamier side. The aftertaste is refreshing and reminiscent of lemons and pine along with some pungent spicy notes from the OG Kush fam genetics found in this strain’s lineage.
Alien OG Effects
Alien OG offers a mix of excellent physical and mental effects that can soothe away even the most stubborn of symptoms. However, it should be noted that the strain, while balanced, may be intense for some people. Its terpene content coupled with its slightly above-average levels of THC and unique effects should be taken slowly at first to see how the strain will affect you. The high is rated as intense for its powerful psychedelic cerebral effects and the heavy body effects
Alien OG Medical Uses
The first impression of Alien OG is that it’s a good medicine that is able to tend and soothe a variety of problems away in a quick, effective way. The mental effects are notably cerebral, starting behind the eyes and creating a positive and happy mental buzz that can combat even the most stubborn symptoms of depression or stress. While the effect is psychedelic in high doses, low doses tend to lead to energy, focus, and creativity. Alien OG offers a creeping body high, too. It kicks in a few minutes after the mental effect peaks and mellows out. It starts in your head and makes its way down through your shoulders, arms, back, butt, and legs, leaving you feeling totally relaxed and maybe a little couch locked.
These effects paired with the above-average levels of THC make Alien OG a great choice for managing a great number of symptoms from a variety of ills and ailments at any time of day. If you have things to keep you occupied, you’ll enjoy the heavy dose of happiness and fatigue-busting energy. On the other hand, the strain is also excellent for unwinding and relaxing after a long day and letting go of the day’s stresses before drifting off to sleep. Alien OG is a great choice if you’re in the market for a strain that can help you with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, mood swings, and fatigue. On the physical side, you should also choose Alien OG if you need help with pain, muscle spasms, lack of appetite, headaches, and nausea.
Alien OG Grow Guide
If you already love Alien OG and are considering adding the strain to your medicine garden, you’ll want to take great care to manage her explosive growth early on. Alien OG is a balanced hybrid, so it grows both tall and wide with lots of viney branches and thick foliage. You should keep the strain topped, trained with trellis netting, and trimmed from the get-go to keep her growth under control. A good rule of thumb is to trim up to the first level of netting before flipping into flower to encourage better flower growth. As always, keep an eye on your humidity levels since these big buds can be slightly more susceptible to pests and mold than others.
All in all, Alien OG is an excellent strain for any time of day as both a recreational strain and a powerful cannabis medicine. The next time you see it at your favorite dispensary, be sure to try some for yourself.