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You'll "die" for this strain...
With a name like Jesus OG, you may be wondering if this strain is heaven-sent or not. Or is it just like the many other mere mortal strains on the market today? To find out whether you should get down on your knees and thank God for Jesus OG, read on!
What Is Jesus OG?
Jesus OG is a potent indica-dominant hybrid from cannabis breeders Subcool’s The Dank. Its lineage is the result of a rather unholy alliance between Hells Angel OG and Jack The Ripper. However, after experiencing the wonder of this strain, we can safely say that Jesus OG is a gift from above.
After two years of crossing Kush strains, Subcool decided that Hells Angel OG was a perfect parent for Jesus OG. When combined with Jack The Ripper, Subcool believes the resulting Jesus OG strain sets the standard for sour Kush.
There are two main Jesus OG phenotypes on the market today; one has a high limonene content and a distinctive lemon fragrance. The other has more dominant Kush genetics with notable Kush flavors with hints of lemon and fruit. However, the most prominent aspect of this sour Kush phenotype is its deliciously sweet and fruity aroma.
In terms of its effects, Jesus OG is very much a rapid onset strain.
A feeling of euphoria and happiness quickly sets in, coupled with an increased focus. Jesus OG is a firm favorite among artistic types, as it can cause its consumers to think more abstractly and introspectively.
Some Jesus OG consumers say that this strain can produce psychedelic effects. These include a heightened perception of visual and auditory stimuli. Even sensory perceptions can be affected too, with tastes seeming more pungent and flavorful.
As time passes, Jesus OG’s indica genetics come more to the fore. A deep feeling of relaxation takes over, and consumers will naturally feel like sitting back and chilling out. Due to the nature of Jesus OG’s effects, it is suitable for daytime or evening time use. Just be sure to have a free schedule or nothing pressing to do later the same day.
As mentioned above, the sour Kush-dominant phenotype has a very pungent sweet and fruity aroma. Other phenotypes will have a distinctive lemon zesty fragrance with a noticeable ammonia odor. This chemical smell has been compared to cleaning products, which may be off-putting for some. Breaking open the buds releases an unpleasant dank and acrid odor, which intensifies when smoked.
While Jesus OG’s aroma may not be to everyone’s liking, its taste shouldn’t turn too many off. On the inhale, the smoke is smooth with hints of herbs and citrus lingering pleasantly on the palate long after exhaling.
A Jesus OG plant grows very tall and can reach over two meters in height. A mature plant produces small-to-medium-sized, tapered, flowers. The dense, light green buds are coated in a layer of sticky trichomes and take on a typical indica structure and shape. Copper-colored pistils grow prominently among the coiled and neon-green leaves.
Jesus OG Grow Info
The good news is that you can grow a Jesus OG plant indoors or outdoors. The bad news is it requires a lot of care and attention, and its growing difficulty is rated as moderate. Novice cannabis cultivators should opt for easier strains to grow than this one.
As already mentioned, this plant can grow tall, so indoor growers need to bear this in mind. Experienced Jesus OG growers recommend early apical pruning, i.e., topping the plant to keep its height under control. The Screen of Green method works well for this particular plant. It is a high maintenance plant, and you will need to carry out regular, topping, trimming, and training throughout.
The flowering period for Jesus OG plants grown indoors is between 8-9 weeks. Indoor growers can expect approximately 14-17 ounces per square meter from this strain.
For outdoor growers, this plant thrives in a warm, sunny, Mediterranean-type climate. The optimal daytime temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal time of year for outdoor harvesting is around late September to early October. Outdoor growers are looking at a return of around 17 ounces per plant.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest known THC content recorded in a Jesus OG sample was a staggeringly high 28%. However, most Jesus OG strains will have a THC range of between 18.5-24.5%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
A very modest CBD content offsets Jesus OG’s relatively high THC level. The highest CBD level recorded in a Jesus OG sample is approximately 0.56%.
Medical Benefits of Jesus OG
The Jesus OG strain may have some potential health benefits for medicinal consumers. Jesus OG’s uplifting and mood-boosting effects may offer temporary relief from the symptoms of mood disorders like depression and anxiety. As this strain can instill a feeling of deep relaxation, it may help people to de-stress after a hectic day.
Possible Side Effects of Jesus OG
Consumers would be wise to tread carefully with Jesus OG. Generally, when trying a new strain, consumers should start with a little first to see how they tolerate its effects. As some Jesus OG samples can have a very high THC content, this is the best approach. Overindulging on this strain can lead to heightened anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness.
Also, as already mentioned, some Jesus OG users report experiencing psychedelic effects after consuming this strain. Therefore, it is unsuitable for novice cannabis consumers.
Some users may also experience dry eyes and dry mouth. These are very common side effects of many cannabis strains and are nothing to worry about.
Final Thoughts on Jesus OG
If you are a fan of Kush strains, then Jesus OG will feel like a godsend. Most phenotypes will have a lemony aroma, while others have a pungent and unpleasant chemical odor. This may be off-putting for some, but for those who can tolerate it, they should enjoy this sour Kush strain’s effects.
Due to its potency and psychedelic effects, Jesus OG is unsuitable for novice consumers. Also, amateur cannabis cultivators should leave this strain to more experienced growers as it is a high maintenance plant. Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the Jesus OG strain.