If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world strain to try this summer, look no further. This month’s strain of the month is one of the strongest, if not THE strongest strain out there. Alien OG first made its appearance in the Bay Area of California around six years ago. Tested at a record-setting 20-28% THC, Alien OG is a piney, otherworldly combination of two of the West Coast’s most potent strains: Tahoe OG and Alien Kush.
The pungent smell of Alien OG typically announces itself to a room; the hybrid’s sweet, citrus-like smell is also marked by undertones of pine and lemon, courtesy of its dank heritage. Colloquially, many of us in the industry call Alien OG a ‘double bagger’ because of the potency of its smell. Like most Indica dominant breeds, the flowers of Alien OG develop a thick coat of resin during flowering, which accounts for this strain’s notoriously high THC content.
Given the seriously high THC content of Alien OG, it’s not surprising to learn that medicating with this particular strain is not for beginners or the faint of heart. When smoking Alien OG flowers, this strain’s legendary OG heritage shines through in a spicy, hashy flavor that is both smooth and lung-expanding. The potency of Alien OG means that medicating is typically accompanied by an immediate head-change followed by intense physical relaxation.
For experienced smokers, Alien OG provides the perfect balance between physical sedation and mental stimulation, giving this potent Indica dominant hybrid an edge over practically every other strain out there. Patients who medicate with Alien OG have been known to say that their high is preceded by a head rush that suddenly changes their cognitive experience.
The soaring, psychedelic high of Alien OG means that most first-time smokers may want to wait before blasting off with this strain. Nevertheless, medical consumers with chronic pain appreciate this strain’s astronomical THC content. Also, those who suffer from migraines, headaches, and glaucoma also respond well to the pain-relieving and sedating nature of Alien OG. Keep in mind that the intensity of this strain’s cerebral effect is determined as much setting as it is by individual tolerance.
The strength of this strain means that it is particularly versatile; the high from Alien OG can be as energetic or as sedating as the patient wants and can be easily enjoyed amongst friends or at home alone. As you can imagine, Alien OG’s well-rounded high means that it is an incredibly versatile medication whose use lends itself to a variety of applications.
The euphoric effects of this strain make it a fantastic option for those who struggle with depression, while the sedating effects of the strain’s Indica heritage make it a relaxing option for anxiety sufferers who are THC tolerant. The cerebral nature of this strain’s high can also be grounding and create the space for mindfulness in those struggling with stress disorders like PTSD. The palpable “body stone” that Alien OG provides also makes it a helpful strain when it comes to providing relief for chronic pain or nausea. In high doses, Alien OG can even provide effective treatment for insomnia.
At Las Vegas ReLeaf, we’re proud of our commitment to educating our staff and patients on the different kinds of ReLeaf available. If you’re looking for the right strain to treat insomnia, fatigue, or chronic pain, stop by our shop near the Strip to take Alien OG for spin. Can’t make it down? Then try out our dispensary delivery service; it’s the safest way to get your green in Las Vegas!