Alien OG Strain
A hybrid comprised of Tahoe OG and Alien Kush, Alien OG represents one of the most-beloved and heaviest hitting sativa-leaning hybrids money can buy. With seeds available through Cali Connection and a decent yield of 450 grams per square meter, Alien OG can be a good choice for intermediate or advanced growers. Novice growers be warned, however-- this can be a finicky plant.
Smoking the sweet, lemony strain gives you a quick cerebral high, followed by a slow moving total-body relaxation. Users find Alien OG's sativa-heavy high helps them focus, come up with creative ideas, and stay awake and alert, all while enjoying the type of body high you can only find in the most excellent indica strains.
MedicalSTRESS DEPRESSION INSOMNIA
FlavorLEMON SWEET SPICY
EffectsEUPHORIA HAPPY RELAXED
Starting as a clone-only strain in dispensaries around Northern California, Cali Connection has started producing its own Alien OG seeds, and the strain is now widely distributed across many West Coast dispensaries.
A sativa-dominant hybrid, Alien OG is known for equal parts euphoric brain stimulation and total body relaxation, making it a favorite morning or early afternoon toke. The strain's balance has been lauded for it's ability to lend relief to those suffering from depression, anxiety, fatigue, stress, headaches, and insomnia.
Alien OG buds are typically sold in small nugget clusters. Because this is a hybrid strain, we often see some differentiation in flower structure, ranging from a compact bud to the loose leaves that are typical of sativas. The leaves should be a nice light green in color, with pistils presenting as a fiery orange or bright red. With THC levels around 23%, it's no surprise that Alien OG flowers are super resinous, with the frosty aesthetic and moist feel typical of sticky trichomes.
Flavor notes differ a little in Alien OG, but the most common taste to look out for a distinctly lemony, earthy aroma with a sweeter, even spicy taste. For highly attuned palettes, users may find the subtler notes of fresh pine as they light up. For those smokers hoping to keep their habits discreet, be warned -- Alien OG is a super pungent strain, and the sweet smell is likely to hang around for awhile.
As far as effects are concerned, Alien OG gives users a high that might leave them feeling energized, focused, and relaxed. Extra bonus: Alien OG is known to help you get your creative juices flowing, so smoke during the day to take advantage of an out-of-this-world mind transformation.
Alien OG is felt behind the eyes first, followed by a head rush and a pretty rapid alteration of cognition; you should be enjoying the cerebral effects of your first couple of tokes -- or about within 10-15 minutes. The indica hits a little later, resulting in a quick rush of thoughts followed by a slow roll of body high, which will have muscles and pains feeling soothed while the mind is highly active. Fair warning-- Alien OG isn't considered to be a good nighttime strain.
A relative heavy-hitter, novice smokers or those with low tolerance may enjoy some minor ?psychedelic? feeling effects, like bright colors, slowing of time, or peripheral flashes.
Overall, this well-rounded high can be a huge relief for those suffering from stress, anxiety, and even PTSD. A munchie-inducing strain, Alien OG may also be a good choice for users struggling with appetite loss.
With such an excellent strain comes a slightly finicky growth process; Alien OG isn't a good choice for first time growers. Typically grown indoors, the short, bushy plant often has trouble developing a solid root system, and can require a lot of TLC in the form of nutrients when first planted. The plants also usually need to be topped, trimming larger fan leaves to let the light and airy really permeate the nodes growing lower down. Overall the growth process should take between 8 and 9 weeks, with an average yield around 450 grams per square meter.
If you're looking to get your hands on some Alien OG, you're best off sticking towards the west coast: it's popular in Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Portland. Great Lakes smokers can also rejoice -- Alien OG has a strong presence in Detroit and Ann Arbor, as well.