Here at Green Solutions, we like to think of marijuana as a medicine that happens to get you high – not the other way round.
That’s why we’re so much into medical marijuana strains.
Today, we review Purple OG, one of the most popular medical cannabis varieties. The strain is all about total and utter relaxation, relieving chronic stress, severe pain, and inflammation on top of other conditions.
It may not be the easiest strain when it comes to cultivation, but it’s generous in yield, allowing more experienced cultivators to maximize their harvest with just a little bit of patience.
Let’s have a look over the characteristics and origins of the Purple OG strain to begin with.
Purple OG: Origins And Characteristics
The Purple OG marijuana strain is a cross between Purple Kush and Cali OG Kush, both of which are the descendants of Hindu Kush and Afghani. Purple OG’s parents are believed to have been initially bred in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
As for the appearance, Purple OG is characterized by its dense buds which are earthy-green in color, with shades of purple intermingling the abundance of orange hairs. You can easily spot its trichomes on the crystal-like coating on the buds’ surface.
Purple OG comes with a moderate THC content. The strain scores 18% THC on average, with some buds boasting up to 27% of the psychoactive cannabinoid.
Fragrance & Flavor
Smelling the Purple OG hybrid is a truly unique experience. The strain smells like fresh earth and sour pine, with strong undertones of berries running through the nose as you indulge in its rich terpene profile.
The scent is so strong that it will leave a mark on anyone who comes across it, mainly due to its sweet, alluring fragrance making your mouth water for more.
Upon exhale, Purple OG has a simultaneously fruity and hash-like flavors, bringing out sweet and citrusy notes of grape pumped up by sugary notes tickling your throat.
The overall experience resembles tasting sweet dessert wine or purple cough syrup.
The Effects of Purple OG
Despite its moderate THC content, Purple OG is a powerful smoke that has been long cherished among indica lovers across the world.
The strain induces a powerful (but not overwhelming) high, providing the user with just the right amount of relaxation to stave off stress and fight pain without the risk of sinking into the nearest couch.
Long story short, the Purple OG hybrid won’t produce a couch-lock as long as you use it responsibly.
On the one hand, Purple OG can make you sleepy, so it’s best to consume the strain in the evening. But on the other hand, its 40% sativa genetics may come in handy if you’re looking for mild stimulation and a delicate boost of productivity throughout the day.
Regardless of the time you like to indulge in the sweet and fragrant buds of Purple OG, it brings up a serious case of munchies, so keep in mind to always have some snacks at hand.
All in all, the Purple OG marijuana strain is all about making you feel elevated, euphoric, and anxiety-free for its entire high.
Medical Benefits of Purple OG
There’s a good reason why Purple OG is growing in popularity among medical marijuana users.
Anxiety sufferers and people who are chronically stressed find significant relief in Purple OG’s buds, and a large number of patients turn to this indica-dominant hybrid for its pain killing properties.
Since Purple OG is not a typical THC-rich strain, getting anxious or paranoid is hardly possible unless you really go overboard the amount smoked.
Given the above, the Purple OG hybrid can help patients who suffer from:
- Inflammatory disorders
- Decreased appetite
- Chronic pain
- Chronic stress
Potential Adverse Effects
Purple OG can trigger some adverse reactions, yet they are mild enough for these effects to make a person stay minimally uncomfortable.
Most of the time, you are likely to end up with a dry mouth and dry, itchy red eyes from smoking the Purple OG hybrid, with a feeling of unquenchable thirst running up your throat.
Other side effects may include a slight bout of anxiety, often when you consume this strain in larger quantities. Cases of mild headaches are also possible, but it’s not the type of pain that persists for a long time.
Purple OG Growing Tips
Purple OG doesn’t belong to those strains that can be easily grown by a cannabis newbie.
However, when cultivated by an experienced weed grover, the strain can grow densely and provide large yields, so the extra effort is well worth it.
Indoor Flowering Time
Purple OG can be expected to take about 8 to 9 weeks to flower and be ready for harvest, yielding an average of around 11 ounces of weed per square meter.
Outdoor Flowering Time
When grown outdoors, Purple OG flowers throughout early fall and is ready for a harvest around the third week of October. The strain can yield around 15 ounces of weed per plant.
Final Thoughts On the Purple OG Marijuana Strain
Purple OG is the ultimate stress reliever. If you’re looking for true relaxation that can further result in a full-body melt, giving you powerful munchies and a mild productivity boost, you simply can’t go wrong with this special hybrid.
On top of that, Purple OG has the unique distinction of being visually striking and deliciously flavored without compromising its genetic stability; you can easily feel its Asian origins upon the exhale.
Although not the most recommended strain for new growers, Purple OG can bear large yields of fragrant and resinous buds.
Have you ever tried to smoke or vape Purple OG? Share your experience in the comments below!