Abusive OG is a distinct phenotype of famed strain OG Kush. Having originated in California, this is a mostly indica cut that proffers deep physical relaxation alongside a rich and earthy flavor profile. Despite its name, you’re more likely to receive healing and relaxation than abuse from this potent strain — cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has consistently found buds of Abusive OG to have between 14% and a whopping 32% THC content.
Abusive OG stands out with large to medium-sized buds that cling together in a dense, indica-typical structure. These nuggets are almost spherical, with small leaves curling inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are threaded through with bright orange and red hairs (which are actually pistils, reproductive structures intended to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). Occasionally, Abusive OG exhibits faint shades of blue and lavender in its leaves; these hues come about when colder than average weather stimulates pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics. Finally, a coating of icy white trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of the flowers, accounting for Abusive OG’s psychoactivity and making it very sticky to the touch.
When properly cured, flowers of Abusive OG give off a powerfully dank and hashy aroma; OG Kush appears to have passed on its famous incense-like character, without some of the skunky or fermented scents typically associated with the strain. Some tangy lemon notes lurk underneath, brightening up the overall impression. Meanwhile, breaking open or grinding up the buds yields a robust pine scent. When combusted, Abusive OG burns with a smoke that can be harsh and acrid and may trigger coughing or watery eyes. On the exhale, this strong smoke leaves behind a piney lemon taste reminiscent of artificially scented cleaning products. This can be a very pungent flower and smokers looking to keep their consumption discreet should take any necessary precautions.
Abusive OG’s high is something of a creeper and may take up to fifteen minutes after smokers have finished coughing and savoring the strain’s flavor before fully revealing its effects. Initial effects may be detected as a tingling around the eyes and especially in the extremities. Although these sensations may be somewhat disorienting, once users are able to adjust, they find themselves struck by heavy mental and physical sedation. Stressors evaporate as muscles fully relax and as breathing happens more deeply and easily. This strain grants some mental stimulation, although smokers are more likely to feel dreamy and hazy than intensely cerebral. This free-flowing mindset can lend itself to creative brainstorming and to engaging conversation with close friends. As the high progresses, couch-lock and an intractable feeling of body melt are common. In high enough doses, Abusive OG will even lull users into a deep, restful sleep. As might be expected, Abusive OG is better suited to nighttime than to morning or afternoon use.
Medical cannabis patients may also benefit from Abusive OG’s thoroughgoing sedation. It can numb deep-seated aches and pains, whether they’re temporary or chronic. Anti-inflammatory properties can relieve everyday irritations like fibromyalgia or lupus. The strain can also be a powerful appetite stimulant, stoking hunger for those who have lost their appetites to disease or to some severe side effects of medication. Although it does not typically bring about paranoia, those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should consume this strain in moderation, as its feeling of physical heaviness can be disorienting for the uninitiated.
Although seeds of Abusive OG are available for sale online, consumer should also investigate the reputation and credentials of any digital seed retailers. Alternatively, growers can obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” This strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Those looking to bring out the strain’s subtle hues of blue and purple should expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures. Just as Abusive OG can be a pungent smoke, it is also a pungent grow and those looking to keep their growing operation discreet should invest in odor control measures like carbon air filters or exhaust fans.
Abusive OG is as enjoyable when shared with friends as it is when savored during some introspective solo time. However you enjoy this bud, though, don’t plan on getting much accomplished after you partake.