Effects: It’s a fifty-fifty hybrid, all right, but much more of an oil-water combination than anything. The beginning of the high, creative and energetic, is extremely different from its later hours, which are sedating and hunger-inducing. Medical benefits can include treating mental anguish, exhaustion, headaches, glaucoma and eating disorders.
Smell: Lovers of the old-school will appreciate Sour OG’s classic mixture and the way it showcases its heritage. The beginning scent of gasoline, complete with skunky and sour notes, is balanced out by a sweet, floral and earthy back end.
Looks: Expect a bright color with moderately dense cone- and pebble-shaped nugs. Lime-green calyxes and bright-orange pistils nearly glow thanks to the milky trichomes, recalling the strain’s Sour Diesel mother.
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Sour OG rose to prominence thanks to the Cali Connection, a California seed bank that crossed Sour Diesel with SFV OG, a West Coast phenotype of OG Kush. Originally called 818 Headband (after an area code in Los Angeles), the sour, earthy hybrid quickly gained popularity, but users began calling it Sour OG as it spread out of L.A., and Denver has taken to the latter moniker. A few shops such as Frosted Leaf and Kind Pain Management carry strains and concentrates labeled 818 Headband, but Sour OG’s name is on far more menus around town.
I’ve seen Sour OG at Ballpark Holistic Dispensary, the Healing House, High Level Health, Lightshade and Oasis Cannabis Superstore; OG Medicinals sells it elsewhere wholesale under the Willie’s Reserve brand. My favorite cut of the strain comes from OG Medicinals, which carries dank whiffs of soil and gasoline and a high that takes me on a ride back into the ’90s — but that ride always ends with my head landing softly on a pillow.
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Sour OG rose to prominence thanks to the Cali Connection, a California seed bank that crossed Sour Diesel with San Fernando Valley OG, a West Coast phenotype of OG Kush. Originally called 818 Headband, the sour, earthy hybrid quickly gained popularity as users began calling it "Sour OG."