XXX OG, also known as Tripe X OG, is an indica that’s
powerful enough to knock out the likes of Vin Diesel himself. This
calming, sedative strain is a cross between the rock-solid genetics of
Skunk-derived XXX and the notorious OG Kush. XXX OG’s potency and its woodsy flavor profile won the strain the title of Best Indica in the 2014 High Times Cannabis
Cup. Cannabis testing laboratory Analytical 360 has measured this
strain’s THC content at between a modest 11% and a solid 21%.
OG is immediately set apart from the pack with chunky, medium to
large-sized flowers. These flowers are spherical in shape and have the
dense and heavy bud structure typical of indica varieties. Leaves are a
mossy green and are packed full of orange pistils. Some phenotypes of
the strain also exhibit vivid streaks of purple -- these purple hues
come about when pigments called anthocyanins are agitated by cold
weather during the growing process; this mechanism is similar in
principle to the changing of foliage in autumn due to depleted
chlorophyll levels. Cloudy white trichomes coat the outer and inner
surfaces of the leaves, making them very difficult to break up by hand.
influence of OG Kush in this strain’s aroma, which is more earthy than
fruity. Notes of damp earth and pine predominate. Some sharp citrus tang
hangs out underneath, brightening up this dank profile. When combusted,
this strain gives off a surprisingly smooth smoke for an indica. On the
exhale, it leaves a cloyingly sweet and slightly peppery taste that
lingers on the palate.
XXX OG is a creeper
of a strain, often taking several minutes before its effects are fully
appreciated. The high starts off as a tingling, detected in the face and
down the neck. Within minutes, the smoker’s entire body may seem to
pleasantly hum with relaxation. Once adjusted to this novel physical
sensation, smokers may feel compelled to recline in the closest
comfortable surroundings -- and indeed, you’ll want to be in your home
or in a similar comfort zone as XXX OG’s relaxing undertow takes over.
This thorough sedation, combined with subtle mental stimulation, can
make lounging at home into a psychedelic experience. Sights and sounds
can take on an amplified, more dynamic quality. Despite some uptick in
thoughtfulness, however, this strain is free of the cerebral mindrace
that comes with more sativa-dominant varieties. As dosage is increased,
XXX OG can veer into couchlock territory, even lulling users into a deep
and fulfilling sleep. For all these reasons, XXX OG is a strain that’s
best enjoyed during the evening or before bed.
OG is also useful for medical cannabis patients, with both
physiological and psychological applications. Its powerful feelings of
relaxation can blunt the troubling symptoms of mild to moderate cases of
anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Its anti-inflammatory properties can
also soothe chronic aches and pains and ease everyday irritations like
headaches and stomach problems. XXX OG may be helpful for older
patients, as it can ease the painful intraocular pressure associated
with glaucoma. Finally, as mentioned, XXX OG’s undertow of physical
relaxation can be of use to those who suffer from unyielding insomnia.