Ohio Strain Review:
It's not easy being green...
Review & Photos by: Randy Shaffer
Packaging: First Impressions
Meigs County Ohio medical marijuana comes from the cultivator, Agri-Med Ohio in Langsville. This is the first cannabis strain our team at #420OH has tried, which is always exciting. Packaging here is simple. Cannabis is contained in a black pill bottle about the size of a traditional prescription bottle.
While this is functional, it doesn’t allow a patient to see the cannabis they are buying. That said, the lid is fairly easy to open and the design is compact. Labeling is also simplistic, with a focus on Meigs County itself (the county is a central part of the artwork). The bottle itself is also recyclable, which is a plus!
Cannabis Look: Out of the Bottle
This cannabis simply isn’t very impressive at first glance. Both Meigs County strains I purchased leaned a little on the yellow side, which had me concerned the dry flower was too dry or burnt from chemicals. While it doesn’t quite look like the result of either issue, it’s worth noting as some patients may be slightly disappointed by this bud’s lack of saturated color.
Upon further examination of my dime-size buds, it becomes more clear that this strain is simply coated with trichomes. Every inch of the cola’s green landscape is covered with a snowy layer of sticky compounds. While the trichomes don’t quite glisten in the way I like, this strain is sure to kick off a lot of kief as it’s ground, so be sure to have a multi-level grinder to catch all that extra kief.
How Does It Grind?
This strain grinds like a charm. I took six popcorn colas and was able to grind it down to a nice consistency for vaping in just a handful of quick turns. Most Ohio medical marijuana patients should have no trouble grinding this bud.
Six smaller colas yielded about three bowls, which isn’t too bad. This strain is a little like a giving tree — the colas may be small, but they grind to what appears to be a much larger consistency.
Smell Before Vaping
This sativa-leaning hybrid smells rather subtle, which is surprising considering this strain’s origin is a cross between Skunk #1 and Afghani. But as I crammed my nose into the black bottle, I kept feeling less like I was smelling a skunky cannabis and more like I was enjoying the subtle aroma of tea leaves.
This did not change much throughout the grinding process. No matter when I returned to this cannabis, it always struck me as smelling exactly like fresh green tea, ready to be brewed in the morning. Not that I’m complaining. I found the aroma subtly complex if understated, and the sweet citrus undercurrent that hides beneath the tea-like aroma was very pleasant on the nostrils.
The Taste Test
I vaped this medical cannabis with an Arizer ExtremeQ vaporizer. I like to start my first bag at a lower temperature to open the terpenes, and work up to a higher temp to vaporize the cannabinoids.
This strain leans earthy, focused on that tea-like aroma, with a subtle fruity taste as you exhale that is finished with a stronger earthy flavor, almost like mushrooms. If you’re not a fan of earthy strains, you may want to try something fruitier, like Forbidden Fruit.
If you dig a ground-dwelling taste, like root veggies or sprouts, you are bound to enjoy every moment of this strain’s decedent palette. This one will hit you hard. The palette here is like a rollercoaster of tastes, with peaks and valleys, but the finish leaves a refreshing almost minty aftertaste. This strain would pair well with a dry red wine or an ice cold ginger ale.
Medicinal Benefits and Side Effects I Noted
The medicinal benefits noted below are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for the advice of a medical practitioner or licensed budtender.
Green OG is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain, a mixture of Skunk #1 and Afghani. This strain contains 22.28% THC. It also contains 0.11% CBDA.
This sativa hybrid wasted absolutely no time settling in. Within just one hit I could feel a strong sense of euphoria that continued to radiate throughout my body. It was like wrapping up in a warm blanket. By the end of my first bag, I was sizzling with energy and looking to be creative and listen to music.
I medicated with this strain to ease the symptoms of PTSD and chronic pain. Thankfully, this hybrid did not disappoint. Within moments, I felt relief in my back and ankles, and anxiety from a stressful and emotional day was tempered from a near boil to a calm simmer. I was able to be productive and enjoy my night. And sleep was restful and relaxing.
NOTE: I did experience a mild impairment with this strain — something I call “the delay,” in which actions and processing of those actions feel vaguely out of sync. This sensation creates something that almost appears to the eye like a delay between action and mind. To say it’s trippy is an understatement. But it doesn’t last particularly long. Patients sensitive to hybrid strains may want to take it slow with this one. Also be sure to have water on hand, as well as good snack.
Final Thoughts on Green OG
Green OG isn’t the sexiest cannabis on the planet, but it definitely packs a punch. It’s got a wild earthy taste, a tea-like aroma and plenty of punch. Expect to have a relaxing experience, but be sure to take it slow as this strain can be quite strong.
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