Dragon OG is a potent hybrid that leans toward the sativa end of the spectrum. Sometimes known as Red Dragon OG, the strain combines indica standby OG Kush with Red Dragon. What results is a well-formed bud with a buzzy, persistent head high. Appropriate for use in a variety of settings, Dragon OG has a THC content measured at high levels of between 18% and 28%.
Dragon OG impresses with large, solid flowers that cling together in tapered shapes that look almost like miniature pinecones. Despite a mostly sativa genotype, the inner composition of these buds has more of a dense indica appearance, with a tightly-packed core. Dragon OG's small, wide leaves are a very dark shade of green and are highlighted by vivid orange pistils and some dewy, translucent white trichomes; the latter make these buds sticky and very difficult to break up by hand.
An olfactory inspection of Dragon OG's flowers may detect some dank, pine-like scents floating on top with more of a sweet and fruity character lurking underneath. Breaking the buds apart, on the other hand, may yield a rich, incense odor that pays tribute to this strain's Afghani landrace roots. Burning Dragon OG in a pipe or a joint can give off a thick, heavy smoke that can be somewhat irritating on the lungs. On the exhale, this smoke has a floral and slightly sour aroma.
Dragon OG's high takes effect fairly quickly, sometimes revealing itself before smokers have even finished coughing. At first, it can exert a headrush that's marked by strange tics like an increased pulse around the temples and cheekbones or even a stimulation of the salivary glands. Once these sensations become more familiar, users are able to bask in an elevated mindset, marked by more intense patterns of thinking. Ideas may flow more quickly than usual, leading consumers to explore formerly unseen connections between concepts. This cerebral stimulation can help properly motivated users to get work on detailed analytical tasks. Alternatively, Dragon OG can simply add some much-needed entertainment to otherwise boring chores like doing the dishes or laundry. If shared in social settings, this bud's buzzy mental energy can even enable easy conversation and good, friendly vibes.
After about an hour, Dragon OG's physical effects may begin to emerge. Smokers may feel a wave of relaxation roll through the core and limbs, allowing for deep, restorative breathing and relieving any longstanding muscular tension. While such soothing properties can take the edge off of any ambient stress, they aren't typically strong enough to totally derail a smoker's agenda or to pin them in place on the couch. Instead, the strain can be a great way to enhance exercise, dancing, sex, or any other activities that require both mental and physical coordination. Because of its generally upbeat, energetic high, Dragon OG can be consumed during the daytime (or even morning, for more experienced cannabis consumers).
While recreationally valuable, Dragon OG's versatile high can also be of use to medical cannabis patients. Its plugged-in way of thinking may be a concentration aid for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its steady, euphoric feeling can temporarily improve the symptoms of mild to moderate stress or depression. On the physical side of the spectrum, Dragon OG can be an analgesic for aches and pains, whether chronic and disease-related or due to minor, everyday inflammations. For some, the strain can induce the munchies, making it a great appetite supplement for those dealing with diminished hunger due to disease or to chemotherapy. However, because Dragon OG can bring about an obsessive, paranoid state of mind in the wrong set and setting, it is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Dragon OG do not seem to have been made available for sale online. Those looking to cultivate it at home should somehow obtain mature, healthy plants of the strain; clippings taken from these plants can be propagated as genetically identical "clones." Dragon OG may grow indoors or outdoors in hot, semi-humid climates. The strain's tight, indica-like flowers imply that its plants have a short, bushy stature and that they reach flowering maturity within a brief 8 to 9 weeks.
A great strain for hiking, running errands, or just lounging with your friends, Dragon OG is a must-try for sativa lovers -- especially those craving a bit of physical relaxation.