No, we're not talking about the Nicky Cage movie that made waves in 1997. However, the name Face Off OG was based on the feeling that this extremely potent bud provides and actually predates the film by a few years. Not much is known specifically about this strain, however many believe it to be a byproduct of two extremely hard-hitting pure indicas that will have you feeling like your face is literally coming off in a fury of tingles.
The THC content falls somewhere around 20% making it higher than average and leaning towards a long-lasting potency. It is believed to be 50-50, but most consider it an indica-dominant strain because of the heavy body buzz and cerebral stoney combo. These super-dense medicinal buds are extremely leafy and lime green in color. They are covered in red hairs and tiny white trichomes, giving a nice contrast from the dark green leaves. The flavors and aromas are not anything to write home about but are pleasant enough: earthy and woody with a nice aftertaste.
The Face Off OG high is as you would expect: extremely tingly, very potent, and not at all for first-timers. On occasion even the most experienced of cannabis users find it to be overwhelming. This super heavy high sometimes leads to confusion and dizziness, though for the most part is typically a relaxing, calm experience. You'll find yourself entirely couch locked within a very short span of time and the laziness that accompanies that will completely overpower any motivation you may have had going into this experience. The sleepiness sets in fairly quickly, so if you are the type to plan ahead make sure to include a pillow.
Medically, this strain is only recommended for expert level smokers. It is highly beneficial for those who suffer from insomnia due to its sedating side effects. Sufferers of chronic pain, muscle tension, headaches, and injury can enjoy the relief that this extremely strong flower provides with only a few puffs. As it is also a stimulant, some find it helpful with lack of appetite, nausea, and mood disorders such as depression, chronic stress, and mild cases of anxiety. Because this can be an overwhelming strain at times, some users find that it agitates symptoms of PTSD, extreme anxiety, and manic episodes.
This is a clone only strain and as a result, you want to be at minimum an intermediate to advanced grower. It will flourish indoors or out and is recommended to be kept in controlled conditions. This is not a plant that likes swings in temperature or climates. Depending on who you ask it is extremely resistant to disease and mold, or it is neither of those things. Like the movie itself, Face Off OG is a bit difficult to handle.
If you are an advanced smoker and want to try something that is the marijuana equivalent of a Nicolas Cage movie, then this is definitely a strain to try. The flavors won't necessarily blow you away, but what it lacks in taste it makes up for in effects. If you want to add a little kick to the flavor, try it in a spiced or fruit flavored blunt wrap.
This strain can grow both indoors and outdoors, but does best with a steady and controlled climate. Harvesting can typically begin around 7-9 weeks.