It’s not so often that we get to share with you a bud that boasts some next-level medicinal benefits, while also offering an incredible flavor profile all in one breath. Today we are doing just that as we give you the skinny on one of the best classic OG strains on the market, Tahoe OG!
A hybrid bud that boasts a delicious flavor and a killer high, Tahoe OG is the California born flower that had maintained its high-profile status ever since the late 80’s when it first emerged. If you are on the hunt for a new bud to try, Tahoe OG will surely not disappoint. Let’s dive in deep to see al that this famous bud has to offer.
What Is Tahoe OG?
Created by Ganja Guru over in California, and not to be confused with Tahoe OG Kush, Tahoe OG is a phenotype of the original OG strain, and it boasts an array of the typical OG traits that have made this bud so famous and well loved. Although it is typically a 50/50 hybrid, some versions of this bud can lean more towards an indica or sativa background, so this is something to bear in mind when you’re on the hunt.
Tahoe OG has made a real success of itself over the years, having come third place in the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup, and being accredited time and time again for its potent medicinal properties that have seen it become a patient favorite the world over.
One thing we must get out the way at the beginning here is that Tahoe OG is one potent flower, and for those who are new to the cannabis scene, it may well prove too much. Boasting a high THC level at around 22%, this bud has got a reputation for its fast-acting and pretty pungent effects, so you’ve been warned!
When it comes to the high of Tahoe OG, fans of the original OG stone will know exactly what to expect here and will be able to benefit from that familiar uplifting yet sedative buzz they’ve come to know and love. For those who are about to try Tahoe OG for the first time, we recommend a very small amount; it is all you will need, trust us!
Tahoe OG may not be the easiest strain to find, but it is well worth the effort for its potent and relaxing effects that will see you ease off into a dreamy sleep with minimal effort.
Tahoe OG Flavor, Appearance, Aroma
Classic OG lovers will have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the flavor and aroma of Tahoe OG. There are a lot of similarities when it comes to those citrus and piney scents that will provide a warming and comforting feel for any seasoned user.
Boasting a pretty tall and lanky structure, Tahoe OG offers some uniquely bulky calyxes, which are easy to spot thanks to their neon green hue and a generous coating of trichomes. We love the look of this plant, and anyone growing this for themselves will adore the dense buds that are above average in size and give off a deliciously pungent aroma.
Amongst the slender leaves and frosty trichomes, there should be a sprinkling of burnt orange pistils that bring a pop of color to this otherwise pretty plain bud. However, what it lacks in color it more than makes up for in flavor and aroma, which takes on a complex range of fresh citrus notes combined with earth and spice.
On first inspection, users have appreciated the lemony aroma that has a subtle note of pine underneath and an almost fuel-like scent, however, once the buds are broken up there is a sudden hint of spice that makes for a wonderful combination. Upon first inhaling the flavors match the scent, offering a citrus taste with earthy notes, however on exhaling you should be left with an aftertaste that resembles chemical and petrol, so it is undoubtedly a taste sensation for users who prefer to stray away from super sweet buds.
Tahoe OG Grow Info
Tahoe OG is said to be pretty tricky to grow, so those who are new to the cultivating business may want to steer clear of this bud for now. It can be produced pretty successfully both indoors as well as out, and offers a moderate to high yield when done well!
Although Tahoe OG certainly takes its time to mature, with the average flowering time being between nine and ten weeks, it is definitely worth the wait when you get a hit of that potent high!
For those of you who are after a discreet plant or are restricted regarding space, Tahoe OG may not be the one for you as it tends to grow pretty tall and can take up quite a lot of space with its fairly broad width.
Tahoe OG Medicinal Benefits
Although this is a hybrid bud, there does seem to be a somewhat overwhelming indica vibe to the high, and this certainly lends itself to an evening or night bud. For those on the hunt for the perfect sleep strain, Tahoe OG could be the ideal contender as it offers peaceful physical relaxation and a feeling of mental clarity that goes far in banishing stress and worries.
Patients suffering from headaches, migraines and chronic pain have used Tahoe OG for its full body numbing high that can banish pain in minutes and leave you feeling super lazy and chilled. Be aware that you do only need a tiny amount to benefit from the positive effects, a little too much could see the couch-lock setting in!
Many users have credited Tahoe OG for providing a much-needed boost of motivation and creativity when taken in small amounts, and so it can be a great way to help you clear the mental cobwebs and tackle that to do list as long as it isn’t too physical!
For those struggling with appetite loss or insomnia, Tahoe OG will sort you right out as it has been known to make hunger pangs kick-in within minutes, and as the high can last up to three hours, we would suggest stocking the cupboards in advance!
If we had to summarize Tahoe OG effects, we would say this is a pretty potent bud, so much so that an average amount can you see you with a permanent goofy grin and an inability to get up off the sofa! If you are on the hunt for a bud that will eradicate pain and relieve worries, and even induce a little creativity and a fit of giggles, this is indeed one to try!
Tahoe OG Possible Side Effects
Perhaps the most significant side effect of Tahoe OG is the couch-lock, which can be pretty tricky to avoid due to the pungent nature of this flower. Users who are after a long evening in on the sofa may not mind this, but for those looking for the more stimulating benefits of the bud will want to ensure they only have a minimal amount.
Some users report slight dizziness, usually attributed to taking too much of the bud, while more report dry eyes and mouth, which is very common with most buds.
In general, though, Tahoe OG doesn’t appear to have any detrimental side effects, and we haven’t seen any reports on it causing paranoia, making it a great choice for those suffering from anxiety.
Final Thoughts: Is Tahoe OG Looking Good?
We are pretty biased here, as we adore the rich aromas and pungent high that come with this bud, but we also understand that for some it may be a bit much! What we want to know is whether we have managed to persuade you to give this bud a go?
We would love to hear from you in the comments if you have tried Tahoe OG, or whether you plan to give it a go next time you hit up your favorite dispensary!