Modern presidential politics can be insanely stressful. Luckily, Presidential OG may be just the thing to take the edge off of a hectic campaign. This heavy indica was developed as a cross between award-winning Bubble Gum and none other than OG Kush. With a sweet and piney flavor profile, it’s a great choice for flavor-focused connoisseurs. Presidential OG may even convert some sativa lovers with its easygoing, clearheaded euphoria. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 measures this hybrid’s THC content at between 15% and 26%.
Presidential OG is marked by small to medium-sized flowers that cling together in popcorn-like formations. The buds have a characteristically indica structure, heavy and densely packed together. Its leaves are a vibrant shade of spring green and are threaded through with rust-colored pistils. Some phenotypes of Presidential OG also show off streaks of faint purple, a shade that comes about when anthocyanin pigments are stimulated by colder than average temperatures during the growing process. The strain’s flowers are blanketed in cloudy white trichomes, giving them a silvery sheen and a sticky texture. When properly cured, buds of Presidential OG carry the rich, woodsy scent of pine. A slightly lemony tang also lurks underneath. Breaking up or grinding the flowers yields notes of spice and incense from the strain’s Kush lineage. When combusted, Presidential OG burns with a surprisingly smooth smoke and tastes dank and hashy on the exhale. Notably, there are no discernible grape flavors — this is because the pigments that create occasional purple hues do not have a corresponding effect on the strain’s taste.
The high from Presidential OG sets in quickly for an indica. Shortly after ingestion, waves of relaxation spread outward from the core and down through the limbs. Smokers may breathe more easily and their eyelids may feel increasingly heavy. More dreamy than cerebral, this strain will elevate the smoker’s general sense of well-being, making it a great asset in buzzy social settings. As dosage is bumped up, couchlock may set in, sapping any productivity and keeping users pinned in place. Because of its thoroughly sleepy nature, Presidential OG is a good strain to use at night when unwinding after a long day.
Presidential OG also has several applications for medical cannabis patients. It can be an effective analgesic for troublesome aches and pains. It can also slow down a racing mind and temporarily blunt the harsh symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. This strain is also prized an antidote to insomnia. Presidential OG comes with a lower risk of paranoia, making it a good choice for patients who are prone to panic.
Dutch producers Royal Queen has made seeds of Presidential OG available for sale online. It may not be the easiest strain to grow and is not recommended for newcomers to cultivation. It can be successfully grown indoors or out, although outdoor growing requires a warm, Mediterranean-like climate. When grown indoors, it can spread its branches and thrive, with short, bushy plants that rarely exceed three feet in height. Growers should keep tabs on moisture levels in any growing operation, as this strain can be particularly susceptible to mold and rot. Those looking to bring out Presidential OG’s colorful hues should also artificially “shock” their plants by exposing them to cold nighttime temperatures toward the end of the vegetative stage. Flowering happens within 8 to 9 weeks when the strain is grown indoors and is ready for harvest in early October when grown outdoors. Presidential OG yields about 46 grams (or 1.6 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
After harvesting their buds, growers of Presidential OG should also be sure to properly cure their buds. Curing is a two-stage process that involves first hanging fresh flowers upside down to dry for a week in ambient conditions of 50% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit; and then sealing the dried buds in airtight jars in conditions of about 65% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether or not you can stand to keep your TV tuned to the news, Presidential OG is a great choice for a mellow night in at home. If you do bring it out to a party, though, be prepared to share, as its dynamic aroma is sure to turn some heads.