Mars OG takes away the sense of gravity by lifting one up to a happy, relaxed place. One of many planetary strains in the cannabis market, its cosmic make-up is made out of pure contentment that may even catch the fancy of alien life.
Its exact creators are shrouded in a red cloud of mystery. Some people think it is a descendant of the illustrious OG Kush – a strain which has lent its genetics to more than a thousand strains in California. This alone propels Mars OG beyond people’s expectations.
Many liken Mars OG’s strong cerebral onset with a super nova that bids its time before catching people off guard. Although, soon enough, it mellows down into a soothing body stone which provide a source of comfort to medical cannabis users.
|Mars OG Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||OG Kush|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20/80|
|THC %||16% to 20%|
|CBD %||0.08% to 1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/sqm / 450g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Layering mounds of damp soil and wood shavings one on top of the other, Mars OG’s odor is not particularly out of this world. Still, its pungent scent attracts many cannabis connoisseurs for its grounding aroma reminiscent of a typical Kush. Upon inhaling, a subtle sweetness from fresh pine cones completes the palate and makes it overall a pleasant experience.
Low-key and spacey, this bud will have earthlings and Martians sharing both a toke and a few laughs together. A lively onset brightens up gloomy spirits and the mind is briefly restored to its prime as it pulls smokers out of an anxiety-ridden black hole.
This can take off in two ways. On one hand, users can go deeper into contemplation and enjoy a rather dreamy sense of introspection. On the other hand, those who want to share its cheery high can use the strain right before hanging out with friends. It inspires fascinating conversations between friends and strangers.
Gradually, users recline back in comfort to completely wind down. Whether it is after hustling from a strenuous day at work or chilling alone after a party, feeling completely at ease is a sure effect. It begins in the temples as a warm sensation that spreads all over the limbs and melts away muscular tension in its wake. Taken in right amounts, this will feel like tuning in to the sandman’s lullaby.
Consuming beyond one’s limits, however, will eventually lock users to the couch. Either way, expect to sleep soundly and dream about the 420 galaxies beyond.
Due to its higher than average potency, beginners who have low tolerance for such strong effects may be vulnerable to mild cases of dizziness, headache, and paranoia. As such, it is best to start with low dosages to avoid such discomfort.
Most users, however, will most likely experience dryness in the mouth and eyes. Both are a common occurrence in any varieties due to moisture-inhibiting cannabinoids interacting with the body, but the discomfort it sometimes causes can easily be alleviated by keeping hydrated during and after the session.
Medical Use and Benefits
Boasting of a CBD value of up to 1%, many patients thank the lucky stars for the bud’s ability to take away worldly pains.
Its initial cerebral stimulation eases overwrought minds so stressed users who feel overwhelmed by tasks or projects feel mentally refreshed. Additionally, the same subtle stimulation manages symptoms of depression and other mental health issues such as PTSD. Along with restorative rest, it promotes a healthier frame of mind that spills over to better moods and mornings as the spirit is thoroughly enriched.
A potent THC of up to 20% amplifies its analgesic properties that results in a powerfully soothing body buzz that gets rid of backaches, headaches, and other forms of aches. In relaxing the body, the strain also keeps muscles from contracting to prevent the sudden sharp pain caused by spasms.
As mentioned above, it also has a sedative quality that effortlessly lulls even insomniacs to sleep. Using a bowl of this ganja will not only forgo having to count the ever-elusive sheep, but also enhance the quality of sleep.
Growing Mars OG
While it can be both grown indoors and out, those who want to encourage high yields and potency should take it inside first. Until its branches and stalks harden, the plant will be highly susceptible to problems brought about by pests and high levels of moisture. Mold and mildew are likely to form too when there is not enough airflow in the canopy.
Similar to OG Kush, it has an indoor flowering period of 8 to 9 weeks. However, it may require quite a lot of feeding and additional compost if grown in soil. This will strengthen its health as well as improve its resilience. If one would like, the plant can also be moved during the latter part of the vegetative cycle especially since Mars OG is considered a planetary strain. Each square meter usually produces an average of 350 to 450 grams of buds per square meter.
Purely cultivated outdoors, it will blossom from the last week of September to the earlier part of October. Growers usually harvest around 450 grams worth of cured buds per plant.
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