The Hog Strain Review
Powerful is the best way to describe The Hog, which announces its arrival with a remarkably pungent odor that literally monopolizes attention as it teases the senses. Its presence alone has people turning to admire the command it exudes.
Its exceptional body high is what keeps the pure breed on top. In fact, its numbing one-hit punch was what gained it the title of Top Indica during the 2002 High Times Cannabis Cup. That alone says a lot for the hybrid as it does not rely on the fame of its parents.
While its lineage remains mystery, its impact in the community is crystal clear. Its imposing high grips the whole body in a sedative clutch that can only come from a purebred Indica.
World-renowned for being one of the strongest, it offers a psychedelic onset as its appetizer. Euphoric in its purest form, a bowl of this will have the body and mind floating on cloud nine for hours. But, once its Indica effects begin, the body is knocked out in a way where one feels like falling onto a bed of feathers.
|The Hog Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||0/100|
|THC %||17% to 27%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Early to mid-October|
|Average Yield||650 g/sqm / 800 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
A whiff of this pungent ganja immerses the senses in the scent of wet soil from a tropical rainforest. A bracing pine entraps the soul in nature while its flavors of tea refreshes the mind. The taste is quite woody but, on the exhale, leaves an aftertaste of tobacco.
The Hog delivers tranquilizing physical effects that best represent what a heavy-hitting cannabis should be once its effects hit the body.
With a far-reaching potency of up to 27% THC, this strain leaves a mark with its penetrating psychoactive traits that seep into the muscles until it dissolves into goo. Not literally, of course, and certainly not immediately.
The onset begins with a subtle cerebral buzz that clears the mind of perturbed thoughts. With an unshakeable bliss resulting from the clarity, users radiate with a happiness from within that shines a light on brighter, more-focused ideas. However, this does not guarantee users with a productive day especially with a hectic schedule ahead. Instead, it promotes a dopey contentment that is better for leisurely days without the hustle and bustle of an office.
Slithering in the muscles like an anaconda is a light pressure that ebbs down from the temple. With each puff, it gains more power until the physical buzz has a tight hold on the muscles. It wraps the body in deep relaxation that melts away tension from head to toe.
The Hog is not without its flaws. Offshoots like a cottonmouth and dry eyes are common due to the moisture-inhibiting effects of cannabinoids. Preparing refreshments ahead of time will help ease the subtle irritation especially as it persists. Meanwhile, excessive consumption can cause dizziness and mild paranoia regardless of one’s tolerance to THC.
Medical Use and Benefits
The Hog is a reliable source of relief to the medical cannabis community. It aids in a range of ailments with its therapeutic compounds, improving the overall quality of life. Meanwhile, its high THC content is coveted for the intense buzz especially with regard to its body-centric effects.
Also, the combination of analgesic and anti-inflammatory traits makes it an effective tool in managing debilitating pain caused by conditions such as headaches, pain, and arthritis. Under its sheer strength, agony is pulverized to momentary nonexistence.
In relaxing the body, it also prevents the stomach from contracting and causing users to vomit. As such, it is a great companion for patients undergoing chemotherapy. After all, the invasive treatment interferes with the appetite and the body’s ability to process food, both of which are essential for recovery.
Its uplifting onset bolsters the mood and keeps the spirit high. Mentally in a positive state, the calming euphoria hushes anxious-ridden thoughts so that sufferers of depression, PTSD, or chronic stress can find some peace of mind.
Relishing the seemingly slow evenings as the body finds it release form mental and physical fatigue, it eases users into a state of deep relaxation. Eventually, users especially insomniacs get the well-deserved undisturbed shuteye.
Growing The Hog
The Hog is not a difficult strain to handle. It is a tenacious flower even when subjected to less than ideal conditions. Its sturdy nature, as well as thick and robust branches, rarely require external support even as its huge colas start fattening up. Beautiful even on close inspection, its buds are compact with thicker than normal resin output.
A dwarfish charmer, it has a classic Indica structure that does not demand any extra space and will not grow beyond 130 cm. However, its bushy and several side branches may need room for its lateral growth. At the same time, it needs to be pruned so moisture does not seep into its crevices. Thinning it out will also help aerate the plant.
Its tiny size makes it ideal for growing in restricted, indoor settings. Don’t be fooled by its size though as this little toughie produces a monstrous average of 650 grams of sticky buds per square meter. To achieve such a high-quality and terrific harvest, sow its seeds on either hydroponics or organic soil. The latter being a better choice for enhancing the flavors and aroma.
As mentioned, the plant is resilient and can adapt to any environment, although it flourishes to its full potential when grown under a sunny and dry climate. Harvest should come around the earlier part of October up to the second or third week with an even more impressive yield of 800 grams per plant.
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