(4*.) Syrup OG
It is a cross between Cookies and the infamous OG Kush -- not just any OG Kush, though; the first Syrup OG’s mother plant was a clone taken from an original OG Kush plant dating from the 1970s. With such a prestigious background, it’s hard for this strain to disappoint. It offers long-lasting relaxation, although not without some measure of mental stimulation.
Syrup OG distinguishes itself with impressively large flowers. These chunky buds are rounded in shape, if not exactly spherical. They cling together in a very dense, tightly-packed formation, typical of so many other indica varieties. The flowers’ tightly-curling leaves are a vibrant shade of spring green and a preponderance of deep violet. Finally, the “syrup” in this strain’s name refers to its high production of sticky, syrupy resin -- and indeed, these buds are coated in translucent amber trichomes that give them a dewy appearance and account for the strain’s high psychoactivity. Syrup OG explodes with woodsy notes of pine and cedar. Less pleasant and lurking underneath this earthy bouquet is a tangy, skunky odor. When broken apart or ground up, Syrup OG’s dense flowers give off notes of spice and incense, likely passed on from the Hindu Kush indica landrace in parent strain OG Kush’s lineage. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, this strain gives off a pungent, acrid smoke that may be hard on the lungs and induce coughing. On the exhale, however, this thick smoke has a festive, almost Christmas-y taste, with a clean and peppery pine finish.
Syrup OG offers a slow, creeping high that may take several minutes before beginning to reveals its effects. At first, smokers may notice a feeling thickness on the tongue, as well as a mounting heaviness in the eyelids and around the temples. Soon after, waves of relaxation spread down from the neck and through the core and limbs. Despite these mellow effects, however, users are still able to maintain a lucid train of thought. Under the right circumstances, some may even find themselves stimulated by their surroundings into a sublime state of creativity. Syrup OG can be great for working on imaginative, artistic projects, or for kicking off an innovative, free-associative round of brainstorming. As time wears on or as dosage is increased, the likelihood of couchlock increases. If they have on other obligations, smokers will be content to remain motionless while enjoying a snack or a particularly trippy movie. Syrup OG’s easygoing, relaxing vibes are just as enjoyable with friends as they are in isolated solo settings. Because of the strain’s backslide into sedation -- or even sleep -- this bud is recommended for use during the early evening or nighttime.