Diamond OG is a forceful indica with a taste and a high that live up to its luxurious name. Although popular throughout the West Coast, this strain’s exact genetic makeup is unknown. Some sources describe it as a cross between OG Kush and an unknown second parent. On the other hand, California-based Midnight Farms sells clones of a Diamond OG that they bill as a distinct phenotype of OG Kush. Whatever its parentage, there’s no denying this strain’s potency — its THC levels have been measured at between 13% and 22%.
Diamond OG boasts impressively large flowers. These stubby, bullet-shaped nugs adhere in a dense, solid bud structure that is typically associated with indicas. Leaves are a dark shade of olive green and are threaded through with yellow to orange pistils. A thick layer of resinous trichomes glitters on the inner and outer surfaces of these flowers and makes them particularly sticky.
The woodsy scent of pine and cedar wafts up from cured buds of Diamond OG. This dank aroma also has a citrus undertone, not often seen in OG varieties. Grinding up these sticky nugs releases a spicy, hashy scent, likely the influence of Afghani landrace genetics in the strain’s background. Although it may be harsh and cough-inducing to inhale, a refreshing taste of citrus comes through on the exhale. Smokers should keep in mind that this can be a particularly pungent smoke; those looking to maintain discretion should take any necessary precautions.
Diamond OG offers what might only be described as a creeper of a high, often taking several minutes after users have savored its taste before its effects can be detected. A feeling of heaviness falls on the brow and eyelids; some may even feel dizzy or lightheaded. Relaxation spreads quickly, and smokers may head for refuge on the closest comfortable couch. Some mental effects are also present, but rather than cerebral or thoughtful, users are likely to feel elevated and euphoric. This sublime balance between body and head high can be an excellent way to unwind and allow the stresses and annoyances of the day to melt away. As time passes or as consumption is increased, smokers are increasingly likely to become couch locked and dopey. In fact, at higher doses, smokers should expect to be incapacitated and shouldn’t plan on productivity. Because of its sleepy vibes, Diamond OG is better suited to nighttime than to daytime use. Its stoney effects are said to be long-lasting and potent, even for experienced cannabis users.
This knockout strain’s sedative properties can have several uses for medical cannabis patients as well. Its almost narcotic relaxation can be effective at soothing pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Diamond OG may also have anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for relieving everyday annoyances like headaches or nausea. This bud’s mood-enhancing properties can even temporarily improve the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Because it does not often bring about a disorienting feeling of “mindrace,” Diamond OG is a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Although seeds of Diamond OG do not seem to be widely available for sale online, companies like Midnight Farms sell clippings from mature, healthy plants that can be grown as “clones.” The strain can be grown indoors or outdoors in semi-humid climates with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These characteristically indica plants tend to grow short and bushy and can be easily accommodated indoors. Diamond OG flowers within 9 to 10 weeks and offers an average yield of flowers. Finally, as much as this strain is a pungent smoke, it is known to be a very pungent grow; those who would like to keep their growing operations under wraps should invest in odor control measures like exhaust fans.
While it may not last forever like real diamonds, a stash of Diamond OG is sure to become your new go-to indica. With strong, long-lasting effects and a rich, incense-like aroma to boot, this strain is as enjoyable when savored alone as it is when shared with friends.