The Red Eye OG is a cross of two strains, which took part in the 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup: an indica-dominant one and a sativa-dominant one.
Red Eye OG is a somewhat enigmatic indica hybrid. The strains’ original breeders and genetic line are not known publicly. Nonetheless, this popular strain has fans dating back to at least 2014, when it took part in the High Times Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Red Eye OG offers a deeply soothing high with levels of THC ranging from 19 percent to 28 percent.
Red Eye OG Specifications
- Bud Size: Medium
- Effects: Body High, Euphoria, Happy, Hungry, Relaxing, Sleepy
- Medical Usage: Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic Pain, Depression, Headaches, Hypertension, Insomnia, Migraines, Nausea, Spinal Cord Injury, Stress
- Flavors: Herbal, Pine, Sweet, Woody
- Aromas: Earthy, Herbal, Pungent, Spicy, Woody
- THC Content: 22.2 – 24.6%
- CBD Level: 0.4 – 0.58%
- Genetics: Critical Mass & OG Kush
- Type: 90% Indica / 10% Sativa
- Adverse reactions (negative): Dry mouth, Dizzy, Dry eyes
Red Eye OG’s flowers are typical among plants in the OG Kush series. They have a medium to large size and a highly apparent spade-like form, which distinguishes them from all other strains in their diverse family. These tapered buds have an indica flavor because of their small leaves that curl inward to create grouped folds, much like coral or brain tissue. The leaves themselves are a dark mossy green color with orange and brown pistils twisted throughout. Finally, icy white trichomes dot the surfaces of these blooms, making them both powerful and sticky to the touch.
The flowers of Red Eye OG have a mostly earthy, musky flavor profile, redolent of freshly tilled soil, and emit a rich, skunky odor when ground up or cracked open. These nuggets produce more of a rich, skunk scent when crushed or crumbled. As you would expect, these strong scents combine in an unpleasant, acrid smoke when the blooms are combusted in a pipe or joint. This heavy smoke has a damp undertone and hints of fruit on the exhale. If smokers want to keep their habit private, they should take precautions: this is a very pungent smoke.
The Red Eye OG high, like many other mostly indica strains, tends to creep up on the smoker slowly. The strain begins to put some pressure on the eyes and lower forehead within 15 minutes after being consumed. This unusual sensation might be accompanied by other head-focused effects such as flushed cheeks or increased saliva. Users may become aware of strange sensations in their sense of touch as they adapt to these feelings. Sights and sounds may appear to have a greater intensity; anomalies such as a loss of depth perspective (particularly when it comes to computer and phone screens) are possible. Red Eye OG, on the other hand, won’t provide much mental stimulation on its own – don’t expect toke this strain before embarking on a busy schedule or an important, detailed job. Instead, enjoy the bud’s psychedelic mood by sinking into a gloomy playlist or relaxing in a hot bath.
By the following morning, Red Eye OG’s physical characteristics begin to emerge. Smokers may become suddenly tired and more inclined to take a rest on the sofa at home rather than finish off a task list outside. These sentiments might grow into full-on couch lock if the quantity is increased, leaving users ready to sit on the sofa with their friends and/or food. Red Eye OG is a potent indica that can help you get some shut-eye if you’re relaxed enough. Because of its laid-back qualities, this powerful strain is suggested for nighttime use when the sedative effect can be fully appreciated.
Red Eye OG may also benefit people who use medical cannabis. Its intense, tension-relieving high can help with stress, sadness, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The strain might also reduce both acute and chronic physical discomfort, whether it’s due to injury or disease. Anti-inflammatory qualities should help with such problems as nausea and cramps. Red Eye OG may be useful for patients who suffer from anorexia or loss of appetite as a result of disease or treatment such as chemotherapy. Finally, this strain may induce sleep, making it a possible insomnia cure.
Unfortunately, Red Eye OG seeds are not readily available for purchase online. In order to acquire clippings that may be grown as “clones,” prospective home growers should seek out a reputable source. Indoor or outdoor growth is possible, although outdoor success usually requires a semi-moist, Mediterranean-like environment. While specific best practices for cultivating this kind are scarce, its indica-influenced blooms imply that plants develop quickly and bear modest buds.
Red Eye OG is a wonderful strain for unwinding or catching up on sleep as you board or disembark from a red-eye flight since its drowsy, almost comatose effects are relaxing.