What is the Deadhead OG Cannabis Strain?

Deadhead OG is recommended for experienced consumers who want to engage in relaxing activities.
Deadhead OG is recommended for experienced consumers who want to engage in relaxing activities. /

When it comes to cannabis strains, the OG Kush family is one the most influential and important. From its genetics, there have come so many heavy-hitters and legendary smokes that we all know and love today. One of those smokes is Deadhead OG, a cultivar that many consumers have been searching for information about lately.

What is Deadhead OG, the cannabis strain?

Deadhead OG is a sativa-dominant cultivar that was bred over 10 years ago. It is a cross of Chemdog 91, one of the four original Chemdog phenotypes, and San Fernanado Valley OG Kush (SFV OG Kush), one of the original OG Kush hybrids. Like many strains that come from OG Kush, people love Deadhead OG for its intense effects and unique Kushy flavors. 

Deadhead OG was originally bred in 2011 by the famed Cali Connection, known for strains like Chem Valley Kush, Sour Alien, and Purple Crack.

Deadhead OG is an award-winning cannabis strain, bringing home the second place trophy at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2011. It commonly averages well over 25 percent THC.

How to grow Deadhead OG

Deadhead OG is suitable for both indoor and outdoors environments. It has a fast flowering period between 60 and 65 days. This strain is also a high yielder. Cannabis growing website ILoveGrowingMarijuana suggests you can get around 21 ounces of fresh bud per square meter planted indoors and 24 ounces per plant outdoors. For some light growing tips, peep this article from Weed Republic.

You can buy feminized Deadhead OG seeds from online seed banks like Pacific Seed Bank. You can also get them from the originators themselves, Cali Connection.

How does Deadhead OG smell and taste?

OG Kush strains are known for having an everything-at-once type of odor. They can smell and taste skunky, earthy, spicy, citrusy, gassy, and piney. The same is true for Deadhead OG. As flower, its terpenes for the most part are gassy, thanks to the Chemdog 91 with a mix of earthy skunk notes on the backend of the smoke. If you consume Deadhead OG as a concentrate, you’ll probably detect an even stronger gas and funk smell and taste. 

According to Remedy, Deadhead OG’s most dominant terpenes are limonene, myrcene, myrcene, linalool, and pinene. It’s important to learn the terpenes that work best for the effects you desire from cannabis. As the industry progresses, terpenes will become more of the guiding light towards the types of cannabis you want, versus the traditional indica/sativa classifications we’ve been using.

What do Deadhead OG effects feel like? 

According to Leafly, Deadhead OG is expected to produce a long-lasting body high with the top effect being talkative. They also say the strain is best paired with more passive activities (i.e. watching TV, playing video games). On Weedmaps, reviewers suggest that Deadhead OG experience is primarily relaxed, euphoric, and focused. AllBud says “It is a must try for those individuals who wish to stay active and alert after medicating. However, it can relax you to such an extent where you may want to fall asleep.”

All in all, it's evident that this is an extremely powerful strain, best suited for those with experienced lungs. Therefore, Deadhead OG is for sure not for people just starting out cannabis. It’ll smack you for hours, so if you’re a novice, maybe search for something lighter on the effects side. This will help ensure that you don’t have a terrible experience at the beginning of your relationship with cannabis.

Is Deadhead OG a body high or head high?

With all cannabis strains, whether the effects are a body high, head high, or a combination of both largely depends on the individual user and their body composition. Each of our bodies have an endocannabinoid system, which has CB1 and CB2 receptors that process the effects of cannabis differently. This is why consuming cannabis is always an individualistic experience. That said, online reviews make it clear that DeadHead OG can provide both heady and body highs. 

Leafly reviewer f........s, rated the top four effects of the strain as euphoric, relaxed, tingly, uplifted. Of the experience, they say “This is a fun strain to consume in casual situations with friends, but in my experience would prefer not to use when work is needed to be done or focus is required. The effects I felt were an elevated mood, mild-to-strong body tingles and pain replacement (where any mild ache is replaced by a more enjoyable tingling sensation), and a classic, spacey head high. When conversing with others there was a tendency during the peak of the high to train wreck a story or forget the point being made. The high I got, from two big hits using a Mobius Ion Matrix Bubbler, lasted around two hours. My experience level is 16+ years of using MJ.”

Leafly reviewer H........6 said the strain was aroused, creative, energetic, and euphoric. “Of the experience, they said “Deadhead OG with emphasis on "OG." Rated five stars for its stimulating energy burst, and a slow to develop body relaxation. Deadhead is fast acting, and the OG doesn't defer too long before relaxation begins. I recommend this strain for late afternoon pick-me-ups, post-workout relaxation, stretching or yoga. I've experienced that when it comes to this strain, a little goes a long way. Enjoy!”

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