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Mars OG (Indica): Strain Review

Great for relaxation. Helps with anxiety, depression and mild to chronic pain | $25/8th @ Beverly Medical Collective

Aug 2, 2018 · 2 min read

Mars OG is a fitting name for this medium-strength, indica-based, OG phenotype, known for it’s “spacey” effects. On the first pull I feel an immediate sense of calm and relaxation in my body followed by a head-trip that feels like a day-dream.

Mars OG provides an old-school style high that effects bot h the body and the mind equally in a way that reminds me of Haze (another Bay-Area strain that originated in Santa Cruz in the 60’s) and other classic “heady highs” from my adolescence, strains that usually induced couch lock and blood-shot eyes. Other reviews online suggest that Mars OG can make you lazy and disorganized but I found the high to be mild.

Believed to be the result of a Fire OG cross, Mars OG originates from the Bay Area as a member of the “Planetary Strains”–a series of OG crosses named after the planets marked by a style of growing where plants start indoors and finish outdoors. The outdoor influence on this strain comes across in the taste and the nose, it has an earthy aroma that delivers smoothly with low expansion (you’re not going to injure your throat coughing after a big toke).

To fully understand Mars OG you have to get familiar with Fire OG, a classic OG phenotype believed to be one of the strongest and the main influence in the Mars OG strain. A cross between San Fernando Valley OG and OG Kush, this indica dominant OG is known for it’s classic Kush like symptoms: intense euphoria that gradually leads to a giant appetite and comatose sleep. Mars OG is like Fire OG’s step-brother that lives in NorCal.

Overall, I like this strain a lot! It provides a distinct high that can be useful at certain times of the day (IE: after work, before bed, early morning, etc) but it doesn’t knock you out completely. It’s smokes like a very well produced outdoor strain that reminds me of the “greenhouse”(cannabis grown with natural and artificial light, indoors) that we see in Southern California. Mars OG is a strain that perfectly encapsulates the geography and ethos of Northern California.

Mars OG is a fitting name for this medium-strength, indica-based, OG phenotype, known for it’s “spacey” effects. On the first pull I feel an immediate sense of calm and relaxation in my body followed…