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Sour OG rose to prominence thanks to the Cali Connection, a California seed bank that crossed Sour Diesel with SFV OG, a West Coast phenotype of OG Kush. Originally called 818 Headband (after an area code in Los Angeles), the sour, earthy hybrid quickly gained popularity, but users began calling it Sour OG as it spread out of L.A., and Denver has taken to the latter moniker. A few shops such as Frosted Leaf and Kind Pain Management carry strains and concentrates labeled 818 Headband, but Sour OG’s name is on far more menus around town.
I’ve seen Sour OG at Ballpark Holistic Dispensary, the Healing House, High Level Health, Lightshade and Oasis Cannabis Superstore; OG Medicinals sells it elsewhere wholesale under the Willie’s Reserve brand. My favorite cut of the strain comes from OG Medicinals, which carries dank whiffs of soil and gasoline and a high that takes me on a ride back into the ’90s — but that ride always ends with my head landing softly on a pillow.
Flavor: Sour OG carries tart, funky flavors, with sweet floral notes that stick to the sides of your tongue; earthy tastes of Kush round it out.
Looks: Expect a bright color with moderately dense cone- and pebble-shaped nugs. Lime-green calyxes and bright-orange pistils nearly glow thanks to the milky trichomes, recalling the strain’s Sour Diesel mother.
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Sour OG can showcase both of its parents’ best qualities. Intense, sour whiffs of Diesel’s rubbery funk are mellowed out only by dank, earthy notes of Kush. The strain’s high follows a similar pattern for me, pushing my spirits up with focused, creative enthusiasm as I’m YouTube-ing Tex Avery cartoons, only to lull me back into the dirt within a couple of hours. The intense highs and lows of Sour OG definitely qualify it as a hybrid, but it’s not as even-keeled as Flo or Hercules, so stay away from this strain until at least the afternoon if you have any daytime responsibilities.
Sour OG rose to prominence thanks to the Cali Connection, a California seed bank that crossed Sour Diesel with San Fernando Valley OG, a West Coast phenotype of OG Kush. Originally called 818 Headband, the sour, earthy hybrid quickly gained popularity as users began calling it "Sour OG."