Marijuana Sour OG Strain Review for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Sour OG cannabis review

Strain name info:Sour OG Marijuana Strain

Our Overall Rating:  3.5 out of 5 / Best known for:  Sour taste, mild effects

 

Positive EffectsSour OG effects
Origin / ancestrySour OG Type: Sour OG is a 50 % Indica and 50 % Sativa cannabis hybrid with THC levels that come up to 17 %.  It is descended from:

Sour OG is a smooth recreational strain which is a Cannabis Cup 1st place winner in 2011.  It’s a mild smoke which requires little experience.  It has a delicious fragrance, like a green apple lollipop.

Aromas, FlavorsSour OG has fragrances and aromas which have been described thusly:

  • Spicey
  • Skunkiness
  • Pungence
  • Piney
  • Lemon
  • Gasoline
  • Earthy
  • Diesel
  • Chemical
May RelieveSour OG medicinal cannabis is relaxing and has high THC levels.  It can help with pain, mood disorders, insomnia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder self injury.
THC Content:

13 % to 17 %

Sour OG THC CBD
Indoor/Outdoor YieldGrowing outdoors in a sunny environment, it can yield 19 ounces per plant.   Sour OG marijuana can also be grown inside, such as in a grow room, a tent, or a greenhouse.  Indoors, Sour OG will yield 16 ounces per square meter.
Flowering timeSour OG buds will flower indoors in 8 – 9 weeks.
GeneticSour OG weed Strain genetics
HarvestSour OG weed plants will be ready for harvesting outside in the of the month October in the United States.
Disease resistanceIt can stand up against viruses, molds, mildews, bacteria, and fungus.   Sour OG cannabis plants have Kush genetics which give it strong disease resistance.
Plant HeightSour OG cannabis plants will grow to a medium height, between 30 and 80 inches tall.
Adverse effectsIt can cause perceptual aberrations, making sounds and sights sound and look different.  It can cause cottonmouth and dry eyes.  The Sour OG marijuana strain has few adverse effects.  It can cause drowsiness, so don’t operate heavy machinery when using this strain.
Growing difficultyThis plant will require a medium level of skill to be able to bring to a fruitful harvest.

  Origins, Genetics, History

Sour OG Type: Sour OG is a balanced, 50 / 50, Indica / Sativa hybrid of the following strains:

  • OG Kush
  • Sour Diesel

Sour OG is the child of two famous strains, OG Kush and Sour Diesel.  OG Kush genetics makes sure the plant is strong and productive.  Sour Diesel gives it flavor and a smooth taste.  This was made as a mildly stimulating, mildly relaxing smoke.  You will get balanced effects and still be capable and productive while getting a little mood boost and pain relief.

Sour OG marijuana growing

Looks and Flavors

The fan leaves are an average size and a medium green color and smooth with oils and resin to protect the plant.  Your buds are average size and compact, dripping with powdery trichomes with high levels of THC.  The buds can have a purple tent when exposed to a few days of cool temps.  Hairy orange trichomes stick out from between the buds.  Your Sour OG cannabis strain will reach a medium height, between 30 and 80 inches tall.

Sour OG has smells that are an homage to its parentage.  From Durban poison, it has the smell of chemical and gasoline, which really revs you up.  From OG Kush, you get the smell of pine and lemon, the smells of the Hindu Kush wilderness where this strain was reared.  It gives you a sense of strength and vitality when you toke on this strain.

How to Grow Sour OG Cannabis Seeds or Cuttings

Growing weed from Sour OG cannabis seeds or cuttings requires a medium growing ability.  Both seeds and cuttings are available on the market.  For indoor growing, you will need space for either a grow room, tent, or green house.  This plant can grow well in any venue due to its Kush genetics but will still need some care and attention.  In a grow room, you will need some high discharge lamps to focus on your plants.  If using a tent set-up, you will need to place reflective lining around the tent to focus light on your plants from every angle and prevent shadows from depriving your leaves of light, since lamps don’t move around like the sun does.  Maintain optimal humidity using a humidity gauge and an exhaust system with a fan that circulates and exchanges air.  You can also use an air filter to keep out the dirty air and parasites that can damage your plants.  You can use 5 gallon flower pots to pot your plants and use a good fertilizer or nutrient mix.  If using hydroponics, choose a well researched growing medium for this particular strain.  You can induce your plants to flower using a 12 hours light and 12 hours dark schedule after eight or nine weeks.  Expect to come away with 16 ounces per square meter of profitable herb.

Growing outdoors, you want a sunny climate like the Mediterranean.  Keep you plants safe from pests and mechanical damage by putting them in a well-managed area with great soil and plenty of sunlight.  In the month of October, you will be ready to harvest, dry, and store your plants.  You can come away with 19 ounces of fresh weed for each plant that you cultivate.

Sour OG weed photo

Medicinal Marijuana Review / Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sour OG is a 50 percent Sativa and 50 percent Indica with up to 17 percent THC.  It has been used to improve quality of life and outcomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Some people with autism, including children have self-injuring behavior.  They also have repetitive behaviors which can prevent them from learning, be annoying to others, or cause harm to others.  People with autism can daily experience pain and frustration unlike that of an unaffected person.  Self-injurious behavior can include hitting oneself, banging one’s head, picking at sores, biting oneself, and scratching oneself.  This can be done repetitively in response to pain or in order to soothe oneself.  This is heart breaking for parents to watch.  Many times the child has to wear a helmet to protect the head.  It is thought that this behavior is brought about because many babies develop head banging to try to recreate the beating of the mother’s heart that they felt in the womb.  This behavior stops in a few months with normally developing children but can continue on in autistic children.  The typical treatment for this troubling disorder are antipsychotics like risperidone.  These drugs can have dangerous side effects like tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder involving shaking and involuntary movements which can be permanent even after the medication has stopped.  It can also cause weight gain and a range of other side effects.

In the progression up to greater acceptance of the potential of medical marijuana, parents with children who have autism spectrum disorder and behavior issues discovered that marijuana would significantly calm down some of them.  The head banging stopped.  Behavior can sometimes improve dramatically.  Medical marijuana has been approved for autism spectrum disorder even in places that generally frown on the use of marijuana for any purpose.  For some parents, it has greatly improved outcomes for their autistic child.  It can also help autistic children who have problems eating due to medication side effects or repetitive behaviors and superstitious like behavior toward food items.

Autistic persons who have trouble sleeping can also have improvement with medical marijuana.  A relaxing strain like Sour OG could be just the thing to fight insomnia in an autistic person who cannot or will not sleep at a proper hour.  After having a good meal and a good Sour OG edible, he or she will sleep like a baby.

Sour OG will not work for everyone.  You might need a strain with higher CBD and lower THC like Cannatonic or Harlequin.  Also, sometimes smoking works, other times only edibles or tinctures which can be used sublingually will work.  If you apply under the lip flaps, rub the flaps in and let it dissolve into the cheeks and gums.  Sometimes you can do this on a child who cannot or will not swallow the substance due to having a seizure or behavior problems.

Sour OG Weed Price

Vendor: Venice Medical Center

Culver City, CA, USA

Strain name: Sour OG

Gram – $ 10 USD

Eighth – $ 35 USD

Quarter – $ 70 USD

Half – $ 140 USD

Ounce – $ 250 USD

Vendor: LA Cannabis Company – Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Strain name: Sour OG

Gram – $ 9.14 USD

Eighth – $ 27.42 USD

5 grams – $ 36.55 USD

Quarter – $ 50.26 USD

Half – $ 95.94 USD

Effects

Although THC levels only reach 17 %, some users say this is not a strain for beginners and that one needs to be at least an intermediate cannabis user.  This is because the strain is particularly psychedelic and may give a strong increase in perceptual aberrations and strange, creative thinking.  This may cause new users to panic but is a great trip for seasoned users.  A cannabis ‘trip’ is not like an LSD trip obviously.  You can fairly easily snap back to reality.  And although you may hear something a little slower or faster than usual, you aren’t just seeing anything out of the blue.  Everything you see and hear have some basis in reality, it’s just altered.  So, this is not a weed to fear

For other pot info guide pages see:  http://www.ncsm.nl/strain

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