Amnesia OG Strain Review

Amnesia OG is a Sativa-dominant marijuana strain that is popular for its calming, stress-relieving, and relaxing effects. Despite its name, users aren’t likely to lose their memories from this strain. Instead, they’re likely to make some of the most relaxing memories ever. 

Potency

Amnesia OG is a fairly potent strain, with a THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level between 20% and 27%, which is why it is nicknamed a “heavy hitter” strain.

It is because of this potency that the drug has its apt name, because the THC levels allow for full body effects similar to the cerebral effects of Amnesia (one of its parent strains).

What is Amnesia OG strain?

Amnesia OG strain review

Amnesia OG is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of marijuana with a ratio of 70:30 Sativa to Indica. Made from two famous strains, Amnesia and Biker Kush, Amnesia OG has won multiple awards for the unique and hard-hitting full body effects.

This strain is also popular for its high levels of resin, making it a great option for those wanting to make hash. 

How was Amnesia OG developed?

Amnesia OG was developed by Karma Genetics from two of their most famous strains, Amnesia and Biker Kush. Karma Genetics wanted to blend the two strains together to create something that hit the entire body with a sense of relaxation.

Since Amnesia was already an award-winning strain, they cross-bred it with Biker Kush to enhance the full-body effects. 

Interestingly, Amnesia OG was originally called “Where’s My Bike?”. This is supposedly a reference to the Biker Kush reference and the super calming effects of the drug. 

Taste

Amnesia OG has a unique taste. At first, the flavors are citrus-like and fruity, with a hint of sweetness like bubblegum. Then, the profile becomes spicier and pepper-like.

When smoked or eaten in edible form, users have described Amnesia OG to taste sweet, cheesy, and a bit like diesel. Whether this is true or not depends on how high the user is!

Odor and flavor

Like the taste, the odor of Amnesia OG is said to be sweet and fruity. Amnesia OG will also have the classic earthy undertones of Kush, as well as a gentle aroma of diesel. 

Physical appearance

Amnesia OG is a high-yielding strain that has the classic ganja appearance – the pale green, almost like a dull sage, leaves are dusted with a sugared coating. In between these white-dusted leaves are tiny orange pistils that mix into the buds. 

Grow info

Amnesia OG can either be easy or incredibly hard to grow. While it can be grown either indoors or outdoors, this strain requires a warm, Mediterranean-like climate that can often be tricky to replicate indoors.

However, this strain does not respond well to pests, much like its Amnesia strain parent, so it is often recommended growing it indoors for its safety. 

Although, if you live in a warm climate that is similar to the Mediterranean and you can commit to pest control, then by all means grow the strain outdoors!

Wherever you grow the plant, make sure the temperature is warm but dry, as it doesn’t do well in humid climates. 

Like we said before, Amnesia OG is a high-yielding plant that can offer around 21 ounces of bud per meter squared when grown indoors, and 25 ounces when grown outdoors. 

As Amnesia OG is so commonly bought in cannabis stores, people are less inclined to want to grow it compared to other, more unique strains. This is especially the case given the simple effects of the strain, compared to other strains that offer wild psychedelic experiences. 

Effects

Amnesia OG is all about bringing a sense of calm and relaxation to the entire body. This is definitely one of those strains you use in the evening to relax after a stressful day, especially as it works to enhance your appetite.

This strain is all about making the user feel happy and calm. As the potency is moderately strong, those who use Amnesia OG are likely to feel the effects within 10-30 minutes since the first hit.

Beginners or those who take a high dose might find themselves falling asleep, which isn’t always a bad thing!

Side effects

The main side effects of Amnesia OG are the common ones usually associated with cannabis strains. This includes anxiety, paranoia, lightheadedness, and worry.

In some cases, people can often feel nauseous if they take too high a dose. Dry mouth is also a common side effect, so it is important to keep yourself hydrated properly. 

While it might seem ironic that a strain known for its relaxation effects can cause anxiety, this is totally normal for beginner cannabis users. Whether the user had anxieties about taking the drug beforehand or not could justify this.

This is why it is always recommended taking small doses of any strain the first few times you use it. As the name suggests, Amnesia OG might result in some short-term memory loss. However, this is uncommon and only usually occurs when a high dose is used. 

While this isn’t so much of a negative side effect, Amnesia OG is also known for its appetite-increasing effects, which means users will have to stock up with snacks beforehand!

Medical appointments

Due to the relaxing effects of this strain, Amnesia OG is ideal for cannabis users who struggle with mental disorders like anxiety, depression, PTSD, or ADHD.

It also makes the user sleepy, which is why insomniacs will often smoke this strain before they sleep to encourage sleep. 

Some users have also claimed that Amnesia OG is a good strain for pain relief, which is most likely due to its full body calming effects. This is great for those with back pain, arthritis, and muscle spasms. 

Similar strains

  • Amnesia Kush (a hybrid between Amnesia and OG Kush)
  • Tahoe OG (creates a lazy, full body high)
  • Gorilla Glue #4 (ideal for stress relief)
  • Afghani (a sedative for those struggling with fatigue or insomnia)

Strain cannabinoids 

  • THC: 20-27%
  • Total cannabinoids: 29.4%
  • CBC/CBN/CBG/THCV: Unknown (varies between breeders)