XXX OG Strain Review

Also known as “Triple X OG”, XXX OG is an Indica-dominant strain of cannabis. It produces an uplifting, euphoric high followed by a sleep-inducing effect. For this reason, it’s mostly used to treat insomnia and sleep disorders. Below, we’ll explore the XXX OG strain in more detail. 

Potency

If there’s one thing that you need to know about the XXX OG strain, it’s that it’s very potent. It has a THC percentage of 29%-33%, and it’s known to invoke an almost psychedelic experience. It also finishes with a calming effect which is capable of inducing sleep. 

What IS XXX OG Strain?

XXX OG Strain Review

XXX OG is a potent, Indica-dominant hybrid that was created by mixing OG Kush with the XXX Strain. It’s much revered and, as a testament to the quality of the strain, it even won the LA Cannabis Cup in 2014. 

How Was XXX OG Strain Developed?

The XXX OG strain was developed by Maven Genetics. It is a hybrid of the OG Kush strain and the XXX strain. This is where the name “XXX OG” comes from. 

Taste

As with many cannabis strains, XXX OG has a different taste on both the inhale and the exhale. As you breathe in, you’ll find earthy notes with hints of pine and lemon. As you exhale, the taste changes and you’ll experience a sweet, peppery taste that lingers on the palate. 

We should note, however, that the hints of pine and lemon are quite subtle. Overall, XXX OG has a generally earthy taste overall. 

Odor and Flavor

One thing that really stands out about the XXX OG strain is that, unlike many other cannabis strains, its odor is quite different from its taste. It emits a sweet, citrusy scent with subtle notes of lemon. This has often been described as a similar scent to fresh sap. 

Physical Appearance

XXX OG has bright green, medium-sized conical buds that are usually covered in long, bright orange pistils. As it ripens and is almost ready for harvesting, it also produces a thick coating of glistening trichomes. 

Grow Info

You’ll need some experience in growing cannabis if you want to try growing XXX OG yourself as it has some very specific growing requirements.

However, if you do manage to get the seeds to sprout and the plant to grow, you’ll be delighted with the outcome.

The first thing to note here is that XXX OG can be grown both indoors and outdoors. However, it’s only a good idea to grow it outdoors if you live in the Southern Hemisphere as you’ll be able to give it a greater amount of heat and light. 

With this in mind, it’s almost always best to grow XXX OG in a controlled environment, such as a greenhouse. It won’t take up too much room when grown indoors either, as it’s a relatively short and bushy plant. 

We mentioned how you’ll need some experience in growing cannabis if you want to attempt growing XXX OG, and the reason for this is because it needs regular maintenance. It needs to be topped several times throughout its growing season, otherwise, it will overstretch and this can cause the branches to break off. 

The first time you top an XXX OG plant, you need to make the first cut just above the fifth node. This will encourage side shoots to stem from the bottom, which will cause the plant to bush out rather than grow tall. 

When grown indoors, you can expect to harvest around 14-ounces per square meter. XXX OG grown outdoors will typically produce around 18-ounces per plant, and it will be ready for harvesting around the middle of October. 

Effects

Depending on the THC percentage of your bud, you may experience several effects when using the XXX OG strain. The most common effect is a euphoric, psychedelic high where sounds and images become more vivid. 

This is usually followed by a happy, calming, relaxing effect that can induce sleep. Couchlock is also quite a common effect of using XXX OG. With this in mind, it’s usually best to only use it in the evenings or when you don’t have anything to do for the rest of the day. 

Side Effects 

There are two common side effects from using XXX OG; cottonmouth and dry eyes. These aren’t the worst side effects by any means, however, users with a lower THC tolerance may find that its potency has some more troubling side effects. 

These can include paranoia, dizziness, and anxiety. As we mentioned above, couchlock is another side effect you may experience when using XXX OG and it can make you feel incredibly drowsy. This is something that’s worth considering before you use it. 

Medical Appointments

The XXX OG strain isn’t very commonly prescribed for medical use due to its extreme potency. However, those who use cannabis to self-medicate find that it can help with a few conditions. 

The first of these is insomnia and other sleep disorders. After the euphoric high has passed, XXX OG can cause an incredibly drowsy feeling. It’s this that helps people who have difficulty sleeping finally catch some z’s. 

It’s also commonly used in a self-medicated fashion for helping to manage and alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression. This is due to the mood-enhancing effect it has.

Some people also find it has an analgesic effect, and this could make it a good choice of strain if you’re looking for a way to manage chronic pain such as arthritis. 

Similar Strains

If you feel as though XXX OG may be too potent for you but you want to try something similar, any of theseIndica-dominant strains would be a good choice:

  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Grape Ape
  • Northern Lights
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Cookies Kush

As with XXX OG, we’d recommend using each of these strains responsibly and in moderation. This is especially true if you’re still developing a tolerance for THC.

Strain Cannabinoids

Here are XXX OG’s cannabinoid details:

  • THC: 29%-33%
  • CBN: <0.01%
  • THC-A: 11.73%
  • CBD-A: 0.16%
  • CBC: <0.01%
  • CBG: <0.01%
  • CBG-A: 0.25%