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On this upcoming Memorial Day weekend I hope we all take some time to reflect on the concept of war itself. What exactly is war? Yes, it's an armed conflict, but that sounds benign. There is no doubt that 'war' is the clinical, murderous expression of extreme sociopathy. The wealthy and powerful of one society transform their poor and disenfranchised citizens into trained killers and then order them to go murder their perceived enemies’ poor and disenfranchised killers while the wealthy and powerful in charge gaze at the ensuing carnage to see which side kills more human beings.
The Homo sapien species is by far the most exceedingly violent creature that has ever existed on earth, but if you ask them, most humans will tell a much different account of things. WHY we gaslight ourselves and tell false narratives about our own actions and culture of violence is a root problem of America and humanity, and worth solving if we care about our own survival.
Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid (70%/30%)
Genotype: OG 18 = An OG Kush backcross
Original breeder is Reserva Privada. OG 18 is also known as “Reserva Privada”.
OG Kush’s original genetics are highly debated.
NOTE: I’ve already done a review of Cresco’s version of “Reserva Privada” (aka OG 18). I’m also doing this review of their OG 18 because the bud and calyx structures were much larger and denser than the former and the high was a bit different.
Purchased On: 05/05/2017
Manufactured On: 01/19/2017
Packaged On: 02/23/2017
Net Weight: 3.54g
Purchase Price: $60.60, tax included
NOTE: I do not identify dispensaries in my reviews. However, if you want to know the shop that's offering this pricing, I will provide it to anyone who requests it.
Delivery Method(s) Used: Clean glass pipe
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 23.90%; THC 1.42%; CBDa 0%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Phenotype Profile: This batch of OG 18 consisted of several mid-green buds with large calyxes and a few random orange pistils. The physical characteristics of this batch were different from another sample a reviewed back in October 2016. This batch’s buds weren’t as compact and dense as the 2016 batch.
Bud Density: 4 [1 -5]
Terpene Profile: Beta-Caryophyllene 0.1441%; Alpha-Humulene 0.0464%; Limonene 0.4971%; Linalool 0.2413%; Beta-Myrcene 0.7720%; Alpha-Pinene 0.552%; Beta-Pinene 0.1162% (ACT Labs)
In their intact state, these buds smelled of sour fuel and earth. Once ground, the bud emitted sour, diesel and earth. When smoked, I tasted of sour and diesel with sweet-n-sour notes on the exhale.
TIP: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library page.
Effects: This combo of two Chems resulted in a euphoric and long-lasting experience. Makes the body tranquil and the mind float. It’s important to point out that this is not the pure heavy Kush relaxation you might expect from an OG Kush. These effects are also marked by a heady, somewhat trippy component via the Chem influences at higher doses.
Duration of Effects: 2 hours
May Help With: Helped with stress and sleep. May also help with mood, depression, muscle relaxation, appetite (and more).
This sample of OG 18 was excellent, offering on-point terps, effects and potency.
2018 UPDATE: I bought an eighth of this bud on 01/28 and it was an outstanding example of this bud. Very dense, very dank, sticky - heavy trichome development, aggressive terpenes, darker greens & denser buds than the batch being reviewed here.
NOTE: For details about this 1-5 Rating Scale, click here.
The wealthy in power never fight their own battles over more wealth and power.
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again... 'cause I'll be there.
-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710
Case: OG 18 (flower)
File Date: 05/24/2017
Case No: 0117
OG 18: What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothin