I haven’t been to Elevated Dreams in some time, so I decided to get a sampling of a couple strains to see how their quality has been keeping up. After pulling out SFV OG for me to see, my budtender was called away and replaced with another. The girl asked if I was all set, and I said I’d like to see a few more strains. She seemed shocked I didn’t want the SFV OG, as if no one who had ever checked it out had declined to get it. I assured her that it would be coming home with me; I was simply looking for one in addition to, not instead of.
The buds of SFV OG are perfect pyramids and are quite sticky to the touch. For color, they seem to be marbled by light and dark greens, accented by dark brown hairs. The smell is instantly sweet, and although there is also clearly a musky scent, it is tempered by pine. The taste is like walking through a pine forest after a heavy rain. Although the smoke is thick, it isn’t affecting.
San Fernando Valley OG, much like its closest relative, OG Kush, is widely popular in the SoCal area. Much of what makes it infamous comes from its mellow, full bodied high. Both these strains seem to symbolize the region’s breezy personality. I found SFV OG to be psychoactive in its effects. Perfect for depression and anxiety, this high will help you to relax and unwind. It is also physical enough to melt away tension in the neck, shoulders, and back. I particularly enjoyed this strain after escaping from work for the day. It was a great way to cast off my tie and welcome my leisure time.
After eyeballing SFV OG at several different dispensaries, I finally settled on SFV Grape from OCPC. San Fernando Valley OG is really just a phenotype of OG Kush, SoCal’s beloved strain. In picking up SFV Grape, I’ve located a hybrid that brings in the traditionally sunny and euphoric high of OG Kush and the indica relief of a purple strain like GDP or Grape Ape.
SFV Grape is an evenly colored strain, mossy green with short brown hairs tucked into the flowers. The buds were incredibly fresh and downy and lightly frosted with cloudy trichromes. The scent comes in two parts, first is the SFV OG’s resinous skunk and dusty earth aromas. The indica half brings in the purple’s luscious baked berry or mulled wine scent. The smoke is harsh and thick. Even in the green hit. However, the exhale tastes like raisin and turned earth, sweet and skunky. This is gone after the first hit or two, though.
This is a terribly unproductive high. The purple indica does bring with it effective pain relief. It is also drowsy and body melting, which is perfect for drifting off to sleep. OCPC has SFV Grape classified as an indica, and rightfully so. I was surprised how little of SFV OG comes through in the high. There is some elated mood effects and the peaceful feeling usually associated with phenotypes of OG Kush. However, I would recommend this strain as an evening strain. The anti-stress properties and mental disconnect are great to ease your mind, while the purple will work to ease your body, helping you to settle in for a snug and serene night’s sleep.