Some weed strains can get you going during the day, others can knock you out in a hurry — and then there are the ones that simply get you baked. Skywalker OG, sometimes called Skywalker OG Kush, falls into that last category; that’s not surprising because its parents are the revered strains Skywalker and OG Kush.
This is a heavily indica-dominant (80/20) hybrid with a strong THC content that can quickly put your head in the clouds and your body onto the couch (hopefully with munchies nearby) for the duration of the experience. When it’s over, don’t be surprised to find yourself falling into blissful sleep.
Skywalker OG is dank bud. Its combination of earth, pine, and spice is pungent, with fruit and citrus notes that ensure that the smoke is tasty.
Effects and Side Effects
The high from Skywalker OG doesn’t last as long as with other potent weeds, but the 90-120 minutes are enjoyable stoney ones.
Intense cerebral euphoria arrives quickly; users are likely to find themselves drifting in space or just ungrounded. We don’t necessarily mean that in a psychedelic sense; stress and daily concerns just disappear, and nothing concrete replaces them.
Some say they feel more creative when using Skywalker OG, but the high manifests itself in terms of enjoying sensations or exploring feelings in a new and different way, not with the desire to paint a picture or write a story.
This strain is best known for its body stone and its power. Initial tingles are quickly replaced by complete relaxation that overpowers the body, and users find themselves locked to the couch in short order. They might have enough motivation to turn on the TV or chat with friends, but the Skywalker OG experience is almost always a lethargic one.
The lethargy may turn into sleepiness during the high, particularly among those who aren’t seasoned weed smokers. But chances are much greater than 50-50 that sleepyland will be their eventual destination once the strain’s effects wear off. That means Skywalker OG is best used in the evening (and with a clear calendar) rather than during the day.
The most common side effects are dry eyes, cottonmouth, and of course, sedation and the munchies. Skywalker OG’s high THC content is one of the highest THC strains, though, can be an issue for users who are dealing with anxiety, increasing their anxiety instead of relieving it. The high THC content can also overwhelm inexperienced users; both groups should use this strain with caution.
- Energy: 1/5
- Creative: 2/5
- Pain: 4/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 4/5
- Mood: 5/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 4/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: Skywalker OG is an indica-dominant strain that produces a couch-locking full-body melt in short order, along with unfocused cerebral euphoria. Expect lethargy and very possibly sleep.
Most pain patients love Skywalker OG. They say that the full body stone and physical relaxation it provides is ideal for treating moderate-to-serious pain issues, whether they’re temporary problems like spasms, aches, or menstrual cramps, or the chronic pain of conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, or inflammatory bowel disease. This strain helps insomnia patients sleep, too.
The happy head high can also be useful to patients with mental health issues like chronic stress, anxiety, and depression, eliminating their care and concerns for at least a couple of hours. The caution we mentioned for anxiety sufferers is important; however, this might not be the ideal strain for some of them.
Flavor and Aroma
When we said that this is a dank bud, we weren’t kidding. Expect a Kush aroma heavy with spicy earthiness and diesel, along with hints of fruit and herbs. Skywalker OG isn’t a strain you can keep on the down low once you’ve opened the baggie or jar; its scent will linger for quite a while.
The taste of this weed is pungent and earthy, with pine, diesel, and citrus noticeable in the flavor of the smoke. Spice and herbs are present in the aftertaste, along with berries and fruit.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 5/5
- Citrus: 3/5
- Fruity: 2/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 4/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
The THC content in Skywalker OG can vary considerably because so many producers grow it and supply it to dispensaries. Some batches may contain as “little” as 15-18% THC, while others may contain as much as 25-28% of the cannabinoid. It averages around 22%, a very impressive number for any strain, let alone one with powerful indica effects. CBD content is low.
Skywalker OG is rich in terpenes like caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, pinene, phellandrene, and humulene.
It’s not clear who originally bred Skywalker OG, although it’s generally assumed that the strain originated in California. Most experts agree that it’s a cross of two highly-regarded and popular strains, Skywalker and OG Kush.
Skywalker is a Blueberry/Mazar cross well-known for its calm, cerebral effects and its potent and sedating body high. OG Kush, of course, needs no introduction to veteran smokers; it contributes its powerful effects and Kush ancestry to Skywalker OG.
Where to Buy Skywalker OG Seeds
Skywalker OG seeds are easy to purchase online. Most of the big seed banks carry feminized seeds, including Pacific Seed Bank, Seedsman, and ILGM (I Love Growing Marijuana). Clones are equally as available from vendors like The Strainbank, Homegrown Nursery, and the Clone Conservatory.
A good alternative for those who want a less-sedating experience might be White Walker Kush, a child of Skywalker OG created with White Widow.
Other strains that will provide similar effects include LA Confidential, Gelato Glue, Lavender Jones, and Mind Eraser. And if you’re looking for the “Kush experience,” OG Kush is a good choice, as are Afghan Kush and Purple Kush.
Skywalker OG Strain Review: FAQ
Q: What are the medical benefits of Skywalker OG?
A: Patients say the heavy body high is very helpful for moderate and serious pain issues, whether they’re related to day-to-day strains and aches or chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia. The strain is also used by insomnia sufferers because of its ability to bring on drowsiness, and by those suffering from depression and anxiety because of its uplifting head high.
Q: Is Skywalker OG sativa or indica?
A: You’ll usually find flower that’s 80% indica, 20% sativa. However, you may see a sativa-dominant version sold as “Sativa OG” or something similar. The latter version is believed to be a much less common phenotype of Skywalker OG, and it’s not seen on retail shelves very often.