Venom OG Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi January 18, 2023 - 6 min read
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This balanced hybrid’s effects are highly sought-after by both recreational and medical users, making Venom OG (also known as Venom OG Kush) a very popular weed.

The effects of this relatively high-THC strain (20%) are just about as relaxing as you can find. It first brings on a head high that erases stress and anxiety and replaces it with happiness and a positive mindset.

After that, an even stronger body stone relaxes muscles, weighs down the user, and often brings on sedation. There can also be a sensory enhancement that may seem somewhat psychedelic.

Venom OG smells skunky and woodsy with prominent diesel elements, but it tastes more like lemon and pine along with lots of earthiness. The skunk is most noticeable in the strain’s aftertaste.


Start slowly with Venom OG because its effects take as long as 10-15 minutes to grab hold of you. When it does, you’ll sense pressure or throbbing in the top part of your head and a heaviness sinking into your body.

The head buzz takes the form of relatively-calm euphoria, wiping away stress and daily concerns and substituting an enjoyable mental uplift. The feeling often progresses to minor distortions in sight, sound, and depth perception but usually leaves users able to interact with friends or enjoy a movie — even if the surroundings seem a bit “enhanced.”

Venom OG is best known for its physical high, though. Relaxation surges throughout the body; over time, it can lead to couch lock and very possibly to sedation and even sleep. Those effects are why many medical patients find this strain a valuable weapon against the muscle tightness and joint pain they suffer.

This is a weed that’s best enjoyed in the evening or before bed because of the hazy and possibly distorting head high as well as the strong sedation it can provide. It’s still a fun social strain, however, if enjoyed in moderation.

Bottom Line: Venom OG delivers an extremely calming and happy high that may become slightly psychedelic, along with a strong body stone that winds up as couch-locking and possibly sleep-inducing.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 1/5
  • Creative: 2/5
  • Pain: 5/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 3/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Side Effects

Users should expect to experience cottonmouth and perhaps dry eyes when smoking Venom OG. Inexperienced smokers may also feel dizzy or anxious because of the potency of this bud; even experienced users who tend toward being anxious may find that condition getting worse after a few tokes. Microdosing or starting extremely slowly with Venom OG is a smart approach.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 4/5
  • Cough: 4/5

Medical Conditions

Most MMJ users say that Venom OG is great for what ails them.

Those dealing with psychological issues like stress, anxiety, depression, and even PTSD and OCD, praise the calming cerebral high that eliminates cares and concerns — unless they’re already suffering from anxiety problems, the issue could get worse.

Pain patients love Venom OG even more. They say the powerful body relief is perfect for relieving lesser medical issues like muscle spasms and joint pain, as well as stronger chronic and serious pain. It’s said that this strain is an effective weapon against headaches, backaches, and menstrual cramps, and its sedating effects are welcomed by those with chronic insomnia.

Flavor and Aroma

Some might call the scent of this weed “classic” kush, although kush strains can vary widely in their characteristics. Venom OG is quite pungent, with earth and diesel prominent in the aroma along with hints of the pine and citrus you might expect in kush weed.

That pine and citrus are much more apparent in the flavor of the creamy smoke, along with plenty of earthy taste. The skunk makes its appearance in the aftertaste of Venom OG, where it’s mixed with lemon and gas.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 4/5
  • Citrus: 3/5
  • Fruity: 1/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 3/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

The potency of Venom OG is due in large part to its THC content, which averages 20% and may reach as high as 27% in some supplies. CBD, CBG, and CBN levels all come in at an average of 0.5%, with lesser amounts of CBC present in this strain.

Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, and limonene are among the terps strongly represented in Venom OG’s terpene profile, not at all unusual for an earthy, piney, and skunky strain. There are also substantial levels of linalool and humulene.


The Colorado breeder known as Rare Dankness Seeds created Venom OG by crossing two members of the Chemdawg family, their own Rare Dankness #1 and Poison OG.

Rare Dankness uses its Rare Dankness strain to create many of the company’s products because it’s a notoriously heavy hitter. It contributes that power along with citrus and earth to Venom OG. The other parent strain, Poison OG, is known for its kush characteristics and heavy body stone, both of which are evident in Venom OG.

Where to Buy Venom OG Seeds

These seeds aren’t difficult to find because Rare Dankness makes them available to a number of online vendors. You can purchase feminized seeds from Pacific Seed Bank and Home Grown Cannabis Company and standard seeds from Seedsman and Seed City.

Some companies claim to sell Venom OG clones online, but most of them are selling different hybrids under the Venom OG name. Be very careful before purchasing.

Similar Strains

Poison OG would obviously be a good substitute if you can’t find Venom OG anywhere. Other strains that come somewhat close to delivering the same experience are Banana OG, Goji OG, and Pink Kush.

Venom OG Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What’s the best way to grow Venom OG?
A: It’s a plant that’s pretty easy to grow, and it prospers both indoors and out. If you’re going to plant outdoors, you should have a semi-humid climate with temperatures that stay in the 70°-80° range during the day and don’t get much lower at night. Indoors, you’ll need a decent amount of space because the plants grow short and bushy.

Q: What is Venom OG’s flowering period?
A: Indoors, it’s a pretty fast producer, with flower ready to harvest in 7-8 weeks. Outdoor crops will be ready in late September or early October.