By Sierra Waldrop –

May the fourth, aka Star Wars day was here, and what better day to learn about the cannabis strain named after our favorite force-blessed family? No Jedi mind tricks here, Skywalker OG is a potent Indica dominant hybrid that will leave you feeling so relaxed and happy that not even your intense dislike for sand could get you down. So grab your smoking tool of choice and get ready to execute order 420.

About the Strain

Skywalker OG is the product of hybrid strains Skywalker and OG Kush. Skywalker OG leans more to the Indica side at around 85% Indica and 15% Sativa and is packed with a 26% THC content. Plants are generally of medium height and flower at 8 to 10 weeks. The buds are a rich olive green, adorned with amber hairs and coated in sticky trichomes, giving it a frosted appearance.

The aroma of Skywalker OG is pungent, earthy, diesel and herbal with notes of spice. The taste reflects the smell, herbal, earthy, spicy but with an added sweetness. Smoke might come across as harsh, especially to newer users.

Effects of Skywalker OG

Like a jump to hyperspace, the effects happen in an instant. Relaxation takes over your body and your mood will elevate, bringing euphoric feelings.

This isn’t a strain that is going to make you feel especially productive (no picking up those power converters from the Tosche station today buddy), so expect some couch lock as your high lulls you into a deeper sense of happy relaxation. The munchies are strong with this strain so it might be a good idea to have some snacks on hand.

Medicinal Uses

Although it might not increase your midi-chlorian count to make you more sensitive to the force, Skywalker OG does a lot of other cool things. It is incredibly effective as pain relief, including chronic and injury-related pain, cramps and joint pain.

The gentle euphoria and relaxation that comes with this strain help ease depression, extreme stress and anxiety. The feelings of drowsiness caused by the intense relaxation make this strain a top pick for those who have trouble sleeping or insomnia.  

Skywalker OG is also an anti-nausea and powerful appetite stimulant, which can be helpful to those with decreased appetites.

Possible Side Effects

There is a chance for the common side effects of dry mouth or dry eyes. There is a smaller chance for paranoia but even if it occurs it’s mild, unlike C-3PO’s anxiety levels in literally any situation.

Recommendations

As this strain creates intense relaxation, it is best used as an evening or night-time strain. Definitely no driving or flying of any kind with this strain, so leave the keys to the Millennium Falcon alone, grab some snacks and get comfy on the couch to enjoy an ultra-calming buzz. May we suggest a Star Wars marathon?