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818 OG

A strain (cultivar) created by an unknown breeder, 818 OG, is shrouded in mystery. Known to be a descendant of the famous OG Kush, 818 OG is 70% indica and 30% sativa, with high THC content testing around 20%. 818 OG has a pungent, flowery, lavender flavor and can help manage insomnia, chronic pain, and anxiety.

The San Fernando Valley is home to many things, from famous film studios and wealthy areas to the infamous porn industry, strip malls, gang neighborhoods, and sweltering heat; the Valley has something for everyone. Maybe that is what our mystery breeders were thinking: that the area code for the Valley, 818, was a fitting name for a strain born in the valley, one with a mix of flavors and effects that has something for everybody.

From its name, 818 OG is suspected to descend from the well-known OG Kush, but because no one knows where this strain came from, nothing else is known about its parentage. The 818 OG strain boasts a sweet, fruity flavor palate with hints of lemon and pine that are mirrored and intensified in its aroma.

818 OG is known as a “fun indica”  due to the strain’s blend of effects that start as euphoric and uplifting before mellowing into relaxation. This can leave you feeling happy and giggling, yet relaxed — the perfect high to keep you sociable and carefree without sending you off to sleep. This strain is 70% indica, so it best suits nighttime use.

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Strain types

  • 70%Indica
  • 30%Sativa


  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Lemon
  • Pine
  • Sweet


  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Lemon
  • Pine
  • Sweet


Terpenes are critical for the growth and survival of a plant. Not only this, they contribute to the unique flavor of each strain.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Pinene



818 OGs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Appetite-Inducing
  • Creativity
  • Euphoria
  • Happiness
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness
  • Tingly

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Hunger
  • Paranoia
  • Thirst

Users of 818 OG have reported experiencing a variety of positive and negative effects.

Medical Applications

People may find that the 818 OG strain could help with a variety of physical and mental conditions.
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Insomnia: THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Chronic Pain: Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

818 OG can be grown indoors and outdoors but is best suited to intermediate or advanced growers. Like most other indica varieties, this plant is short and densely packed, with heavy buds growing close together. This makes 818 OG susceptible to mold and mildew because its bushy foliage hinders airflow and light coverage. Growers are encouraged to learn how to prune the plant and control humidity and air filtration to fight off disease.

If you manage to grow 818 OG successfully, the buds will be dense, dark green, and spade-shaped. They should have twistings of orange hairs and a dusting of amber-colored trichomes on the surface.

818 OG can yield 10 to 12 ounces per square meter indoors and at least 12 ounces per plant outdoors, but more experienced growers may achieve greater than normal yields with this strain. The “sea (or screen) of green” method can maximize yield. This method makes the most of the short, bushy nature of strains such as 818 OG. You can grow a dense, high-yielding crop in less time using a shorter vegetative stage, shorter flowing times, and pruning of the lower branches. Pruning is vital to maintain airflow and avoid the development of mold.


Like a true indica strain, 818 OG will grow short and bushy, reaching a modest height of around 30 to 40 inches.

Humidity and Temperature

818 OG is a sturdy plant that can survive colder-than-average temperatures but will do well in a warm, sunny environment. As mentioned earlier, this strain is susceptible to mold and disease if the humidity and airflow to the lower half of the plant are not adequately controlled. Pruning and humidity control are your best bet to try to avoid this.


When grown indoors, this strain has a short flowering period of seven to nine weeks. If you are growing your 818 OG outdoors, expect it to be ready to harvest from late September to mid-October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What strain is 818 OG?

818 OG is an indica-dominant hybrid strain descending from OG Kush. Little more is known about this strain as the breeders of 818 OG remain a mystery.

Is 818 OG indica or sativa?

818 OG is an indica-dominant hybrid. Its composition is 70% indica and 30% sativa.

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