Named after NBA legend Allen Iverson, the strain packs a punch. That’s because it was designed with users who are a bit more resistant to the effects of other strains in mind, although we cannot say for sure whether this strain (cultivar) delivers in this regard. The strain’s potency doesn’t come at the expense of flavor, though, with sweet, earthy tastes like pine and wood and some sour notes for balance. Allen Iverson OG (sometimes just “Allen Iverson”) has been reported to improve mood, increase appetite, and help induce sleep, making it ideal for anxiety, appetite loss, and insomnia.
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Flavonoids are one of the lesser-known compounds in cannabis, and little is known about the flavonoids present in each strain because they are rarely tested. Like terpenes, flavonoids add to each strain’s flavor and fragrance profile.
Studies have shown that the major flavonoids present in all cannabis plants are cannflavins A, B, and C.
Allen Iverson OGs has been reported to have the following effects:
- Pain Relief
The following adverse effects have also been reported:
- Couch Lock
- Dry Eyes
- Dry Mouth
Regular consumers of Allen Iverson OG report elation and feelings of “couch lock” for the high duration. Some find that the wind-down following the high helps with sleep and appetite. However, other users report feeling paranoid and overwhelmed, so it may be best to watch out for those effects the first time you try it.
Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.
THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.
THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations. Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.
Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.
Cannabis dosing is an entirely individual experience with no standard model to follow. As a result, determining the proper dosage is a matter of trial and error.
It is important to note that Allen Iverson OG is a moderately potent strain. Care should be taken when using it to treat symptoms of stress and anxiety, as even moderate doses may lead to paranoia or anxious symptoms. When inhaling cannabis, it takes 15 minutes for THC to reach its maximum level in the bloodstream. When trying high THC strains, starting low and going slow, waiting at least 15 minutes between doses is advisable.
If you can get seeds, growing Allen Iverson OG is much the same as increasing many other cannabis plants. Typically, they can be grown inside or outside, and you can find specific tips for each environment with just a little research. If you’re just starting, find out about cannabis growing essentials. The predominantly indica genetics make Allen Iverson OG ideal for indoor grow tents, although some phenotypes may display more sativa-like traits that are preferable for a greenhouse grow.
Depending on where the plant grows, this can vary, but the strain typically reaches less than 30 inches (76 cm) when grown indoors and between 60 and 80 inches (152-203 cm) when grown outdoors.
Humidity and Temperature
The ideal humidity depends on the stage of the plant’s life cycle. Seedlings tend to do best at a humidity of around 60%, while plants in the vegetative stage can manage anywhere between 50% and 70%. However, when they start flowering, they need to be kept a little drier at 50% (sometimes lower) relative humidity to prevent rotting and disease.
Cannabis plants usually take about six to 14 weeks to start flowering. In the case of Allen Iverson OG, it usually takes about 10 weeks. You can use the pistils’ color or trichomes to decide when they should be harvested. If you’re unimpressed with the amount your plants produce, some techniques can increase the yield of your harvest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Allen Iverson OG an indica or sativa?
THC 21%CBD 1%
THC 23%-28%CBD 0.1%-1%
THC 30%-34%CBD 0.01%-0.2%