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Allen Iverson OG

Allen Iverson OG is a potent indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain bred in California’s cannabis industry that boasts THC levels of around 23%.

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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Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

23%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1.5%

Strain types

  • 90%Indica
  • 10%Sativa

Aromas

  • Earthy
  • Tart

Flavors

  • Earthy
  • Tart

Terpenes

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Camphene

  • Humulene

  • Linalool

Flavonoids

Effects

Allen Iverson OGs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxing

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Couch Lock
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Thirst

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.

Medical Applications

People use OG cannabis strains for myriad medical reasons, and Allen Iverson OG is no different. Users of the strain have reported that it helps with a variety of physical and mental health conditions.
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Depression

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

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of 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
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

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.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional

Dosing

Growing

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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.

Height

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.

Flowering

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Allen Iverson OG an indica or sativa?
What is Allen Iverson OG good for?
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