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SFV OG Kush

Written by KindReviews on September 23rd, 2010. Posted in Anxiety, Appetite, Blog, Cancer, Mental Disorders, Mood, Muscular, Pain, Pains, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains, Vision

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SFV OG KUSH STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Unknown lineage, thought to be a “selfed” Ghost’s OG Kush

Geographic Origin:  San Fernando Valley, California

Seed Company/Clone: Clone-only

Description: One of the most prized OG Kush varieties today, the SFV cut is known for its Lemon Pledge funk and its meditative Sativa effects package.

History

Story: Information courtesy of Moonshine: “The SFV is ‘San Fernando Valley’ which most folks know.  What they don’t know is the SFV is actually an S1 (a self seeded) of the ORkid’s Ghost OG Kush.  It is very similar to the ORKid cut with a little healthier/sturdier branches.  The medicinal effects and highs are very close in nature, with the SFV generally being a little more somber and meditative.  Lastly, SFV is widely rumored to be the XXX OG Kush because the SFV is where the porn industry is/was generally located.  In reality, the XXX is likely another S1, this time of the SFV.”

Awards:

Growing Information

Flowering Time: 70-75 days

Preferred Growing Medium:

Patient Expectations

Scent: Lemon-pine cleaner — it lacks the fuel and skunk elements which are often present in other OG Kush cuts.

Flavor: Lemons and spice, it tastes much like the Ghost cut with a little more straight-up lemon flavor.

Effects: Contemplative and fairly somber, the SFV cut is one that puts the user in a meditative, calm state.  There is a strong and constant pulsing feeling in the body which increases the relaxed feeling.  Only occasional spaciness mars the otherwise clear-headed and aware experience.  Recommended for users who desire a mood-evening strain that will reduce the daily stresses of life while also relaxing the body.

KindReviews:

SFV OG Kush – Denver Patients Group – June 2010

SFV OG x ChemDawg (CAM)

Written by KindReviews on July 12th, 2010. Posted in B+, Blog, Colorado Alternative Medicine, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

SFV OG x Chem D Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Colorado Alternative Medicine

Grade: B+

Type:  Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, ChemDawg x (SFV OG Kush x Afghani F3), from Cali Connection Seeds) aka Chem Valley Kush

Price: $50/8th

Appearance:  (8.5/10)  This is a very visually-striking sample, with its strong green color and copious trichome coverage.  We did find a tiny green seed floating around, but it was an isolated incident — other than that, it was well-cared for and arrived nicely dry and cured.  The trichomes were mainly clear and cloudy with hardly any ambers.

Aroma:  (7/10)  A chemical lemon smell with a pine tinge was the main smell, but there were also notes of skunk.  It was never very pungent however, and almost seemed to get less pungent after the grind when it turned into almost nothing but lemons… hard to place really.

Taste: (6/10)  Earthy cirtus at first, receding into a less-pleasant almost hickory wood taste.  One reviewer mentioned a vaguely metallic tone by the end, but all agreed that it took a nosedive after the first two hits.  Maybe the taste degradation can be explained by the medium gray ash that was leftover, indicating a possible flush issue.  There’s the potential for something very nice here, but it didn’t really come out as it could have.

Effects:  Almost immediately there was a rising energy and body heat accompanied by an increased pulse (one reviewer felt his heart beating in his chest strongly).  Normally that phase only lasts 15 minutes or so, but this one was almost a creeper in that it continued getting more potent and rushy until its peak around 45 minutes, where it was basically an anxious state that would be uncomfortable for some.  Relaxation finally kicked in toward the 2nd half of this medication, with the energy and anxiety dying down a bit and turning into more of a “Sativa crusher”, making one reviewer devolve into a yawning and stretching slug of a human.  It weirdly seemed to just die off out of nowhere about 2:15 in, not a gradual decline, and ultimately typical of the unpredictable nature of this sample.

Duration:  Medium-Long, 2 – 2.5 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Anti-fatigue, appetite stimulation, physical motivation

Overall:  The effects were a bit puzzling and very unpredictable… they also weren’t particularly enjoyable for the majority of our review staff.  It was a little too rushy and anxious for most, with one reviewer complaining of a headache and mild dizziness both times he medicated with it.  The second half was a little more enjoyable and calming…  It wasn’t really for us, but some people who struggle with fatigue may appreciate the electric jolt it provides.  Definitely not recommended for those who suffer from anxiety or require a lot of body relaxation and pain relief.  The other parts of the package were all solid but not spectacular — this is an above-average sample, but certainly excels in the niche of “racy Sativas”.

SFV OG Kush (Denver Patients Group)

Written by tlh on June 13th, 2010. Posted in A-, Blog, Denver Patients Group, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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SFV OG Kush Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Denver Patients Group

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid – [The SFV is 'San Fernando Valley' which most folks know.  What they don't know is the SFV is actually an S1 (a self seeded) of the ORkid's Ghost OG Kush.  It is very similar to the ORKid (ghost) cut with a little healthier/sturdier branches.  The medicinal effects and highs are very close in nature, with the SFV generally being a little more somber and meditative.  Lastly, SFV is widely rumored to be the XXX OG Kush because the SFV is where the porn industry is/was generally located.  In reality, the XXX is likely another S1, this time of the SFV.]

Price: $45/8th for members

Appearance: (5/10) A pale army green with some darker leaves and orange or reddish-brown pistils, this sample was made up primarily of small, thin nugs that exhibited quite a few foxtails.  The trich coverage wasn’t very apparent to the naked eye, and it wasn’t very impressive at all to look at.  This one looked as if it had been tumbled or otherwise roughly-treated after harvest, as the trichomes were very beat up and plenty had been broken off at the stalk.  When I first saw it, I immediately thought it was outdoor-grown, but I’m not really sure if that’s the case or not.  In any case, the harvest was well-timed, with most of the trichs being cloudy – however, several reviewers found small seeds or seed pods that contained immature but not tiny seeds.  The texture was moderately dense but spongy to the touch, probably a 5/10 on the dryness scale, right before it would be considered ‘wet’ by most.  Not a visually-impressive sample at all.

Aroma: (8.5/10)  Aroma was the area that this strain excelled in for sure, as the majority of the review staff absolutely loved the blend of acrid fruit, fuel, soil, and pine this sample provided.  It was strong on the “lemon cleaner” aspect of things, as the SFV cut is known for – this was a solid example of the strain aromatically for sure.  Its pungency is what really impressed the staff, especially after it was ground or broken up, when a torrent of sharp citrus smells poured out to greet the nose.

Taste: (8/10)  The taste was a slightly more mixed bag, but overall, our reviewers appreciated the flavor of this strain, which basically retained the citrus/pine/fuel/slightly-sweet characteristics it displayed in the smell.  It was average in harshness, with a little burn in the throat but nothing major, and it was a bit above average in expansion, as it created quite a lot of smoke for an average-sized hit.  It seems that each reviewer got one part of the smell spectrum… one was noticing the citrus and fuel, one picked up on the pine flavors, and another picked up on the vaguely sweet Kush flavor, all of which were present in this sample.  The only issue here really was that the sample burned down to a murky gray ash, which indicates it didn’t get a great flush before being harvested.

Effects: Aside from one reviewer reporting a motivating, soaring Sativa feeling as the initial effect, this one was thought to be basically a calm Sativa + Indica body high, which is the best of both worlds for some patients.  A rolling and pulsing body high was experienced early on, and its almost overwhelming nature may have made the body high later on seem weak by comparison, even though it was still decent 2 hours in.  A lowering of the eyelids as well as a Sativa spacey feeling throughout the head and the desire to just chill out and enjoy the ride was the primary mental state through the majority of the effects.  This strain also produced some pretty serious dry mouth, so if that’s something you worry about or can’t deal with, it may not be the one for you.  As the high left, a creeping tiredness washed over, leaving a relaxed but slightly groggy-feeling finish as the lasting memory of the effects.

Duration: Medium-Long 2-2.5 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Mild to moderate pain relief (nerve and muscle), general relaxation, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety.

Overall: While certainly not a “looker”, this was a pretty solid example of the SFV OG Kush, which is one of the elite OG Kush cuttings floating around the world right now.  While it wasn’t our favorite example of this strain, it provided a good variety of medicinal effects and efficacy as well as a pleasing taste and bouquet.  If it had been grown a little better or not handled so roughly post-harvest, it really could have been something special, but it’s certainly a solid A-range strain, depending on what you’re looking for as a patient.  Though the strain is thought to be Sativa-dominant, this was a good balanced high with quite a few body effects that one would traditionally find in a more heavy Indica variety.  It was never too strong and would be appropriate for most patients, though the spacey nature might make it a tad difficult to deal with in professional situations.