Dizzy OG is a well-balanced strain that makes the most of its OG Kush parentage. Like Willie Nelson and Snoop’s Dream, this hybrid is the signature breeding effort of a celebrity otherwise known for music; rapper Dizzy Wright developed this strain and has even been known to toss blunts out to the audience during shows. Rather than being just a vanity project, though, this bud may have staying power: it won 2nd Place in the category of Best Medicinal Hybrid in the 2016 High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup. Dizzy OG’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 22%.
Dizzy OG is marked by medium-sized flowers that have a somewhat asymmetrical shape once trimmed. These buds adhere in a ragged structure, more typical of sativa varieties. The leaves are a vibrant shade of lime green and are threaded through with dark, rust-colored hairs (which are actually pistils, structures intended to catch pollen from flowering male plants). A blanket of amber-colored trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces, giving these flowers a slightly yellowish sheen.
Properly cured, Dizzy OG’s flowers carry the dank, woodsy aroma you might expect of a strain in the OG family. On closer inspection, though, they also have a sweet and slightly fruity kick. Tearing the nugs apart yields some surprisingly sour notes. When combusted, this strain burns with a thick smoke that may sting the palate and sinuses with its acrid, kushy odor. However harsh, though, this smoke has a pleasantly fruity and piney taste on the exhale.
Dizzy OG offers a creeper of a high, taking several minutes after consumers have finished toking before revealing itself. Eventually, the strain’s effects manifest as a throb around the eyes and temples. This sensation is accompanied by a burst of energy and, for some, an ineffable feeling of euphoria. Smokers — particularly those with a lower THC tolerance — may feel an uptick in fast-paced cerebral thinking. In the right set and setting, users can maintain a lucid mindset and carry on conversations, allowing them to accomplish work ranging from mundane tasks like doing the dishes to more complicated, analytical jobs. As the high wears on, a physical tingle emerges, which serves to relax smokers and to take the edge off of any initial sativa effects. In social situations, this gradual comedown lends itself to camaraderie and even giggles among like-minded friends. At higher doses, the threat of couchlock begins to surface, soon rendering users happily immobile. Dizzy OG is best enjoyed at night; if consumed during the day, it’s liable to pave the way for a very unproductive afternoon.
This even-tempered strain may also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. In large enough amounts, it can work against insomnia, lulling users into a deep, fulfilling sleep. It can also relieve aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as from an injury, or chronic, as from conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Some anti-inflammatory effects can also soothe everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Psychologically, Dizzy OG’s tendency to elevate mood can provide temporary relief from mild to moderate stress and depression. Although its onset comes with some mental stimulation, it does not often bring about paranoia — as such, this strain may be a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.