Odra, better known as OG Kush, is a hybrid strain. It is the genetic backbone of West Coast varieties, and is knows for its high THC content. For most users, OG Kush produces a well-balanced head and body high, complemented by intense euphoria and cerebral sensations. OG Kush passionistas claim a few puffs will leave you in a mellow, trance-like state. And, often couch-locked (which could be a good or bad thing, depending on what your preferences are).
OG Kush also has a reputation for being incredibly versatile. Its robust cerebral effects make it a popular choice for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. It’s also popular for those suffering from PTSD-related symptoms. Likewise, OG Kush’s pleasant body effects make it a consistent standby for those coping with chronic pain and movement disorders.
As Fluent points out, Odra, or OG Kush, contains the terpenes Terpiolene and Farnesene. Terpinolene is a treat because it is the least common terpene. It acts as an antibacterial and antifungle qualities. It also produces a relaxed, sedative effect. Farnesene is known to have carminative properties, meaning that it is particularly helpful for relieving spasms in the bowel that cause cramps, flatulence, and other digestive discomforts. It has also been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
I was excited to try this tincture, as I’m a fan of edibles. I thought it would be a good way to achieve a similar effect, without the added sugar. I started slow, because I was told this is a Sativa rather than the Indica dominant hybrid it is. (Side note – strong Sativa’s make me nervous as I prefer Indica. I like more of a body and mind relaxer versus invigoration. I also do not drink coffee to give you a comparison. Anything that cranks up my already fast paced thinking is something I typically avoid.) I started with 1 drop under my tongue. According to Fluent’s dosing guide, 1 drop is 1 mg. I left it there for 20-30 seconds and then swallowed. I didn’t notice anything. Over the next few days I gradually increased the dose until I was taking 3/4 of the dropper. This is a lot of oil to hold under your tongue and the taste isn’t great. Even at that amount, I really didn’t notice much, which is disappointing considering the strain and what it is known for. It’s medical benefits mainly come from the euphoria is provides.
After looking at the oil further, I realized the concentrate/strain had been diluted to the point of only containing 1.896% of THC. I quickly realized why I needed to take so much, and why I wasn’t feeling it. In looking for a euphoric effect, this oil and delivery method wasn’t for me. However, it would work well for someone with a low tolerance. It is an effective way to get a very low dose of medicine.
While I missed the euphoric effect, I do think this tincture stopped me from catching a cold. I was with a friend when she was just getting sick. I didn’t realize it, so we shared drinks and food. As she got worse during the week, I worried I too was going to start feeling it. I did get the very tiny itch in my throat that you only notice when you drink OJ. Yet, that is as far as it went. Coincidentally, I was testing the Odra tincture at the same time. I really believe I didn’t catch a cold because of the Terpiolene and Farnesene terpenes, as they both have antibacterial qualities. I also noticed my stomach didn’t get upset, which it can when I consume a MCT (coconut oil) rich product. This can probably be attributed to the Farnesene. It really is incredible how every part of the strain works together.
With all marijuana medicine, it is trail and error, and finding what works for you and how. It is very individualized medicine. I know next time I feel a cold coming on, I will pull out this tincture and see if it works its magic again.