Jun 30 , 2020
Nova OG Cannabis Strain Overview
If you want to talk about dankenstein strains, then you need not look any further than Nova OG. Nova OG, also known simply as Nova, was created by the Canadian grower, LP Tweed.
A dankenstein cannabis strain is a strain that takes two dank - that is, especially potent - strains and crosses them together. The end result is an even danker strain. The Nova OG cannabis strain is definitely that. It was created to have a high concentration of both THC and CBD. This is rare in today’s hype around producing the strongest and dankest strains possible for recreational users, but the equal CBD and THC proportion are very important for medicinal users. The problem with this is that in some people's opinion, the stronger the strains get, and the lower the CBD content becomes, the more potential there is for harm to the body.
This strain is not to be confused with the Triple Nova strain, LA OG strain, or Pink Nova weed.
Indica dominant strain, Nova OG contains balanced levels of both THC and CBD making it an excellent medicinal strain that can still be enjoyed recreationally. Photo: @420_turkbros
Nova OG Strain - Indica or Sativa?
Nova OG is an 80/20 Indica to Sativa blend, making it an almost pure Indica. As an 80% Indica dominant hybrid marijuana strain, Nova OG cannabis doesn’t really have much in the way of Sativa effects. It’s a fantastic medicinal marijuana strain for treating a number of different conditions, which will be discussed later in the article. In general, you can expect to feel very relaxed after you inhale the slightly spicy-tasting strain that is Nova OG. It does have some uplifting effects as well, which means it can be used as a daytime medication without feeling too lethargic or couch-locked. Some people would call Nova OG a gas weed strain, meaning it’s a high-quality cannabis strain.
Nova OG Genetics
Created by LP Tweed, Nova OG was made specifically for medicinal users. He took two strains, one with very high CBD content and the other with some nice cerebral effects, and crossbred them together. The result? A strain that is the best of all worlds (not both worlds) containing THC, CBD, Sativa, and Indica effects. The 80% indica leads users into body relaxation that will melt stress, but the remaining 20% sativa means you won't be completely zonked out on the couch. It has the ability to treat a wide variety of medical conditions while still giving the user a nice high without feelings of lethargy or tiredness. The two strains which are crossed together to create Nova OG are:
- Jack the Ripper
Nova OG THC Percentage
The average Indica strain contains around 12.5% THC, whereas the average THC percentage of Nova is much higher, coming out at around 20%. Some of the stronger phenotypes or those which have been grown by a master farmer can sometimes test at up to 23% THC. The Nova OG marijuana strain also contains about 19% CBD, which makes it a beautifully balanced strain.
Nova OG Price
The seeds for Nova OG are very hard to find, which in effect means the price is typically higher. In addition, the fact that high CBD strains aren’t particularly popular for recreational users can drive the price up even higher due to low demand. Although, in a North American dispensary, you usually won’t be paying more than $10 a gram because prices are generally lower in that region of the world. The likelihood of finding a coffee shop that sells Nova OG is very low, but if you do, the price will be around $20 a gram, if not more.
Nova OG Taste
Nova OG has a great taste that is more on the savory side, rather than being sweet. Its flavors are similar to its parents, Harlequin & Jack the Ripper, and should definitely be enjoyed inside a flower vaporizer, as the taste inside a flower vaporizer is always better. This is especially true if you grind the herb up first. This is because there is no combustion of plant material. The lower the temperature of the vaporizer, the better the flavor. You can play around with the temps until you find the perfect balance between flavor and potency.
The full flavor profile of Nova OG is:
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Nova OG Strain - Oil, Wax, Shatter, Edibles, etc.
Nova OG makes a very good concentrate. The fact that Nova OG has about 20% THC and 19% CBD means that you can make a very potent concentrate with a very nice flavor profile out of it quite easily.
You can use a method such as butane blasting to create concentrates. It is important to know, however, that making butane hash oil is pretty dangerous. Butane is a highly flammable gas and has been the cause of many home fires and explosions from blasting it into the wax. Unless you are very well educated on the process and take all the necessary precautions, it is not recommended that you do it.
You can make any strain into edibles, and a strain like Nova OG would make some really great medicinal edibles. You must first decarboxylate your weed, and then mix it with a fat or oil. If you don’t do both of these steps, you may as well chuck your weed in the bin, as the edibles won’t work.
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A good looking, frosty cola of Nova OG. Nova is high in THC and CBD, making it a great strain for both medicinal and recreational users. Photo by: @1000seeds
Nova OG concentrate. Photo by: @fttyby420
Nova OG Effects
|Nova OG Overall Effects||Nova OG Medicinal Effects- (Reduces)||Nova OG Negative Effects|
|Body Relaxation||Depression||Dry Mouth|
|Happy||Inflammation||Lethargy (only in high doses)|
With so much genetic balance, Nova OG has a wide array of potential benefits. However, as an Indica-dominant hybrid with a high percentage of both CBD and THC, users report that it’s one of the best strains they’ve ever used for reducing chronic pain and inflammation. Some users have even reported it being an effective treatment for sleep disorders, though, of course, you'll want to consult a medical professional for tips specific to your needs. Overall though, Nova is a reliable medicinal strain, and we believe strains similar to this should be more widely available around the world, not just in dispensaries in North America.
Nova OG Flowering Time
It’s very hard to find information about Nova OG, due to it not being a particularly popular or well-known strain. This is because it is mainly a medicinal strain, often causing it to be available in the strictly medical-only dispensaries. However, the flowering time of Nova OG is thought to be about 7-8 weeks, because it’s an indica, which traditionally have shorter flowering times.
Nova OG Strain Growing Tips
Again, information is hard to come by, however, topping the plant is almost always necessary with indicas. That is because indicas generally grow large and unnecessary leaves at the top of the plant, which can be trimmed away to allow sunlight and nutrients to get to the bottom of the plant. This increases yield.
Nova OG Cannabis Strain Seeds
If you want outdoor feminized seeds of an OG Kush relative, then Nova OG is a perfect choice. However, the seeds are very hard to come by. A lot of places claim to be selling these seeds, but making an informed choice is always difficult because a lot of these companies are snake oil salesmen. It’s a jungle out there, so good luck!
Nova OG Cannabis Strain Yield
The yield of Nova OG is around 2 ounces per foot squared, which is pretty decent.
Dont they just grow so fast? Nova OG plant awake in the light and growing strong. Photo by: @chefsecretgarden
What is Nova OG Strain?
Nova OG is a medicinal strain, which has been reported to help a lot of users with a lot of conditions. In particular, this strain helps reduce pain and inflammation. It’s an indica-dominant hybrid which contains a balance of CBD and THC. This fine balance is the reason it makes such a great medicinal strain. Seeds cannot be found easily online, which will disappoint a lot of users who want to use this strain for its medicinal effects. It’s a fairly rare strain as well, as not many sellers grow medicinal strains.
- Overwhelmingly a medicinal strain (although it can be used recreationally)
- Very hard to find this strain, but if you do, then you’re in for a treat
- Good taste, good smell
- Great effects
- Can help reduce pain and inflammation during the day, without leaving you feeling too lethargic
- When growing, you should top this strain to maximize yield, if you can find it
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