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Tahoe OG Review | Tahoe OG Weed Strain

Tahoe OG growing strong big buds

Tahoe OG Strain indica or sativa hybrid that will induce sleep in a matter of minutes when you feel that you can't shut your eyes. An impressive balance of 50% sativa and 50% indica, this strain dates back to the 1980s and for over 30 years has helped hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions of users – deal with insomnia, pain, and lack of appetite.

A popular member of the OG Kush family, Tahoe OG is a fast-acting high. Clearly, this may not be your best option for the great outdoors. Though, it may be a perfect fit for that rainy day when you are stuck indoors for the rest of the day and want to spark a bit of lazy day fun.

 Tahoe OG up close buds

Tahoe OG big, beautiful colas, photo: @snapzbruhhh


The Tahoe OG weed strain's origins can be traced back to its hometown of Lake Tahoe in California. A marijuana icon who lived there in the ’80s helped popularize the strain in the region, and it was only a matter of time before the strain would find its way into the hands of many users in most parts of America and neighboring regions. The strain enjoys its highest popularity in Michigan, Colorado, and much of the West of America.

Characterized by red and orange hairs, the rich kush has become one of the leading go-to strains among users seeking to combat insomnia using legal cannabis. Not only does it induce mental relaxation and bodily sedation, but it does it fast.

Tahoe OG grind bud

Tahoe OG green ready for a grind, phot: @lapotographer

Fresh from the farms, a typical Tahoe OG calyx is rich green in color and marked by a strong smell. This aroma is basically a blend of earth and lemon, smooth enough to easily inhale yet powerful enough to numb your senses and give you the relaxation you long for.

This relaxation inducement has over the years made this strain a great choice for users who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and ADHD. It helps them focus their ever-absent mind on the work they have at hand.

Following this feeling of relaxation comes some induced euphoria and some basic stimulation for creativity. The medicinal effect will peak a couple of minutes from inhalation and can last up to 3 hours, keeping the user relaxed for most of the day - more depending on the quantity of intake. 


The strain takes its ancestry from three sources: San Fernando Valley OG Kush, OG Kush, and Afghani.



A mature Tahoe OG weed strain features a neon green coloration. This green is covered by trichomes which consists of pale bristle-like hairs and some yellowish-orange pistils. Naturally, these trichomes store more quantities of the cannabinoid, THC, than the rest of the plant – per unit area, of course.

Appearance of Tahoe OG on closer lookFrosty trichome Tahoe bud


The strain’s aroma and taste can best be described as lemony, with a touch of earthiness.


Tahoe OG Kush adapts perfectly to climatic conditions; hence can be easily grown both indoors and outdoors. For cultivators who grow the plant indoors, a yield of between 10 and 12 ounces can be expected for each meter squared. But in outdoor conditions, cultivators can expect the same quantity of yield from just one plant.


This strain is extremely potent and is principally a nightmare to insomnia as it helps users achieve relaxation in a matter of minutes after inhalation. Similarly, you can enjoy a high like Skywalker OG or Trainwreck.


Tahoe OG Effects

Tahoe OG General Effects

Tahoe OG Medicinal Effects

Tahoe OG Side Effects

Relaxed 100%

Stress Relief 100%

Dry Mouth 100%

Euphoric 75%

Depression Relief 100%

Dry Eyes 40%

Happy 75%

Pain Relief 70%

Dizzy 45%

Uplifted 50%

Insomnia  25%

Anxiety 10%

Hungry 45%

Fatigue Relief 45%

Paranoia 10%


Tahoe OG THC Content

20% to 25%

Average Hybrid


Tahoe OG Highest Test


Tahoe OG Average


Tahoe OG colas grow

Tahoe OG colas. Photo: @thebudtendersociety


Growing Tips

It is not difficult to grow this strain, though we cannot say it is exactly easy wither. However, you should generally expose the plant to moderate levels of sunlight, air, and humidity. If everything goes well, the plant is going to have luxuriant leaves growing at tremendous rates and directions. Make sure to trim those wild leaves as the situation demands.

If grown outdoors, the climatic requirements are basically the same. But you will have to pay more attention to the trimming. And while the plant has some natural resistance to pests and microbial attack, you will have to help the plant fight them. Once pests are taken care of and you've mastered the Tahoe grow, you can expect a better yield of 11 ounces per plant! Check out the Tahoe OG grow below:

Disease Resistance        

The Tahoe OG Kush cannabis is slightly resistant to harsh temperatures and significantly resistant to bacterial and viral attacks making this a hearty strain to keep alive. The strain has also proven to be a tough target for pests such as mites - good news for growers.

Flowering Time

The flowering time of Tahoe OG is 8-9 weeks after planting (approximately 70 days). By that point in time, you should get ready to harvest your most potent buds.


In the absence of heavy pest attacks, and with good grooming, you can anticipate 11 ounces per meter square (if grown indoors) or 11 ounces per plant (if grown outdoors)

Tahoe OG sample
Upclose in a green lake of Tahoe OG

Plant Height

Compared to its peers, the Tahoe OG grows to about 50 inches, an average cannabis plant height.

Type of plant   


Grow Difficulty

Growing Tahoe OG Kush plants are an undertaking of moderate difficulty.  You will need to be armed with basic gardening skill, including staking, screen of green, topping and branching, and the use of fertilizers.



It performs well in moderate temperature and climatic conditions. Extreme cold or heat will seriously reduce yield or event prevent flowering. That said, it thrives is decent sunlight and average humidity.

Tahoe OG Strain Round Up

In a nutshell, the Tahoe OG is a moderately easy strain to grow and use. Its chief effect is relaxation and sleep inducement. Very potent and quick in action, you might want to stay at home after inhaling this strain as it will get you dizzy and sleepy. You can grow it indoors or outdoors and expect the outdoor yield to be significantly more than the indoor yield.


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Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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