Alien OG has out of this world psychoactive effects that live up to its name. It is known to have a very rapid onset, with its high THC levels becoming noticeable in just a few minutes. The earliest effects you’ll experience are typically an almost imperceptible mental clarity, followed by a sense of calmness and mental stimulation. As you continue to consume Alien OG you’ll experience a fairly balanced set of cognitive and physical effects, the magnitude of which will be heavily dose-dependent.
Alien OG has next to no CBD content, so you won’t get any of the hallmark effects that come with that popular cannabinoid. That being said, there is a fair amount of crossover between the effects of THC and CBD, so Alien OG doesn’t really suffer for its low percentage of CBD.
In small doses, Alien OG is primarily cerebral and calming. The strain is stimulating, and should boost creativity and open-mindedness without causing your thoughts to race out of control. You should notice a focused headspace that leaves you feeling clear and perceptive. Unless your tolerance is exceptionally low, the mental clarity gained by consuming small amounts of Alien OG shouldn’t be dragged down by tiredness, racing thoughts, thought loops, or anxiety.
Low doses of Alien OG are perfect for breaking old thought patterns and inducing a sense of creativity, making it an excellent strain for morning and afternoon use. In addition to these desirable cognitive effects, you might experience mild annoyances like a dry mouth and a feeling of heaviness behind the eyes. Despite these side effects, the strain shouldn’t have any significant negative effects when used in moderation.
Slightly larger amounts of Alien OG will add a sense of euphoria to its earlier effects. Stress and anxiety should begin to melt away. You’ll start to feel uplifted with a buzzing excitement, yet still grounded and calm. A slight yet perceptible bodily relaxation will accompany your mental calmness, but shouldn’t extend to lethargy at this stage.
This relaxation can sometimes transform into a lazy, stoned body high following high doses, but typical amounts of Alien OG shouldn’t completely incapacitate or couch lock you like a heavier Indica might. The amount of THC in the strain means that consuming enough Alien OG will have sedating effects, just like any other strain, but the strain-specific effects of Alien OG will ensure that you experience its desirable cognitive effects first.
In high enough quantities, psychedelic effects can emerge. Visual distortions, increased appreciation of music, and losing track of time are especially common. The vague body high that emerges in slightly smaller dosages will increase in magnitude as well, making long sessions with Alien OG an effective way to reduce chronic aches and pains.
The proper setting can also effectively ensure that you’re getting the most out of Alien OG. If you’re looking for a slight boost in mood, engaging in creative work, or for increased mental stimulation, stick to relatively low doses. The anxiety-reducing effects of the strain are best felt at moderate doses. If you plan on using a lot of Alien OG, be sure to stick to a place you’re comfortable with, enjoy the strain by yourself or with a few close friends, and avoid stressful situations. There will always be a potential for negative side effects when dealing with high-THC strains like Alien OG, but the risk can be reduced by consuming the right amount in the right environment with the right frame of mind.