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[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]harlie Sheen OG is a potent hybrid that lives up to the reputation of its namesake and serves as a link to the old world of cannabis of the mid 90s and early 2000s. With its roots in California, the strength of Charlie Sheen OG lies in the trio of strains that make-up its genetic backbone. It combines three pinnacle branches of cannabis: OG Kush, Green Crack, and Blue Dream.

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap] first came into contact with Blue Dream in the early 2000s while living on the East Coast. A relatively new strain back then, Blue Dream quickly gained a reputation for being the perfect balance between Sativa and Indica, leaving users gleefully stoned but at the same time, mentally functional.

The now legendary strain was discovered in Santa Cruz, at the turn of the last century, after a grower crossed a Blueberry with a Haze to produce Blueberry Haze.

Blueberry Haze was later rebranded as Blue Dream, a more attractive and marketable name that reflected the daydream like high associated with the strain. Over the next decade Blue Dream flourished, particularly on the East Coast, due in part to its quick flowering period, high yields, and sexy name.

Blue Dream is one of the earliest examples of a strain that garnered acclaim based almost entirely off of a name. Sour Diesel is an earlier example. Gorilla Glue and Girl Scout Cookies are two more recent examples that come to mind.

Blue Dream has a strong influence on the effects and design of Charlie Sheen OG. Both are fluffy, light green nugs, with bright orange hairs, and a catchy moniker.

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]o me, Green Crack is the cold brew of cannabis. An Indica version exists but the most popular version and the one I first became acquainted with is the unmistakable Sativa dominant cut.

The first time I tried Green Crack I remember being alarmed by how stimulating the high was. It's the complete opposite of the stereotypical couch-lock buzz that so many people associate with cannabis. It's a big reason why it became popular in a city like New York. Green Crack's great for cleaning the house or completing tasks.

Although I found this cut of Charlie Sheen OG in the Indica aisle of my local weed shop, the Green Crack and Blue Dream influences, disguise it as a Sativa.

[dropcap size=big]D[/dropcap]espite it's unknown lineage and relatively new existence, today OG Kush has spawned some of the most popular and powerful strains known to the cannabis community. Most people agree that OG is likely a phenotype of an East Coast Chemdawg-91, the main ingredient in cannabis staples like Sour Diesel and Headband. Still, OG Kush has become synonymous with the West Coast.

While the genetics of OG Kush are unknown, it's influences on Charlie Sheen OG are clear. It balances out the effects of it's Sativa counterparts and adds a few percentage points to the THC scale.

Overall Charlie Sheen OG is a well balanced hybrid OG that equally combines the effects of OG Kush, Green Crack, and Blue Dream. In a market where OG's crowd the Indica shelves, Charlie Sheen OG stands out as a contender for something that's actually special and worth trying.

Testing sample provided by Beverly Medical Collective, 3615 Beverly Blvd. 

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