Gatekeeper OG is a strain with outstanding effects. It delivers a euphoric rush with its intense THC levels of up to 22% and keeps users upbeat. Interestingly, it also makes users feel sleepy in spite of its cerebral buzz.
Information about Gatekeeper OG:
In creating Gatekeeper OG, the original breeders wanted to enhance the “Farmer 12” version of OG Kush. In doing so, they took the former and backcrossed it multiple times. Later, it was paired with the Indica leaning Sensi Star for its great grow and sturdy structure. Meanwhile, Medicine Man heavily influenced its therapeutic benefits.
The tedious process of stabilizing the herb resulted in what the industry now knows as Gatekeeper OG. Its improved flavors and effects have won the hearts of enthusiasts all around the industry. While its recreational use is well documented, it remains an important bud in the medical marijuana community fo its natural healing abilities.
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Information about Gatekeeper OG:
|ORIGIN||OG Kush, Sensi Star, and Medicine Man|
|EFFECTS||Euphoric – 10|
Relaxed – 10
Sleepy – 5
Uplifted – 5
Focused – 5
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry eyes – 10|
|FRAGRANCE||Pungent, floral, pine, woody, earth|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, floral, earthy, pine, woody|
|MEDICAL||Fatigue – 10|
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||10 to 12 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Early to late October|
|THC CONTENT %||15% to 22%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||40%/60%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 16 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||16 ounces or more per plant|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Gatekeeper OG’s effects are similar to OG Kush in many ways. For one, it begins almost immediately after the first puff and clears the mind with a rush of euphoria. And, by doing so, it inspires a sense of curiosity in users that allows them to concentrate for longer periods of time.
Equally intense as the cerebral onset is the soothing body buzz of its Indica effects. It begins in the temples and trickles downs in waves. As it spreads to the rest of the muscles, it envelops users in deep relaxation.
In all likelihood, many will find themselves locked to their couches especially as the heaviness in their limbs begins to set. Eventually, users begin to feel drowsy until they fall into an unencumbered sleep. For this reason, Gatekeeper OG is best used late in the afternoon or early evening.
Washing over the mouth once Gatekeeper OG is puffed are sweet overtones of garden picked flowers with hints wet soil still attached to it. Accentuating it is scent of pine that turns into a woody aftertaste once the smoke is exhaled.
There is always the possibility of feeling a little dehydrated while smoking marijuana. This is not uncommon though as cannabinoids usually inhibit the production of moisture especially sensitive areas like the tear ducts and salivary glands. Thankfully, both the red eyes and cottonmouth are barely noticeable and does not affect the overall experience with Gatekeeper OG. If symptoms persist, having a few drinks will immediately relieve the dry spell.
It is more than likely that Gatekeeper OG was created for recreational purposes. However, that does not discount its therapeutic value in the marijuana community especially with a parent like Medicine Man. It provides relief to various mental and physical afflictions.
The rush of euphoria at the initial onset, for example. It inspires a sense of happiness from within but, at the same time, clears the mind until it is devoid of negativity. For this reason, Gatekeeper OG is an effective stress reliever and increases the ability to focus in even people with ADD or ADHD. Those going through depression, anxiety, and PTSD may find an ally in the strain in that it helps manage symptoms of mental health issues.
Fatigue is one of the symptoms of over exhaustion mentally and physically. By relieving users of stress, Gatekeeper OG eases away pain and reinvigorates the body beginning from the temples.
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Gatekeeper OG is a slightly Sativa herb that exhibits an Indica leaning structure. Though tall, its height is manageable and does not necessitate early topping at all. Except, of course, for instances wherein the growing space is truly limited. In such cases, cutting the vegetative period short is vital.
One of the best aspects of Gatekeeper OG is that it is sturdy like both Medicine Man and Sensi Star. It can withstand strong gusts of wind, sudden dips of temperature, and humidity. As such, many prefer growing their strain outdoors where there is ample sunlight and great air circulation.
Still, growers may cultivate their strain in controlled environments where adjusting important factors like lighting, temperature, and air. With that said, Gatekeeper OG reacts well to Low Stress Training and the Screen of Green method. Furthermore, utilizing a hydroponic system can drastically improve results.
Gatekeeper OG has an indoor flowering period 10 to 12 weeks. It produces between 12 to 16 ounces of buds per square meter.
In the northern hemisphere, Gatekeeper OG flowers between the middle of October to the first week November. Once mature, growers harvest at least 12 ounces of buds per plant.
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