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The Ox is among the top medicinal strains in the market. Its CBD levels are impressively high and potent. Paired with its THC content of 19% to 20%, it appeases multiple symptoms of both mental and physical health issues. Because of this, it has become a source of relief for various enthusiasts.
Originating from Colorado, the famous Rare Dankness used award-winning genetics. From Bubba Kush, The Ox gained its coffee-flavored terpene profile and energizing onset. Meanwhile, the top tier but elusive Stone Mountain improve upon its genetics and therapeutic effects.
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Although The Ox’s is insanely potent, its effects are blunted by the high presence of non-psychoactive compounds. Still, it makes for a wonderful smoke to toke with like-minded friends.
Information About The Ox Strain
|ORIGIN||Bubba Kush and Stone Mountain|
|EFFECTS||Happy – 10|
Relaxed – 6
Euphoric – 6
Giggly – 5
Talkative – 5
|FRAGRANCE||Coffee, fruity, berry, cocoa, spicy, hash|
|FLAVORS||Coffee, berry, chocolate, spicy|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 7
Paranoid – 2
|MEDICAL||Pain – 10|
Stress – 10
Inflammation – 9
Insomnia – 9
Depression – 1
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||7 to 10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Late September to Late October|
|THC CONTENT %||19% to 20%|
|CBD %||Up to 12 %|
|INDOOR YIELD||10 to 12 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||12 ounces or more per plant|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Unknown|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Due to the high presence of CBD, The Ox’s psychoactive compounds are reduced to some degree. For instance, rather than locking users to the couch instantly, it starts with a euphoric head high that gradually uplifts the mood. It remains a slow-starter though with effects that do not start until after 15 minutes have passed. Hence, moderation should still be practiced.
As alluded to earlier, it has an uplifting onset that improves dispositions. It brings back cheerful memories that bring a smile to one’s face. As it rushes through the mind, users turn talkative and giggly. Because of this, it remains an impressive recreational strain that users can consume with friends for a fun time.
As the high progresses, however, a light pressure develops around the temples. It trickles down to the toes, soothing each limb and planting a heaviness as well. In all likelihood, one will feel more relaxed while completing tasks.
Using the strain in moderation makes it a great wake and bake companion. However, increasing the dosage turns it into the perfect nighttime treat that releases stress.
The Ox smells almost exactly coffee but with hints of fruit like berries. There are undertones of cocoa especially after crushing the buds. But, after combustion, it turns spicy like hash.
Similar to its fragrance, The Ox has an invigorating caffeinated scent that enlivens the senses like real coffee. It has a tinge of berry which sweetens its dark chocolate undertone. On the exhale, it leaves a spicy aftertaste on the exhale.
A cottonmouth is typical with The Ox as cannabinoids interfere with saliva production in the mouth. At times, it is accompanied by dry eyes however both are mild. A more concerning side effect is paranoia which results from overusing the strain. Thus, it is essential for users to use the strain in moderation.
Stress relief is one of the top reasons why patients turn to cannabis. It has a happy high that turns the day around by enhancing the mood and easing the body. The same holds true for The Ox, except that it comes with additional medicinal effects due to its potent THC levels and CBD content of up to 12%.
This ratio allows it to effectively manage symptoms of depression and anxiety as well, including the overwhelming dread and hopelessness. Replacing it is a warm sense of happiness that calms the spirit. Because of this, it can also be used as an anti-depressant.
High CBD levels have pronounced anti-inflammatory effects. Thus, it should come as no surprise that The Ox has the ability to reduce redness and swelling in inflamed areas. Through the same mechanism, it also stops contractions in the muscles which can cause users certain aches and pains. Its deeply relaxing effects eventually lull users to sleep. It hastens bedtime for people with insomnia while simultaneously enhancing the quality and quantity of sleep. It is likely that one will feel rejuvenated the next day.
The Ox, contrary to what its name may suggest, is not an intimidating strain with a towering height. Instead, it is relatively short with a thick frame that contributes to its sturdy structure. Because of this, it has a good resistance to a wide array of conditions and fairs well in the cooler temperatures of the northern hemisphere.
However, it will still need to be protected against heavy rains and snow which can either stunt its growth or kill the plant overnight. Growers may protect it by installing a temporary enclosing around the growing area or, if it is in pots, then move it can be moved indoors.
A controllable environment allows growers to control lighting, humidity, and temperature. For better air circulation, growers can install a proficient ventilation system that is perfect for the size of the growing room. Thinning out some of the dense foliage is also recommended.
It works best with the Sea of Green method. Growers can take advantage of its compact structure in small spaces by planting at least four seeds in a single square meter. This will improve bud production, resulting in higher turnout. Pairing it with a hydroponics medium will also double yields because it delivers nutrients to the roots directly. However, beginners should stick to soil as it is easier and cheaper. It also develops the terpene profile for more delicious buds.
Gradually introducing lower temperatures as it hits the flowering period will bring out its beautiful purple hue. The bud fully matures once its trichomes turn into a milky coat and its bright pistils turn into burnt orange.
Harvest usually comes around 7 to 9 weeks after initiating the flowering period. Growers can expect at least 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.
Outdoors, The Ox flowers between the end of September to the last few days of October. It yields at least 12 ounces of buds per plant once fully mature.
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