CRAFT Collective, San Francisco Bay Area
Photos & Text by Caitlin Podiak
It would be logical to assume that Blueberry OG is synonymous with the Blueberry and OG Kush hybrid commonly known as Blueberry Kush. But according to Bay Area delivery service CRAFT Collective, their Blueberry OG came from an old friend in Mendocino County, who crossed Skunk with Blueberry to create this hybrid, which “grows like an indica and is quite vigorous.”
These flowers are a muted shade of pale green and are fairly dense, with rust-colored hairs and a thick coating of trichomes in shades of ivory and cream.
The aroma is tart and tangy, with strong notes of sweet floral perfume, zesty pine, and overripe fruit. It’s earthy and herbal and mildly musky with a hint of mint. These layers of appealing scents blend nicely to produce a richly enticing fragrance. (Despite Blueberry OG’s reported Skunk lineage, there is no discernible skunk smell.)
This Blueberry OG has a pleasant flavor that is mild and smooth. It’s slightly sweet yet also a bit savory, with a dusty, toasted quality. There is a lighter, more subdued reflection of the tangy tartness in the aroma, along with a distinct floral taste tinged with pine and earthy, herbal, smoky undertones. Finally, a touch of blueberry emerges in the exhalation and aftertaste.
After a brief moment of hesitation, Blueberry OG swiftly envelops you in pillowy comfort. The effect is gentle but unmistakably powerful, with an overall softening sensation. A pleasantly fuzzy, slightly heavy head high sweeps away any trace of anxiety and induces a sudden sense of emotionally soothing calm and contentment. It’s deliciously mellow, yet also distinctly clear and lucid, inspiring a present, mindful, and meditative state of consciousness. There is also a satisfyingly relaxing body stone that is moderately effective at relieving pain and nausea, but it is comparatively subtle relative to the more pronounced cerebral effect. The physical effect is numbing and somewhat inclined toward laziness, but not particularly sedative.
In very small doses, Blueberry OG is beautifully suited to daytime relaxation and mood enhancement without impairing functionality. It is, however, extremely potent, so exceeding a few small puffs over the course of several hours may produce a cheery but surprisingly incapacitating fog of complacence, although it never becomes overwhelming or uncomfortably intense.