Boston OG, oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways.
These beautiful buds were acquired from the Good Meds Network dispensary located at 8420 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado. These particular samples were on the smaller side, but each one was quite dense. The scent profile for Boston OG is simply delightful. These flowers smelled bright, clean, and herbal with a slightly sweet scent of berries.
One small-ish nug provided enough for 4 bong poppers (filling the water pipe with only enough for one green hit at a time). Each puff of the super harsh smoke was worse on my throat than the last, but each left a subtle aftertaste of citrus and black pepper that was quite pleasant, despite all the coughing.
I quickly realized that this strain must be high in alpha-pinene because it is definitely a bronchodilator and expectorant. I did not notice a strong pine smell with these flowers, so this caught me off-guard. The expectorant quality in strains is not very common, in my experience, but I have definitely encountered this in a few other strains that I have sampled. If it was not for the extreme level of harshness of this strain’s smoke, I would definitely suggest it be used to treat the common cold or other non-asthmatic ailments that involve face and chest congestion. Mucinex cannot compete with Boston OG (in my non-medical-professional opinion). My body continued to flush all congestion from my lungs and face, and although that period of time was almost torturous, in the aftermath, I could not remember the last time I had been able to breath so clearly.
Did I mention that I sampled this strain before hitting the jogging trail behind my house for my usual “how does this strain affect my workout” experiment? This process of cleansing was not the most ideal way to begin my workout, and although it made the first fifteen minutes more challenging, it was not bad enough to make me stop. I like to think that it also made my jogging more entertaining for the people I passed on the trail. I can only imagine that it seemed as though I was practicing my dinosaur call.
Once the flushing subsided, I was able to notice the beautiful energizing burst of euphoria that had settled into my brain. I was not able to tell for sure if this strain caused the increased heart rate that I normally associate with such euphoria because I was running. Sometimes, I also experience feelings of anxiety with strains that produce such a strong cerebral effect, but Boston OG did not cause any such feelings for me. It did, however, enhance my sense of humor. I do not believe I’ve ever giggled so much during a workout.
The whole time on the trail, I felt extreme, stress-free mental energy. My mind was going a million miles an hour, covering a thousand different thoughts at once in a very unfocused, space-cadet fashion. I was ready to take on the world! Then, suddenly, at nearly the sixty minute mark, my muscles and eyes became super relaxed. My thoughts became consumed with how much I would love to lie down or at least close my eyes, but there is no way my energized mind would have allowed me to actually sleep. Essentially, my mind was fiercely competing in the Boston Marathon, while my body was on the couch watching Friends. Luckily, I was almost home by this point. The euphoric energy is the only thing that pushed me through to the end of my run.
Once home and breathing regularly, I noticed how uplifted my mood was, and I felt another wave of intense mental energy that inspired a strong desire to clean, which is not a feeling I experience often. That quickly subsided when another tidal wave of muscle and eyelid exhaustion hit. If only there had been a way for me to clean the house and seize the day, as my mind was commanding, without having to move my body. As the Boston OG was leaving me, the mental energy wore off, but the humor and spaciness prevailed throughout the remainder of the day.
In summary, Boston OG provides serene mental energy that combats feelings of anxiety and stress, and induces intense waves of body relaxation that do not necessarily result in actual drowsiness. Therefore, this strain would not be best suited for anyone looking to sleep, but I would deem it acceptable for daytime use. Novice users beware, this strain may be a little intense, so start off with just one hit.
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