While Gas can be an informal term used to describe quality cannabis — similar to “loud” — Gas is also the name of at least one proper strain. Breeder Loompa of the San Jose growing operation Platinum Clouds has created a strain called Gas that is thought to be a distinct phenotype of OG Kush. Named for its gasoline-like aroma, this bud has THC levels measured at between 16% and 21%.
When properly cured, Gas emits a rich, earthy aroma, similar to that of damp soil. Hanging out underneath, there’s also some bright, citrus-like acidity. Grinding up the flowers, meanwhile, pays testament to the strain’s name, releasing strong fumes of diesel and ammonia.
When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Gas burns with an acrid smoke that may sting the sinuses and palate. This thick smoke tastes woodsy with hints of lemon on the exhale.
Gas OG can also have applications for many medical cannabis patients. Its uplifting mood can temporarily banish the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety, while its body high may soothe chronic pain conditions. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may reduce everyday irritations like headaches and nausea.
As noted, Gas OG can even counteract insomnia, putting relaxed consumers to sleep. Because of its general lack of cerebral intensity, Gas may be a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia; but those who have a low THC tolerance should consume the bud with caution, as its strong body high can cause some disorientation for those unfamiliar with the sensation.