Review: Paris OG by Paris Cannabis

I’m so surprised I’ve never heard of Paris OG before. It looks like a name that would stick out to me on a menu. It sounds fancy. Even the branding on this strain is cool: a black bag with striking yellow accents and a big picture of the Eiffel Tower. This brand stays true to their own image. Everything is very French, including most of the other strains in their lineup.

This was posted on March 2nd. I went to Fweedom on the 9th. What a cool coincidence! My weed shop was not only the first place to get this weed, but I was also probably one of the first people to try it too.

The inventors/producers of Paris OG have set up a flashy visual landing page for their line of strains. It’s pretty but pretty useless. It only has one page that isn’t very interactive. There’s a few cute graphics of buds but the lineage, terpene profile, or any effects of the strains are a mystery. If you click on the unlabeled pictures of nugs on the front page, you’ll see if they are a sativa, an indica, or a hybrid. Only one of the strains indicates their lineage (French Cookies = Paris x Cookies, shocker).

The site describes Paris OG as “indica dominant” with “citrus and pine under tones”. “Paris” has grown Paris OG exclusively since 2006. They also produce French Cookies, Louis XIII, Spacewalker OG, Creme Brulee, and Gorilla Glue. That’s a pretty well rounded lineup. A budtender at Fweedom heavily recommended French Aloha, a Hawaiian cross. That strain isn’t listed on their site, and it’s been hard to find information on it.

Paris OG has a handful of industry accolades. It’s won the Cannabis Cup a few times over. I’m really going to have to look into the Cannabis Cup and how the awards work. I know it’s run by High Times and they have different locations. There seem to be a ton of different locations and awards to win.There are awards to win for every form of cannabis. Clearly winning all of these awards is a big endorsement for the strain.

Paris OG is bred from Headband and Lemon OG Kush.

I was so happy to see Headband used, I think it is a very unique high. It creates a pleasant pressure on your temples and forehead that made me think I was wearing a hat. It’s more of a creeper strain that gains momentum over time.

Lemon OG Kush is a pretty skunky strain. I expect lemon every time, but opening a package will give you a wave of heavy sour skunk smell.

Headband and Lemon OG Kush are hybrids. The industry is starting to care less about sativa/indica labels. Let’s get non-binary! I see a lot of packages indicating which way a strain leans, like “60% indica, 40% sativa” for a indica leaning strain.

I was able to buy an eighth of “French Aloha”, a descendant of Paris OG. I’m just going to go ahead and guess that it is a cross of Paris OG and Aloha. Aloha is an upbeat, buzzy sativa. The French Aloha buds smelled almost floral with a sharp sour note. The buds were long, thin, and have a cone shape. The leaves were big and wide. It was a light shade of green, but definitely held some colorful aspects. The white on the leaves was very dusty. When I ground the flower, it clearly had a lot of good natural stickiness to it. Good bud grinds well. When smoked, it was floral with a tangy-woody taste. It has floral, sweet, orangey notes that I expect out of a Hawaiian strain. That probably wouldn’t be present in just Paris OG. The aftertaste is really pretty. Most strains don’t have a distinct sweet taste at the end, but this must have been bred for it. It’s this wonderful tangy light flavor.

I found the strain to be a bit boring during the day. It’s not particularly interesting, and is more for the indica leaning crowd. I smoke at odd hours, so I smoke peppier strains that give me an interesting high with energy. Paris OG was described by WikiLeaf as “almost narcotic”. I felt that I had the mental clarity to continue my day, which is great for my ADHD symptoms. The “narcotic” effect probably resulted in a calm feeling. I get bored easily, so this must have been the problem. It’s quiet, a bit too quiet.

I definitely reach for French Aloha during the evening. I’ve also run into a recent bought of insomnia. This has really helped me to get back to sleep. The strain created psychedelic effects that made it easy to drift off. It was fun, ephemeral, giggly, and happy. I was in a good mood for a long time after smoking. During the day, I found myself more engaged in hobbies. It was a total mind eraser though, giving me little time skips that had me saying “what was I talking about?”

Overall, I had a pretty good experience with this strain. The Paris brand is expanding into Washington, so it’s going to be great to see them around more. I hope they update their site to include all of their strains. Paris OG is a great cross, and the way they have been incorporating it into other strains has been artful. The buds are well grown and smell delightful. I appreciate the nitrogen packaging. I would definitely recommend trying out this line of strains.

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