For those who aren’t already aware, Fluent Cannabis Care is the same Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) as the formerly-branded Knox Medical.
Knox/Fluent rebranded themselves around the same time that SB182 was passed and smokable medical cannabis became legal to purchase at Florida dispensaries. Fluent eventually released their whole flower product in May 2019, with “Polaris” (Grandaddy Purple) as their first strain, followed by “Lyra” (Sweet Kush), “Subra” (Sour Diesel), and then “Odra” (OG Kush).
Many of our readers already know that OG Kush is a longtime classic; a cannabis strain that has defined many patients’ overall experience with the plant. There are many variations of this strain’s supposed origin, but the Leafly page (linked below) states that it was originally cultivated in Florida during the early ’90s.
There are countless variations of this strain. This was admittedly my first experience with a legal version of OG Kush, so this review will be exclusively focused on Fluent’s version, rather than focusing on how authentic or “true” it is to the OG lineage.
“Odra” (OG Kush – Hybrid)
Price at time of review: $50/eighth
Lineage: Uncertain; descended from Hindu Kush
Batch/Harvest Number: 3218230853335511
919.725 mg THC/3.5g
4.48 mg CBD/3.5g
26.407% Total Cannabinoids
My first experience with Fluent’s flower was very good: the cure on their “Subra” (Sour Diesel; review here) was one of the best I’ve seen in Florida’s market until now. They outdid themselves with this batch of OG Kush; the cure was phenomenal. This is easily the stickiest flower I’ve ever gotten, legal or otherwise. One review on Leafly stated that “this strain could be stuck to a wall”, and I really don’t think that’s far from the truth with this batch, but I don’t think I will test that theory..
My eighth weighed on 3.8, and was filled with several large buds and absolutely zero shake. This flower is on the darker side of the green spectrum, and is completely covered in impressive burnt orange pistils. As you can see from the images above, there are also countless trichomes that are easily visible with the naked eye – even without a flashlight.
The only criticism I have of this batch is that it was very slightly leafy, but not enough that I would detract a significant amount of points from the score in this category.
This is phenomenal, incredibly sticky herb. Fluent has captivated me with the quality of their cures; hopefully they can keep this quality consistent as they grow and expand.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.20/10.00
I was actually surprised at the terpene profile of this strain. It was very “terpy” – something that Fluent wasn’t quite able to nail down with the Subra flower that I previously tried. This wasn’t the case with the Odra flower; which I think may be due in part to the fact that Fluent placed foil seals on these jars – there was no seal on the eighth of Subra from last month.
The scent is strong and was immediately apparent after removing the seal from the jar. Jack Herer immediately came to mind: very woody, piney, and earthy. However, this strain really didn’t have the same hint of citrus as I note with Jack Herer; instead, the woody terpenes were dominant, followed by pine with a very subtle earthiness.
When smoked, the taste profile is very similar to the strain profile in that the wood taste is the dominant one.
I enjoy this terpene profile, though comments on Reddit and some of the descriptions on Leafly have me wondering if this is the most accurate cut of OG Kush. Many people mention a skunky and pungent smell, and I did not really find that at all with this cut. It should be noted that Odra is described by Fluent to be “a like or similar phenotype to” OG Kush, but doesn’t necessarily have to be a genetic replica of the strain. On the other hand, the 3 dominant smells/tastes listed on OG Kush’s Leafly page are earthy, woody, and pine – so maybe it isn’t too far off from the Original OG.
Smell/Taste Rating: 8.60/10.00
At just over 26% THC, this batch hits – hard. For my modest tolerance, it only takes one hit to get me sufficiently medicated. To write this review, I took a few extra hits, and I am completely medicated while writing this. Odra is immediately cerebral-dominant in its effects, with almost instant effects behind the eyes and forehead.
Though Fluent lists Odra as a 50/50 indica-sativa strain, I find it to behave more like a 70/30% sativa-dominant hybrid. At this relatively high dose for me, the effects are almost psychedelic, though pleasantly focused and motivated. I attribute these sativa-typical feelings to this terpene profile, which is one of the reasons Jack Herer (similar terpene profile) is noted as a good strain for focus and productivity.
As the effects continue, I do find that my body relaxes more, typical of most any hybrid that has any significant percentage of indica genetics. Though relaxing, this strain is not sedating. On the contrary, I find it more uplifting.
Odra is a strain that I could recommend for any time of day. I do think higher doses may lead to decreased productivity, because at that point you’re probably going to want to relax and do something that doesn’t require a whole lot of effort, if you’re like me. In manageable doses, however, I think this is a great strain for getting things done.
Possibly good for treating:
- Depression and related anxiety
- ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues (in lower doses)
- Lack of motivation (in lower doses)
- Improves concentration and memory recall (in lower doses)
- Increases energy/alertness, in a way almost similar to caffeine (in lower doses and particularly during the initial effects)
- Relief of minor aches and pains (in moderate to high doses)
- General relaxation (in moderate to high doses)
- Relief of minor GI issues: IBS, etc.
I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications.
Effects Rating: 9.00/10.00
Overall Rating: 8.93/10.00
Overall, I would best describe this batch of OG Kush flower from Fluent Cannabis as “extremely excellent”.
Simply put, this is one of the best batches of flower I’ve gotten from Florida’s medical cannabis market. It was outstanding in every category, and truly earned that description in this review. This is a rare case where I would say it was worth the hefty $50/eighth price tag, because I truly feel that this was premium quality flower in every aspect.
After 2 for 2 excellent experiences, I will definitely be back to try Fluent’s other flower strains. From the beginning of the experience to the end result of trying their flower, I have been completely impressed with Fluent.
I would absolutely recommend this product to other patients, and I will buy it again in the future.
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