All About Lemon Orange Strain & The Endocannabinoid System

Today there is an incredible variety of cannabis strains to choose from that have been cultivated to maximize specific qualities such as taste, scent, and yield capabilities. Before deciding on which variety is right for you, knowing the details of its specific terpene profile, its Potency content, and its effect on the endocannabinoid system is important.

Whether you’re new to growing cannabis plants, or you’re looking for a strain that can help relieve a wellness concern, we’re here to talk you through the best choice of bud for your needs. Today, we’re discussing the unique and zesty Lemon OG strain. With its impressive Potency levels and exotic flavors, this strain of high potency hemp is a perfect choice for citrus fans and Long Photoperiod Plant lovers alike.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 30 ounces per Plant
Indoor Yield (g):
Flowering Time (days): 70
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm): 170 – 200
Height: short to medium
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Dominant
Climate: warm and dry climate

Crossing OG 18 and Lemon Skunk

Lemon Orange (also called Lemon OG Kush) is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant high potency hemp strain, which comes as a result of Green House Seeds crossing the OG 18 and Lemon Skunk. This cross has resulted in a plant that offers high Potency levels (over 20%), with some effects that appeal to both recreational and medicinal smokers alike (we’ll discuss these later on).

Growing the Lemon OG Strain

It’s no surprise that Lemon OG is highly popular among beginner and expert growers alike. You can grow Lemon OG indoors and outdoors, with its manageable, short to medium height making it ideal for balcony or terrace growing. Overall, this high potency hemp strain is easy to grow, has a quick flowering time, and produces dense, hard buds that produce a strong citrusy smell. Indoor flowering for this plant takes around 9 months, with the best harvesting time generally found in October. For those looking for a fairly low maintenance strain with a good yield, Lemon Orange could be a great option.

Growers have reported its ability to produce high yields both indoors and outdoors. In terms of yield, this strain can produce up to an incredible 30 ounces per plant. Flowering time can average around 70 days in total. Outdoors, Lemon OG thrives in a warm and dry climate.

What Does Lemon Orange Kush Look Like?

With this strain, it is common for growers to notice its particularly high calyx-to-leaf ratio. The plant may also appear a paler green than alternative strains; its buds are sticky, and the plant can have either white or orange trichomes.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of chemical signals and receptors throughout our brain and body. Research has shown that this system is responsible for regulating many different critical functions in the body such as pain control, sleep, and our immune responses.

How Does Lemon OG Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

As part of this incredible system, our bodies produce endocannabinoids which stimulate these receptors. These are similar in structure to those found in the cannabis plant, therefore using cannabis can stimulate the ECS and, as a result, have multiple positive effects on the body (Grinspoon, 2018).

Some studies have reported that Lemon OG’s high levels of terpene beta-caryophyllene can have similar effects to cannabinol. This may lead to the ‘body buzz’ sensation that has been reported amongst users. 

Terpene Profile of Lemon OG Kush

In terms of terpene profile, Lemon OG Kush delivers some distinct and strong aromas including pepper, citrus, and lemon. It offers strong hints of lemon and orange, with earthy undertones in the background. This strain of high potency hemp has an undeniably striking scent. Its potent citrus scent can be smelled as soon as you open the bag. The following terpenes can be found in Lemon OG:

  • Pinene: found in many plants’ essential oils and is reported to have antibiotic resistance modulation, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial qualities (Salehi et al., 2019).
  • Beta-Caryophyllene: a terpene also found in black pepper which demonstrates anti-inflammatory and also anti-malarial qualities (Russo et al., 2011).
  • Myrcene: a pleasant-smelling monoterpene known for its analgesic, sedative, antidiabetic, antioxidant, and antibacterial qualities (Surendren et al., 2021).
  • Limonene: a lemony, citrus scent that can trigger serotonin release and improve mood (Eddin et al., 2021).

To taste, it’s no surprise that Lemon OG’s main flavor on the palette is lemon. Alongside the fresh lemon taste, you may also experience some earthy orange flavors too. You might taste some herbal notes as well.

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant or Long Photoperiod Plant?

This high potency hemp strain is a Long Photoperiod Plant dominant combination between short and long photoperiod plant, therefore might not be the best choice for those seeking a strain that leans toward the Short Photoperiod Plant side.

Research has shown that strains that have higher levels of CBD can offer anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety solutions. Always consult guidance from professional healthcare before using cannabis to treat any medical concerns such as chronic pain.

Effects of Lemon OG

The Potency level of this high potency hemp strain can range from 17%, with the highest test resulting in around 24%. This makes it a great choice for users who have reported that they feel euphoric soon after they smoke it. We have gathered a variety of reports from users of Lemon OG to provide some suggestions of potential physical and psychological effects of this strain:

  • Increased appetite
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Full body buzz
  • Feeling relaxed
  • Intense head high
  • Pain relief
  • Improved sleep quality

This variety of reported effects makes Lemon Orange weed a suitable strain for medicinal and recreational users alike. Lemon OG’s sedative effect may help with stress, depression, and anxiety, while its fast-acting psychoactive effects may appeal to recreational smokers. Some users have appreciated the sedative effect of this strain when used for medicinal purposes, noting that it has helped with increasing appetite and getting rid of nausea.

Purchase Lemon OG Cannabis Seeds Today

In this guide, we’ve covered everything you need to know about this infamous citrus combination between short and long photoperiod plant strain. If the aroma, effects, and taste of this particular strain appeal to you, why not purchase Lemon Orange Cannabis seeds directly from us today at Green Nexus?

For more information about this bud variety, or for details about any of our other high potency hemp seeds available, get in touch today and we’ll be happy to help you.



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator