Cobra Extracts means business when it comes to CO2 extraction for making premium concentrates. Their cannabis oil or “Venom” as they like to call it, is all natural, pure and free of harmful solvents. We were fortunate to sample each of their Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid cannabis oil cartridges.
We first vaped a NY Diesel cartridge which is a nice Sativa-dominant strain. We’ve heard through the grapevine that a few medical marijuana dispensaries have been replacing their Bhang vape cartridges for these Venom vapes – that says a lot!
A few puffs with a standard 510 threaded vape battery (we used a master vape) and we were flying high. The draw was nice and smooth with a mild flavor, nothing crazy and as expected from most mid to top tier vapes, but this was definitely some quality and high potency vape oil.
We then tried an OG Kush (Hybrid) cartridge which was much better in flavor with hints of classic OG Kush taste – this is more like it! The OG Kush vape induced an intense soporific high, leaving us feeling tired, but also very calm and relaxed. Finally, we tried the Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid) cartridge which was very pleasant to the taste, resembling chocolate cookies.
We’d consider Cobra Venom vapes to be in the same class as the mid to high-end Bhang Pure Oil Vape cartridges that are within the 55-70% THC range. Big plus for Venom cartridges which contain 500 mg of cannabis oil with 60% being THC (average of 300 mg THC) versus Bhang Pure cartridges which contains around 250 mg of THC on average.
Potency of Cobra Extracts
All Venom cartridges were labeled with lab test results at 60-70% THC. However, some of their lab test results are actually upwards of 78% for popular strains like Jack Herer and OG Kush. Cobra Extracts really cares about quality and transparency as a company – we spoke to the owners directly and learned that they are conservative about the labeling of their lab fact numbers – it is well known within the medical cannabis industry that lab results can vary wildly.
Venom OG is a indica-dominant strain made by crossing Poison OG and Rare Dankness #1. It’s marked by dense, forest-green buds with a tangle of bright orange hairs. Venom OG has an aroma of skunk, pine, lemon, and diesel. This strain is recommended for nighttime use as its effects tend toward full-body relaxation, but it also provides some sensory elevation that is enjoyable for lazy activities. Patients have found Venom OG to be a potent remedy for pain, arthritis, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Growers should note that Venom OG is suitable for outdoor or indoor gardens and its breeders suggest a 50 to 65-day flowering period. Venom OG is bred by Rare Darkness Seeds.
This strain’s buds range in size from small to medium and cling together in elongated, almost cylindrical shapes. They have the unmistakable structure of other indica-dominant varieties, with leaves curled tightly inward, forming a solid and compact flower. The leaves themselves are a bright spring green and are twisted through with vibrant orange hairs (which are actually pistils, botanical structure meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). A carpet of translucent white trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of these nuggets, making them very difficult to break up by hand.
Venom OG’s compact flowers emit an aroma with dominant notes of skunk and damp earth. Hanging out under this musk is a hint of fresh pine. Grinding up or breaking apart the buds, meanwhile, yields some diesel fumes, possibly due to the influence of grandparent strain Chemdawg. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Venom OG burns with a harsh smoke that may induce coughing fits for some. On the exhale, this smoke tastes both piney and skunky.
The active ingredient in this venom is slow to act, with as much as 15 minutes’ lag time between smoking and feeling its effects. Eventually, smokers detect a throbbing around the forehead and eyes, as well as an increased heaviness in the limbs. Some may find themselves able to breathe more deeply and easily as any muscular tension evaporates. Slowly but surely, a full body high sets in, sending waves of relaxation rolling down the spine and outward through the core and limbs. The pervasive worries of the day tend to fade into the background as Venom OG makes the consumer aware of nothing but their immediate surroundings and sensory inputs. Beyond pure relaxation, Venom OG offers some mental distortion in the form of changes to sensory perception. This may entail an intensification of certain sights and sounds or an artificial flattening of depth and perspective. In the right set and setting and with the right group of people, this bud can be a very social asset, inspiring conversation and good vibes. Smokers shouldn’t plan on being productive or accomplishing large amounts of work under Venom OG’s influence, as it’s more likely to leave them cloudy and dazed than cerebrally focused. After a while, couchlock becomes likely, as does sleep. As such, Venom OG is best enjoyed at night — or at least during a particularly lazy day.
Venom OG also has several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its soothing, even-tempered effects can temporarily relieve the troubling symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Physiologically speaking, the strain may also dull deep-seated aches and pains, as well as minor irritations like headaches and nausea. As noted, in high enough doses, Venom OG can counteract insomnia, lulling relaxed consumers into a deep and thorough sleep. Because it’s unlikely to trigger the kind of deep, recursive thinking that can lead to paranoia, Venom OG is a solid option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for home growers, Rare Dankness sells seeds of Venom OG through several digital vendors. The strain can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow short and bushy, and growers may need to “top” them, by trimming away any broad fan leaves that may block light and air from nurturing any low-growing flowering nodes. Venom OG flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
You won’t need to bother reaching for an antidote when under the influence of Venom OG. Whether you’re using it to quell stress or to kick back with friends, enjoy the full range of this bud’s long-lasting effects.
Following an eight-to-nine-week flowering cycle, the plant grows small-to-medium-size bright green buds that are covered with shiny resin and spotted with orange hairs. Venom OG’s compact buds are said to mesh together into an elongated, cylindrical shapes.
The indica-leaning Venom OG can be cultivated indoors or outdoors in a mild climate, where it is said to grow short and bushy plants that tend to require some trimming to remove fan leaves that could block light and air from the plant’s nodes.