Created by TGA Genetics, Agent Orange (also sometimes known as Agent O) is a powerful sativa-dominant hybrid cross between the renowned sativa-dominant Jack the Ripper and well-balanced hybrid Orange Velvet strains. While its name is suggestive of a wartime chemical weapon, it is only deadly in the sense that it hits you with an impactful experience full of euphoria! Particularly popular in the Pacific Northwest and Michigan areas, it is sometimes cross-bred with Space Queen, also a balanced sativa/indica hybrid with citrus aromas, instead of Orange Velvet. Great for morning and day-time use due to its strong stimulating, uplifting and revitalizing effects, this strain offers a classic stoner high that is a great go-to if you’re looking to get out and get things done–perfect for busy bodies, but also a popular strain overall for its sweet taste and exceptional highs!
The Agent Orange strain produces a strong, cerebral “trippy” high that lasts about 20 to 40 minutes on average which allows for users to descend fairly quickly and get on with their day, whether it’s filled with chores or fun activities. The sense of euphoria that is typical when using this strain makes it popular amongst creatives. Common negative side effects can include dry eyes and cotton mouth, and less commonly, paranoia. However, since users will feel energized and ready to go, remedies do not always have to be on-hand as they will have a sense of urgency to alleviate those symptoms. Its uplifting effects also makes Agent Orange ideal for those seeking refuge from fatigue, stress, depression and/or anxiety as the high is almost therapeutic. It is not typically recommended for patients suffering from chronic or major aches and pains, but has been said to be helpful in alleviating minor and infrequent pains.
Agent Orange is a sativa dominant strain with a ratio to indica of 75:25. Its parent strain, Jack the Ripper, carries a sativa/indica ratio of 70:30 with THC content as high as 26%. And, while its other parent Orange Velvet is a more balanced 50:50 ratio, it still carries a THC content of up to 22% and it is this strain that gives Agent Orange its strong citrus orange flavour. Agent Orange itself has THC levels that can vary from 15%-20% on average, but can be as high as 25%, making it one of the most potent and powerful strains out there; a strain that is a heavy hitter just as its deadly name implies!
Appearance & Aroma
Agent Orange is known for its aromatic citrus flavours–think of a freshly cut orange–with a hint of herbal spice and pine. This refreshing scent only adds to the experience of relaxation that is felt when using this strain. With ideal conditions, the plant can grow as high as 10 feet tall, and is regularly freckled with speckles of deep purple and maroon amongst lush green, making its appearance just as attractive as its sweet and flavourful limonene profile.