Ortega is a 100% pure indica hybrid strain created through a cross of the insanely powerful Northern Lights #1 X Northern Lights #5. This bud boasts a classic sedative indica high that is powered by an average THC level of 17%, although it has been recorded upwards of 28%. The high starts with a clear-headed immediate effect felt as a pain-relieving buzz in the forehead and eyes that slowly builds into a stoney and sleepy head high. As you fall into a hazy stupor, this buzzing feeling will begin to ebb throughout your body in warming waves, leaving you utterly relaxed and completely sedated. Upon the comedown, Ortega almost always lulls the user into a deep and peaceful sleep that you can be awoken from if need be. Due to these powerful indica effects and its relatively high THC level, Ortega is a favorite strain for treating patients suffering from insomnia, migraines or headaches, chronic anxiety, and mild to moderate cases of depression. This bud has a classically delicious strong aroma of fruity spicy berry that becomes insanely dank when the nugs are broken apart. The taste is very similar, with a spicy berry taste that has a deep dank quality to it. These buds have long narrow dark olive green pepper-shaped nugs with rich purple undertones, dark amber hairs, and a fine layer of clear crystal trichomes.