Regulations in Pennsylvania require medical marijuana growers to get Department of Health approval for the name of every strain they cultivate for patients. Since Pennsylvania is still medical only, the name can’t be anything the DOH deems too recreational. This keeps some strains from holding on to their real name in PA—like the strain Fatso—which Parea Biosciences sticks to calling by its lineage.
Fatso, or GMO x Legend OG, is a cross between GMO Cookies (Girl Scout Cookies x Chemdawg) and Legend OG, a presumed OG Kush phenotype. The strain was originally bred by Cannarado genetics—a Colorado based legacy breeder with over 20 years of experience bringing quality strains like Sundae Driver and Grape Pie to the public in seed form. Cannarado has a long list of genetics and Parea cultivates a few others like Party Foul and Garanimals along with the GMO x Legend OG.
The Party Foul was grown from seed, but both the Garanimals and the GMO x Legend OG are cultivated from clones sourced from Oregon Licensed Grower and Hash Maker B.A. Botanicals. The strains are a part of the Parea x B.A. Botanicals collab that makes verified cuts of legacy genetics like OG Kush, Sour Diesel, and The Z available to PA Patients. Look for the B.A. Botanicals sticker on the Parea bag to find the other genetics in the collab.
Even though Parea had to lose the original name for GMO x Legend OG, their cultivation team said you can see where the name comes from with the big buds it produces in flower. Parea keeps their GMO x Legend OG on the smaller side, where they find it grows and yields the best. The current batch was grown in Parea’s Terp Barn—a small scale room where Parea incorporates old school cultivation methods and experiments with new ideas to help consistently produce high quality, high terpene testing flower.
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“The buds were a really good size on this batch. Nice big buds with a strong garlicky smell when it was growing. We’ve noticed it likes to be a smaller plant and it stretches a lot in flower, so we experimented with flowering some in two-quart pots between bigger plants on this batch. Except for the structure, the buds look a lot like GMO with how white the pistils stay through flowering.
Patrick Sprout—Parea Director of Cultivation
Open a bag of GMO x Legend OG from Parea and you’ll find dense, green buds dotted with orange stigmas that naturally taper into a slightly fox tailed spade-like shape. Hand-trimmed by Parea to preserve its quality, this strain lives up to its reputation as a great yielder for hash with heavy trichome coverage and a frosty look. It has a classic garlicky, diesel smell to it with a gassy, savory flavor to match.
Known as a heavy hitter, this batch clocked in at 32% THC and 2.9% Terpenes on the COA and is best reserved for more experienced patients. It’s no creeper—hitting you right away with a calming, full bodied rush that delivers a wave of euphoric relaxation.
Its potent effects can ease pain and serve as a sedative to help unwind with a blissful state of mind and probably some munchies.
Check the COA below and look out for the GMO x Legend OG by Parea on select dispensary shelves in Pennsylvania, along with the rest of the strains from the Parea x B.A. Botanicals collab.
PAREA GMO X LEGEND OG COA INFORMATION