Those who find it difficult to get to sleep at night might indeed consider this heavily indica-dominant strain God’s Gift to insomniacs. It delivers a potent blast of giddy euphoria that can tire you out in a hurry — and the heavy body stone that follows can easily take care of the rest. Couch lock is likely; sleep often follows.
The time spent before sleepytime with God’s Gift is worth savoring, and not just because of the mood-elevating, stoney head high. This weed has a deliciously-sweet fruity scent and flavor, with grapes and berries mixing with notes of citrus, spice, hash, earth, and wood.
The strain’s flower is gorgeous, highlighted by vibrant purple leaves inherited from parent Granddaddy Purple. THC content can range from the low teens to the mid-20s.
God’s Gift hits quickly. After a toke or two, powerful euphoria hits the brain and replaces daily stress and longer-term anxiety with a surge of happiness that makes some users giddy with joy, others simply very comfortable and content. This isn’t energizing and motivating weed; it’s more likely to simply make smokers feel either stoned and silly or adrift in their own peaceful world.
The physical effects don’t take long to assert themselves, starting as strong relaxation and turning into a powerful body lock (and the munchies). Expect to be firmly planted on the couch — and be sure it’s a comfortable one. The majority of users find themselves drifting off to sleep, even if they hadn’t planned on a long nap.
There’s no doubt about it; God’s Gift is nighttime weed. Those who try using it during the day will find themselves unable to accomplish much unless their goal is binge-watching a show with a plot that isn’t hard to follow. A few tokes of this strain before bedtime can get just about anyone ready to hit the hay.
Bottom Line: God’s Gift will get you good and wasted. The stress-busting, happy head high is followed by a powerfully-sedating body stone that leaves some users lethargic but is more often sedating and sleep-inducing.
- Energy: 2/5
- Creative: 1/5
- Pain: 5/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 4/5
- Mood: 5/5
The severity of some of God’s Gift side effects depends on the THC content of the flower you buy since the amount can vary widely. The higher the THC level, the more likely it is that inexperienced users and those who overindulge might have to deal with headaches, anxiety, or paranoia. Increased anxiety can also be an issue for people already plagued with mood disorders.
There’s also the strong possibility that users will experience dry eyes, cottonmouth, and mild dehydration. It’s a good idea to have your water and snacks (for the munchies) close by before you fire up a bowl and become couch-locked.
- Paranoid: 3/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 5/5
- Cough: 3/5
You’ll find all types of medical marijuana users grabbing a jar or baggie of God’s Gift at their local dispensary.
Those dealing with chronic or severe pain say this strain gives them an effective way to deal with the muscle and joint pain common to fibromyalgia, arthritis, back or knee problems, as well as serious post-surgical or cancer pain. Needless to say, it’s reportedly great for easing menstrual cramps and headaches.
God’s Gift’s body lock and sedation get much of the attention, but its potent, stress-relieving euphoria shouldn’t be ignored. Patients with mental health issues say it’s an ideal way to help relieve depression, stress (including PTSD), chronic anxiety, OCD, and even manic-depressive disorder. Anxiety sufferers should go slow, though, because of the strain’s possible side effects.
Flavor and Aroma
God’s Gift is yummy.
The aroma is intensely fruity. The scent of grapes dominates, but there are sweet notes of berries and other fresh and citrus fruits, combined with undertones that include earth, spice, and a bit of hash.
The flavor? More of the same. Grapes and other fruits are what you’ll notice most in the smoke, although the other notes are still present underneath, and earth and woodiness primarily show up in the aftertaste.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 3/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 2/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Check the packaging before buying this bud if you want to know how potent it will be. The average THC content in lab tests comes in anywhere between 16 and 19 percent, but you’ll often see batches with THC levels of 23% or even 25%. God’s Gift has more CBD than most high-THC strains, averaging around 1%. There are equally-high levels of CBD and CBG.
Caryophyllene, limonene, phellandrene, and terpinolene dominate God’s Gift’s terpene profile, and there are also measurable amounts of humulene, pinene, carene, and pulegone.
When God’s Gift first showed up in California dispensaries about 20 years ago, no one was quite sure who created it. That’s still true today, although it’s pretty clear that the cultivator crossbred two legendary strains, Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush, to produce this strain.
GDP, of course, is revered for its euphoric high and strong body buzz, and OG Kush is equally revered for its stoney and sociable effects. The latter contributes its citrus and pine elements to God’s Gift, while GDP adds its delicious grape taste to the flavor and its purple pigments to the flower.
Where to Buy God’s Gift Seeds
Since the original cultivator of this strain is unknown, there’s no one to prevent its seeds from proliferating throughout the weed world. You’ll find feminized God’s Gift seeds available from most seed banks, including Crop King Seeds, Growers Choice Seeds, Pacific Seed Bank, and Seedsman; Irvine Seed Company sells standard seeds for this strain.
There’s an autoflower version of God’s Gift, and the seeds are stocked by Pacific Seed Bank and Premium Cultivars. Dude Grows, and Green Meadows are among the online vendors selling clones.
Strains that deliver many of the same effects as God’s Gift include Forbidden Fruit, Kali Dog, and Northern Lights. Parent strain GDP could be another great substitute.
God’s Gift Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is God’s Gift a pure indica?
A: Not quite. If it’s been cultivated with the same formula as the original strain that first appeared in California dispensaries several decades ago, it has 90% indica genetics and 10% sativa genetics.
Q: How long is the flowering period for God’s Gift?
A: It’s generally 50-60 days, and the bud should be ready to harvest in early-to-mid October if you’re growing outdoors.