A High to take you to Heaven and Back
Few countries can claim the title of a cannabis heaven on Earth, but Canada is certainly one of them - so it’s really no wonder that God Bud is one of the strains that put the country on the map for stoners across the world.
Beautifully blending together Sativa-dominant parents Purple Skunk and Hawaiian, God Bud still takes her title from a third, mysterious Canadian parent - known only as God. Many strains have tried and failed to duplicate this enigmatic cannabis, but as it turns out, the puzzle of the parentage has only led to its success.
With THC levels that soar up to a massive 27%, it’s no surprise that a toke of God Bud will have you instantly riding a wave of joyous euphoria straight into an incomparable psychedelic high. Capable of soothing and relaxing even the most troubled of souls, this herb will bring on a deep, heavy relaxation that lulls you into restorative slumber - as such, this is an ideal strain for late evenings and long weekends.
Since the high is just so damn good with God Bud, you’d think that would be the end of it - but no. Medicinal marijuana users will find solace in a joint of this strain too, as it’s an effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Not to mention the mood boosting properties that make it perfect for sufferers of depression, anxiety, and many more.
Given God Bud’s many blessings, it’s no wonder the strain won World’s Best Indica at the 2004 Cannabis Cup. Despite being a tad more complicated to grow than other strains, it’s a worthwhile pursuit if you can manage it - and you’ll be rewarded with dank divinity: dense, crystal-coated flowers and heavy yields of chocolate-flavored, cocoa scented heaven.
Flavor and Fragrance of God Bud
It wouldn’t be exaggerating to say a toke of God Bud is much like a taste of heaven - and that’s what we’re saying. Though the scent of the strain can be fairly potent, that does nothing to lessen the delicious earthy-chocolate flavors that pull your taste buds into joyful abandon.
Sweet but never sickly, this mouth-watering strain combines a woody, pine scent with a rich cocoa muskiness that serves to remind you with every inhalation just how potent this strain is.
An intense, instant high, God Bud Regular is as powerful as her name implies. Immediately drawing you into a hallucinogenic, trippy feeling that has you floating and spinning at the same time, mentally propelled into another dimension.
If you’re looking for meaning and joy in the mundane, this is the strain of choice for you, since God Bud will make colors brighter and sounds more pleasant. The world comes alive on this high, pulsing with life and sucking you into fits of giggles.
As this cerebral buzz goes on, you’ll find your face going numb for a short while before your entire body is enveloped in a warm, comfortable calm akin to dozing in the sun. You can move if you absolutely have to, but why would you want to?
What with the intense munchies that God Bud will bring, try consuming this herb before your evening meal, as you can expect your appetite to swell right before you wind down (a good 2 or 3 hours later) to a pleasant, restful slumber.
Medical Uses of God Bud Regular
Boasting such a mind-bending, euphoric high means that God Bud can be a blessing for those with anxiety, depression or stress. By soothing away negative thoughts and low mood, your mental fatigues will fade away to mere background noise under this strain’s influence.
Due to the intense food cravings that come along with a toke or two of this beauty, these buds can also be effective for temporary relief from lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting from illness or treatments.
As for physical concerns, God Bud could be classed as a miracle combination of high THC and terpenes. With potent anxiolytic, anodyne and antiphlogistic properties alongside huge amounts of Linalool, this is a herb that can provide immense relief - particularly when you account for the benefits of the other terps, which function similarly to CBD.
If that wasn’t enough, the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of this medicinal strain can provide a welcome break from the painful symptoms of arthritis, multiple sclerosis and atherosclerosis. God Bud is even a highly effective sedative, soothing you into a deep, restorative sleep.
Given the particular potency of this strain, it is highly recommended that this cannabis is consumed as responsibly as possible, as misuse can overwhelm even the most tolerant. It is recommended that anyone intending to smoke God Bud for recreational or medicinal purposes begin with a low dosage and wait for the high to settle before continuing.
As with most strains, common side effects are cottonmouth and dry eyes, so staying hydrated is a must. Some smokers may find themselves succumbing to dizziness, paranoia or increased anxiety.
Growing God Bud Regular
It has to be said, God Bud Regular isn’t exactly a walk in the park. But like many of the best things in life, if you put in the time and effort, you’ll find it a worthwhile pursuit.
This particular strain rarely grows particularly tall, with highs of around 3 feet, but it has a thick structure that means plenty of grooming is required to maintain good air circulation and light exposure to the entire plant. Moisture build-up and pathogen-related issues are almost certainly on the cards if you leave this plant alone for too long - enough to harm or even kill it.
If you choose to grow God Bud indoors, bear in mind that this strain has a strong, pungent scent that will require a good odor control system to manage - but if you’re an experienced grower with a grow room already prepared, then chances are you’ll find this strain manageable enough.
This is a cannabis strain that’s well-suited to small areas like balconies or stealth grow cabinets. Air humidity should be kept between 40% and 50% and temperatures between 18° and 26°C to maintain optimum growing conditions for this plant - though if you’re intending to bring out the strain’s elegant purples, try lowering the temperature at night towards the end of the growth cycle. Those mauve flowers and long pistils will do plenty for the God Bud’s bag appeal, enhancing those flowers coated in a thick silvery resin.
Growing this strain outdoors might draw unwanted attention due to the plant’s odor, but if you happen to be blessed with a pleasant Mediterranean climate we’d still encourage you to try. And idyllic outdoor setup can boost God Bud to produce up to 1000 grams of flowers, which surely should be taken advantage of where possible.
Indoors, the yield is a little lower but still healthy - try growing this strain in a Sea of Green (SOG) setup with at least 4 plants to take advantage of indoor spaces. After 8 to 9 weeks of growth, you can expect around 500 grams of buds per square meter for your efforts.
As divine as you might expect with a name like God Bud, you can expect a heavenly high with this strain, propelling you into an award winning psychedelic euphoria in no time at all, before sweeping you down to a body buzz that soothes you into slumber.
Highs like this strain provides are a rare thing when you consider that it comes alongside a whole host of medicinal benefits too. Gifting smokers everywhere with the peace and tranquility of pain alleviation, improved mood, better appetite and restorative sleep, this is a worthwhile addition to any grow room.
Despite being somewhat difficult to cultivate successfully, following our instructions and giving the plant some care and attention can work wonders to ensure you grow a healthy plant and yield a plentiful harvest in just 8 to 9 weeks.
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Flowering Time||8-10 Weeks|
|THC Content||Very High (over 20%)|
|CBD Content||Low (0-1%)|