God’s Treat, also sometimes called God’s gift, is a very Indica heavy strain that will produce more of a mental high over a physical body high. It was created by mixing the genetics of God Bud and Dutch Treat.
God Bud is an Indica-based strain that has a very high THC potency of 27% and a 7% CBD level. It was created by famous Canadian cannabis seed producer Jordan of the Islands.
To create this strain they mixed the nearly pure Sativa strain Hawaiian with the super-strong purple Indica strain Purple Skunk.
Dutch Treat, the second parent of God’s Treat, is another Indica heavy hybrid with a very high THC level of 30%, and a very low CBD level of 1%. This potent strain was created in the Pacific Northwest but is now a very popular strain in the coffee shops of Amsterdam.
This is an award-winning strain. Though being Indica heavy, it came in 3rd place in the Best Sativa category in the 2012 Southern California Cannabis cup.
Given that both of its parents have a high concentration of THC, it’s no surprise that God’s Treat has a THC potency of 22%, and a 0% CBD level.
God’s Treat was created in Vancouver by cannabis company Jordan of the Islands. Created in 1992, this company has for decades been at the forefront of the Canadian cannabis industry, creating strains for both the average smoker and for use in the medical marijuana industry.
The company has won multiple awards for its strains from competitions such as the Cannabis Cup, the Karma cup, and the Tokers Bowl.
God’s Treat blossoms have a long, spindly shape and are medium to large in size. The buds have a Sativa-like structure despite this being an Indica-heavy strain.
It has thin leaves that twist outward and away from one another instead of tightly inward as usual Indica strains have. The leaves are a yellowish-green color with brown and orange pistils running through them.
The inner and outer nooks and crevices of these ragged-looking flowers are covered in sticky and hazy white trichomes.
When smoking God’s Treat, you will immediately notice a fruity flavor that tastes like a combination of berries, citrus, and lemon. It will be even more noticeable on the exhale.
The aroma of this strain is renowned for its lack of nasty, sour overtones that is common in nearly all cannabis strains. God’s Treat flowers instead has a sweet and fruity scent with strong berry undertones.
A second smell may reveal herbal and flowery undertones as well, though it may be noticeable on some buds. When grinding or pulling apart these buds you will notice some slight skunk notes, but not enough to overpower the strain’s sweet aroma.
This is a strain you can smoke indoors without having to worry about the smell seeping into your clothes or furniture. You can even smoke it outside as God’s Gift does not have that typical cannabis smell, so may be unnoticeable to passers by.
God’s Treat is a very THC heavy strain, with this being the dominant cannabinoid here. But like all strains it is still full to the brim with other cannabinoids.
As the amount of each will vary depending on how this strain is grown and cultivated, we cannot give you an exact amount of each. But here are the average amounts of each cannabinoid in Gods Treat:
- THC – 19 – 22%
- CBD – 0.45 – 1.6%
- CBC – 0.33 – 0.99%
- CBG – 0.38 – 1.68%
- CBN – 0.09 – 0.18%
- THCV – 0.34 – 1.62%
God’s Treat contains three dominant terpenes. The first is Caryophyllene. This terpene has a spicy and peppery taste. It has many medical benefits and is used in the medical marijuana industry and in other medical industries as well.
Caryophyllene has been found to effectively treat several disorders ranging from the mental like anxiety, to the physical like Chrone’s disease and some cancers. It is also prized for its stress-reliving and mood-enhancement effects.
The second terpene is Limonene, which has a distinguishable citrus-like taste and aroma, similar to that of a lemon. Like the previous terpene, this one also has several medical benefits and is used to treat a range of illnesses and disorders, including anxiety, depression, cancers, and skin problems.
It can also stimulate wound healing and works well as an anti-inflammatory. Apart from medical benefits, it can also boost a person’s mood, and lower their stress levels, giving the smoker a relaxed and calm feeling.
The final most commonly found terpene in God’s Treat is a bit of an anomaly in the cannabis world. This terpene is Phellandrene. This is usually a secondary terpene, and hardly ever makes it to the top three highest found in a strain.
Because of this, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on its effects. What we do know is that it gives the cannabis a minty, citrus, and woody aroma, and can be absorbed quickly into the body.
While we don’t know much of the medical benefits of Phellandrene, it has been used in traditional Eastern medicine for a very long time, where it is used because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Strain Side Effects
God’s Treat can come with many positive side effects, some of which are psychedelic. Smokers may notice that they are experiencing the world differently, with sights and sounds becoming distorted.
The smoker will also feel very relaxed and euphoric, but possibly may become couch-locked. This is a strain that affects the mind more than the body, so you can let your body relax while your mind is filled with exciting and creative thoughts.
Because of this relaxation, you may find it very easy to drift off into a deep and restful sleep.
There are a few negative effects of this strain though, with the main one being a very dry mouth, and so an intense thirst to counteract this. To prevent this, keep a lot of drinks, especially water, around you while you smoke.
The fatigue may also be a negative to you, depending on what type of high you’re after. Low blood pressure has also been reported, probably because the body slows down a lot after smoking this.
While the terpenes in God’s Treat come with many medical benefits, due to how much this strain affects the mind, it may not be the right strain to treat aches, pains, and illnesses.
People who some God’s Treat can easily become couch-locked, so even if you are free of pain, you cannot get up and move around to enjoy this feeling.
God’s Treat does have some medical use though. If you suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia, or you have chronic pain that prevents you from falling and staying asleep, then smoking this strain might be beneficial to you.
Having a smoke an hour or two before you want to go to sleep will relax the body and mind and make you feel sleepy quickly. Once asleep, the cannabis works to give you a long and restful night’s sleep so you can wake up refreshed the next day.
The high from God’s Treat can take a while to kick in, taking 10 to 15 minutes after users first smoke. You will notice the strain beginning to take effect when you feel your cheeks flush, and notice a very minor throbbing behind your eyes or around your temples.
The smoker may then find that their thoughts are flowing faster or with greater intensity; some concepts (and even inanimate objects) may demand more attention than they would otherwise.
This cerebral mentality can help you work more efficiently on difficult tasks and can also help you think more creatively.
God’s Treat can also cause certain sensory effects in the early stages, such as mild visual and audio distortions. Those who wish to stay in this psychedelic state might amp it up by listening to a favorite song or watching a favorite movie.
If you want to go the movie route, something with bright colors is recommended as this will look even brighter due to this strain.
Soon you will feel tired, but even if you don’t sleep you should still smoke this strain somewhere comfy where you can lay back and enjoy the feeling.
Strain Grow Info
Jordan of the Islands has made seeds of God’s Treat available for purchase online in quantities of one or two dozen per pack, which is great news for home growers.
It can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors once it has been obtained, though outdoor growing requires a semi-humid climate with daily temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Indoor growers may wish to cut away any broad leaves that can restrict development on low-lying nodes, as the strain’s plants can reach a maximum height of four feet and this might overshadow the bottom of the plant.
Strain Flowering Time
God’s Treat only takes 6-7 weeks to flower, which is relativity quick compared to other strains.
The average Gods Treat plant will bring in a yield of around 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²).