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God’s Gift

God’s Gift is a popular indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain (cultivar), with 90% Cannabis indica and 10% Cannabis sativa genetics. It is made by crossing parent strains Granddaddy Purple and OG Kush, two highly potent and popular strains. Its relaxing and sedative effects suggest God’s Gift helps manage anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

God’s Gift has dreamy and blissful effects. It has earthy, berry, citrus, chestnut, hash flavors, pine, grape, and spicy scents. These aromas and flavors make God’s Gift attractive and pleasing for users.

The God’s Gift strain is believed to have been created in 1995, but it began gaining popularity in California dispensaries in 2005. BC Bud Depot and Scorpion Crew are the breeders who are commonly associated with God’s Gift.

Today, God’s Gift is a popular strain in Canada and on the West Coast of the United States, especially in Nevada, California, and northwestern states such as Washington and Oregon. It won Best Indica at the 2015 Bio Cannabis Cup in Spain.

God’s Gift marijuana has dense buds with lots of white trichomes due to the high THC content. The flowers are deep purple, the pistils are bright orange, and the sugar leaves that grow around the flowers are violet, green, and/or gray.

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Strain types

  • 90%Indica
  • 10%Sativa


  • Fruit
  • Grape
  • Pine
  • Spicy


  • Berry
  • Chestnut
  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Hash


Although there are many terpenes in God’s Gift found in minuscule concentrations, there are a few that make up a larger concentration.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene

  • Terpinolene



God’s Gifts has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Happy
  • Relaxed
  • Sleepy
  • Tingly
  • Uplifted

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Paranoia

The high caused by God’s Gift is fast-acting, so you’ll feel the effects relatively quickly if you inhale it via a vaporizer, inhaler, or smoke. At first, you’ll likely experience a head high, but as this wears off, you’ll experience a relaxing body high that may result in “couch-lock.”

Medical Applications

The God’s Gift strain can help with several mental health and mood disorders. A lower dose is recommended to minimize psychological side effects like paranoia and anxiety. God’s Gift can also help to treat physical conditions. In these instances, a larger dose is recommended.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

CBD and low doses of THC can reduce stress and anxiety via interaction with serotonin receptors.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

THC and CBD can modulate serotonin transmission, leading to cannabis’ anti-depressant properties.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

People with PTSD have more CB1 receptors in areas of the brain associated with fear and anxiety. Targeting CB1 receptors with plant cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) can help relieve some anxiety associated with PTSD. THC may also aid sleep and reduce the occurrence of nightmares.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

CBD may help with psychosis, but God’s Gift does not contain too much CBD. Low doses of THC may be helpful during more depressive episodes of bipolar disorder but should ideally be avoided during more manic phases. CBD-rich varieties may be better during this phase.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional

THC can increase the production of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene have anti-inflammatory effects that can help reduce joint pain and stiffness.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

A combination of THC and CBD can reduce neuropathic pain associated with MS.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Muscle Spasms

THC and CBD can reduce the intensity and frequency of muscle spasms.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular



growing strains

God’s Gift is described as being a relatively easy strain for beginners to grow. It’s resistant to many diseases and pests and is also a strong plant, making it less likely to succumb to breakages.
However, providing God’s Gift with sufficient nutrients is crucial, potentially more than some other strains is crucial. Nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are vital nutrients to consider.
God’s Gift plants can be grown indoors and outdoors, but a hydroponics setup is highly recommended. A hydroponics setup involves using a water-based solution instead of soil.
If this isn’t possible, you can still use soil; in these cases, the “sea of green” growing method is beneficial. This is where you grow many small plants in a confined area rather than a few larger plants.
You can expect a yield of approximately 10 ounces (283 grams) of bud per square meter when you grow God’s Gift indoors or outdoors.


Like other indica-dominant cannabis strains, God’s Gift is a relatively short plant. You can expect it to reach heights of between 30 to 60 inches (76 to 152 centimeters).

Humidity and Temperature

A dry and warm environment is optimal for growing God’s Gift plants.
The humidity should be kept between 30% and 40%. This is important because God’s Gift can be susceptible to bud rot if there is excessive moisture in the air.
God’s Gift grows best at temperatures between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 20 to 27 degrees Celsius).


God’s Gift generally takes between seven and nine weeks to flower.
If you choose to grow God’s Gift outside, it should be ready to harvest sometime between late September and mid-October.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the God's Gift strain good for?

How does the God's Gift strain make you feel?

God’s Gift produces an uplifting high that has been reported to make people feel happy, relaxed, sleepy, and tingly.

Is God's Gift an indica or sativa?

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