When you name a strain God Bud, cannabis lover’s expectations will be high. However, this strain’s name is reflective more of its lineage than any particular god-like qualities.
The good news, though, is that this creation by Jordan of the Islands is nothing short of heaven-sent. As Jordan of the Islands has acknowledged, “this strain has made BC Bud world-renowned.” (BC Bud Depot also produced this divine strain under the name BC God Bud.)
Let’s find out a bit more about this heavenly hybrid.
What Is the God Bud Strain?
The God Bud strain, a.k.a., Purple God Bud, is an indica-dominant (60:40) hybrid strain. It is a cross between the sativa Hawaiian and the hybrid Purple Skunk. Jordan of the Islands also used the mysterious God strain (hence the name) in the breeding process.
Users say that this strain’s intense euphoric high makes you feel like a God in no time at all.
Fans of this strain consider it to be a God among mere mortal indica-dominant strains. It is a multi-award winner, receiving the top prize for Best Indica at the prestigious High Times Cannabis Cup in 2004.
In terms of its effects, users say that this strain’s intense euphoric high makes you feel like a God in no time at all. While its effects are incredibly uplifting, they are also highly relaxing. The deep body melt sensation that it produces makes it an ideal late evening strain.
The God Bud strain has a smooth, earthy aroma with sweet-smelling chocolate-like notes.
God Bud’s distinctive fragrance gives a good indication of its flavor. It has a strong earthy, skunky, piney flavor infused with sweeter notes inherited from its parent strain Hawaiian. The danker, earthier flavors are more prevalent on the inhale, and the sweet, tropical flavors are detectable on the exhale.
A God Bud plant is relatively short and compact and usually grows to about three to four feet in height. This heavily-branched plant produces dense, large buds which are purplish due to its Purple Skunk lineage. God Bud’s flowers are heavily frosted in trichomes, and bright orange pistils grow prominently among the plant’s leaves.
God Bud Strain Grow Info
The God Bud strain’s growth difficulty is rated as moderate to difficult. This difficulty level makes it an unsuitable strain for novice growers. It is also a high-maintenance plant as it requires extensive pruning to keep its shape under control.
As already mentioned, this plant produces heavy branching and dense buds. So, as well as pruning and training, growers will need to use trellises to help support the plant’s branches. This will help to optimize air circulation and provide the buds with ample space between them to flourish.
This strain can be grown in soil as well as hydroponically. However, it does best when grown outdoors in a warm and sunny climate. One plus about God Bud plants is they are reportedly resistant to common molds and mildew.
A God Bud plant can handle colder climates. However, the optimal temperature for growing this strain is between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
If growing this plant indoors, experienced God Bud growers highly recommend the Sea of Green (SOG) method. A God Bud plant is quite a heavy feeder too. Therefore, to achieve the most substantial yield possible, top-dress it using organic nutrients.
God Bud’s indoor flowering period is 7-8 weeks, and the ideal time of year for outdoor harvesting is mid-to-late October.
Indoor growers utilizing the SOG method can expect an average yield of approximately four ounces of bud per square meter. Those growing their God Bud outdoors in a warm and balmy climate can expect an average yield of roughly three ounces per plant.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest THC content recorded in a God Bud sample is believed to be a staggering 27%. However, God Bud’s average THC level typically ranges between 14-22%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Most God Bud phenotypes have a modest CBD level of around 0.10%. However, BC Bud Depot discovered a pink pistil phenotype of its God Bud strain that contained 4% CBD.
Medical Benefits of the God Bud Strain
The God Bud strain is an extremely popular strain among the medicinal cannabis community. Its relaxing and uplifting effects make it a go-to strain for sufferers of chronic stress.
Despite being an indica-dominant strain, God Bud produces a pleasant cerebral high. Users say that it provides temporary relief from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. The God Bud strain may help alleviate painful conditions such as muscle aches and pains and headaches.
The God Bud strain may help alleviate painful conditions such as muscle aches and pains and headaches.
Due to its soporific effects, God Bud is best suited to late evening or nighttime use. God Bud users say that the strain’s indica effects gradually cause them to become sleepy. Therefore, cannabis consumers with insomnia may find this strain helpful for addressing their condition.
Possible Side Effects of the God Bud Strain
The most commonly reported side effects associated with consuming the God Bud strain are cottonmouth and dry eyes. However, some say that this strain caused them to feel anxious, paranoid, or dizzy.
Final Thoughts on the God Bud Strain
God Bud is a top quality and multi-award-winning indica-dominant strain, perfect for late evening or nighttime use. Its relaxing and uplifting effects make this strain an excellent choice for unwinding after a long and busy day.
Medicinal consumers may find this strain useful for addressing conditions like chronic stress, pain, and insomnia.