God's Treat is an indica-leaning hybrid that offers surprisingly heady effects. Created by prolific Vancouver Island-based grower Jordan of the Islands, this strain is a mashup of the popular God Bud and Dutch Treat. God's Treat brings a pleasantly sweet flavor profile to complement its potency high. This treat's THC content ranges from 16% to 22%.
When trimmed, flowers of God's Treat have a long, spindly shape and a medium to large size. The buds adhere in a sativa-typical structure, with thin leaves that twist outward and away from each other rather than densely inward. These leaves are a yellowish green and are shot through with brown and orange pistils. Finally, sticky and cloudy white trichomes cover the inner and outer nooks and crannies of these ragged-looking flower.
This strain's scent is notable for a near-absence of funky, sour notes. Instead, flowers of God's Treat bloom with a sweet and fruity perfume that carries distinct berry notes. A second whiff might pick up on some herbal and floral accents as well. Grinding up or pulling apart these flowers, meanwhile, yields some faint suggestions of skunk, but not so much as to overpower the strain's sweetness. When burnt, God's Treat gives off a smooth and very palatable smoke that tastes like pure berry on the exhale.
The high from God's Treat can come with a bit of a lag, setting in 10 to 15 minutes after users have told on its fragrant smoke. Some early signs of the strain's action are a slight throbbing around the eyes and temples and some possible flushing in the cheeks. The smoker may then notice their thoughts are moving more frequently or with a new intensity; certain ideas (and even some inanimate objects) can demand more attention that they ordinarily might. This cerebral mindset can facilitate work on complicated tasks and can also lift some inhibitions on creative thinking. In these early stages, God's Treat can also manifest with some sensory effects, including slight visual and auditory distortions. Those who want to dwell in this psychedelic state can amplify by immersing themselves in a favorite song or movie.
After some time, this strain begins to unroll its indica properties as well. Tingles of relaxation can start in the neck and spread downwards into the neck and core. Consumers may be able to move more freely and without tension or may find themselves breathing more deeply. Soon enough, God's Treat can start to weigh users down with this sedation, outpacing any motivation to perform physical labor. Nevertheless, the acute mental properties that characterize the earlier parts of this strain's high may persist even if smokers are immobilized. As such, the strain is well-suited to social situations, where it can spark free-flowing conversation, but not as appropriate for active tasks like running errands. Because of its slow decline in physical energy, God's Treat is recommended for consumptionThe balance of mental and physical stimulation that comes with God's Treat can be of use to medical cannabis patients as well. The strain's long-lasting feelings of focus and concentration can truly be God's gift to those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its mellow mood can counteract the troubling effects of mild to moderate depression and stress. On the physical end of the spectrum, this bud may take the sting out of physical pain, whether it's related to minor inflammation or to a chronic condition like arthritis. For those who are sufficiently relaxed, God's Treat can even bring about a deep and restful sleep, making it a possible antidote to insomnia. Because its cerebral properties can lean towards paranoia in the wrong circumstances, patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should consume this strain with some caution.
Fortunately for home growers, Jordan of the Islands has made seeds of God's Treat available for sale online in quantities of one or two dozen per pack. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants of the strain can reach maximum heights of four feet; indoor growers may want to occasionally trim away any broad leaves that can inhibit growth on low-lying nodes. God's Treat flowers within a relatively brief 6 to 7 weeks.
Of interest to both indica and sativa fans, God's Treat is worth sampling if spotted on dispensary shelves.