God Bud, originally from Jordan of the Islands, is a longtime favorite of cash croppers and medicinal users alike, providing large, dense, purple tinged buds on short, compact plants with heavy branching. A mix of Hawaiian, Purple Skunk, and the mysterious Canadian strain known only as “God,” this strain produces copious amounts of resin and a musky-sweet smell. God Bud is a potent indica-dominant hybrid that provides a strong euphoric high while tasting of tropical fruit with undertones of berry, lavender and pine.
The God Bud strain (not to be confused with God's Gift) is a very euphoric and relaxing, Indica-dominant strain. Its lineage consists of both Sativa and Indica parents, but the effects of God Bud are almost entirely from its Indica side. God Bud was originally created by Jordan of the Islands, a famous Canadian seed bank. They mixed an almost pure Sativa strain called Hawaiian with a very strong purple Indica strain to create the 'God Bud.'
God Bud has won a few awards in it's day - most notably the High Times Indica Cup in 2004 - and has been a dispensary favorite in Vancouver, BC. You can now find the strain up and down the West Coast as well as Colorado.
When grown properly the strain comes out quite fluffy and completely covered in trichomes. In fact, the massive amounts of trichomes this strain produces may even make the buds appear white from a distance. It's taste is earthy with a hint of citrus and tropical fruit from it's Hawaiin lineage giving it a sweet aftertaste.
Because God Bud's effects lean so much on the Indica side the strain should mostly be relegated to night time or evening use. Along with euphoria and relaxation the strain can impart sleepiness and drowsiness especially when consumed in larger doses or by novice users. The strain is great for insomnia as well as depression and has even proven to be an effective appetite stimulant.
Purple Skunk is an uplifting, sativa-dominant cross of Skunk #1 and an older purple strain. Its small to medium flowers will mature at 8 to 9 weeks and have a distinctive skunky smell and an earthy, almost wine-like taste. This strain leans heavily toward the active for a euphoric, cheerful buzz. Purple Skunk does have high THC levels, so it can be a bit intense for some patients when it comes to psychoactive effects.
Hawaiian is a sativa-dominant hybrid that will give you a happy, vacation feeling. Creative but perhaps not so focused, this bud is great for a relaxing day. These light green buds have a sweet smell that brings to mind fresh tropical fruit.