History & Genetics
True G-13, or Government Indica Strain 13, is a pure indica strain that appeared sometime in the 70s or 80s. After years of crossbreeding, however, the current G-13s generally found in dispensaries are unlikely to be pure indica. Today's G-13 strains are typically 70% indica and 30% sativa.
G-13 is believed to have originated in a research facility in Mississippi in the 60s or 70s, where, with the help from the University of Mississippi, pure Afghani indica clones were used to attempt the creation of a super indica strain. As the story goes, Neville Schoenmaker convinced someone working there to bring him a cut from one of the strains, labeled G-1 to G-23. G-13 was chosen as the most stable.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
This strain has a unique aroma that'll stick out among other cannabis nuggets. The smell sticks out at skunk and cheese with a floral, berry scent on top. The Pinene terpene sticks out on the flavor profile to add some grounding nostalgia to your toke. Overall the smoke is pretty creamy and one you'll remember.
G-13 is coated in light blue trichomes and has a plethora of calyxes. The hairs are amber and the nugs are spade-shaped and earthy greem.
G-13 produces a powerful body stone, typical of indica strains, that will make users feel lazy and lethargic. It also has strong cerebral effects often described as euphoric. Experienced users claim this strain makes them more focused and creative before the couch-lock feeling sets in. The strain also possesses typical downsides associated with Indica strains high in THC, including dry mouth and eyes, dizziness, paranoia, and some anxiety.
The G-13 strain can be used to medicate throughout the later part of the day, easing chronic aches, pains, and muscle spasms. Its mood-elevating effects may help battle stress, anxiety, and depression. Some find that it assists with insomnia. It is also used by patients to combat the effects of eating disorders, seizures, and nausea.
This strain flowers for six to eight weeks to produce a reportedly high yield and works very well in a Sea of Green. Unfortunately, true G-13 is a rare find as it is available in clone form only.
Definitely Afghani genetics. Think of SFV OG but much smoother on the inhale and exhale. It’s heavy hitter for sure. Nice spice, incense and earthy notes. Shatter at 88% good god I’m still recovering 10 minutes later from a dab. I haven’t had this strain in at least 25 years and it still kicks ass! Zzzzzzz couch lock setting in, eyes getting heavy. Peace
G13 is speaking to you all right now through me. It wants you to know that all it wants to do is make you feel warm and fuzzy and let you enjoy hip hop even more (oh and get the munchies, big stylee)! G13 loves you all and it's waiting to cuddle you!
G13 is a good strain, especially for when it came out, but the whole government research thing is a tall tale. Nevil was a big player in the 80's, but he was also a pathological liar. He got Haze males from skunkman, then claimed he got seeds from some rando in NY, but only had 3 plants, of which he killed the only female... that is a ridiculous story.. but not as crazy as an Aussie living in Amsterdam somehow contacting a top secret government cannabis facility in the usa, years before he even started breeding, and getting them to give him a clone... yeah, I don't think so. Nevil was cool, but his name should have been pinocchio 🤥
Powerful strain. A++