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About The Gift
The Gift is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis popular amongst CBD users because it has an incredibly high CBD level while maintaining a ridiculously low THC level of below 1%. The Gift is a proprietary strain from UV Organics, out of Mendocino County, CA, that was created as a backcross of the famous Ringo’s Gift. The Ringo’s Gift seeds were gifted to UV Organics by Lawrence Ringo’s son. A backcross is the product of a hybrid strain of cannabis being bred with one of its parents in order to enhance the effects it should inherit from that parent. Although it wasn’t necessarily a “new” strain created by breeding two other strains, The Gift is a unique and proprietary backcross of Ringo’s Gift.
Although many cannabis patients enjoy getting high, an increasingly large number of patients are choosing to forego the high, turning to CBD-rich strains of cannabis for relief without the high. The Gift is a strain meant for those people. With its astronomically high CBD levels, The Gift grows with incredibly low levels of THC. Consistently tested below 1%, the high from The Gift is incredibly mellow and almost unnoticeable.
Like many CBD-heavy strains of cannabis, The Gift can be found in many forms such as tinctures, oils, flower, and more. If you’re lucky enough to find a jar of the bud, you’re in for a treat. Out of the packaging, the bud smells earthy and minty, like a spearmint forest. This smell combines into a sweet, earthy menthol when the buds are broken and ground up. Much like the smell, the flavor of The Gift is earthy and minty.
Upon exhale, users report a creeping, tingly sensation that spreads from the back of the head through the rest of the body. This mellow high settles and eases your mind, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself. This is compounded with a sense of happiness and creativity that will allow you to focus on whatever you’re doing with your day. Not only will The Gift ease your mental woes it also works wonders on patients who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and other medical diagnoses. This strain is also great for easing the night-time jitters that insomnia can bring on, as you become increasingly stressed, anxious, and restless.
Although many speak incredibly highly of The Gift, there is one thing to note about this strain. Many users report combining The Gift with a THC-rich strain in order to experience the medicinal effects of both types of cannabis. Doing this is not recommended by these users, as they report headaches and nausea to be common symptoms when trying to combine The Gift with another strain.