Buddy Boy Farms, located in Eastern Washington, grows some impressive cannabis. Arguably, its most impressive strain is God’s Gift, which really packs a punch at a record breaking 41.7% THC. This seemingly impossible high THC strain has captured the attention of scientists and growers.
When High Above Seattle visited Ganja Goddess in SODO, Lee, a knowledgeable budtender, showed us the strain and peaked our interest, inspiring a deeper investigation. Let’s look at some of the details of the strain that make it so potent and how it gained its current credentials.
God’s Gift is an indica dominant strain which was once grown only outdoors. Now some of the plants are grown indoors though the 41% THC content buds were found outdoors. God’s Gift is the result of bringing OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple together. While growing and tending its plants, the farm goes above and beyond to ensure the best marijuana possible, as well as the most accurate information about that marijuana, is available for the consumer.
Buddy Boy Farms has been utilizing only organic farming methods for 40 years, meaning there are no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides used on any of its plants. This dedication is not easy while growing plants outdoors where they are exposed to natural elements and predators. The farm uses clean spring water found on the farm, free of chlorine or chemicals. This attention to the needs of plants is an integral part of Buddy Boy Farms’ continued success. The farm is not only attentive to its plants’ needs, but to its reputation and customer knowledge as well. The implementation of Pro-Tect Plastics around their greenhouses can also add to multiple growths throughout the season if needed.
When the growers at Buddy Boy Farms discovered the potency of its God’s Gift strain, they quickly investigated further to ensure seeing was believing. Before God’s Gift’s buds were tested it was believed that the max level of THC was around 28%. The strain was first brought to Anatek Laboratories, a reputable testing facility. The lab uses High Performance Liquid Chromatography equipment to perform THC testing, rather than the more standard Gas Cromotographs. To put it simply, the former is known by scientists to consistently return accurate results, more so than the latter. After the lab tested the farms’ God’s Gift buds it ordered a machine recalibration and tested the plant again, just to be sure. The results came back the same and everyone, scientist included, were in awe.
After moments of ensuring that “spiking” a bud with THC was not in the farms’ warehouse managers repertoire, as well as further testing and facing deniers from many angles, it came to be known that God’s Gift broke THC records and is absolutely a sight to behold. The farm is incredibly proud of its plants and wants to ensure that consumers are well-informed and prepared for the high that comes with such a potent strain.
If you choose to consume God’s Gift, be prepared for a creeping high which results in an unparalleled peaceful daze. Buddy Boy reminds consumers to smoke responsibly in order to enjoy the high to the fullest. If you do pick up God’s Gift to try, let us know! We would love to hear what you think about this record holder.