G13 Strain – A Speculative Tale

The G13 strain, also known as “Government Indica Strain 13,” is surrounded by speculative tales. We might never know whether they’re fact or fiction. But what we do know is this: G13 delivers powerful effects, and if given the opportunity, it’s a strain every weed lover should try at least once.

This insanely potent, indica-leaning hybrid has a THC concentration of 22% to 24% and is 70% indica and 30% sativa. Its effects kick off with a hard-hitting sense of euphoria and an energizing buzz, but neither lasts very long. What does last for hours, however, is its heavy body buzz and intensely relaxing effect that lulls users into deep laziness, sedation, and ultimately, sleep.

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G13 strain
10Expert Score
G13 Strain Flavor Scale

The G13 strain has a piney, earthy flavor that’s somewhat sweet and skunky on the exhale.


      AVO Ratings



      15 -40%



      15% - 40%

      Strain Information

      Rumors surround G13’s origin story. At this point, because the strain is so old, it isn’t easy to differentiate between legitimate facts and urban myth. But the story supposedly begins in rural Mississippi, sometime during the late 1960s or early 1970s.

      According to certain stories, during those years, multiple U.S. government agencies were working to develop new strains of weed with help from the University of Mississippi (where government-approved cannabis grows). Apparently, the government agencies involved had gathered together all the best cannabis strains from around the world and used them to breed new super hybrids.

      An unknown lab technician involved in the project allegedly liberated a single cutting of the G13 strain, and from there, it spread across the United States. Is this story legit? No one knows, and more than likely, no one ever will.

      As far as its effects, the G13 strain produces a potent, stoney, long-lasting body high that’s typical of its indica roots. It also delivers a powerful yet short-lived cerebral high that’s happy, uplifting, and focus-inducing.

      Given its long-lasting and powerfully relaxing effects, the G13 strain is great for addressing anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, and chronic headaches. This bud is definitely better suited for smoking during the latter part of the afternoon and into the evening. Comparably relaxing strains include Gorilla Glue #4, Grape Escape, and Blue Cheese OG.

      Strain Effects

      Euphoric 79%
      Anxiety 81%
      Depression 76%
      Helps With
      Stress 50%
      Anxiety 80%
      Depression 78%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 50%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 50%
      Dizziness 50%

      G13 Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Jack Johnson - You and Your Heart
      Jack Johnson - You and Your Heart 72%
      Bread - If
      Bread - If 79%
      Cap Kendricks - I Get High
      Cap Kendricks - I Get High 67%

      Jack Johnson – You and Your Heart

      Happy, relaxing melodies for a happy, relaxing high.

      Bread – If

      Elevate your mood with some ’70s soft rock while G13 lulls you into deep relaxation.

      Cap Kendricks – I Get High

      If you’re looking for intense relaxation, kick back and burn down with these chill, lo-fi beats.

      Pairs With Food
      Chicken pot pie
      Chicken pot pie 68%
      Tortilla chips and mango salsa
      Tortilla chips and mango salsa 71%
      Breakfast for dinner
      Breakfast for dinner 74%

      Chicken pot pie: What’s more relaxing than classic comfort food? Cozy up, dig in and burn down.

      Tortilla chips and mango salsa: Upgrade your basic salsa to mango salsa. Enjoy it with a bowl of G13 and wait for it — mango will intensify your super stoney high.

      Breakfast for dinner: Waffles, pancakes, French toast, bacon — go all in. You’ll need plenty to nosh on during G13’s super long-lasting high.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Grapefruit mimosa
      Grapefruit mimosa 65%
      Whiskey sour
      Whiskey sour 90%
      Gimlet 71%

      Grapefruit mimosa: A delicious twist on a classic breakfast cocktail (you’re having breakfast for dinner, right?). Champagne and grapefruit juice makes a refreshing pairing for G13’s piney, woody flavors.

      Whiskey Sour: Bourbon, orange, and lemon go down nicely with G13’s piney, earthy notes still lingering on the palate.

      Gimlet: Sit back, relax, and sip on this classic blend of herbaceous gin and zesty lime while you roll one up.

      Where The Strain Is Grown

      While no one knows the truth behind the G13 strain’s origin, most agree that this cultivar originated in a research facility in Mississippi sometime during the late 1960s or early 1970s.

      Strain Summary

      G13 has been widely loved for decades for its intensely relaxing effects and fast-acting cerebral high. In recent years, it has grown immensely popular among the medical cannabis community for its profound effects on anxiety, stress, pain, muscle spasms, depression, and chronic headaches. Enjoy this strain in the evening — any earlier, and you won’t be leaving the house.

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