Strain Education: Godfather OG

Godfather OG is an Indica strain with sedating and relaxing effects which are known to relieve symptoms associated with insomnia and pain.

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The Muncheez Team
Published on
January 11, 2022
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In today’s world, spreading the word about the wellness-boosting effects of cannabis is vitally important in the fight for destigmatizing cannabis. Cannabis holds the unique ability to improve most aspects of our daily lives and should be as normalized in your health and wellness regimen as stretching or ordering a side salad for lunch. We believe that to destigmatize cannabis, we must understand it to its core. Each strain affects everyone differently, and we want to help people find the strains that work best for them by becoming familiar with them. This week we’re diving into the nuances of the Godfather OG strain, including its lineage, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.

Godfather OG: Background

The Godfather OG strain is known as “The Don of All OG’s” for its exceptionally strong, sedative effects. This potent 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid is made from a cross between XXX OG and Alpha OG and was first cultivated in California by an unknown breeder. Its piney, woody aroma gives it a spicy sensation in addition to sweet grape flavors that are beloved even by stingy smokers. More importantly, it checks in up to 28% THC, and packs a wallop against pain, insomnia, and depression. Odds are you’ve probably already seen Godfather OG on the shelves at your favorite dispensary as it took home 1st place in the 2013 Cannabis Cup in the best indica category. Ultimately, Godfather OG is a force to be reckoned with.

Godfather OG Cultivation

Cultivating the Godfather OG strain to its full potential is rated as moderately difficult, though the strain is naturally resistant to mold and offers generous yields. You can expect to harvest your crop between 7 and 8 weeks with as much as 650 grams of bud per square meter. Godfather OG does well in most climates but thrives indoors. Space will be an issue though as these plants like to spread out. Topping, trimming, and training early on will help produce the best yields and keep their thick, viney foliage under control. Godfather OG does prefer humidity though, so be sure to keep an eye on your moisture levels, wherever you are.

Godfather OG Appearance

Godfather OG plants are a sight for sore eyes. The plants themselves are a lighter shade of green in the early stages, and towards the end of their lives or in the fall they’ll turn yellow as the plant shifts its energy towards flower growth and development. It grows large, tightly packed colas that swell to enormous sizes, so trellis netting is recommended to encourage higher yields and offer the plants some extra support before harvest. The colas break into dozens of dense, spade-shaped buds ranging in dark shades of green and throwing vibrant purple hues in cooler climates. Each one is coated in a thick blanket of crystalline trichomes that give the flowers a luxurious look.


Godfather OG Scent, Flavor, and Effects

While the strain bears striking beauty, Godfather OG stands out most in terms of its scent, flavor, and effects. While the plant is flowering, you’ll notice a bright herbal aroma with skunky undertones. Drying flowers tend to recede these scents a bit, replacing them with a pungent earthy scent and more of a pine forest profile. It also tends to smell a bit woody, giving it a unique, funky, and spicy scent that is quite different from many other indica-dominant strains that you may have encountered before. When the flowers are agitated in a grinder, they release a robust perfume of sweet grapes, skunk, and pine.

The scent is a pretty good indicator of the flavors you’ll experience when you smoke Godfather OG. A big inhale will bring in a breath of fresh herbal notes and sweet, piney flavors. The smoke itself is quite woody, with those piney flavors shining through to create a sensation in the lungs that feels spicy. With that said, it tends to leave you with a huge need to cough. However, Godfather OG redeems itself with its delicate and delicious aftertaste. It leaves behind a sweet berry and grape flavor as well as a few skunky notes to cut through the cloying sweetness.

As you breathe out your final hit, you’ll feel the Godfather OG creeping up on you. Starting with a powerful dose of euphoria, you’ll be left feeling positive, happy, and upbeat with a generous relaxing effect that blasts through the stresses of your day and chases the blues away. As an indica-dominant strain, Godfather OG tends to settle in the body with laser precision. Starting behind the eyes, the strain has a deep relaxing effect that soothes headaches, pains, and sore muscles away. After the high peaks, you’ll find yourself stuck to the couch, high, happy, and deeply relaxed. Odds are you’ll get a strong case of the munchies, too.

Godfather OG Medicinal Uses

These uses coupled with a high percentage of THC (between 24-18%) and soothing terpenes like Myrcene, b-Caryophyllene, and Limonene make Godfather OG one of the best strains for managing a variety of different symptoms. It works as a powerful stress reliever and can combat the effects of depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. However, it’s nourishing whole-body effects make it a great choice for physical pain relief, headaches, nausea, and a lack of appetite. It tends to have you feeling so relaxed that you can fall asleep and stay asleep easier too, combating insomnia with ease.

Godfather OG Summary

The intense sedative properties of Godfather OG make it an excellent addition to any medicine cabinet for nighttime use. It quickly wicks away pain and inflammation while also providing a comfortable mental lift that will blast away stress and depression while leaving you feeling happy and blissful. It’s great mix of effects make it a popular choice for both medical patients and recreational users alike. If you came here to take an at-a-glance peek at the Godfather OG strain, check out the brief strain overview below. Here you’ll find quick information about its lineage, effects, flavors, cannabinoids, terpenes, medical uses, and possible side effects.


60/40 indica-dominant hybrid


XXX OG x Alpha OG by an Unknown Breeder











Primary Cannabinoids and Terpenes

THC 24-28%, <1% CBG

Myrcene, b-Caryophylle, and Limonene

Medical Applications




Lack of appetite

Possible Negatives

Dry eyes

Dry mouth



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