The dramatically-named Rebel God Smoke is a hybrid that leans toward the sativa end of the spectrum. The creation of growers Colorado Seed Inc (who have also given us Iron Triangle), this strain is a cross between Gupta Kush and perennial favorite Cinderella 99. Rebel God Smoke offers up focused, energized effects and has a THC content measured at between 20% and 28%.
Rebel God Smoke’s flowers catch the eye with a solid, almost spherical shape and a medium to large size. The buds have the dense internal structure characteristic of indica-dominant varieties, with small leaves that curl tightly inward. These leaves are a bright yellowish green and are twisted through with curly orange hairs — which are actually pistils, meant to catch pollen for fertilization. Finally, Rebel God Smoke’s chunky buds are coated in sticky, translucent trichomes.
These leafy flowers have a mostly fruity scent, dominated by notes of citrus and berry. Another whiff may detect a dank and earthy aroma lurking underneath. Grinding up these buds releases a stronger odor, redolent of astringent diesel fumes. When Rebel God Smoke’s flowers are combusted, meanwhile, they burn with a thick, sour smoke that may irritate the eyes and palate. On the exhale, this heavy smoke has a pronounced orange flavor.
Rebel God Smoke’s high has a rapid onset, hitting smokers with a feeling of constriction around the eyes and temples sometimes before they’ve even exhaled. As this headrush dissipates, it leaves consumers with an elevated mindset. Ideas may flow more quickly than usual or may seem to take on a new gravity or intensity. As such, Rebel God Smoke can help enable work on detailed, complicated tasks; it may also help inspire creative projects or open-ended brainstorming sessions. Alternatively, smokers who aren’t feeling very productive can simply enjoy the buzz that this strain provides while going about an otherwise mundane agenda. When shared in social settings, Rebel God Smoke’s ability to amplify inner monologues can even spill over into lively conversation.
After an hour or so (or sooner, if dosage is bumped up), consumers of Rebel God Smoke may begin to be weighed down by the strain’s physical effects. A sudden feeling of heaviness or drowsiness can lead those who may have been physically active to seek refuge on the closest couch. While smokers may still be able to concentrate or converse with clarity, they may be robbed of any earlier energy or motivation. Note that for some consumers, Rebel God Smoke’s eventual combination of mental and physical effects can be a potent aphrodisiac. Because of this strain’s devolution into sleepiness, it is recommended for consumption beginning in late afternoon or early evening.
Rebel God Smoke’s wide-reaching effects can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. The tendency towards tuned-in thinking that comes with its onset may help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on single tasks. Its euphoric and psychedelic effects may also help those suffering from mild to moderate stress or depression to pass the time more consciously or presently. Physical uses include pain relief, whether that pain is temporary or due to a chronic condition. Its anti-inflammatory properties can take the edge off of minor discomforts like nausea or headaches. Because its cerebral stimulation can come with some risk of paranoia, Rebel God Smoke is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.