The G-13 Strain: Everything You Need to Know

  • Home
  • Blog
  • The G-13 Strain: Everything You Need to Know

by Morgan

Last update:

August 25, 2023

How To Choose The Right Lighting For Your Marijuana Grow Room

Introduction to G-13

G-13 is a famous Indica strain bred by the US Government in the 1960s. It is rumored to have been created from a variety of Afghan landrace strains and was made popular by Snoop Dogg as one of his favorite strains. This strain produces deeply relaxing yet happy effects, and its strong sedative properties make it suitable for treating insomnia, stress, and chronic pain.

Appearance and Aroma

G-13 features oversized buds that are fluffy and light green in color, covered with a thick layer of frosty trichomes that give it a silvery-white appearance. Its aroma is pungent and earthy, with notes of lemon, pine, fuel, skunk, and diesel.


    • Limonene

    • Myrcene

    • Pinene


    • Diesel

    • Earthy

    • Sweet


    • Relaxing

    • Euphoric

    • Uplifting

Medical Benefits of G-13 Strain

    • Stress relief

    • Insomnia relief

    • Pain relief


The average THC concentration is around 20%, which is considered moderately potent.


Methods of Consumption

G-13 can be consumed in multiple ways, such as smoking, vaping, or edibles. Smoking or vaping allows for faster delivery of compounds to the bloodstream and an immediate onset of effects. Edibles provide a delayed onset of effects but can produce more pronounced and longer-lasting effects.

Recommended Dosage

G-13 has moderate potency, so moderation should be exercised, especially for first-time users. A recommended dosage is around 1-2 hits or 10mg if using edibles. Users should wait at least 10-15 minutes before deciding whether to take more.


G-13 has a unique pungent smell and flavor profile; when pairing this strain with food, there are several options to consider:

    • Savory dishes such as pasta or pizza containing cheese complement its cheesy qualities

    • Spicy dishes like tacos or buffalo wings

    • Sweet treats like cheesecake or gelato amplify its sweet notes

    • Lemonades or other citrus-based drinks to bringing out its lemony aroma

    • Coffee drinks such as lattes for their energizing properties after consumption.


Growing Environment

G-13 grows best indoors in dry and warm climates with moderate humidity levels, similar to Afghanistan’s climate where it originated from. The ideal temperature for germination ranges between 70°F – 85°F during the vegetative stage, 68°F – 78°F, while the flowering stage is 65°F – 75°F; this strain adapts well to both soil or hydroponic setups, though, needs support due to large yields when flowering, if grown outdoors, would require support too due to the weight of buds).                                                                                                                                                               

Final Thoughts on G-13 Strain

The G-13 cannabis strain is a great choice for those looking to enjoy an Indica-dominant hybrid experience. This powerful and potent strain can provide users with strong relaxation and calming effects while also helping to relieve pain and stress. With its unique flavor profile of earthy pine and sweet citrus notes, this strain is sure to please even the pickiest of palates. While it may be too sedative for some, overall, the G-13 cannabis strain offers something that few other strains can – a truly enjoyable and relaxing high that will last you through the day or night!

Related posts

About the author 


I discovered the benefits of Cannabis at a young age in 2002, with years of trial and error, my knowledge grew just like my plants. As my love for cannabis unfolded I began to teach and learn, trying to gain as much information and practical growing experience.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}