Trulieve Flower Review: Gilz Nilz (Hybrid)

Trulieve announced Gilz Nilz as a new flower strain during the first week of February 2019. As I already had plans to restock on another eighth of flower, I went ahead and picked up one of this strain. Gilz Nilz has been one of the more unique hybrid strains Trulieve has grown; it definitely falls more on the sativa side of the spectrum.

Quick Facts:

Gilz Nilz  (Hybrid)

Parent Strains: The White x Georgia Pine

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBTRUUKL000001 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

742.0 mg THC/3.5g

0.0 mg CBD/3.5g

21.2% THC

0.00% CBD

1.50% CBG 

22.7% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

While some of Trulieve’s recent batches of flower have been a little bit dry for my liking, this batch of Gilz Nilz was cured much better. As you can see in the image above, it is absolutely covered in amber/orange pistils and sparkling trichomes. Although I mentioned a high number of stems in my last batch of flower (Zkittlez), I’m happy to report that this is not the case with this batch of Gilz Nilz. Truly, this is some nice looking flower that was grown pretty well. Trulieve has definitely had more hits than misses with curing flower in 2019.

Appearance Rating: 3.90/5.00

Smell/Taste

The first thought that came to my mind when opening the jar was how sweet this strain initially smells. Behind this sweetness, there is an earthy/skunky musk, and hints of both pine and citrus in the back ground. As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, Gilz Nilz is more like a sativa than a balanced hybrid in my experience, and it certainly smells more like the piney/earthy sativa strains like Jack Herer and Super Silver Haze.

Gilz Nilz did not taste very good at all when smoked. There was an overly powerful harshness, almost an “artificial” and musky taste. However, the taste is a totally different story when vaporizing this flower. The initial tastes of the earthy/skunky cannabis come through on the inhale, following by the sweet, fruity pine tastes on the exhale. For patients who look for good taste while medicating, I recommend vaporizing Gilz Nilz and not smoking it.

Smell/Taste Rating: 3.70/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

Gilz Nilz definitely has effects that fall more in line with what I expect from the more cerebral sativa strains. Almost immediately after medicating, there is a powerful change in visual/cerebral perception. This strain has actually been more “racy” and “speedy” than some sativa strains like Colombian Gold. The hybrid effects come in as the medication gets closer to its peak, evoking noticeable body relaxation while the mind is still able to remain productive and alert. Gilz Nilz is a strain that I think would be best suited for morning and early to mid afternoon use. It may be too cerebrally stimulating to use late at night without causing some trouble falling asleep on account of racing thoughts.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and related anxiety
  • General enjoyment of life/activities
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Minor nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications.

Effects Rating: 4.00/5.00

Overall Rating: 3.87/5.00

Overall, I would best describe this batch of Giz Nilz as “good”.

It was certainly nice to find a hybrid that has more “dominant” effects one way or the other. Though I enjoy perfectly balanced hybrids for what they are, I find that I prefer heavy sativas and heavy indicas for their unique effects, and I enjoy using them at appropriate times of the day. If I had to guess, I would say that Gilz Nilz is a 65/35 sativa-dominant hybrid. It was enjoyable. I might get it again in the future.


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