Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 80% Sativa / 20% Indica
Ghost Train Haze is one of the most intense strains that has ever been introduced to the marijuana universe. This strain is not for the novice Toker; after all, Ghost Train Haze was named the “Most Potent Strain on earth” by High Times magazine in 2012. This strain derives from Ghost OG & Neville’s wreck, creating an insane 27% THC level. GTH is mainly sativa (80:20 sativa/indica ratio), so if you are a novice smoker or suffer from anxiety, it is best that you steer clear of this wicked strain. Heavy smoking of GTH can lead to an almost psychedelic feel that may induce paranoia. The patients who tend to opt for Ghost Train Haze are those who suffer from depression or those who are looking for an overall great time. If taken in small doses, GTH can easily send you into laughing fits and stimulate your creative mind. The aroma of this strain is a sweet blend of sour, citrus & pine that is very pungent. With an abundance of trichomes and hairs, GTH basically looks as dank as it claims to be.
The aroma of Ghost Train Haze is sweet and piney, with hints of citrus, lemon, and spice. Even breaking up a bud will cause a strong, hazy odor to permeate around the room. The bright green buds of the Ghost Train Haze nuggets are thick and dense, rich with trichomes and coated in light orange hairs. The generously frosted buds will surely have you thinking Christmas came early this year! The smoke is extremely smooth, with more of an OG taste with a sharp, sweetly pine flavor.
This strain is well known for it’s potent effects, having even been featured on the May 12th, 2012 cover of High Times, serving as a sort of visual ambassador to represent the “Strongest Strains on Earth.” The effects are oftentimes deemed borderline psychedelic by even the most experienced smokers, with both the heady euphoria of Sativa with the heavy body stone of an Indica. While the strain can provide a boost in energy and uplifting euphoria, it is better used for relaxing due to the cerebral haziness that occur with stronger doses. Needless to say, it’s best to keep the dose low if you plan on having an active day.
While a warm climate and outdoors grow location are conducive to favorable results, Ghost Train Haze will also flourish indoors as well, with a 65 to 80 day flowering time. The crop is favorably high and the yield is quite bountiful. With a plentiful yield, potent strength, and impressive shelf life, Ghost Train Haze is a great choice for intermediate growers.
Ghost Train Haze: Aroma, Flavor and Appearance
As soon as you step into the room that has a bag of Ghost Train Haze in it, you’ll know it’s there. This cannabis type is potent, pungent, and wildly rich, stinking up whatever space it’s in. This might be cumbersome for some, but we all know that strong weed will always come along with an absurdly dank aroma.
It actually leaves the air reeking of citrus and flowers, and impacts the senses with its sweet, naturally floral scent. The taste buds will receive a similar experience, for as soon as the cannabis strain hits the tongue, extensive notes of citrus are felt – sometimes arising as a sweet lemon flavor. The inhale is smooth and velvety, gently touching the lungs, with an earthy and floral exhale that lingers in the mouth long after the smoke itself has passed.
Appearance-wise, Ghost Train Haze can mostly be described as frosty-white, further supporting its spirit-related name. Covered in so many crystals and vibrant trichomes, the sugar leaves are certainly sugary, radiating a bright, forest green color, with brassy orange pistils (those tiny, curling hairs) dancing amongst the “freshly fallen snow”, adding just a pop of color and plenty of extra texture. The buds are dense and potent, often weighing much heavier than their apparent size.
This strain delivers effects similar to other sativa heavyweights, bringing shots of energy and a case of the munchies, but possible paranoia, too. Medical patients use it for pain, lack of appetite, exhaustion and stress. Creatives use it in low doses for an inspirational rush.
Medical Benefits of the Ghost Train Haze Cannabis Strain
Medically is where the Ghost Train Haze strain truly shines – numerous individuals have been attracted to the cannabis type for this reason, and in many ways, the strain is viewed as offering “multi-symptom” support (meaning that it is multi-dimensional in its therapeutic uses).
For this reason, GTH is sometimes even recommended specifically by cannabis doctors; in low doses, it has been known to help with conditions like ADD/ADHD, depression, chronic stress and chronic fatigue. Higher doses, on the other hand, are typically more suitable for things like chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, migraines/headaches, joint pain, glaucoma, muscle spasms, cramping, and other related conditions.
You won’t necessarily need to consume an alternative form of GTH (i.e. a dab or wax concentrate), as the flower itself is immensely strong. If smoking just isn’t for you, however, you should be able to find Ghost Train Haze edibles, concentrates, gummies, candies, tinctures and more — just be wary of that extra bit of potency that concentrates usually offer.
Growing Ghost Train Haze Marijuana
Just as smoking Ghost Train Haze isn’t suitable for everyone, growing it probably isn’t either – this is a strain that requires some prior cultivation experience in order to produce a successful yield. The upside? GTH is largely resistant to many common cannabis diseases, and can produce glorious yields if cultivated in the right conditions.
For example, the strain prefers a hot and dry outdoor environment (i.e. California), but since not everyone is blessed to live in conditions like these, an indoor grow op is usually the preferred cultivation method of choice. This implies plenty of ventilation, humidity monitoring, and constantly watching out for mold and powdery mildew.
Hydroponics are another commonly recommended system for growing Ghost Train Haze weed, because it typically helps to produce the greatest yields while minimizing planning and preparation. Of course, not everyone is familiar with how to set up and properly utilize a water-based system, especially when it comes down to monitoring and regulating the extra humidity that can be generated from cultivating crops in water. Regardless, if you are up to the challenge, you will likely be rewarded with a bountiful yield… if successful!
When growing Ghost Train Haze, expect an average flowering time of around 9-10 weeks, which means harvest for outdoor crops falls around late October. Indoor harvests typically produce about 10 ounces of bud per meter squared, while outdoor yields can rank in a bit higher at roughly 14 ounces (on average) per plant.