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Strain Spotlight: Ghost OG

When you see the letters OG in a strain name, you know you’re getting some prime genetics in your bud, and Ghost OG is no exception to this rule. Its potent parent strains, including a popular landrace strain, have packed a punch since they first popped out of the ground, and their child strain is the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree. In this strain spotlight, we’re going to highlight everything we love about Ghost OG.

What is Ghost OG?

Ghost OG is an indica-dominant hybrid strain known for its moderate-to-high THC levels, ranging from 18-24%, and its colorful flower buds covered in trichomes, similar to White Widow. Though this strain favors the direction of indica, many cannabis enthusiasts insist it feels more balanced between indica and sativa. Of course, the way you experience Ghost OG is going to be unique to you and your endocannabinoid system, so the only way you’ll know if that’s your experience is to give it a try.

As a Cannabis Cup winner, there’s no question Ghost OG has made its name known to the marijuana world in every sense. Ghost OG isn’t just a popular OG on the recreational cannabis market, it’s also a well-known bud with medical marijuana patients. 

Where Did Ghost OG Come From?

While some cannabis enthusiasts insist Ghost OG has Chemdawg heritage, the most accepted lineage of Ghost OG is that it was produced when Dark Heart Nursery crossed Afghani indica with OG Kush. That powerhouse pairing should be enough to give Ghost OG the credentials it deserves, but it’s still overshadowed by its OG Kush sisters like Tahoe OG and San Fernando Valley OG. We’re here to tell you that Ghost OG is worth the hype, and best of all, it’s pretty easy to find at most dispensaries.

What Does Ghost OG Smell Like?

When you think of OG strains’ smells, what do you think of? Earthy, punch-you-in-the-nose scents that can fill a room. That’s exactly what the Ghost OG strain brings to the table, along with a sweet citrusy twist akin to a tart lemon-lime soda. You may also notice hints of orange and pine in there too. 

What Does Ghost OG Taste Like?

You can definitely tell that this strain descends from OG Kush by the flavor alone, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t find some tasty unique flavor notes too. You can expect the same citrusy aroma translating to your taste buds, along with a sweet, pine-forest garnish on the back end. The great thing about the Ghost OG strain is that you can enjoy it after dinner if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth without the calories.

How Strong is Ghost OG?

With a name like Ghost OG, you can assume that something is going to creep up on you, and you’d be right. That hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck sense is because of its THC potency, ranging from a moderately high 18% all the way up to 24%. This means that it may seem like an innocent bud you can just consistently enjoy, but if you don’t have the tolerance levels, this strain is going to knock you flat—so start slow.

What Other Types of Ghost OG Strains Are There?

As an OG strain, Ghost OG has parented a number of stellar strains itself. Here are three of our favorite Ghost OG strains available:

Ghost Train Haze

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

In 2012, this strain’s THC levels were off the rails, earning it the Most Potent Strain on Earth title by High Times magazine. Now, there have been other strains that surpassed its potency, but that doesn’t mean that Ghost Train Haze doesn’t still hit like a freight train. This sativa-dominant hybrid, a cross between Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck, boasts an absolutely mindblowing 27% THC, so you should definitely take this one slow. In terms of flavor and aroma, it’s a combination of tangy citrus with a dank, pungent undertone that makes itself known long after the final exhale.

Slimer OG

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

With its nod to the movie’s favorite gooey friend, you know this is a strain that’s going to stick around in your system. Slimer OG keeps itself top of mind with its moderate 15% THC that can increase to 22% depending on the strain of Slimer OG you get, so be sure to start carefully when you first enjoy this bud. As a cross between Ghost OG and White Fire Alien OG, you get those citrus-sweet flavors and aromas, but Slimer OG also has herbal, floral notes that make it unique to its OG sister strains.

Casper OG

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

This descendent of an OG combo (Face Off OG and Ghost OG) is one of the friendliest ghost strains on the market thanks to its moderately high THC levels (17-18%). It’s got a bit more skunky, diesel notes in both its flavor and aroma profiles than Ghost OG, but you’ll notice the earthy sweetness in it that gives a nod to its OG roots. While most cannabis enthusiasts enjoy the Casper OG strain in the evening, you might find it’s best enjoyed any time of day, so be sure to give it a try and see how your endocannabinoid system processes it.

Answering Ghost OG FAQs

The more popular a strain is, the more likely we’ll get questions about it. Here are a few answers you might be looking for about Ghost OG:

Is Ghost OG an indica or sativa?
Neither. Ghost OG is an indica-dominant hybrid strain at 70% indica and 30% sativa.

What is the difference between OG Kush and Ghost OG?
Without OG Kush, we wouldn’t have Ghost OG. Ghost OG is a descendant of OG Kush, one of the most popular strains on the market.

Is Ghost OG good for sleep?
While some cannabis enthusiasts enjoy Ghost OG in the evenings before bed, only you can decide if this strain is good for helping you go to sleep. This is because every strain will interact in unique ways with your endocannabinoid system, so the best person to know if Ghost OG is good for sleep is you.

Purchasing Ghost OG

It’s pretty easy to find Ghost OG in most dispensaries, thanks to its popular parent strains. Fortunately, there are also many strains Ghost OG has parented itself, so if you don’t see Ghost OG on the shelves, you should definitely ask your budtender to see if there are any Ghost OG descendants like the ones we listed that are available to try.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.