Ghost Train

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This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the Ghost Train strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

The Ghost Train Haze strain is an out-of-this-world breed of cannabis created by Rare Dankness, a cannabis breeding company out of Denver, Colorado. It is a Sativa-dominant strain of cannabis, though unlike most Sativa strains, Ghost Train Haze grows extremely packed and dense buds sprinkled with crystalline trichomes, giving them a beautiful white color. Known as a more “advanced” strain of cannabis, Ghost Train Haze gives a somewhat psychedelic experience while remaining extremely exhilarating at the same time… this is not a cannabis strain for beginners! Because of this, Ghost Train Haze is not good for individuals who struggle with various forms of anxiety, as it is known to give users a heavy-hitting high.

What is the Origin of the Ghost Train Strain?

Bred by Kyle Kushman of Rare Dankness out of the West Coast, the strain is a combination of two other strains, Nevil’s Wreck and Ghost OG. The strain is developed using a specialized technique of his entitled “Vegamatrix” which allows for some of the best cannabis flowers out there. The Vegamatrix methodology consists of utilizing plant derivatives instead of chemical and/or animal ones. This produces some of the biggest, most potent plants possible. Another interesting fact is, when smoking Ghost Train Haze buds, there’s very little residue left over once the stain is fully smoked, which ultimately creates a smooth smoking experience. This is because the veganic-based nutrient metabolizes more efficiently, effectively because they are just complex carbohydrates. Additionally, Ghost Train Haze has very low salt and heavy metal profiles, making it one of the cleanest strains of cannabis available.

The Lineage Of Ghost Train

A Sativa-dominant hybrid, Ghost Train Haze, as stated above, is a combination of Ghost OG and Nevil’s Wreck (which is itself a mix of Arcarta Trainwreck and Neville’s Haze). Rare Dankness does provide a series of Ghost Train Haze that utilize “clones” of Nevil’s Wreck as a common ancestor as well. There are other variants, such as Ghost Cut, SFV Cut, Poison OG Cut, Hell’s Angel OG, and just a few more.

Ghost Train History

Ghost Train Haze is considered legendary in the cannabis world. The strain has won a few high-profile contests, including the 2013 High Times Medical Sativa (2nd place) and the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup US Sativa (1st place). Though generally having 14-19% THC content, Ghost Train Haze has been known to have THC levels as potentially high as 25% total THC, which makes it one of the strongest cannabis strains on the planet (in fact, it has been a winner of High Times Strongest Strains on Earth before)!

How Is The Ghost Train Strain Grown?

Despite being a fairly disease-resistant strain of cannabis when tended in the right conditions, Ghost Train Haze can be quite challenging to cultivate unless the user has some sort of prior experience behind them.  The strain needs a dry, warm location to do its best, but obviously, not everyone can live in locations like these. The best way to grow something like Ghost Train Haze is via a suitable indoor environment, specifically one with good ventilation and low-humidity to curtail problems like mold and mildew.

Another good system for growing Ghost Train Haze is through hydroponic-based systems because it allows for large harvests of bud with low-to-minimal overall planning. Granted, not everyone out there has the knowledge to set up hydroponic systems and some aspects, like keeping tabs on overall humidity levels, might overwhelm some people. However, if an individual is diligent, a large crop of bud can be gained from such water-based systems.

Ghost Train Haze has a general flowing period of 9-10 weeks total. Outdoor crop harvests occur around late October and the output results in around 14 oz of bud per meter while indoor bud usually produces around 10 oz of bud per meter. Fairly high yields either way!

9 – 10 weeks




Physical Traits of the Ghost Train Strain

Ghost Train Haze has very distinctive traits that separate itself from the pack:

What Does Ghost Train Look Like?

The sepals on Ghost Train Haze are sharp and look sort of like claws. The pistils have a beautiful reddish/bronze coloring. Trichomes (hairy portions of the plant) are skinny with average-level heads on them and the crystalline structures have a white tinge to them, contributing to the overall “ghostlike” appearance of this strong and potent bud. Some have even compared the trichomes to having a “falling snow” appearance. Either way, it is a beautiful strain of bud!

What Aroma Does Ghost Train Have?

If there is a bag of Ghost Train Haze in a room, you’re going to know about it as soon as you enter. It’s an extremely strong-smelling strain of bud. Sweet yet crisp, Ghost Train Haze harbors citrus-level scents mixed with what many people consider to be an almost cherry limeade fragrance.

What flavors can you expect from Ghost Train?

Similar to the outward fragrance of the bud, the flavour of Ghost Train Haze is extremely floral and citrus in its profile, but the actual flavour of the bud is much more muted than the outward fragrance. On top of the sweet yet crisp flavours, the bud is an extremely laid-back, gentle smoke and is not very harsh at all. Many individuals do not experience any coughing because the strain has such a smooth draw when smoked. So, if you dislike bud that has you coughing uncontrollably, Ghost Train Haze might be the smooth and easy strain for you.

What Effects can you expect from Ghost Train?

Ghost Train Haze is known for being a very strong, extremely potent strain of bud that is not recommended for beginners. Most Sativa strains can cause hyperactivity, but Ghost Train Haze is quite different. The first thing that individuals generally notice is a strong euphoric effect that allows for a creative inner mindset experience to occur, although this can sometimes turn into a very strong inner journey that, allegedly can border on the psychedelic. This isn’t akin to any kind of “real” psychedelic such as psilocybin mushrooms, for instance, but it can prompt deep-seated tiers of inner awareness and even the potential for auditory and visual hallucinations. Needless to say, too much of this strain can potentially cause anxiety or paranoid/delusional thoughts in individuals that deal with high levels of stress in their daily lives. Be vigilant and smoke with care.

If the individual isn’t partial to high levels of anxiety, Ghost Train Haze almost functions similar to an Indica, providing the user with a hazy, ghostlike high experience. This is not a strain to be taken if the individual has a high workload in life, as its strength can negate overall productivity levels.

For the seasoned cannabis veteran, however, Ghost Train Haze is a great choice for a marijuana strain with users showing feelings of euphoria, bliss, and an extremely humorous mood.

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