Pine sap,sharp-sour loomis (dried limes), overripe tropical fruit, jujube candies, diesel gas, pepper.
This is a complicated, pungent, and slightly rotten smelling flower. Smells sweet from a distance, but in the jar, it gets a lot more funky.
I can’t understate how smooth this smoke is, it’s easy for me to get caught up in the flavor and smoke way more than I need. Its gentle at first, goading me into taking another pull with its light and flavorful vapor. I’d take one pull and launch into daily activities with glee- very uppity vibe.
Ghost Train Haze by Color Cannabis ( Weed MD )
THC : CBD – 20.46% : 0.00%
Price: 38.50$/3.5g Delta 9 in Winnipeg
Compare @ 35.65$ in Ontario or 28.99$ in B.C.
Genetics: Rare Dankness
– Nevil’s Wreck X Ghost OG
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A sativa dominant hybrid with +20% THC at 11$/g gets bought up quick here in Winnipeg and Color is putting the pressure on other premium brands with their attractive strain portfolio and photogenic crops. Having reviewed their White Shark previously, I am excited to try the rest of their lineup.
I lost a bet to myself- wrongly guessing that this 3.5g would be under the listed amount, but it turned out to be 3.53g. It is very resin heavy- with a bit of stickiness under the crystallized surface. Absolutely no waste other than a small scattering of trichomes that had broken off in transit.
This would be a very finicky plant to trim, I must compliment the scissor skills behind the scenes.
Brilliantly frosty, small lime green buds- tight structure with long reaching calyxes. Reminds me of geode crystals- sharp and shiny. Trichomes catch some interesting rainbow coloration in bright light, pistils are sparse, brick red / brown and stay streamlined tight to the flower. This sample doesn’t seem to represent tops of the plant, I’ve seen some pretty big buds pictured online this week.
It also has a very high ceiling for “getting high” tho. Ghost Train Haze was on the cover of the 2012 high times issue about the Highest THC Strains, along with Gorilla Glue, and Bruce Banner. I have seen it referenced as a nearly psychedelic experience by some users, and I imagine that if I was new to cannabis, I would approach this with a bit of respect and start low. Like micro-dosing low.
Ghost Train Haze is a fun name. But don’t take this strain lightly, it might be an express engine to Destination: F*CKED
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Having not yet smoked every entry in the competition, I can’t categorically say that it was “the best” sativa entered; however, I can’t imagine there being three samples that are clearly better than this one in multiple areas. In all, it was just really great work from the Green Man cultivation team, especially concerning the post-harvest treatment including drying and curing. A proper cure is a lost art in the dispensary scene and it is good to see that some people still understand how to do it right.
I started to lose my momentum at about 90 minutes into the duration, which is a fairly typical side-effect of an energetic sativa. With my eyelids growing heavy and my attention span dwindling, I went outside for some fresh air to wake myself up. When I came back inside, the strain’s effects as well as the sleepiness seemed to have mostly disappeared, yet my mood was still clearly elevated. The good vibes GTH provided continued for a total of about two-and-a-half hours, which is definitely above average for a high-tolerance, primarily concentrate smoker like myself.
I am familiar with Green Man, as they won first-place Hybrid in 2012 for their Skunkberry and have two locations in the Denver area, one at the fringe of downtown and the other near the Denver Tech Center. This particular sample of Ghost Train Haze caught my attention both because I’m familiar with the strain and because I’m familiar with the grower, who himself has won four first-place awards at the events since they started in 2011.
Ghost Train Haze by the numbers: Medical sales only, $12.85/gram, $45/eighth at Green Man Cannabis (two Denver locations)
The upside to this seemingly endless task is that once the marathon shooting is done, I have 390 Cannabis Cup entries sitting around the ol’ office to graze through. I decided there was no better way to kick off my strain reviews for The Cannabist than by reviewing the Ghost Train Haze from Denver-based Green Man Cannabis, which took home the claimed top honors in the U.S. sativa category.
As a general rule, if you can clearly smell a bud when you simply hold it up to your nose, it is of above-average quality; if breaking up a joint causes an entire office building to reek like Haze, you know you’ve got a real winner on your hands.
Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to introduce our new marijuana reviewer, Ry Prichard. If his name seems familiar, it’s because he’s the photographer who gives an up-close look at the nuggets in our Strain Theory reviews. We also profiled him and his work when he shot his first High Times magazine cover. For his debut, Prichard takes a look at some of the recent strain winners from the 2014 U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver. First up: Ghost Train Haze, rated top U.S. sativa. Keep an eye out for other reviews on Cup-winning strains.
The texture of the flower was also perfect; the stems snapped readily and yet the flower itself had just enough give to it, absolutely coating my fingers in sticky resin as I broke it apart. I struggled to roll the joint due to my flypaper-like fingers, and eventually resorted to washing my hands with isopropyl alcohol. A few minutes later I got the approximately one-gram joint sealed up. The “dry hit” (inhale on the unlit joint) was stellar and just as pungent as the aroma … I wish I could carry that joint around with me like a terpene inhaler, taking a little “puff” every time I wanted life to be just a little more pleasant.
The smell became even more pronounced when I snapped off my first piece of the bud and began breaking it up for a joint. “Wow, that smells strong,” said Zack, the director of photography who is part of the “Rolling Papers” documentary crew that was on hand to capture my first strain review for The Cannabist. I smiled and told him that I was practically drooling as my face hovered over the pile of tantalizingly sweet Hazy goodness.
Ghost Train Haze review (Cannabis Cup edition) Share this: Most Popular Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to introduce our new marijuana reviewer, Ry Prichard. If his name seems familiar,