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The Ghost OG Strain: Explore its Origins, Effects, & Potency

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The Ghost OG strain is a hybrid cannabis strain, bred from parent strains OG Kush and Afghani. Also known as Ghost OG Kush or the Ghost weed strain, Ghost OG is an earthy, citrusy cultivar whose effects are often described as relaxing. What gives Ghost OG its enticing aroma and one-of-a-kind effects? Read on to find out!

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Ghost OG is thickly frosted with cannabinoid- and terpene-rich trichomes.

Is Ghost OG Indica or Sativa?

You may be wondering if the Ghost OG strain is indica or sativa. Ghost OG is considered an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. While its varied genetic profile makes it a hybrid strain, it is known for its strong indica characteristics.

Ghost OG was cross-bred from OG Kush and Afghani, which explains its indica-leaning tendencies. Parent plant OG Kush comes from hybrid Chemdawg, sativa Lemon Kush, and indica Hindu Kush, so it has truly balanced hybrid genetics. On the other hand, Afghani is a deeply relaxing indica landrace strain from Afghanistan. Put them together, and you get the hauntingly unique effects of the Ghost OG strain!

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Ghost OG Strain Effects

So how does OG strain make you feel? The effects of the Ghost OG strain typically include a combination of both physical and mental sensations. Many users report a two-phase high: first euphoric, then super relaxed. Some common strain effects reported by Ghost OG consumers include:

  • Relaxation: Ghost OG is known for its strong body relaxation effects. It can help ease muscle tension and promote a sense of calm and tranquility.

  • Euphoria: Many users report feeling a sense of happiness and euphoria when consuming the Ghost weed strain. It may help improve mood and reduce stress.

  • Pain Relief Potential: Ghost OG is often used for its analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. It may be effective in alleviating various types of pain, including chronic pain and headaches.

  • Sedation: The Ghost OG strain can be quite sedating, making it a good choice for those looking to unwind and potentially aid with sleep or insomnia.

  • Creativity: While it is primarily indica-dominant, some users report that Ghost OG can enhance creativity and focus, particularly in lower doses.

  • Appetite Stimulation: Like many indicas, the Ghost OG strain may also induce the "munchies," making it potentially useful for individuals dealing with appetite issues.

  • Couch-Lock: In higher doses or for some individuals, the Ghost weed strain can lead to a strong couch-lock effect, where you may feel especially lethargic and sedated.

Don’t forget that individual reactions to cannabis can vary widely, so the specific effects you experience will depend on factors such as dosage and your individual tolerance & physiology.

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Ghost OG is initially giggly, but it will haunt you later with a full-body high.

Is Ghost OG Potent?

Ghost OG is generally considered to be a potent cannabis strain, but not overly so. THC levels in the Ghost OG strain can range from 20% to 30% or even higher in some cases. This high THC content contributes to its reputation for potency.

Along with THC, the Ghost weed strain contains a blend of other cannabinoids in small amounts, including slightly higher levels of CBG and CBC.

Ghost OG’s rich terpene profile adds to its potency. The primary terpenes in this strain include caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene. These terpenes have unique flavors and benefits:

Beta-Caryophyllene, known alternatively as BCP or caryophyllene, stands out as the only terpene that possesses characteristics of a cannabinoid. This allows it to directly engage with the CB2 receptors within our endocannabinoid system, potentially delivering benefits like anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and pain-relieving effects. Caryophyllene's aromatic presence can also be detected in peppercorns, hops, and cloves. It offers a signature peppery fragrance.

Myrcene has a musky, earthy aroma reminiscent of cloves. Known as the “couch-lock” terpene, myrcene has anti-inflammatory & anti-anxiety properties as well as pain relieving potential. Myrcene is also prevalent in mangoes and hops, and has a reputation for potentially enhancing the effects of THC.

Limonene possesses a crisp, lemon-like fragrance and is similarly present in citrus fruits and juniper. This compound is renowned for its stimulating and stress-reducing qualities. Moreover, limonene exhibits antifungal and antibacterial attributes, rendering it an active ingredient in numerous cleaning solutions. Although additional research is required, there is emerging potential for limonene as an anti-tumor agent.

All in all, the Ghost OG strain’s diverse cannabinoid and terpene profile makes it a potent strain with intense mind and body effects.

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Illicit’s Ghost OG strain is available in a variety of forms, including pre-rolls.

What Strain Has the Strongest Body High?

If you’re looking for a strain with a strong body high, Ghost OG is a contender! Other strains with the sedative, potentially pain-relieving benefits of the Ghost weed strain typically also have indica-dominant genetics and a myrcene-heavy terpene profile, like these Illicit strains:

Ghost OG and strains like it are available throughout Missouri in flower form, as well as live badder, Smokos pre-rolls, and other full-spectrum, potent weed products. Find these Illicit Gardens strain-specific products at From The Earth or another Missouri dispensary near you!


About the Author:

David Craig is the VP of Marketing for Illicit and From The Earth. Craig has been on the ground floor of developing multiple lifestyle and retail brands in the cannabis, fitness, and entertainment industries from Las Vegas to New York City.


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