Fact: Halloween and cannabis are a perfect match.
Especially considering the fact it’s a holiday that revolves around collecting copious amounts of candy to help satisfy those munchies. When it comes to spooktacular Halloween strains, there are a few different options that would make for a fun night. You could go with a relaxing indica that helps you float from door to door in a hazy daze. Or, maybe you want more of a gassy sativa to give you that energetic boost you need to devour your mountain of candy. Perhaps you even just want the best of both worlds - - a hybrid that will give you some uplifting energy, but still relaxes you enough to take your time collecting candy to take home and enjoy in peace.
Cannabis and Halloween, the perfect holiday pairing for enjoying these top picks for the spookiest Halloween strains of 2018.
Best Marijuana Halloween Strains
Devil Cream is an ruderalis hybrid bred by crossing Dark Devil x Black Cream, heavy strain looks like a typical hybrid. This strain boasts a strong stem and tough side branches with large leaves that shape into a thick, dense cola surrounded by multiple buds of solid density and good caliber on the side branches. The majority of these buds are a deep purple, sometimes with a blue tint to them, and a ghostly sheen of milky trichomes.
They smell strongly of lemon and incense, with intense lemony-citrus and sage flavors, with undertones of sweet berries.
These flavorful and aromatic buds offer excellent pain, nausea, and depression relief, offering both a relaxing (yet invigorating) body high with an uplifting and energetic cerebral high. Great for relaxing and socializing after a particularly long day, or just watching Netflix and feeding those munchies you’ll be getting.
Breeder: Sweet Seeds
Indica: 78.59% / Sativa: 17.5% / Ruderalis: 3.91%
THC: 15% - 20% ; CBD 0.8%
Most likely named for the Marvel character, Green Goblin is a hugely popular cannabis strain, and definitely one of the spookiest Halloween strains of 2018.
Most cannabis industry experts tend to agree Green Goblin is either identical to Green Crack - - just named something less controversial - - or a super specific phenotype of Green Crack. Either way, it’s a sativa born by crossing Northern Lights x Skunk #1, two legendary strains known throughout the cannabis world.
The buds of Green Goblin are distinctive in that they’re super fat and covered in a ton of orange pistils. Like, we’re talking a giant mop of them. The aroma is undeniably skunky, with earthy-musk undertones. The taste, however, is a sweet tropical flavor like mango or papaya.
With hardly any CBD to speak of, this is definitely not the strain for pain relief, nausea relief, or a need for relaxation. In fact, this will have you bouncing off the walls. Perfect for a wake and bake, or if you’re ready to spend a night running around the neighborhood to get as much candy as possible.
Sativa: 65% / Indica: 35%
THC: 13.5% - 24.0% ; CBD: 1%
Durban Poison may have a formidable name that hints that a powerful high, but this pure South African sativa will have you an uplifted and energetic mood after only a couple of hits. T
his bold and sticky strain has forest green buds laced with rust-orange pistils and a glistening carpet of crystal trichomes. Aromas of dank earth and sweet licorice, with dense smoke that tastes like sweet pine sap with subtle notes of clove.
The energy-boosting high from the Durban Poison offers a clear focus that comes on almost straight away. At first, it may be a tad bit disorienting or overwhelming, but then it becomes a focused buzz that rivals the strongest cup of espresso.
In other words, if you’re looking for some spooky Halloween strains to help you lug pillowcases of candy from door to door, Durban Poison is definitely a must-try.
Save it for the morning after you’ve fallen into a candy-fueled slumber. This energetic strain is the epitome of a Wake ‘n’ Bake strain.
THC: 15.0% - 25.0%
Ghost OG may have a spooky name, but this strain is basically the mother of all OG Kush strains.
In fact, Ghost’s cut of the OG Kush is a legendary clone-exclusive cut by a forum member on OverGrow.com (“OrgnKid”) who passed it onto another member who went by “Ghost”. From there, it was passed to certain people.
This strain is as memorable as it is monumental, with distinct flavors and aromas that further highlight the magic of the Kush strains.
As one of the purest Kush varieties in the history of Kush of varieties, Ghost OG has a citrusy-ginger ale flavor with strong notes of pine-sol. Similar to the aroma, the flavor of this spooky Halloween strain is a lot like lemon cleaner with spicy undertones that linger on the tongue and in the room long after you’ve taken your last hit.
Floaty and heady, the high is cerebral but not overwhelming. It uplifts your mood, making everything better and brighter - - this is one of those giggle-fit-inducing strains that’s one of the best spooky Halloween strains for attending that costume party or going Trick-or-Treating around your neighborhood.
THC: 15.0% - 20.0%
Black Widow is an aptly Sativa hybrid that has quite the bite. In fact, this strain won several awards that include Number One during the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup. So, you know...It’s straight up fire.
This strain packs one of the most powerful highs around, brings on some pretty trippy feelings of floaty, euphoric bliss. At the same time, Black Widow does have indica genetics that bring about a stony body high that will have you sunk down into that couch for awhile. Make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks within reach, though, because those munchies are UNREAL!
As one of the spookiest Halloween strains out there, Black Widow is perfect for unwinding and sorting through your candy haul after going around Trick-or-Treating!
The buds are as beautiful as the high, too. Super dense, bright green Black Widow buds are threaded with lavender and orange-cream hairs against a frosty snow of milky trichomes.
THC: 21.0% - 28.0%
Ghost Train Haze
Ghost Train Haze is a legend among Halloween strains, and a potent sativa hybrid bred by Rare Darkness. This spooky strain was born from crossing Neville’s Wreck x Ghost OG.
It’s so otherworldly, it’s won both the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup US Sativa 1st Place award and the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup Medical Sativa 2nd Place award. But, that’s not all. It’s also an annual recipient of the High Times Strongest Strains on Earth.
So: It’s a must.
The aroma of the ethereal Ghost Train Haze strain is both sweet and piney, with notes of spice and lemon, with a hazy smoke that lingers in a thick cloud. The vibrantly green buds of this strain are thick and dense, covered in thick dustings of trichomes, and covered in orange-red hairs. But, the buds aren’t the only green thing about this strain. The smoke is smooth as can be, with a distinctly OG flavor that carries a sweet-pine flavor.
Known as one of the “Strongest Strains on Earth” after being featured on the May 12, 2012 cover of High Times, Ghost Train Haze will take you on a pretty wild journey with some pretty damn near psychedelic effects that can surprise even the most veteran smokers. The cerebral high is one of a blissful and euphoric sativa, paired with a heavy body stone from the indica genetics.
Ghost Train Haze does give a bit of a pick-me-up in terms of energy and mood, but this strongest of the Halloween strains is best enjoyed when relaxing after a long night out of enjoying your stoner Halloween.
THC: 18.0% - 25.0%
Pedantic aside: Frankenstein wasn’t the monster.
Frankenstein will have you moving slow and stony in no time at all, being a super heavy indica hybrid with a particularly pungent flavor profile that isn’t soon forgotten.
Just like Frankenstein’s monster, this strain is an ambiguous patchwork of genetics. Many believe it to be a cross of Maui Waui x Pacific Northwest. Others maintain that it’s a descendant of OG Kush. Whatever the case may be, this one is clearly the work of a mad scientist.
With THC levels measuring between 13% and a mind-blowing 29%, Frankenstein is as potent as it is bold. This strain’s got medium-sized flowers in a sharp spade shape (gravedigging, anyone?) that taper down into a very pointed tip from a very broad base. These dense buds are as solid as they are potent, with leaves of mossy green and rust-colored pistils tendrils woven throughout and set off with glistening trichomes that make Frankenstein one VERY sticky strain.
This tastes and smells like skunky hash with strong notes of lemon, with thick smoke that forms a lemony-tropical cloud of delicious dank. Take a few hits, and you’ll be sunk down into that couch, but then the giggle fits come on.
If you’re looking for some spooky Halloween strains for kickin’ it with friends and laughing at your HIGHlarious stoner Halloween costumes, you’re going to want some Frankenstein in your life.
THC: 13% - 29%
Looking to put yourself into a lovely weed coma that will have you sleeping like the dead? Zombie OG is the way to go.
This super indica hybrid is a potent cross between Blackberry x OG Kush that was a recipient in the 2015 High Times NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup. The CBD content may be low, but the indica effects are heavy and stony enough to give you that “zombie brain” kind of high with some pretty intense couch lock.
Like most OG strains, Zombie OG’s terpene profile has plenty of myrcene and caryophyllene to give it that gassy-floral smell, along with notes of earthy pine and subtle lavender that teases the senses. The buds are a bit small, but they’re dense and a bright jade green with vibrant orange hairs and thick coatings of white trichomes and sticky resin.
This one can be hard to find, so look for some of its relative Zombie Kush.
Indica: 90% / Sativa: 10%
THC: 18% - 21%
Jack the Ripper
Developed by TGA Subcool Seeds, who crossed Jack’s Cleaner x Space Queen, Jack the Ripper is a sativa hybrid named for the infamous serial killer that terrorized the women of London in 1888.
The buds of the Jack the Ripper strain have a sweet, lemon-candy flavor and aroma that make it hard to stop smelling over and over.
The high from the Jack the Ripper strain is usually pretty energizing and uplifting, but puts you in a pretty foggy state of mind that can only really be described as “out of this world.” The racing charge of energy, the intense cerebral stimulation, and the oncoming waves of euphoria make Jack the Ripper the absolute BEST choice for the spookiest Halloween strains to enjoy during this favorite holiday.
THC: 13% - 17%
Well, there you have it: The list of the spookiest Halloween strains of 2018! Try your favorites, or try them all. My only advice? Try to not to eat all of your candy when those munchies hit!