Boo! Ghost Cookies is a mostly indica hybrid created by Bend, Oregon-based breeders Deschutes Growery. This strain is a cross between the staple Girl Scout Cookies and Ghost OG, a genetic combination that yields large, colorful flowers with a subtly sweet aroma. Ghost Cookies also offers a deeply relaxing body high. Its THC content has been measured at levels of between 19% and 23%.
Flowers of Ghost Cookies are typically larger than average and adhere in chunky, almost spherical clusters. The internal structure of these buds leans more indica, with a solid center made up of wide, closely-coiled leaves. These leaves themselves are a dappled mix of dark forest green and deep indigo, with the latter hues coming about thanks to high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin in the strain's genetics. Finally, bright orange pistils and translucent, milky trichomes finish off these already-colorful flowers.
When properly cured, Ghost Cookies gives off a nutty, toasty aroma redolent of parent strain GSC. A deeper whiff may pick up on some sweet, fruity bass notes as well. Grinding up or cracking open these flowers, on the other hand, reveals their Kush lineage with a hashy, peppery kick. When Ghost Cookies is combusted in a pipe or a joint, it burns with a heavy but pleasantly smooth and easily ingested smoke. This smoke tastes earthy with some fruity accents on the exhale.
As with many other indica-dominant strains, Ghost Cookies' high can be a creeper, taking 10 or 15 minutes to manifest after users have finished smoking. At first, it exercises a lightheaded feeling that may be accompanied by some flushing in the cheeks or a constricted, "headband"-like feeling around the temples. As they adjust to these strange sensations, though, smokers are submerged in a dreamy, trippy headspace. External stimuli may become subject to weird distortions like a flattening of visual depth perspective; consumers also report psychedelic phenomena like a sense of time moving more slowly. Those who are so inclined can maximize these hazy properties by listening to some moody music or watching a visually engaging movie. Alternatively, Ghost Cookies can provide a great backdrop for buzzy social situations, facilitating easy conversation and good vibes. Other than these sensory experiences, though, Ghost Cookies doesn't do much to stimulate the mind and may not be the right choice for those looking to maintain productivity or concentration.
Within an hour, Ghost Cookies' physical effects may become harder and harder to ignore. A weighty feeling may start to take hold in the limbs and eyelids alike, weighing down any smokers who may have been out and about. Those who are lucky enough to be lounging at home, meanwhile, may find themselves pleasantly immobilized on the closest couch. Because of its mostly slow-moving, spacey effects, Ghost Cookies is recommended for late afternoon through evening consumption.
Ghost Cookies' pervasive body high can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its easygoing mood may temporarily improve some symptom of stress, depression, and anxiety. Physically speaking, the strain may relieve any aches and pains, whether they're temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis Anti-inflammatory properties can take the sting out of lesser discomforts like nausea or headaches. In a sufficiently relaxed set and setting, Ghost Cookies may even be a viable treatment for insomnia, lulling consumers into a deep, restful sleep. Because it has a lower than average risk of disordered, paranoid thinking, Ghost Cookies is a good option for patients who are less experienced with THC.
Unfortunately for those looking to grow it at home, seeds of Ghost Cookies have not been cultivated for commercial sale. Instead, prospective gardeners can seek out clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain; these can be propagated as "clones" and may be grown indoors or out. While there isn't much specific information available on cultivating this strain, its indica-looking flowers imply that plants grow short and squat and that they have a relatively short flowering time of between 8 and 9 weeks.
A dynamic all-purpose smoke, Ghost Cookies is worth seeking out by indica fans. Its deeply sedative effects make it the perfect way to wind down after a long day.