A strain whose genetics can be traced back to Purple Kush Starship and Gupta Kush, Ghost Ship is an intense, indica-dominant hybrid that features strong potency and a great flavor. Whether you are looking for medicinal effects or a relaxing evening, this strain is definitely one to try out when the opportunity arises.
What You Should Expect
Bred by Colorado Seed Inc., Ghost Ship is an interesting hybrid; roughly 70 percent indica, 30 percent sativa with THC levels of 18 to 20 percent, on average (though the effects would have you thinking it might be higher than that). This is definitely a heavy indica strain that would be best suited for medical marijuana users and veterans of cannabis consumption. Those who are new to using marijuana will likely want to try a less intense strain – or at least try this one in smaller doses.
The look of this strain is definitely appealing to the eyes, with a blend of forest green and dark blue buds covered in thin fuzzy orange hairs and a blanket of white crystals. The aroma of this strain is notably passed down from the Purple Kush parentage with a scent that can only seem to be described as “kushy”. The buds themselves are not exactly dense, though they are rather thick – but somewhat loose, one of the few sativa traits that shines through.
When it comes to the medicinal benefits of Ghost Ship, the indica effects are strongest, including a cerebral relaxation, relaxed muscles and a deep sedation. It is an excellent strain to use for depression and anxiety – especially if that is accompanied by insomnia, though this strain has been known to cause odd and vivid dreams. If you are using this strain during the day then you will want to ensure that you medicate moderately – too much won’t put you into couchlock, but it will likely put you back to sleep (not the best wake and bake choice).
Other conditions that can be benefited by Ghost Ship include chronic pain, nausea, menstrual cramps, glaucoma, lack of appetite and to counteract side effects of chemotherapy. If you’re in the Colorado area then you will likely be able to find this strain in a dispensary. However if you are going the home-growing route and can get ahold of Ghost Ship seeds, then you will find that you get small to moderately tall plants that grow, flower and are ready for harvest in as little as 8 to 9 weeks.