Whether you’re toking up before eating your children’s candy, getting high to inspire jack-o-lantern designs or enhancing the visual aspects of Halloween stoner flicks, you’ll find that cannabis can come in handy during Halloween season. And as with pumpkin beers and witches’ brew, there are plenty of scary strains to heighten the spirit.
Below are ten Halloween-friendly strains we’ve recently reviewed, all of which are routinely available in the Denver area. This ghastly mix of OGs, uplifting sativas, melting indicas and more will have you coughing at the moon in no time — and if you’re stuck in a pumpkin patch without a pipe, check out this guide on how to make pipes out of harvest fruits and vegetables.
When you’re a kid, Halloween is all about trick-or-treating and eating as much candy as possible. When you’re in college, it’s about getting super-drunk at a frat Halloween party. But as an adult, you need to find a way to spice up your more sophisticated gathering for the holiday.
Considering the new Spiderman movie came out this year, pulling out a strain named after one of his most famous villains would be quite timely. A great strain for fans of sativa.
While it won’t actually poison your guests, it is known to create very strong psychoactive effects. Could be a great strain before watching a horror movie.
This is a great strain for relatively new marijuana users because it contains only a moderate amount of THC.
While not a strain for first time users, it’s known to make people super-relaxed for an entire night. It might be a good way to deal with visiting a particularly spooky haunted house.
Ghost Train Haze
A mix of Ghost OG and Nevil’s Wreck, this is a one-way ticket to an awesome Halloween night. Get it? One-way ticket? Ghost Train?
Blueberry Ghost Kush
Known for its powerful cerebral effects, this is the perfect strain for someone who’s looking to embrace the spooky atmosphere of the night.
Now technically, Frankenstein is the scientist, so it would make more sense if they called this strain “Frankenstein’s Monster.” But obviously it’s one of the most iconic horror characters ever, so it’s a great choice for anyone’s Halloween party.
Halloween is on a Tuesday this year, so that means you’re probably not going to head out to a giant party on the actual holiday. This strain will help you chill out on Halloween while you hang out at home.
This is a super potent strain that will make you feel more like a member of the walking dead.
Jack the Ripper
Don’t worry, this strain will not turn you into a dangerous serial killer. In fact, it’s most known for creating euphoria in users and making people giggle all night long.
This spooky strain gets its name from the pumpkin character in The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is a sativa-dominant strain that’s a cross of Killer Queen and Jack the Ripper. While it has a moderate THC level of 14% on average, could cause visual distortions in novice users.
Users are often surprised by how pungent the fuel and earth aroma is. Fortunately, this doesn’t carry on into the taste, which is mild and fruity. Typically, you can expect Jack Skellington to provide you with an increase in energy levels. The cerebral effect could lead to psychedelic effects. If you’re an experienced user, this could massively elevate your Halloween experience and the holiday truly comes to life.
It is also a strain used regularly by individuals with low mood. If you’re feeling down this Halloween, Jack Skellington could give you a much-needed boost. This strain might also help you manage chronic fatigue. Perhaps you’ll even get the energy to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the festivities.
Ghost Train Haze
There is little question that this strain is appropriately named for the occasion is another sativa-dominant hybrid. Rare Darkness bred it as a cross of Nevil’s Wreck and Ghost OG. It is one of the most potent strains on the market, with a THC content of up to 28%.
The extremely dank aroma is a sign of what’s to come. Ghost Train Haze offers a splendid citrus taste that lingers on the tongue. Unlike many sativas, this strain’s high isn’t especially energizing. Instead, you’re more likely to feel calm and relaxed. However, users must be wary as excessive usage could lead to an increase in paranoid thoughts. This is the last thing you want when you see zombies walking around.
MMJ patients enjoy Ghost Train Haze as it could help them with inflammation, arthritis. Some users suggest that it enhances their level of creativity. This is ideal if you’re struggling to come up with a suitable Halloween costume idea.
There’s a chance that this strain is named after the hit Queen song from the 1970s is a balanced hybrid that’s a cross of G13 and Cinderella 99. Brothers Grimm, a breeder operating out of British Columbia, created it. It contains around 1% CBD, which is relatively high, and its THC content is 16% on average.
Despite the moderate THC level, Killer Queen is relatively potent. You will likely experience pressure behind the eyes as the cerebral effect takes hold. Most users say that they feel more focused after using this strain. Therefore, you can pay attention to your surroundings and enjoy the decorations that adorn so many peoples’ homes at Halloween. Alternatively, you can sit back, relax, and wait for the body high to make your limbs feel numb.
Killer Queen’s potent scent will take over whatever room you smoke it in. The tangy and sour taste also offers hints of sweetness. Its capacity to help people focus means that patients with ADD/ADHD sometimes use it. Its euphoric effects could also serve as a means of helping with a mood disorder.
Final Thoughts on the Best Cannabis Strains for Halloween
Although Halloween isn’t a time where people see their families or even get time off work, it is becoming a popular celebration. These days, people like to dress up as ghouls and ghosts, trick or treat, and watch extremely scary movies.
You can do all the above and perhaps improve the experience by trying one of the Halloween-themed marijuana strains outlined above. What is your favorite Halloween cannabis strain? Let us know in the comments section.