Ghost OG Marijuana Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi May 28, 2023 - 6 min read
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Not all experts agree on the lineage of Ghost OG (also known as Ghost OG Kush), but they do agree that OG Kush genetics are prominent. And the OG Kush influence is obvious in this indica-dominant strain, from its high to its aroma and flavor.

Many have called this weed’s effects “balanced,” because the cerebral and body stones are both potent. The head buzz is uplifting and happy but also calming, relieving stress and providing a creative boost to some users. The relaxing body high is likely to become couch-locking and sedating.

Ghost OG’s aroma is similar to OG Kush in the sense that they each smell strongly of earth, citrus, and pine. Ghost OG, though, adds a delicious scent of sweetness to the mix. The flavor is heavily earthy, but the prominent sweet and citrus notes make the taste delicious. This strain has won multiple Cannabis Cups.


Ghost OG doesn’t take long to hit, and it announces itself by triggering tingles that surge throughout the body.

The cerebral high is euphoric, eliminating stress and replacing it with overwhelming happiness. The mood-elevating properties are often accompanied by a boost in creativity, although some smokers will find that they’d rather enjoy the joyful and outgoing feelings they experience, instead of tackling new projects or to-do lists.

The latter would be a good idea because Ghost OG follows up with a potent body blast. A few tokes will fully relax the muscles and joints, but more than that is likely to plant the users on the couch for a happy couple of hours. Sedation and sleep are quite possible as consumption increases, and those with low THC tolerance can easily find themselves out for the count.

Ghost OG isn’t a good choice for wake-and-bake or daytime use. Even if the sedating effects don’t cause severe body lock for experienced smokers, those users will certainly find themselves slowing down considerably. This strain is best enjoyed during the evening, either as a solo activity or with very good friends.

Bottom Line: Ghost OG isn’t for novice users, as its strong cerebral and body highs will send smokers soaring mentally — and physically to tie them to the couch.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 2/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 5/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 4/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

Several negative effects are possible when smoking Ghost OG, but they’re usually not very serious.

The normal issues of cottonmouth and dry eyes are possible, but they’re easily treated by drinking water and using eye drops. Headaches and dizziness happen occasionally but usually just when a user has overdone things.

The increased anxiety and paranoia that many weed strains can induce shouldn’t be problems for most regular smokers. Novice users or those who are already dealing with existing anxiety issues are most likely to notice those side effects, and they might want to go slowly until they know that they shouldn’t be afraid of Ghost OG.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 4/5
  • Cough: 2/5

Medical Conditions

This strain is quite popular among MMJ users.

First and foremost, patients who have severe insomnia or sleep quality issues say Ghost OG helps them get the best sleep they’ve gotten in years. Its sedating properties are also popular among those suffering from chronic or severe pain caused by fibromyalgia, arthritis, back issues, injury, or cancer; users say Ghost OG’s effects are extremely effective against pain.

Patients battling psychological conditions like depression, stress, and anxiety choose this strain for the euphoric, stress-relieving head buzz it provides. Even the symptoms of serious mental health issues like PTSD and OCD are said to be eased with the use of Ghost OG.

Flavor and Aroma

You’ll immediately notice the floral scent of Ghost OG, which is combined with a good amount of sweetness and a citrusy aroma (some identify it as lemon and lime, others say it’s orange). Pungent earth and pine are there as well, and they’re more noticeable when you break up the nugs or fire them up.

Citrus, earth and pine are major elements of this strain’s flavor as well, and you’ll also taste grass and a nice bit of sweetness. Yummy citrus lingers in Ghost OG’s aftertaste.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 4/5
  • Citrus: 5/5
  • Fruity: 2/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 3/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

This bud has an average THC content of 19-20%, certainly strong but not necessarily as potent as you might expect from Ghost OG’s powerful effects. Some batches of this strain have been measured to have THC levels as high as 24%, though, so your mileage may vary. CBD content varies by batch, with some samples containing 2-3% CBD and others containing very little.

Myrcene, carene, camphene, and limonene headline Ghost OG’s terpene profile. With high levels of myrcene and limonene, it’s not surprising that this bud has strong earthy and citrusy scents and tastes.


Ghost OG is one of many strains whose lineage is somewhat in dispute.

There’s little question that OG Kush plays a prominent role. Many say that Ghost OG is simply a phenotype of the classic Kush strain or a backcross of an early version of Ghost OG with OG Kush. Others, however, say that Ghost OG was originally a true Afghani Kush, or that it’s the product of crossing Kush OG with another Afghani indica.

In any event, the OG Kush lineage shines brightly, with the dank earth, pine, and citrus flavor and aroma of Ghost OG a pretty good mirror of its famous parent’s characteristics.

Where to Buy Ghost OG Seeds

It’s been said that the “real” Ghost OG is only available in clone form, but quite a few seed banks sell the strain as seeds. Those seeds are most likely the product of cultivators trying to recreate the original qualities of Ghost OG; many come close, but others don’t.

Feminized seeds are available from, among other seed banks, Seedsman and SeedSupreme. SeedSupreme also offers auto-flowering Ghost OG seeds, as does Crop King Seeds.

Similar Strains

OG Kush is a great substitute for Ghost OG, of course. Other similar weed strains include Birthday Cake, Gelato #33, and Strawberry Fields.

Ghost OG Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What type of yield can you expect from Ghost OG plants?
A: Ghost OG is a moderate-yielding strain. An indoor grow should produce about 10-12 ounces of flower per square yard. Outdoor plants will yield slightly less, about 8-10 ounces apiece.

Q: What type of strain is Ghost OG?
A: It’s a Kush hybrid that’s indica-dominant, usually with about 70% indica genetics and 30% sativa genetics.