This article was originally published on Weedmaps, and appears here with permission.
Spooky season has arrived, not just on the drugstore shelves, but also in our stoner hearts. Bereft of traditional revelries, however, 2020’s celebrations will require either more or less creativity, depending on where you sit on the cannabis spectrum. Whether you’re inhaling full-size snickers bars and watching a horror film marathon or Instagramming your would-be costumes at a zoom party, weed is going to make your Halloween altogether more fun.
The strains may have seriously Ooky-Spooky vibes, but don’t judge a nug by its label; each of these cultivars is exceptionally suited to all manners of wholesome — or terrifying — Halloween foolishness.
Keep in mind, your endocannabinoid system is like your fingerprint, totally unique to you. The effects described below may not line up neatly across the board for all users, and your experience is yours alone.
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper is a hybrid with a pronounced sativa bend, but who’s onset eases into a slow wave. Most users find the high both powerfully euphoric and gently buoyant, without the telltale manic edge many sativas tend towards. If your low-key solution to a canceled Halloween bash is an intimate dance party, this is the strain for you and your three guests.
Jack the Ripper was bred from a clone of Jack’s Cleaner and a male variation of Space Queen known as Space Dude. The resulting flowers are dense and resinous with a terpene profile rich in terpinolene and pinene. Anticipate measured notes of fruity funk and crisp pine on a velvety exhale.
Candy Kush is, biologically, a balanced hybrid, but this strain can produce results on either side of the fulcrum depending on the how, where, and why of its consumption. One effect, however, seems ubiquitous despite the user’s disposition: legendary munchies. So whether you’re waking and baking or resting and congesting, stock up your Halloween candy bucket before indulging in this strain.
Candy Kush is a mashup of OG Kush and Trainwreck — some phenotypes display a spicier sativa dominance, while others gently slant into a complacent indica. And the “Candy” designation refers to more than just expectable munchies, this strain terpene profile is loud with limonene and myrcene, a nuanced combination that’s lemon tart in the nose and candy-sweet on exhale.
For those introverted who’ve already made …