Best marijuana strains for Halloween 2018

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The time has come to celebrate all things ghoulish and spooky, but Halloween also serves as a perfect time to indulge in legal cannabis.

While the kids are out collecting candy, adults can use their Halloween parties to partake in the annual marijuana harvesting season known as Croptober.

The season allows for California’s finest cultivators to finally show off their most remarkable strains and genetics, as months of hard work in fields and greenhouses alike literally comes to fruition.

This year’s haul of top-shelf buds are brimming with terpenes and slathered with trichomes, and come with lap-smacking names like Guava Jam and Lemon Crush.

For those celebrating both Croptober and Halloween tonight, here’s our picks for the best marijuana strains of Halloween 2018.

CHB Zookies

(CHB Zookies by Cypress Hill Bhang)

Cypress Hill’s new marijuana brand offers this new strain, combining genetics from Animal Cookies and Gorilla Glue #4 to create their very own CHB Zookies. Expect a combination of sweet and spicy flavors alongside a soothing, calming sensation. Get yours at Dr. Greenthumb’s dispensary in Los Angeles.

Primo Cherry

The enchanting Primo Cherry sports an ultra-rare ratio with twice as much THC as CBD. The high can last upwards of three hours without any drop-off in strength, and is guaranteed to be one of the most unique strains on any dispensary menu.

Find yours in dispensaries like the Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group.

Hawaiian Gold

(Hawaiian Gold courtesy Bloom Room SF)

If you need something to pick you up before Halloween is over, Hawaiian Gold is a bright sativa known for its crystal-covered bud and potent aroma. This cross between Pineapple and Super Lemon Haze brings a sense of well-being and balance, making it effective at treating depression and anxiety.

Try to get your particular genetics from Red Beard Farms.

Guava Jam

(Guava Jam pre-roll courtesy CBCB Berkeley)

For those trying to partake in cannabis while trying to be fairly responsible, Guava Jam carries a magic ratio of CBD to CBDV that allows for a marvelously functional high, free of any THC at all. Visit CBCB in Berkeley to try their pre-rolls.

Lemon Crush

(Lemon Crush courtesy Phytologie Oakland)

With hints of gingerbread, chocolate, vanilla and lemon, there’s no arguing why this designer cannabis strain is the reigning champion of the 2017 Emerald Cup. Phytologie in Oakland carries a particularly remarkable cut of the strain.

Forbidden Fruit

You won’t send humanity into eternal damnation by indulging in this Forbidden Fruit. Instead, you’ll send yourself through a period of euphoric relaxation strong enough to melt away inflammation and symptoms of stress. The terp-heavy cross between Cherry Pie and Tangie provides full-bodied flavor and aroma within modestly-sized, thrichome-slathered buds.

Check out NorCal Cannabis Company for their fine take on this particular strain.


This delectable strain is comprised of two favorites from past fall harvests — Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Use this indica-leaning hybrid towards the end of the evening when you’re ready to relax and take in an old horror flick after partying.

Look for Mochi made by Gashouse Labs for a particularly outstanding cut.

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