In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, there are five ‘golden tickets’ which allow each holder a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour the famously secret Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. A young boy from a poor family, Charlie Bucket, finds one of the tickets and, along with his Grandpa Joe, enters the factory.
In the charming yet surreal tale, Charlie ultimately proves his morality and is rewarded by Willy Wonka, who gives him ownership of the factory. In Canada, Canopy Growth Corporation, once known as Tweed Marijuana, had a golden ticket draw of their own. The winners got to tour their factory!
While the Golden Ticket strain may not make all your dreams come true, it could help significantly alleviate stress and improve your mood.
What is the Golden Ticket Strain?
Golden Ticket weed is a balanced hybrid. It was created by Archive Seed Bank, who combined the terpene-heavy Golden Goat with a hard-hitting strain called Face Off OG. We should warn you that there is a second version of Golden Ticket. It was created by TGA Seeds and is a variant of Chernobyl marijuana. This review refers to the Archive version.
The fragrance offered by Golden Ticket is unquestionably one of its strongest assets. It has a tangy and sweet taste akin to fresh citrus fruit such as limes and lemons. Add in the earthy aroma that is exacerbated when the strain is combusted, and you have a truly mouthwatering strain.
If the aroma lures you in, the taste of Golden Ticket will keep you returning for more. Once again, the taste of lime and lemon takes over, although there is also a skunky undertone. Once you exhale, you will enjoy the earthy and citrus aftertaste.
Golden Ticket has big fluffy green buds and a glistening coat of trichomes. The orange hairs also stand out against a light green background.
Golden Ticket Strain Grow Info
One of the most noticeable things about this balanced hybrid is that it truly brings out the very best traits of indicas and sativas. Once you have Golden Ticket seeds, you have the option to grow indoors or outdoors. It is a fairly tall plant, so if you elect to grow it inside, we recommend topping it at least once to control the height.
It responds well to growing techniques such as the Screen of Green (SCROG) and the Sea of Green (SOG) methods. Although Golden Ticket grows tall, it is also sturdier than you might expect and has a strong resistance to cold temperatures and high levels of relative humidity (RH). It has thick branches and stalks that enable it to withstand strong winds and other inclement conditions when grown outside.
Outdoor growers can expect to find a yield of around 14 ounces per plant, and it should be ready for harvest by the middle of October. Although it is a robust plant, an increasing number of growers are opting to cultivate Golden Ticket indoors for added protection against pests.
Indoor growing also has the advantage of allowing you to retain control of humidity, temperature, and lighting. Although Golden Ticket grows well using a hydroponic system, experienced growers claim that the weed tastes better when grown in soil. At present, you will find Golden Ticket seeds in ‘regular’ form, which means approximately half of them will produce male plants.
There is an array of pre-germination techniques you can use to increase the chances of a female plant growing. You should also use low-stress training (LST) techniques to prevent your Golden Ticket plants from becoming hermies. No matter how hard you try, however, there will be male plants in your cannabis garden. Learn how to identify them early and separate them from the females as soon as possible to prevent cross-pollination.
THC Content – Highest Test
The THC content of Golden Ticket varies significantly. Most cuts fall between 16% and 25%, but we have seen versions with a THC content of 27%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The most CBD you are likely to find in Golden Ticket weed is around 1%.
What Can I Expect When I Use Golden Ticket Weed?
One of the big dangers for newcomers when using this strain is the length of time it takes to start working. You could finish a full joint and wonder why the heck you are not stoned yet. It is best if you hold off on sparking another blunt, though, because Golden Ticket’s effects often take around half an hour to become apparent.
The high begins with a euphoric cerebral rush that gets more powerful if you use more weed. If you are in a foul mood, you may find that Golden Ticket makes you feel uplifted and positive. Some users also report feeling more creative as their mind becomes clearer. After 1-2 hours, you might feel pressure moving from the head to the rest of the body. Every muscle begins to relax, and you feel calm and mellow, but it won’t cause couch lock.
It is known as an excellent Wake and Bake option; although most users prefer to light up before lunch to get them through the dreaded afternoon slump. You could also use Golden Ticket before attending a social event because it makes you feel more outgoing and comfortable around people.
Medical Benefits of Golden Ticket Marijuana
Although Golden Ticket has ample recreational qualities, it is also a popular medicinal strain. This is hardly a surprise because its uplifting effects are precisely what individuals with stress, anxiety, or depression need. It is also said to be a great strain for boosting one’s appetite. Simply use it before a meal and be astonished as you clear your plate and ask for seconds.
The calming and soothing effects of this flower could also prove useful to anyone with chronic pain, cramps, spasticity, tension, or muscle spasms. Some users believe that Golden Ticket is an excellent remedy for headaches.
Possible Side Effects of Golden Ticket Weed
As it is such a potent strain, users must exercise caution when using it. Excessive usage could trigger dizziness and headaches, and could also increase any feelings of paranoia or anxiety you may have. Typical side effects include dry eyes, dry mouth, and dehydration.
Final Thoughts on Golden Ticket Cannabis
The Golden Ticket strain is a good option for new growers, but we don’t recommend it to new marijuana users. It is very high in THC, and while the initial lack of effects can be disarming, rest assured, you WILL feel extremely high in due course. Golden Ticket is a strain that tastes every bit as good as it looks and smells.