BUY GOLDEN TICKET STRAIN
Cannabis lovers always seem to be on the hunt for hybrid strains that combine mental stimulation with calming physical effects. Luckily, they don’t need to search as frantically as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Charlie Bucket to find the reward they seek. The strain Golden Ticket, created by Portland’s Archive Seeds is a cross between colorful hybrid Golden Goat and heavy indica Face Off OG. Golden Ticket offers a supremely balanced high and a flavor profile that is an appealing blend of citrus and skunk.
Consumers should keep in mind that Golden Ticket also describes a lesser-seen distinct phenotype of TGA Genetic’s potent hybrid Chernobyl. If you spot Golden Ticket for sale, asking a knowledgeable budtender about its exact genetics should clear up any uncertainty.
Golden Ticket is marked by medium-sized flowers that adhere in thick, chunky nuggets. These flowers have a very dense bud structure, with thin leaves packed and coiled tightly around their central stems. True to its name, Golden Ticket’s leaves are pale green with a discernible yellow tint. The flowers are also threaded through with yellow to orange hairs (which are actually pistils, intended to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). A heavy dusting of trichomes ensures this strain’s psychoactivity and gives it a very sticky texture — Golden Ticket is sure to leave a coating of resin on the fingertips if broken up by hand. The most obvious aroma is a tropical lemon-lime tang, likely passed on from parent strain Golden Goat, which is itself descended from a Hawaiian landrace. This fruity smell is undercut by the musky scent of damp earth. Grinding up or breaking open the dense nugs gives off a faint chemical scent of ammonia. When combusted, Golden Ticket burns with a smooth smoke that tastes both citrus and sweet and may linger on the palate for a while.