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Golden Goat Cannabis Review | Golden Goat Weed Strain

Golden Goat Cannabis Review | Golden Goat Weed Strain

This strain was created accidentally in Kansas, according to the story it was accidental pollination or at least non-human created pollination. A male Hawaiian-Romulan plant pollinated a female Mr. Dank's Island Sweet Skunk. This happy accident created what is known as Golden Goat, which has a sweet, spicy, tropical flavor. It's got light green, pinky buds and is a sativa-dominant hybrid. The flowering time of  Golden Goat strain is around 10 weeks, and it has a THC level of 16-23% and a CBD level of around 1%. This makes for a decent balance between medicinal and recreational properties of the plant.

Golden Goat freshly trimmed nugs shining like gold, photo: @jonnysnipes

The reason behind Golden Goat's name

It's not easy to say. Some people say it’s because of the strange flavor or maybe the word ‘balls’ is missing off the end of it -- it’s difficult to know for sure. What is known is that Golden Goat strain originated in Kansan and that it’s a sativa-dominant hybrid with a heritage of many, many landrace strains.


How much is an eighth of Golden Goat?

Most boutique strains cost around $50 for an eighth in the dispensaries across California. This is definitely one of the higher-end strains, although not necessarily at the very top. In Colorado, this strain is like false gold -- it's everywhere. An eighth in the land of Golden Goat strain, Colorado, would only set you back $15 at most.


Golden Goat Lineage


  • Hawaiian-Romulan cross  
  • Island Sweet Skunk

Golden Goat’s many landrace ancestors -- Hawaiian and North American on one side and Afghani, Colombian, and Mexican on the other -- ensure that this sativa-dominant hybrid packs a cerebral punch.


This cross of landraces makes a perfect sativa-dominant hybrid high, which doesn’t feel fake in any way, probably because of its landrace heritage. If you don’t know what a landrace is, feel free to check out the video below. The lineage of every strain is very interesting, and Golden Goat weed truly boasts a host of different globally famous strains in its lineage.

Golden Goat strain flavor profile

  • Sweet
  • Citrus
  • Tropical
  • Pineapple
  • Earthy
  • Skunk

 This hybrid has the privilege of containing some of the nicest landrace strains from around the world. If you’re a true cannabis connoisseur then you will know the pleasure of smoking a landrace x haze or landrace x skunk hybrid, etc. Golden Goat strain or Golden Goat Skunk as it’s sometimes called, has a lineage including Skunk No1. This explains the skunk aftertaste which you may experience. Skunk and Diesel (like in the Sour Diesel strain) are incredibly strange flavors, but for reasons unknown, they taste very good. Hence, this flavor mixed with the fruitiness of the strain is a perfect combination.


Golden Goat wax, oil, shatter or edibles

Available in:

  • Edible
  • Wax
  • Oil
  • Shatter
  • Edibles
  • Bud
  • Hashish
  • Concentrate
  • Dab pen/vape

Edibles are easy. Simply take the bud, put it in the oven until it’s brown, mix it with fat (THC, etc. is NOT water-soluble). Something such as peanut butter, palm oil, cannabutter, coconut oil, etc. Bake this mix into literally anything and then eat it. There you go. Golden Goat strain is edible. The same principle is true with wax, oil, and shatter.


What is decarboxylation?

It’s simple. Get your weed, grind it up, grind it up again, then put it on some baking paper or in its own oven-proof container and cook it at a temperature of 145C/290F for 7-10 minutes for a higher THC content or at a low temp of 80C/175F and for an hour. You can adjust the temp and time in between for your desired high effect. You can also use already vaped bud to make edibles without decarbing it, just simply use it as decarbed weed.

However, as you can see in the photo below, it is also available in certain extract form. Let’s not lie,Golden Goat strain hash oil butter sound positively delicious.

Golden Goat hash oil butter ready to be eaten, photo: @cebas_

Look at those deliciously golden Golden Goat Nugs, photo: @cannaglobal



Golden Goat effects

 Golden Goat Effects

Golden Goat Medical
Golden Goat Side Effects

Uplifting 100%

Depression 100%

Dry eyes 100%

Joyful 85%

Stress Relief 95%

Cottonmouth 90%

Happy 80%

Pain Relief 60%

Paranoia 30%

Relaxed 60%

Headaches 50%

Headache 25%

Euphoric 50%

Fatigue 40%

Anxiety 25%


This sativa-dominant high starts off as cerebral causing strange thoughts and a sense of beauty about the world, particularly when around trees. Try to find a nice park on a warm day and hit this strain, you won't regret it. It has a creeping high, so try not to take too many hits if you don't feel stoned straight away. Remember, this is mixed with a hard-hitter, so it will definitely hit you pretty damn hard. Especially if you're a novice, so don't overdo it!

However, under the right conditions, both novice and experienced users alike will enjoy a positive uplifting experience. This is followed shortly by the relaxing effects of its indica parentage. Expect a fairly balanced overall high but certainly more of the sativa. As it has a high THC dosage,Golden Goat strain can be used for treating more serious conditions such as PTSD, depression, and some others. These effects will last about 2.5 hours, and won't help you sleep initially, but after some time you will drift into a comfortable snooze.

Golden Goat yield and seeds

Most American strains are harder to come by, as they don't organize seed banks as efficiently as the Dutch, for example. They also work a lot more with clippings. If you are able to get the Golden Goat seeds, the plant smells a lot when it's growing. Expect the smell, and deal with it. This strain has a good yield at 15 ounces per square meter inside, and it takes about 10-11 weeks to flower and be harvest-ready.

Outside you will need a warm and sunny outdoor environment. It's very difficult to grow a plant like this outside of California, but it may be possible with the right care. You can yield about the same ounce per plant as if you grew it inside. In certain colder climates it’s probably not possible. Known as "hand cramper buds," you will be spending a lot of time trimming these plants. 

Golden Goat grow room, photo: @wavycanna


Golden Goat Overview

Overall, this Golden Goat weed strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid, balanced but definitely a more sativa high. Expect to feel both relaxed and uplifted at the same time - you are in for a ride. Enjoy a journey in the warmth where you can ride out your relaxed feeling and your mind is free to wander - like a forest or somewhere in nature. Enjoy the aromas and hieghtened senses from this multi-landrace strain.



Tell us about your Golden Goat experience in the comments below.

Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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