About Harambe's Ghost
Harambe was a Western lowland gorilla who was shot at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2016 to prevent him from attacking a child that had fallen into his habitat enclosure. Harambe’s death inspired an outpouring of grief that has shown up in memes, Halloween costumes, and, now, strains of cannabis.
Harambe’s Ghost is a hybrid created by the Colorado-based Ethos Collective. It is a cross between Citral Skunk, Ethos’ own Black Fire, and, appropriately enough, Gorilla Glue #4. Aside from putting effort into this strain’s cultivation, Ethos has made its sale a testament to Harambe’s memory -- 10% of proceeds will be donated to no-kill Colorado animal shelters. Those who have been lucky enough to sample this novelty strain praise the flowers’ thick coat of icy white trichomes, as well as their acrid, diesel-like aroma. The varieties that comprise its lineage lean slightly indica, implying that Harambe’s Ghost is more likely to mellow you out than amp you up.
Harambe’s Ghost is not yet widely stocked in either medical or recreational dispensaries. However, Ethos has released a limited number of seeds for sale online. As such, clones are likely to begin circulating in growers’ markets, and flowers may eventually find their way into retail outlets. If you’re lucky enough to come across this memorial hybrid, smoke one for everyone’s favorite deceased gentle giant.