What can you expect from a strained named after the world-famous cookies that has won numerous awards at different Cannabis Cups?
You just need one word — a bliss.
That’s what the Girl Scout Cookies strain does. It brings blissful euphoria combined with elevated creativity and full-body relaxation that doesn’t produce a couch-lock effect contrary to its indica-dominant nature.
In this strain review, we shed more light on this legendary flower. Read on to learn about the genetic lineage of the Girl Scout Cookies strain, its tantalizing aromas, and why it has been a stoner-favorite for decades.
Actually, not only a stoner-favorite. The potency of Girl Scout Cookies makes it a preferred choice among many medical cannabis patients, especially those suffering from anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, and eating disorders.
Girl Scout Cookies: Overview
Appreciated for its almost alien-like supreme quality, Girl Scout Cookies is a 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid known for its well-rounded set of effects and an amazing terpene profile responsible for its sweet, skunky, and minty aromas.
Girl Scout Cookies is also supremely easy to grow, with cultivators continuously producing massive quantities of this strain so that patients and recreational users can keep enjoying their bud with easy access.
Let’s explore GSC in details.
The Origins of Girl Scout Cookies
Similar to other top-shelf cannabis strains, Girl Scout Cookies originated from California, where it rapidly conquered the hearts of all classes of weed consumers.
The GSC strain descends from two amazing flowers — both of them as popular as their offspring — OG Kush (a hybrid) and Durban Poison (a sativa).
Interestingly, GSC has the potential to produce variations of phenotypes in its genetics, resulting in occasional batches of Thin Mint Cookies and Platinum Cookies.
Potency of Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies can score anywhere between 17–28% according to lab tests. It’s a potent strain with a very low CBD content around 0.09–0.2%.
The most intriguing part about GSC is that despite high potency and low concentrations of CBD, it doesn’t tend to produce an overwhelming high, even in less experienced users.
Of course, when you smoke it in abundance, you’ll eventually end up glued to the couch, but it’s a very uplifting and relaxing strain when taken in moderation.
Girl Scout Cookies: Appearance, Aromas, and Flavors
As mentioned, Girl Scout Cookies can yield a few phenotypes that may vary in terms of appearance, but the original GSC is notoriously gorgeous with its vibrant green buds threaded through with deep purple leaves and bright orange hairs. The bag appeal of GSC is simply outstanding.
One of the most tell-tale signs that somebody’s smoking Girl Scout Cookies is a distinctive, skunky, yet slightly refreshing and minty aroma. The main notes are accentuated by earthy undertones that become noticeable on the exhale.
Speaking of the flavor, GSC shoots you high into the clouds with a sharp taste of cherries pumped with mint and the aforementioned earth.
The Effects of Girl Scout Cookies
One word that would describe the effects of Girl Scout Cookies?
The high from GSC can provide you with both sativa and indica characteristics, bringing uplifting, calming vibes and sending the consumers into full-body relaxation accompanied by cerebral and creativity-inducing mood.
It’s one of the best marijuana strains when you need a healthy dose of inspiration, or some hilariously invigorating and happy moments. It also melts away any problems that might trouble your head.
The GSC strain has an interesting nature. Although most of the time, users tend to experience surges in energy during the duration of its effects, you can expect periods of complete body melting, so it’s more of a late afternoon / early evening option rather than wake n’ bake bud.
Due to its high THC content, the effects of Girl Scout Cookies can linger for several hours, with peak effects within 30 minutes after a person is done smoking it. This feature makes it perfect for those looking to save more money on their weed.
Medical Benefits of the Girl Scout Cookies Strain
Although the medical benefits of GSC are rather associated with its THC levels rather than its CBD content, it’s still a highly versatile medicine.
Medical cannabis patients choose this strain for:
- Chronic stress
- Loss of appetite
- Chronic pain
Those seeking pain-relieving effects in GSC should focus on finding the maximum dose they can handle for the best effects. Eating a GSC-infused cookie or dabbing some wax would be the best choice in this case.
For the remaining disorders — well, maybe except for nausea — smoking GSC will likely yield the best results. Remember that too high a dose may sometimes worsen your condition, especially when you have an ongoing mental condition, so you can start with microdosing GSC if you want to take the safest approach to it.
What Are the Possible Side Effects of Girl Scout Cookies?
The most common side effect of GSC is dry mouth. You can easily manage this symptom by staying well hydrated while you’re high, or chewing something sweet and sour.
If your high becomes too intense and you start to experience anxiety or think with paranoidal patterns, we recommend taking some CBD oil or high levels of vitamin C to decrease the levels of THC in your body, resulting in a more manageable experience.
Also, when smoking Girl Scout Cookies, you can experience mildly dry eyes, as well as fatigue from taking too much.
There’s a simple way to avoid the aforementioned side effects — well, maybe except for the dry mouth sensation.
Use your cannabis responsibly.
Oh, and make sure to make some food prior to smoking GSC. The munchies are real, and they can come totally unexpected.
Girl Scout Cookies: Growth Info
Girl Scout Cookies is relatively easy to grow — it’s somewhere in the middle on the difficulty scale.
The strain usually flowers around 9-10 weeks. You can grow it both indoors or outdoors, with outdoors being only possible in sunny, warm Mediterranean-like weather. For outdoor growers, the harvest should come around mid-October.
Indoor cultivators can expect medium-height plants, occasionally ending up with a bit smaller tree than most cannabis strains. GSC yields up to 60 grams of fresh ripe weed, so as long as you provide it with enough water and take care of it like you would with any other cannabis strain, you’ll be well rewarded by your patience.
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