Girl Scout Cookies is well-known as one of the most potent cannabis strains on the market. While it’s not the easiest strain to grow, its strong and long-lasting effects are worth the extra attention.
Heritage & Genetics: This West Coast strain has outgrown its Californian borders for quite a while now and has become perennially popular worldwide. As a cross between the already legendary OG Kush and the South African landrace sativa Durban Poison, this 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid originated in San Francisco’s Bay Area, where it rapidly grew from novelty hybrid to multiple Cup Winner, taking the international Cannabis world by storm.
Flavor & Aroma: Girl Scout Cookies has a very pungent, sweet, earthy aroma with a spicy edge to it. After breaking up the nug, you can pick up a faint whiff of cherries or blueberry. While smoking or vaping GSC, especially on the exhale, you might experience a dark nutty taste mixed with a pinch of vanilla; reminiscent of chocolate fudge cookies.
Effect: The initial, extremely potent head-buzz that comes with the first toke of Girl Scout Cookies feels like a euphoric cerebral explosion that slowly transforms into a blissful full body-relaxing blanket. The mind-calming, body-stoned effect lasts for a considerable long time. Which is a good thing too, because the soaring amount of THC contained in this strain can range from 22% to a whopping 28%. This makes GSC a strain to be enjoyed in moderation, especially for beginners who might not be accustomed to the initial racing head-rush or the following heavy couch-lock this strain induces.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: Girl Scout Cookies can be grown both indoors as outdoors. She’s a good strain for the Sea Of Green (SOG) method. Due to its low tolerance to stress, however, this is not an easy strain for beginner growers. You want to keep this in mind when you are planning to top, prune or train this plant.