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, becoming ever popular worldwide. The 60/40 indica hybrid is a cross between the legendary OG Kush and the South African landrace sativa Durban Poison. It 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 flower, there is faint whiff of berries. When smoked or vaped, a dark nutty taste and a pinch of vanilla are noticeable on the exhale. A sweet treat reminiscent of choc fudge cookies.
Effect: The initial, extremely potent head-buzz that comes with 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. This is thanks to the very high THC content ranging from 22% to an incredibly high 28%. Less experienced consumers should enjoy GSC in moderation. Especially when not accustomed to its initial racing head-rush or the heavy couch-lock that follows.
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 well as outdoors. A Sea Of Green (SOG) method suits this strain. This is not an easy strain for beginner growers due to its low tolerance to stress. Keep this in mind when planning to top, prune or train this plant.