What Is The 'Girl Scout Cookies' Marijuana Strain?

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) is an award-winning, indica-dominant hybrid that has become wildly popular since it entered the market just a few years ago. Originally bred in California, GSC is a cross between F1 Durban Poison (a strong sativa) and OG Kush (a potent indica) that has won several Cannabis Cups and consistently tests between 18-23% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

This pungent cannabis strain is known for its earthy aroma with notes of citrus and warm brown sugar, as well as smooth smoke that has a sweet, spicy flavor that tastes like fresh cookies and nutmeg. Many cannabis enthusiasts can pick GSC flowers out of a line-up on sight, as they are large, dense specimens that typically have streaks of purple and bright orange hairs (pistils). However, there are several different phenotypes of the strain (like Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies) and each has its own unique appearance, scent, and effects.

GSC is a potent cannabis strain that typically gives users a blend of intense cerebral euphoria and full-body relaxation. In addition to comforting both body and mind, GSC is known to elevate moods and relieve stress. It's also used to treat pain, nausea, migraines, low appetite, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Just remember that medical patients and recreational users will have various reactions to GSC, just like all cannabis strains.

If you plan on growing your own GSC plants (either from seed or a clone) prepare for low-yielding specimens that will only produce between 25-55 grams per plant. GSC plants are typically bushy with thick, chunky flowers that start to bud after about 60 days. This strain prefers a warm, humid daytime environment, and you may need to provide support for the big, heavy flowers to get the best results. 

GSC is so well-loved that cannabis breeders are already using it to make new strains, such as Animal Cookies, Blue Sugar Cookies, and Chem Scout. However, you must be aware that there are some areas (like Oregon) where GSC has to be sold under a different name that isn't based on the youth group for girls, so make sure you know you're getting what you ask for.


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