Despite its innocent and tame name, the Girl Scout Cookies strain is everything but mild. A strong indica-dominant hybrid achieved by crossing OG Kush and Durban Poison, this strain features robust THC levels best reserved for experienced users.
Girl Scout Cookies Strain Effects
Girl Scout Cookies (GCS) is an indica-dominant hybrid known for producing euphoric effects accompanied with waves of full-body relaxation. Unlike sativa-leaning hybrid, GCS is less about getting stuff done and more about kicking back and chillin’ out. In other words, this strain will keep you giggling and locked in-di-couch. Its heavy sedative effects are best reserved for the end of a busy day or a beginning of a very relaxing night, making it perfect for a chill night in a good sleep.
Girl Scout Cookies users often reports feeling:
That said, as a true hybrid, GCS rides the line between indica’s relaxation and sativa’s social invigoration, meaning that it makes many users more social and chatty while simultaneously keeping them couch—or kitchen—bound.
This strain will definitely enhance any sedimentary activity, but don’t take it before work or while out on a run! At a game night with your friends or while watching a funny TV show, though? Girl Scout Cookies are your best friend.
Like other cannabis strains, GCS does have some adverse effects, but nothing too major. Some downsides to the sweetly named strain include:
The last effect, however, is extremely rare and doesn’t occur in most users.
Girl Scout Cookies Strain Benefits
Immensely popular within laidback stoners and medical cannabis patients alike, the strain may help users alleviate a plethora of ailments, including:
Research on marijuana’s therapeutic benefits is solid, but this strain offers a whole lot more than just stress and pain relief.
GCS’s engaging high lasts for hours, and it will encapsulate your whole body in waves of euphoria, fits of giggles, and occasional retrospective thoughts. Your brain will feel heavily stimulated, meaning you’ll probably feel creative, but try as you might, you won’t want to leave your couch.
Girl Scout Cookies Strain Flavor - The Genetics & Terpenes
Made by crossing OG Kush and Durban Poison, Girl Scout Cookies has a rich genetic background. Although there are several phenotypes of the strain, some of which include clever plays on its name such as Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies, the original GCS stand out with purple leaves and twisting greenery. The strain is around 60% indica and 40% sativa, making it much more apt for a sedimentary night in than an active day out.
The strain usually features THC levels of 19% but can reach a staggering 28% in THC. Its CBD levels, on the other hand, rarely ever reach levels higher than 1%, with a usual percentage of 0.74 to 1.03%.
Girl Scout Cookies is known for its sweet aroma and flavor usually accompanied by fruity notes of cherry and lemon, and an unmistakable hint of mint. Other than its minty sweetness, some users also report a vanilla flavor.
Its sweet flavor profile is largely due to the presence of specific terpenes in the strain, including:
Ready to Try the “Girl Scout Cookies” Strain?
Now that you’ve heard all about Girl Scout Cookies—and not the type you can get in front of grocery stores—you might want to try its intense giggly and sedative effects. And who could blame you?
At CBD Mall we’ve got a variety of carts and disposable vapes featuring the popular, relaxing strain. Some of our best-sellers include:
Depending on what cannabinoid you choose to pair up with your Girl Scout Cookies, the effects may vary slightly. If you go for delta 8, you’ll likely experience low-key relaxation; opting for delta 10 means feeling at ease combined with energy and focus; and pairing it with THCO will likely result in intense sedation.
Similar Strains Available
Indica-dominant hybrids are most similar to GCS. Their sedative effects make laying on the couch an event to remember, and the cerebral high associated with these strains is heavily sedating and relaxing.
Gorilla Glue, for example, is a heavy-handed strain that offers euphoria and relaxation, known for leaving you “glued” to the couch. GG will have you feeling relaxed, sleepy, and hungry—just like GCS.
Wedding Cake is a potent indica-hybrid strain made by crossing Triangle Kush and Animal Mints. It proves relaxing and euphoric effects and has similar THC and CBD contents than Girl Scout Cookies.
Information Regarding Growing Girl Scout Cookies
Growing techniques for this plant may vary. Some claim that it’ best to grow the strain indoors, while others swear that they can be grown outdoors quite easily.
Indoors, the flowering time is between 60-70 days after switching the light cycle from the vegetation stage to the flowering stage. Outside, growers should wait until mid-October in the Northern Hemisphere and mid-April in the Southern Hemisphere.
Typically, growers can expect plants to remain in the vegetative stage for six or more weeks, and the adequate light cycle for the plants would be 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness until the plants grow to at least 10 inches tall.
Once they reach this height, growers should use a 12-12 light cycle. The flower tends to grow short and wide with dense buds. This means that, while not much vertical space is needed, they will require some decent space.
Girl Scout Cookies are the perfect way to reap the sweet, robust flavors of cannabis mixed with some of its best-known properties, like relaxation and aid with sleeping. GCS will get you munchin’ and gigglin’ unlike any other, and a boring night on the couch can turn into a legendary hang out for the ages.
With this strain, you’ll feel relaxed, euphoric, and happy. It may have a mild name, but Girl Scout Cookies will turn your world upside down in the best way possible. Scout’s honor!