Girl Scout Cookies Strain – Origins, Popularity, and Healing Potential

Girl scout cookies strain

The Girl Scout Cookies strain has an exceptional quality, unique appearance and a whole range of other benefits. It has become much more than a California sensation – it’s a worldwide phenomenon.

So, what is so special about this strain? What can you expect if you’ve never smoked it before?

The following review holds all the answers you’ll need to make a decision whether to try it.

Composition and origin of the Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies (or GSC) is a “child” of two highly popular strains – OG Kush and Durban Poison.

It is about 60% indica and 40% of sativa. It also has high levels of THC and low amount of CBD, which is great news for anyone who loves getting high. Its high potency is the strain’s trademark today.

Cannabis Cup awarded GSC strain an award for Best Hybrid in 2013, and for Best Medical Hybrid in 2014. Its medical properties are pretty strong, so it has become a viable option for patients looking to resolve their pain and nausea issues.

Girl Scout Cookies can also be helpful in dealing with depression and anxiety disorders.

The strain’s home region is California. It hasn’t been on the market too long and it kept a low profile at first, but its popularity exploded after 2012.

Today, the Girl Scout Cookies strain is one of the best choices you can make for both recreational and medical purposes.

There are several different phenotypes of GSC, such as the Platinum GSC and Thin Mint. They mildly vary in appearance and effects, but their quality is always consistent.

What does Girl Scout Cookies look like?

Girl Scout Cookies Strain looks like a typical OG Kush, but with some exceptions: it is taller and has more branches.

The leaves are purple and they’re absolutely gorgeous to look at while the hairs have a very distinct shade of orange.

The only unimpressive thing about its appearance is the average height, which might be off-putting for some people.

If I had to choose my favorite strain based on appearance alone, this would be a serious contender.

The experience of using GSC?

Let’s examine the key question here – what’s the overall experience of using Girl Scout Cookies like?

As I already hinted, the Girl Scout Cookies strain will easily provide you with one of the best vaping experiences of your lifetime. GSC will send you into a high state in no time and your mind will clear before you even notice.

Not many strains can make you feel both euphoric and relaxed at the same time, but Girl Scout Cookies does that very effectively.

One thing to note, though – the experience may vary depending on what time you are consuming your GSC.

I wouldn’t recommend starting the day with this strain as you may have spikes in your energy levels while the weed is doing its job in the body. It’s not a very pleasant feeling, so I think you’ll be better off with coffee instead.

But, if you smoke it in the late afternoon, it will do wonders for you. Unwinding after a tough day at work is probably the best combination here.

Girl Scout Cookies has a slightly minty flavor and you can feel some lemony zest here as well.

The smell is very spicy and it becomes sweeter and sweeter as you keep consuming it.

Once you start smoking the GSC, it’s very difficult to stop. Moderation is the key, of course, but it can be difficult to resist this wonderful aroma, that’s for sure.

Growing the Girl Scout Cookies strain

Unfortunately, GSC is difficult to grow, but if you have experience with growing any other strain, it will help out tremendously.

You can grow the Girl Scout Cookies strain both indoors and outdoors, but I recommend the first option. Growing GSC indoors is much more convenient as that way you won’t have to worry about weather conditions.

If you decide to grow this strain outdoors, keep in mind that Girl Scout Cookies doesn’t like harsh weather conditions.

You should definitely avoid growing it during the winter. October is a perfect month for harvest, so if you grow your GSC outside, make sure you do it by the end of the month.

If you want to grow your GSC indoors, you can do it in several different ways. I recommend using a hydroponic method of your choice, because it will save you a lot of time and you won’t need to use a standard fertilizer.

The flowering time varies depending on the phenotype, but overall, it doesn’t take more than 10 weeks.

Medical benefits of the Girl Scout Cookies strain

The Girl Scout Cookies strain can be a helpful ally in treating several different conditions, including anxiety, depression, pain disorders, headaches, and even some digestive issues like nausea. GSC can also help with loss of appetite.

If you use GSC to ease pain, I recommend using an edible concentrate, because you’ll be able to control how much you take.

Though it takes some time for the effects to kick in, the edible will give you the necessary high and also prevent you from going overboard with your GSC consumption.

If you want to use Girl Scout Cookies to treat your anxiety or depression, smoking will be your best option. You’ll feel the effects quickly, and as soon as that happens, you’ll reach a blissful state that will help you cleanse your mind.

People who deal with digestive issues are in a better position here as they can use any of these two methods. Both edibles and smoking will work perfectly.

Side effects of using GCS

Luckily, there are very few potential negative consequences of using Girl Scout Cookies.

The most common side effect is dehydration, but some people also reported increased fatigue, dry eyes, dizziness, and anxiety as well.

People may experience one or more of these side effects if they consume too much GSC.

Obviously, using weed in moderation is an important rule with any strain and any weed product.

In case you feel dehydrated, drink as much water as you need. You can also drink a non-alcoholic beverage.

If you feel tired, get some rest and cut down on with weed until you start feeling okay again.

If you know what you’re doing, the side effects are easily manageable and they should not deter you from consuming the Girl Scout Cookies strain altogether.

In addition, if you’re looking to minimize the side effects, look into a strain called Wedding Cake, as it is a cross between GSC and Cherry Pie.

Where to find the Girl Scout Cookies strain?

Girl Scout Cookies is available in all parts of the world and it’s not too expensive. A gram can be purchased for about $15, while buying larger quantities reduce the cost per gram.

Our advice is to purchase cannabis from legal dispensaries in order to avoid potential schemes, and to avoid supporting the black market.

In conclusion

Girl Scout Cookies is the strain that every cannabis enthusiast should try at least once. It’s a perfect strain for both recreational and medical purposes and it comes with minimal side effects.

If that’s not enough, it’s one of the best-looking weeds on the market and it has an aroma that is very hard to resist.

So, if you have no other after-work plans tonight, maybe it’s time to get acquainted with this highly acclaimed cannabis strain.

About the author
Helena Miles

Experienced journalist with a decade-long experience of researching cannabis. She has been featured in many prominent outlets, such as The Growth Op, National Post and The Province.

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