Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scout Cookies Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety disorder, Bipolar disorder, Stress
Physical Aid
Appetite stimulant, Inflammation, Migraines, Multiple sclerosis, Nausea, Pain relief, Parkinson’s disease, Sleep disorder
Afghani/Kush, Chemdawg
Hybrid indica dominant
Type of High
Creative, Euphoric, Relaxing, Uplifting
Earthy, Sweet
Earthy, Sweet
Side Effects
No information available

A recent newcomer whose origins are shrouded in a bit of mystery, Girl Scout Cookies has arrived with a splash. Well deserving of numerous Cannabis Cup awards, this indica-dominant strain delivers a euphoric high, time-bending cerebral effects, and a mellow, yet deep, full-body relaxation. A therapeutic powerhouse offering a strong dose of relief for those with severe pain and effectively countering anxiety, depression and stress as well. A little goes a long way with this high THC strain, in higher dosages it can be a real knock-out. Some have likened Girl Scout Cookies to the “Everclear of pot,” so consider yourself warned. Unless you have a high tolerance, it’s best used when there is not much to do but simply relax. Phenotypes of the Girl Scout Cookies strain include Thin Mints, Platinum, and the Forum cut.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 63-70 days
  • Harvest time: (Outdoor/Greenhouse) Mid October

From High Times interview with the Cookie Family: They grow in 3’ x 6’ Geopots, which are basically fabric beds that allow the roots to mingle, filled with a soilless coco blend, Botanicare Moisture Mix, augmented with organic fertilizers, their own brew of nutrient tea and various microbials. The plants grow big and are encouraged to bush out. The Cookie Family fit nine plants under each 1,000-watt high-pressure sodium (HPS) light, with 18 plants in each Geopot. This far inland, their biggest issue is the heat, so the Family built a fully enclosed air-conditioning system and have eight filtered intake fans.    I asked Jigga if the GSC required any- thing special when grown. He likes to think of her as “a model,” he replied: “She grows tall and slender and requires a little more attention. What’s unique is that she has a higher threshold for nutrients, is able to handle a higher dosage of ppms, depending on what you’re using. We found out by trial and error, looking at the tips of the plants, learning where she will burn and when you have to back it off. The odor is really strong, so sometimes the charcoal filter won’t really work -- you can have a funk that’s so loud, it will go through a brand-new filter, so you have to double the filter or be prepared for that. It’s a challenge in a smaller environment.    “Also, a slow, natural cure is very important. We like to hack the plant whole and just remove a few of the fan leaves. We prefer the old-school tobacco cure, slow and easy, a two-week dry. I should mention too that Cookies is not a high-yielding strain. Bottom line, if you’re looking to pull weight, this isn’t the one for you.”    The next growroom was basically a mirror of the first, but farther along. “These girls are five weeks from harvest, perfect for pollination -- right when these pistils start to show their hairs,” Jigga explained. “This is where we introduce some compost teas and microbials to keep it at optimum health. And we like to brew our own. We try for the most organic approach for the patients and users who finally get to use this as medicine.”

Look for a 9 to 10 week flower when you grow Girl Scout Cookies. The yield from these ladies can be as much as 2 ounces per plant when grown indoors, and she’ll thrive when in a hydroponics environment. Suitable for a Sea of Green garden but much preferring room to branch out, most gardeners find GSC to be a highly versatile and lively strain that has shown a significant resistance to most diseases and pests. Growing Environment: indoor/outdoor. Garden Skills: intermediate. Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks. Yield: moderate to heavy.

The Girl Scout Cookies strain produces plants of medium height with robust branches covered in bright green leaves. The buds are dense and display coatings of silver crystals and sticky resin. In cooler conditions, the plants can take on a purple colour. THC level has been measured in the lab at 19.3 percent. Indoors, Girl Scout Cookies grows well in hydro and although you can use the SOG growing method the plants should be allowed to stretch a little to optimise the harvest. The plants have good resistance to mildew and pests and flowering time is nine to 10 weeks. You can expect to harvest around 60 grams per plant. Outdoors, this strain needs lots of warm sunshine to thrive so you’ll need to grow it somewhere with a Mediterranean climate. Harvest in the northern hemisphere is in mid-October.

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Like many stoners, the Cookie Family have a sweet tooth, which is why their strains are all named after some sort of dessert -- hence such varieties as Sherbert, and, of course, Girl Scout Cookies. Much speculation has been made as to the genetics of the GSC, and while the Family don’t want to give away the whole recipe, the basic deal is this. They had a variety that they referred to as the “F1.” Now, this was a nickname, not an indication of its hybridization status. They could have called it “Freddie,” but they called it the F1. “It’s our secret sauce -- I won’t tell you the real name,” said Jigga. “It had this pissy funk and was one of the best strains around aside from the Kush. So the F1 was crossed with Durban Poison and stabilized, and then that strain was crossed with a Kush that itself is something of a legend. “The Kush we had, the parent, originally was one of those local strains where you couldn’t get any cuts,” Jigga continued. “But we had access to those genetics -- something that was brought to Southern California from Jacksonville, FL, from some Deadhead friend. Our friend brought it to San Francisco around 1994. It was known as ‘Kush’ until Snoop and B-Real started to name it ‘OG Kush’ -- one of the dankest Kushes of all time.”

The Cookie Family says they never give away their genetics, and don’t enter their products into Cannabis Cups. So how do Cookies end up in our Cups? “Fortune cookies… it’s when people buy a bag of Girl Scout Cookies, open up a bud, and there’s a seed inside it. It’s an inside joke.” Says Flux from the Cookie Fam. So where do real Cookies come from? First they crossed F1 (a mystery strain, the Cookie Fam’s “secret sauce”) and Durban Poison, stabilized it, then crossed that with a coveted cut of Kush that eventually became known as OG Kush.

Much of the history behind Girl Scout Cookies is kept secret by its proprietors but it's generally accepted that GSC originated as an F1 development of Durban Poison, bred out of Florida in the mid-90′s, and then brought to the world in 2010 (by the same group responsible for Cherry Pie). Contrary to popular belief, there's no actual direct genealogical relationship between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, nor is there any Grand Daddy Purple in GSC's lineage. Girl Scout Cookies' rise to popularity hasn't gone without controversy; the insatiable demand for strain has given rise to plenty of impostors and generic spinoffs. Unfortunately, a lot of the Girl Scout Cookies currently being distributed by dispensaries in the bay (or anywhere else) is not in fact genuine GSC (although a lot of the fakes are impressive in their own right).

Girl Scout Cookies were released commercially to the Bay Area in 2010, by the same group that brought you Cherry Pie. The strain quickly proved to be successful, being mentioned in music and commanding higher prices. As its popularity grew, GSC also became the subject of confusion. Like many other popular and trendy strains, its name recognition was used for false advertising for marketing other, unrelated strains.

When 2 full boxes of Girl Scout Cookies arrived in British Columbia, BC Bud Depot knew what to do. The clone was fast becoming a legend - a potent mix of an OG Kush x Durban Poison x Cherry Kush mother backcrossed with a prime-looking OG Kush father created possibly one of the best Northern California strains of all time. After dedicating a number of mothers, BCBD immediately started growing these out to reverse and create the first feminized (S1) Girl Scout Cookies seeds released to the world.

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For the past few years, people in the cannabis world have been talking a lot about the strain known as Girl Scout Cookies. Cookie crosses have won or placed in several Cannabis Cups. Chances are your local pot merchant, whether he or she is working in a medical dispensary or for a delivery service, has something on the menu called Girl Scout Cookies. But the truth is that the genuine Girl Scout Cookies is quite hard to find. The breeders who created this famous strain -- an outfit who call themselves the Cookie Family -- do not advertise, and they do not enter Cannabis Cups. Their activities are strictly on a need-to-know basis.

Girl Scout Cookies is an Indica dominant weed from the Bay Area in San Francisco with genetics from three strains; OG Kush, Durban Poison and Cherry Kush. OG Kush and Cherry Kush are well-known Indica strains from northern California while Durban Poison is a Sativa from South Africa. Girl Scout Cookies weed has a skunky smell with undertones of mint. The flavor is surprisingly sweet, reminiscent of candy floss with a hint of spice. The high comes on fast and you’ll feel a soaring rush that settles down into a strongly sedative stone. This is definitely a smoke for chilling out in the evening.

To make the cookies, you start with a pretty potent Durban Poison — a landrace strain that grew with little interference or breeding in Africa — which is one of the few 100 percent sativas out there on the market. Combine that with a heavily indica-dominant OG Kush cut that most agree originated in south Florida, and you end up with the Jekyll-and-Hyde of marijuana. The cerebral high of Durban with the body-numbing Kush … what could go wrong? If you’re a fan of super-racy, haze-like sativas, the punch from the Girl Scout Cookies’ Kush influence make this a nice change of pace. If you’re new to recreational smoking, avoid taking a sack of uncomfortable home.

The origins of Girl Scout Cookies are as hazy as you’ll feel after just a few hits. Some say it’s a cross between pure South African sativa Durban Poison and the west coast sativa-like hybrid OG Kush. Others say there’s a bit of a Florida strain in there called F1. And still others say it has famous indica Granddaddy Purple in the mix. Whatever is in there with the Durban Poison and OG Kush, there’s no doubt that Girl Scout Cookies deliver a bright, cerebral sativa high. It will definitely turn you into a giggle monster or philosopher, depending on your predilections, but it won’t put you to sleep. What everybody agrees on is its strength. It’s got about 20% THC, and .5% CBD. That THC percentage is terrifically high for any marijuana strain, and is part of what has earned Girl Scout Cookies its slightly naughty reputation. Girl Scout Cookies is such a famous strain that it’s spawned a lot of copycats. There are definitely fake GSC strains running around, as well as legit related phenotypes like Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies.

Inhaling this strain puts you in a very pleasant place while packing quite a punch. It gives you a fairly long-lasting high. A little bit can definitely goes a long way with this strain so don't go overboard on your first sample. The effects are very strong providing a lasting cerebral head-change as well as full-body relaxation. The combination of mental and physical effects make this a very powerful strain that won't knock you out right away. GSC tastes a lot like America's favorite marijuana-free cookies by the same name. There is a distinct earthy flavor with hints of chocolate and possibly even mint. The smoke is thick enough to coat your tongue with the delicious taste of this strain without making your mouth too dry. GSC boosts your mood making you feel extremely euphoric, happy and leaves you in an overall uplifted state. Medically, this strain is ideal for treating stress, pain and depression. GSC gives you a strong high matched with delicious flavor and scent. If you're looking for a tasty, potent, mood-boosting strain, then you should definitely try some Girl Scout Cookies.

Awards    6


3rd Medical Cannabis Cup Seattle (Best Medical Hybrid), 3rd Medical Cannabis Cup Seattle (Best U.S. Hybrid)


2nd Amsterdam Cannabis Cup (Seed Company Hybrid), 1st Medical Cannabis Cup San Francisco (Indica Cup), 1st Medical Cannabis Cup Los Angeles (Hybrid Cup)


5th Emerald Cannabis Cup