Girl Scout Cookies
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Girl Scout Cookies, also known as GSC, is a slightly indica-dominant hybrid featuring 17-28% THC and 1% CBG. With a mouthwatering aroma and taste, the strain has quickly become a staple for dispensaries all over the world and a fan favourite, as documented by numerous awards. This strain’s impressive parentage includes the legendary OG Kush and Durban Poison, which gift GSC with its balanced high that caters to both the mind and body.
The onset of GSC’s effects is swift, delivering an invigorating cerebral buzz within moments of smoking. You will notice how good you feel about yourself and the world around you. This initial uplifting way of mental clarity and euphoria may make you very creative, but it soon transitions into a relaxed state, characterised by full-body tranquillity. You may have all the best ideas in the world come up when you are high on this strain, but you may feel too mellow to act on them. Nevertheless, the abundance of ideas can be perfect for brainstorming and social gatherings with a close group of friends. This strain tastes especially sweet and delicious when smoked with others, whom you will appreciate so much more when you are high on GSC. But thanks to its versatile effects, it can also be used when you are on your own and need to unwind after a long day.
GSC’s unique combination of cerebral and physical effects makes it an ideal choice for various conditions. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, facilitated by caryophyllene, can be beneficial for those dealing with chronic pain, muscle spasms and aches. Its uplifting effects, bolstered by limonene, can help alleviate mood disorders and anxiety symptoms. With the help of myrcene, GSC also has a profoundly relaxing effect that helps combat stress and insomnia, promoting good sleep.
Expect the mild, common side effects of cannabis consumption, such as dry eyes and mouth. The flower has also been reported to contribute to feelings of paranoia due to its potency. Therefore, it should be approached cautiously, especially by novice users. Start with just a puff or two and increase the dose later if necessary.
Girl Scout Cookies make you deeply relaxed and as such, are not the best choice for a wake-and-bake. Instead, we recommend smoking it in the afternoon or evenings.
Taste & Smell
Girl Scout Cookies’ aesthetic is as delightful as its name suggests. The strain’s buds boast a dense structure, adorned with deep purple leaves and fiery orange hairs, all covered in a generous dusting of frosty trichomes.
GSC’s aroma is equally captivating, with its earthy, sweet, and slightly spicy scent that will bring the smell of freshly baked cookies to mind. Upon tasting Girl Scout Cookies, users are treated to a delicious fusion of flavours. Sweet cookie notes intertwine with mint and chocolate notes, making this variety a feast for the senses. It is undoubtedly one of the best-looking, tastiest strains out there.
GSC has a fascinating origin story, with its roots in the sunny landscapes of California. The strain got famous when the breeder, Berner, shared it with his business partner and fellow rapper, Wiz Khalifa. Berner crossed the classic OG Kush with the exotic Durban Poison, resulting in a harmonious blend of cerebral and physical effects, which became loved by many worldwide, as evidenced by its popularity and multiple awards.
Cultivating GSC requires a moderate level of expertise, as it needs a watchful eye and a well-controlled environment. The strain is known to be unpredictable in its growth – while most plants will reach a moderate height of 1-1.5m, some of them shoot up very high. Therefore, regular pruning and much space are necessary while growing GSC. While it is naturally mould-, mildew- and disease-resistant, the strain is on a rather low end regarding yield. Typically, growers can expect around 300-350 grams per square metre and up to 350 grams per plant outdoors within 8 to 10 weeks.