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Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies, often shortened to GSC, is an indica-dominant strain (variety) of cannabis and is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. It is approximately 60% Cannabis indica and 40% Cannabis sativa. Girl Scout Cookies flowers usually have been measured to contain around 19% to 20% THC, very little CBD, and occasionally about 1% CBG. Due to the Durban Poison parentage, some varieties may contain THCV.

Girl Scout Cookies were bred and developed by the Cookie Fam collective in San Francisco and released around 2009. Rumors suggest that the original breeder is Berner, but this has not been confirmed. Popular hybrids include Animal Cookies, Platinum Cookies, Thin Mint, Blue Cookies, Gelato, and Cookies n Cream.

The exact lineage of the strain is also unknown and is kept a secret among members of the collective, who have also bred cultivars like Gelato, Cherry Pie, and Sunset Sherbet. GSC’s parents are thought to be Florida OG Kush and F1 Durban Poison, and Granddaddy Purple (GDP) may also be one of the parents.

The GSC strain is noted for its sweet, mint, vanilla, biscuit, chocolate, and pastry-like flavors and appetite-inducing, uplifting effects. Patients have used GSC for chronic pain, nausea, appetite loss, anxiety, and depression.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

19%-20%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.1%-0.08%

Tetrahydrocannabivarin

THCV

1%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%

Strain types

  • 60%Indica
  • 40%Sativa

Aromas

  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

Flavors

  • Chocolate
  • Mint
  • Pastry
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla

Terpenes

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

Flavonoids

Effects

Girl Scout Cookiess has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Happy
  • Hunger
  • Laughter
  • Sociable

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Girl Scout Cookies is reported to have the following effects:

Medical Applications

Due to its effects, it could help manage and treat the following:
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

CBD and low doses of THC can modulate serotonin transmission and help decrease cortisol levels, which can alleviate stress and anxiety.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Modulation of serotonin transmission also gives CBD anti-depressant effects. The euphoria caused by low doses of THC can also help lift the mood.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains many anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce pain. THC has analgesic (pain-killing) effects, whereas CBD can reduce inflammation and reduce the volume of pain signals being sent from the brain to the nerves.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Cancer Pain

Medical cannabis can help reduce pain, nausea, anxiety, and insomnia associated with chemotherapy.

Organ Systems

  • Cancer
  • Other

Dosing

Growing

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GSC has grown in popularity over the years. As with many other popular cannabis strains, many producers create copies or approximations of the genetics (often called “hacks”) to sell seeds. Some of these may be good copies, some less so. You can get Girl Scout Cookies either as a clone from a dispensary in states that allow for cultivation or seed from Cali Connection.

Those looking for a high-yielding cannabis variety may want to consider another strain, as GSC’s yield is moderate, or approximately 10 ounces per square meter when grown indoors using the “sea of green” (SoG) method (considered ideal). Those looking to maximize yield ought to think about training their plant.

GSC is usually recommended for growers with some experience. Indoor or greenhouse grows are ideal for this variety of cannabis, and it is best to find a good mother plant, take cuttings and grow from clones.

Height

Girl Scout Cookies usually grow to a height between 30 and 60 inches (2.5 to 5 feet), depending on the phenotype. As GSC contains a strong sativa component, some may grow towards the taller end of the range.

Humidity and Temperature

During the vegetative period, GSC prefers a temperature of about 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 25 degrees Celsius) and 50% humidity. During the flowering stage, a similar temperature of 68 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 26 degrees Celsius) during the day is generally optimal, falling to between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 to 21 degrees Celsius) at night. It is best to reduce the humidity in your grow room to 30% during the flowering stage.

Flowering

Girl Scout Cookies take around about 9 to 10 weeks to finish flowering

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Girl Scout Cookies strain good for sleep?

Girl Scout Cookies is not a strain noted for its ability to help with sleep issues, but its anxiety-relieving effects may help a person sleep at night when used during the day. Much depends on the dominant terpene of the GSC: Limonene- or caryophyllene-dominant bud may be more stimulating, whereas myrcene-dominant flower might cause more of a sedative effect.

Is Girl Scout Cookie strain good for pain?

Some patients have reported that GSC is useful for managing their chronic pain. The THC and beta-caryophyllene content in GSC may help battle inflammation.

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