Gorilla Cookies is a sativa-dominant hybrid of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Gorilla Glue #4. The plant produces extremely dense, resinous buds with a THC content ranging from 18% to 28%. Gorilla Cookies has a cool, earthy scent with a hint of sweetness. Gorilla Cookies has been described as having calming, relaxing, sleepy, and giggly effects, which could make this strain (cultivar) ideal for managing anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.
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Flavonoids are not commonly tested for at the moment; however, they have many potential therapeutic effects. Like all cannabis, flavonoids of Gorilla Cookies are likely to include anthocyanins and cannflavins A, B, and C. Its flavor profile suggests it may also contain catechin and naringin.
Gorilla Cookiess has been reported to have the following effects:
The following adverse effects have also been reported:
- Dry Eyes
- Dry Mouth
- Loss of Motor Control
The THC level of Gorilla Cookies can vary significantly depending on the individual plant and the conditions it is grown in. For this reason, care should be taken when first using any new batch of Gorilla Cookies, even if you have tried the strain before.
Due to its relaxing effects, it is a popular "nighttime" strain and can be used to help people switch off after a long, stressful day. Many medical patients have claimed that it is a valuable strain to help them sleep.
Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.
Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.
As Gorilla Cookies can contain high levels of THC, those new to cannabis or those sensitive to THC should dose this cultivar carefully. “Slow and low” is a good motto to adhere to. Those who develop some tolerance to THC may find that more moderate doses help manage chronic pain, appetite loss, and insomnia.
Gorilla Cookies is a high-yield, high-potency crop suitable for those with little experience growing cannabis. It takes 10 weeks to grow from seed to harvest, with yields of around 1.6-2.0 ounces per square foot when grown indoors and 2-11 ounces per plant when grown outdoors.
It is quite tolerant to variation in temperature, growing well between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and tolerating temperatures up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The strain is also quite forgiving of the pH range it’s grown in, preferring a pH of 5.5 to 6.0 when grown hydroponically and between 6.0 and 7.0 in soil.
A high terpene profile makes Gorilla Cookies more resistant to mold and fungi, allowing the plant to tolerate damper, colder conditions than other strains. However, the highest quality buds are produced when the plant is kept around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and in moderately humid conditions.
Gorilla Cookies also requires some training to produce a substantial crop. The plant can be topped, but this strain is best trained in the low-stress training (LST) method. LST involves bending the plant’s main stem horizontally while the plant is still young and flexible to encourage the growth of side branches.
Whether LST, topping or no training has been done, plants can grow from between 30 and 40 inches. It should be noted that the plant tends to grow very wide and may require some support for longer branches.
Humidity and Temperature
Gorilla Cookies prefers a humidity of around 60%-70% during the first four weeks and 45%-55% for the remaining six weeks. If the plant is grown in temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the humidity should be increased accordingly.
Gorilla Cookies flowers at around nine to 10 weeks when grown indoors. The plant should be ready for harvest in early September to early October if grown outdoors.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Gorilla Cookies strain good for?
Is Gorilla Cookies an indica or a sativa?
Gorilla Cookies is a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid.
How does Gorilla Cookies strain make you feel?
It provides an uplifting, calming effect. Users may feel more social, relaxed, and inspired. Larger doses can cause sedation and paranoia.
THC 17%-20%CBD 0.56%-0.87%
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THC 24%CBD 0.5%