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Platinum Cookies

Platinum Cookies, also known as Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, PGSC, and Platinum GSC, is an indica-dominant cannabis hybrid (60% indica and 40% sativa) that evolved from the indomitable Cookies strain. Platinum Cookies could help manage chronic pain, anxiety, and depression.

The parent strain was developed in Northern California by a collective called the Cookie Family, whose genetics have come to dominate the West Coast cannabis market. Cookies is the strain (cultivar) that made the collective famous, with Platinum Cookies being the latest in a series of delightful offshoots, including its close cousin Thin Mint Cookies.

PGSC is a hybrid strain that crosses OG Kush, Durban Poison, and a third unknown strain. Platinum Cookies perfectly marry the dreamy, relaxing power of Kush with the creative zest of Durban Poison, making Platinum Cookies a highly sought-after, versatile strain with sweet berries and candy fragrance, along with berry flavors.

With THC levels of 17%-22%, Platinum Cookies is considered relatively potent, with a THC content suitable for those seeking relief from pain and anxiety. Users report heady feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and contentment. Boasting moderate cannabidiol (CBD) levels, Platinum Cookies can also be used as an effective mood enhancer.

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Strain types

  • 60%Indica
  • 40%Sativa


  • Berry
  • Candy
  • Pine
  • Sweet


  • Berry
  • Cookies
  • Sweet


Terpenes play a role in the mental and physiological effects of cannabis while also being partly responsible for the scent and flavor of a particular strain. Prominent terpenes in Platinum Cookies include myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and limonene.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene



Platinum Cookiess has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Hunger
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating
  • Stress Relief

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Paranoia

Platinum Cookies is shown to provide a number of positive effects, as well as potentially some negative side effects.

Medical Applications

Platinum Cookies is shown to help relieve the symptoms of a number of physical and mental health conditions.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

An effect experienced by many users of Platinum Cookies is a reduction in levels of stress and anxiety. Cannabis helps treat anxiety because it affects the nervous system, with THC mimicking the action of a chemical called anandamide, or the “bliss molecule,” an endocannabinoid that our bodies produce naturally. Users of Platinum Cookies report states of contentment, a gentle feeling of ease, and a reduction in anxious or repetitive thoughts.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

The robust levels of THC in Platinum Cookies have been known to help users with insomnia and other sleep disorders. THC has increased adenosine levels, a chemical known to promote sleep. Platinum Cookies is a good option for ending the day, as it can function as a great precursor to sleep. This makes it less suitable for use during the day as the effects may hinder productivity.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

Platinum Cookies is a versatile strain that can be successful when grown indoors or outdoors. Grown indoors, it will yield around 12 ounces per square meter and is likely to produce relatively small, tight buds covered in trichomes. The “platinum” refers to the intense frosty color of the fully developed buds.

Outdoor growers can expect higher yields of around 16 ounces per plant. However, this is only when the conditions are hot and dry. Experienced growers recommend using a greenhouse if possible, as it offers the hands-off advantages of an outdoor grow but allows better control over the climate.


Platinum Cookies is a tall plant growing between 5 and 6 feet tall.

Humidity and Temperature

This strain thrives at lower humidity levels — between 55%-70% during the growing stage.


Platinum Cookies has an average flowering time of eight to nine weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Platinum Cookies good for?

Due to the high levels of THC and moderate levels of CBD in Platinum Cookies, most users report relaxing, uplifted, and stress-relieving effects. This strain can relieve pain, nausea, and insomnia and offer users a calm, contented experience. Overindulgence can lead to a more sedative effect with this strain, so it is best to start slow and establish a comfortable intake level to avoid getting stuck on the couch. The means of ingestion can also affect effects, with edibles more likely to lead to inertia than other forms of consumption.

Is Platinum Cookies an indica or a sativa strain?

Platinum Cookies is a hybrid, containing a blend of indica and sativa varieties but with slightly more indica genetics.

How does Platinum Cookies make you feel?

Users report relaxed, contended, and uplifted states. Platinum Cookies is known for reducing stress and providing a long-lasting experience of relaxation. Not necessarily for beginners, a low intake level can still result in potent effects. Recommended for unwinding at the end of the day, but perhaps better avoided when the to-do list is getting out of control, Platinum Cookies is the ultimate stress-relieving strain.

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