Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC as it is also known, is a hybrid strain that came out of Northern California in 2011-2012. It was achieved by blending a Durban Poison with a South Florida OG Kush. By blending these two strains, growers were able to produce a plant that offers the best of both worlds with the indica body-high and the sativa head-high.
Just don’t be fooled by the name, as it was given in jest and is a sarcastic and misleading name that belies its well known potency.
Though this may be a low yielding indica-dominant hybrid strain, the effects that this cannabis strain can have makes it well worth the wait. Those who partake of the Girl Scout Cookies, will find themselves experiencing a strong yet clean high that can both stimulate the mind, and relax the body.
- 1 The Flavor Profile
- 2 Growing Girl Scout Cookies
- 3 Flowering
- 4 What Gives Girls Scout Cookies its Moderate High
- 5 Conditions Girls Scout Cookies is Commonly Used to Treat
- 6 The Adverse and Negative Effects to Using Girls Scout Cookies
- 7 Quick Reference Guide
The Flavor Profile
The girl scout cookies strain also gets its name from the way it almost smells like the cookies sold by its namesake. This alluring aroma, in conjunction with its sweet and spicy taste, helps to hide the potent kick GSC has.
Some strains have also been known to have a mild earthy flavor, against a lemon minty taste.
Growing Girl Scout Cookies
Girl scout cookies do require a moderate amount of gardening skills. In order to grow additional crops, it is best to use cuttings to establish clones, as there is no guarantee that new seeds will result in the same type of crop that you had before.
Aside from needing a moderate amount of watering and lighting attention to grow efficiently; GSC is a rather resilient strain. As long as the plants are kept in a strong and healthy condition, it is able to shake off most pests and diseases with ease, and can resist most molds and fungi relatively easily.
A low yielding strain, girl scout cookies take a long time to flower, a staggering 9 – 10 weeks. Plants grown outdoors, will start to flower in around the month of October, and are ready to harvest midway to later in the month.
Growing GSC indoors may only yield 3oz of marijuana for every 3 square feet of plant. By growing them outdoors, they may yield up to 10oz per plant.
What Gives Girls Scout Cookies its Moderate High
Being a hybrid that is grown by crossing a South Florida OG Kush with Durban Poison, girl scout cookies have a Sativa to Indica percentage ratio of 40%:60%. This gives GSC a THC of 18%-28%, and a low CBD concentration of 0.2%.
Users will find that this gives GSC the ability to relax their whole body, while also stimulating their mind.
Conditions Girls Scout Cookies is Commonly Used to Treat
Whether it’s through self medication or under advisement, many people have taken to using Girls Scout Cookies to treat several medical conditions. The success rate or effectiveness of girls Scout Cookies is open for debate. But based on user testimonies, here are a few of the conditions people have treated with Girls Scout Cookies and their average effectiveness.
1) Loss of Appetite
Some people have found that smoking GSC can help to improve their appetite. Others however, have found that in order to find any befits, they needed to use an excessive amount of GSC before they saw any results.
Average success rate – 4
GSC has a very uplifting effect, and has been found to be rather beneficial for people who suffer from depression.
If you do suffer from depression, it is best to first seek medical advice before trying to self medicate.
Rather high success rate – 8
As GSC does have a relaxing effect on the body, it is not very good for treating fatigue or a general lack of energy.
Rather low success rate – 3
4) Pain Management
A large majority of users have found that using GSC, either by ingesting or smoking it, has helped with day to day pain management.
Highly dependent on the mindset and condition of the individual, as such it can be effective.
GSC can help some people with their insomnia. But as it can also help to inspire creativity, it has the effect of stimulating the mind; making it unsuitable for most people with insomnia to use.
Average success rate – 4
6) Relieving Stress
Thanks to the uplifting and whole body effect of the GCS, most if not all users have found that GSC can help to alleviate their stress levels.
Very effective success rate – 10
So long as you are taking GSC in low doses, and not taking it too quickly, it can help to relax users with anxiety. If taken too fast or too much, it can have the adverse effect of making your anxiety worse.
If you do suffer from anxiety, it is best to first seek medical advice before trying to self medicate.
Moderate success rate – 6
Depending on the level of ADHD a person has, GSC can help to both calm the person, and increase their focus.
Highly dependent on the extent of an individuals condition, as it can be effective.
The Adverse and Negative Effects to Using Girls Scout Cookies
Aside from the negative repercussions that can come from overuse or abuse of any substance, girl scout cookies is just as safe to use as any other cannabis strain. Other than a very high chance of Dry Mouth, responsible consumption of girl scout cookies has relatively low risks for the following effects:
- Dry Eyes
Quick Reference Guide
|Growing Conditions||Grows better in Mediterranean climates|
|Disease Resistance||High – Mold, Pest, Fungi|
South Florida OG Kush
|Growth Height||Medium, up to 30″|
|Trichomes||Short and Plentiful|
|Flower Develop||Indoors 9-10 weeks|
|Outdoor Yield||10oz per plant|
|Outdoor Harvesting||Mid-Late October|
|Fragrance/Aroma||Sweet and Spicy almost like Baked Cookies|
|Flavor Profile||Sweet, Earthy, Lemon-Mint|
Concentration and Potency
|Sativa : Indica Percentages||40% : 60%|
|THC Percentage||18% – 28%|
|Duration of Effects||Approximately 30 min|
Effectiveness as a Treatment
|Loss of Appetite||4|
Risk of Adverse Effects