Girl Scout Cookies
GSC, formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies, is an OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid cross whose reputation grew too large to stay within the borders of its California homeland. With a sweet and earthy aroma, GSC launches you to euphoria’s top floor where full-body relaxationmeets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights have won GSC numerous Cannabis Cup awards. Patients needing a strong dose of relief, however, may look to GSC for severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss.Girl Scout Cookies
There are several different phenotypes of the GSC strain including Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies, which exhibit some variation in appearance and effect. Typically, however, GSC expresses its beauty in twisting green calyxes wrapped in purple leaves and fiery orange hairs. Patients and consumers looking to cultivate this cannabis staple themselves should wait 9 to 10 weeks for their indoor plants to finish flowering.
Girl Scout Cookies has made a name for itself as one of the strongest medical marijuana strains in the world. With THC levels soaring to 28%, it’s no wonder this hybrid has had so many successful offshoots, including Platinum and Thin Mint. As this particular Girl Scout Cookies strain has a high THC level, novices should be careful when consuming in large amounts.
The name may sound innocent, but don’t let it fool you. Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) is one of the strongest strains around. THC levels in this strain range from a high 18% to a whopping 28%. A Bay Area delight, this slightly Indica-dominant hybrid has taken over the cannabis scene. Anywhere that you can find a U.S. cannabis dispensary or store, you’re likely to find some of this OG Kush, Durban Poison cross.
This strain produces a high unlike any other. Get ready for a seriously cerebral adventure and full-body relaxation. A good mix of both Sativa and Indica heritage, the effects of this hybrid take the best from both worlds. This winning combination is what makes GSC such a great strain for medical marijuana consumers.
Weed enthusiasts can enjoy this strain in a number of different ways, including;
- shatter is available for marijuana enthusiasts who prefer concentrates.
- Vape Pens are available from companies such as Toko, Pure Vape and K.I.N.D. Concentrates
Traits of Seeds
Cannabis growers will appreciate GSC’s dense, amber coated lime-green flowers with plenty of red hairs. Shades of purple develop later in the season. This high-yielding hybrid also has a wonderful flavor and aroma. Tasty hints of spicy nutmeg complement a unique earthy, lemon-mint aroma.
Marijuana enthusiasts will notice this strain’s larger than average buds. Dense, tightly coiled leaves are riddled with orange pistils, while some phenotypes have purple streaked foliage if the plant has been exposed to colder temperatures at the right stage of growth. With a huge resin content, marijuana consumers will find this one tough nug to break up by hand.
While this strain is revered for its flavor and appearance, it also has a range of medical applications.
- Patients with migraines and PTSD find relief with GSC. Though, it’s also good for chronic daily stress and anxiety
- Those with Parkinson’s, wasting syndrome, and multiple sclerosis may also find relief with this strain
- Medical marijuana patients will also find it useful in managing ADD/ADHD, Bipolar disorder, lack of appetite, nausea and migraines
Marijuana Strain Remains Popular Despite Controversial Name
Despite unorthodox challenges, the marijuana strain remains a top seller for growers and dispensaries.
There are now thousands of strain names listed on popular marijuana strain online listings. With so many possible strains to choose from, how does a single strain shoot to popularity in just a few years, becoming a staple on the shelves of legal marijuana dispensaries everywhere?
Is it branding? Clever naming? Celebrity endorsement? Other strains have these and don’t reach the level of recognition that the Girl Scout Cookies strain has achieved in so short a time, so what’s the secret?
A main reason for the bestselling status of Girl Scout Cookies is the parent strains it combines. A hybrid strain, Girl Scout Cookies, also known as GSC, is an indica dominant stunner. The strain is popularly claimed to be the offspring of OG Kush x Durban Poison strains, but some sources claim it could be a mix of OG Kush x Cherry Pie (Grandaddy Purp x Durban Poison). Regardless of the exact genetics, this mix of indica and sativa traits give it a well rounded set of effects.
Born in the Bay Area, it didn’t take long for Girl Scout Cookies to spread throughout California and across the West to states like Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.
The Girl Scout Cookies strain is characterized visually by its purple streaks, orange hairs, and light green leaves. It features a sweet and spicy, oven-baked scent, while some users report notes of citrus and musk. Girl Scout Cookies is known for a cerebral intensity and comfortable body melt, translating into pure relaxation.
The GSC strain also manifests as a number of phenotypes: Thin Mints, Platinum Cookies, Forum Cut, and more, with slight variations of these characteristics.
Due to Girl Scout Cookies’ high potency and soaring popularity, growers have overlooked the strain’s low yield during cultivation, knowing that it will sell well and command a high price on dispensary shelves, making GSC a worthwhile addition to gardens.
Controversy Surrounding The Strain
Like most popular strains, some controversy surrounds Girl Scout Cookies, including both the strain’s origin and its name. Similar issues were tied to other strain names using trade marked terms, including the Gorilla Glue marijuana strain and glue manufacturer.
Once the GSC strain reached bestseller status, it became a challenge to find “real” Girl Scout Cookies. Looking to capitalize on the trending popularity of the Girl Scout Cookies strain, many dispensaries began slapping the Girl Scout Cookies name on similar strains, meaning that the Girl Scout Cookies strain name lost some exclusivity, as imposter strains made their way onto dispensary shelves.
Then in late 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission banned the sale of the strain and about 20 other strains like Candyland, Charlotte’s Web, Grape Ape, and Cinderella whose names could make them potentially attractive to children.
Girl Scouts of America weren’t amused by the strain’s rising popularity either, going so far as to send a cease and desist letter to California dispensaries in 2017 for selling Girl Scout Cookies.
Regarding these letters, the Girl Scouts released the following statement: We were recently made aware of local dispensaries using the Girl Scouts trademarked name, or a variation of our trademarked name, to sell their products. In January, dispensaries in California were issued a cease and desist letter from Girl Scouts of the USA for trademark infringement and have removed the product in violation from their shelves. “Girl Scout Cookies” is a registered trademark dating back to 1936. Our famous cookies are known the world over for their delicious flavor and we do not want the public to be confused by unauthorized products in the marketplace.
As a result of these steps taken against the Girl Scout Cookies strain’s name, many dispensaries in legal marijuana states began to shorten it to simply GSC, allowing it to continue to be sold on their shelves without drawing negative attention.
However, it seems that legal marijuana and Girl Scout Cookies are connected in other ways. Girl Scouts in several legal marijuana markets made headlines over the past few years for selling Girl Scout Cookies outside of dispensaries. One young scout in San Diego reportedly sold 300 boxes in under 6 hours, or an average of 50 boxes an hour. That’s almost a box a minute.
While some chapters of the STRAIN came out against this practice, the California Girl Scouts said as long as the scouts were obeying rules created for their safety, they are free to sell where they choose, meaning that it is possible to buy the Thin Mints cut of Girl Scout Cookies in your dispensary and then buy Samoas from your local scout on the way out for munchies later.