GSC Strain, also known as “Girl Scout Cookies Strain”
GSC Strain, also known as “Girl Scout Cookies Strain,” is an Indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing OG Kush with Durban Poison. This popular strain is known for producing euphoric effects, followed up by waves of full-body relaxation. One hit of GSC strain will leave you feeling happy, hungry, and stress-free. This strain features a robust THC level of 19% and is best reserved for experienced cannabis consumers. Those with a low THC tolerance should take it slow with GSC strain as the effects of the strain may be overwhelming. The high THC content in GSC strain is beloved by medical marijuana patients looking for quick relief from symptoms associated with chronic pain, nausea, and appetite loss. GSC strain is famous for its pungent, dessert-like aroma & flavor profile featuring bold notes of mint, sweet cherry, and lemon. The average price per gram of GSC strain is $11. According to growers, this strain flowers into green and purple buds with fiery orange hairs. GSC strain has an average flowering time of 9-10 weeks and is a fan favorite of home grow enthusiasts. This strain has won numerous accolades and awards over the years, including a few Cannabis Cups. Because GSC strain has reached legendary status among the cannabis community at large, you can find many variations of this sought-after strain, including Thin Mint (aka Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strain) and Platinum GSC (aka Platinum Girl Scout Cookies).
About Girl Scout Cookies Strain
The little girls out front of the supermarket might be adorable and everything, but if you want to step up your game and dive into a flavorful, euphoric experience then these are the Girl Scout cookies strain you really want. GSC strain (formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies strain) is a Cannabis Cup award-winning strain comprised of OG Kush strain and Durban Poison strain and is perfect for an after-dinner treat or a nightcap.
Girl Scout Cookies strain are also sometimes known as Berner Cookies or Berner’s Cookies, after cannabis mogul and rapper Berner (whose real name is Gilbert Millam, Jr). A San Francisco native, Berner lays claim to originating the strain with a growing collective that’s become known as Girl Scout Cookies strain Fam. A master of branding, Berner shot Cookies into the mainstream when he got his product into the hands of no less than Wiz Khalifa. It has since become a staple strain across the U.S.
By crossing two super popular strains, the underground breeding collective Cookie Family (or Cookie Fam) has been able to elevate THC levels to a whopping average of 25% to 28% and boast CBD and CBN contents to 1% as well. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, then the flavor and aroma will definitely draw you in. At the first opening of the bag the sweet, earthy aromas hit your nose and only grow sweeter as you break apart the buds. The smoke of this strain is dessert-like and will certainly endear you to these light green and purple-hued buds. The fiery orange hairs and bright purple leaves make it just as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.
The GSC strain high catapults you into a wave of euphoria and tingles that encapsulate your body with very little effort. These ultra-powered buds will have you questioning space and time, while utterly gluing you to your seat. The couch-lock on this is real, as are the munchies, so be sure to have a box of actual Girl Scout cookies strain handy for good measure. Throughout the hours-long high, you’ll experience waves of giddiness that might have you in minor giggle fits, though that will ebb and flow into introspection from time to time. This is an engaging high that will certainly have you feeling creative, but try as you might, you probably won’t have any motivation to get anything done.
GSC strain has some incredibly powerful effects that are beneficial to the medical community in numerous ways. First and foremost, this is a great strain for treating chronic pain, inflammation, muscle tension, and cramps. Its highly sedative properties will have you feeling relief in no time. Additionally, many use this strain as a stress reliever. The tranquilizer-like feeling of this bud puts you in a place of complete relaxation, slaying stress and even getting you ready for a good night’s sleep.
Growing techniques for this plant vary depending on who you ask, however, Cookie Fam suggests SOG indoors with either a soil or hydro setup. The flowering time on this plant is around 10 weeks or until the buds are plump and plentiful. The yield of this plant is about average, though in really stellar conditions you might be able to squeeze out a bit extra.
There are several phenotypes of this strain that include other clever plays on the plant’s former name, such as Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies, however, GSC strain stands out from the pack with its bright purple leafiness and twisting greenery. Additionally, the THC content of this variation truly makes it a one-of-a-kind experience.
GSC strain, which was originally known as the Girl Scout Cookies strain, was first bred by Northern California’s Cookie Family sometime about 2012. A Sativa-leaning hybrid cross between a cutting of OG Kush and the breeder’s own F1 Durban Poison strain, GSC strain produces a plant with multiple branches and a powerful flower.
The strain has a short stature that is common on strains with Indica lineage and is known for its tight internodal structure, which creates its iconic spear-shaped flowers with lavender calyxes. The most popular phenotype produced by the first batch of GSC strain seeds was Thin Mints.
GSC strain has taken home several High Times Cannabis Cup awards since it was first propagated — including the first-place trophy for Best Hybrid at the 2013 Southern California Cannabis Cup.
GSC Strain Grow information
When cultivated indoors, GSC strain flowering time is approximately 62-71 days after switching the light cycle from veg to flower. Outside, growers will need to wait until mid-October in the Northern Hemisphere, mid-April in the Northern Hemisphere, for harvest. Regardless of wherever GSC strain is cultivated, the plant wants to grow tall and requires training, pruning, and full exposure to light to reach its maximum yield potential.