Strain Type: Indica/Sativa Strain Lineage:
Cherry Pie (Granddaddy Purple x Durban Poison x OG Kush) OG Kush x Granddaddy Purple x Durban Poison (we confirmed with the provider that while the cross did not include Cherry Pie, it was made with the same parent plants, GDP and Durban Poison.
Lab Testing Results: 17.0% THC, 0.5% CBD, 0.1% CBN
Medicinal Uses: Pain, Muscle spasms, Nausea, Appetite, MS, AIDS, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Glaucoma, Migraines, Gastrointestinal Issues, Cancer, Epilepsy, Arthritis, Alcoholism, Anorexia.
Like just about every other industry, Cannabis is no different in falling prey to fads and what is ‘trendy’. In the past, we have seen crazes over a variety of strains: from OG Kush, to Haze, to just about anything with the color purple. Most of the time it’s simply the appearance of something new to the cannabis scene: an effect that is more pronounced, a smell or taste that has never before been explored, or a look that seems to not belong on cannabis at all. The very complexity of cannabis in and of itself makes for such vast and pronounced differences that it only makes sense that some strains would resonate with people more than others. It seems obvious then, when someone decided to breed not only OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple but Durban Poison as well, the result would be a bud almost universally loved: Girl Scout Cookies or G.S.C.
The appearance of Girl Scout Cookies is somewhat unremarkable. That is not to say it lacks beauty, but the combination of colors is nothing new to the cannabis world. Shades of light green give way to dark veins of purple, covered by an amber sheen of resin heads. However, one thing that stands out immediately about G.S.C. is it’s incredible density: small tight bud structure, akin to its progenitor OG Kush. Overall, Girl Scout Cookies appearance makes for what can be a disappointing optical illusion when comparing grams and eighths.
In general, I have found strains with similar bud density to have a less pronounced smell. With G.S.C. this is not the case. Although not reaching down your nose like Cherry AK, G.S.C. has its own distinct fragrance: deep chocolate notes, with more pungent overtones of fresh soil and mint. These hints of smell intensify as you break down cannabis, making it difficult to fully appreciate until it has been ground up.
Because of G.S.C.’ density, it is difficult to judge how much herb you will need for an appropriate size joint- in my experience, a little bit goes a long way. As expected, the scent of G.S.C. is enhanced after it is broken down, expressing even stronger character from it’s OG Kush side. Dried and cured to the standards I expect, the roll goes without incident and I am ready to medicate in minutes. Like the smell, the G.S.C. taste starts out with a strong OG Kush influence, leaving you licking your lips and trying to place just what it tastes like. As you get further into the joint however, the flavor gets sweeter and richer: elements of cocoa and undertones of Granddaddy Purple battle for your attention.
While there is a veritable bouquet in your mouth, the actual effect of GSC is most noteworthy: starting with an intense mental stimulation right between your temples, it gradually makes its way to the far reaches of your body, relaxing muscles and easing tensions as it goes. The onset of this effect is almost immediate, starting within the first couple drags of a joint. Its continued effect is energizing as well as physically therapeutic, beneficial for ailments such as pain or appetite stimulation. Truly one of the more versatile strains available, GSC is an easy one to recommend to just about everyone.