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Information about Cookies and Cream:
What do you think about when you hear about cookies and cream? Surely, one of those thoughts would have to be Oreo? For what it is worth, the owner of Oreo is lucky to have a brand name become a household name.
But when it comes to recognition, this cannabis strain called Cookies and Cream, despite being relatively new, has started creating a name for itself after having won the Denver Cannabis Cup for hybrids a few years ago.
For a cannabis strain to be recognized, surely it cannot be about how it smells or tastes only. It has a lot more to do also with the great effect it has on the consumers. On that end, Cookies and Cream certainly do not disappoint as it continues its own journey towards becoming one of the few legendary strains. In only a few years, it has become one of the top strains as shown by different cannabis sites.
Cookies and Cream trace its lineage from two popular strains. One if the Starfighter, which has gained a good following for its uplifting property. The other is an undisclosed phenotype of a strain known for incredible mental high, Girl Scout Cookies. By combining these two strains, the breeder was able to create a balanced hybrid that not only smells and tastes great but also comes with a powerful kick that settles into a balanced high.
Information about Cookies and Cream Strain:
|ORIGIN||Starfighter and an unknown phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies|
|EFFECTS||Happy – 10
Relaxed – 9
Uplifted – 7
Euphoric – 7
Focused – 4
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10
Anxious – 8
Dry eyes – 3
Paranoid – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, earthy, vanilla|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, nutty, vanilla|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10
Depression – 5
Pain – 5
Insomnia – 5
Lack of appetite – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to early October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||4 to 6 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||20% to 26%|
|CBD %||Less than 1%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||50%/50%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 16 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||16 ounces or more per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed to grow|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
So, what makes Cookies and Cream so special among the thousands of cannabis strains worldwide? Consumers report that the onset begins with a mental high that is uplifting. As the effect intensifies, there is a heightened sense of focus, and at the same time, mood changes to one that is euphoric.
The mental high continues to intensify as you begin to feel happy and energetic, but not to the point of being psychedelic. This is followed by the physical body high which balances the mental high. The sedative property of its Indica side calms your body down without causing you to feel lethargic or leave you in a couch-lock. These balanced highs are what makes the Cookies and Cream one of the best hybrids in the world.
Imagine yourself going out into a garden early in the morning. There is an earthy scent in the air is refreshing. Now, blend the sweet smell of vanilla, and the result is one of the best smelling odors among cannabis strains.
As good and refreshing as it smells, Cookies and Cream also has a wonderful taste. Unlike its namesake where the flavors are rich, perhaps too rich for many people, this cannabis has a more mellow flavor that is smooth to smoke and the nutty aftertaste makes it a delight to use.
Using Cookies and Cream might increase the level of anxiousness to those who have anxiety disorder illnesses or concerns, as well as those who are predisposed to such. Should this occur, then most likely it is because of overusing. Other than that, a common negative reaction would be dry mouth and dry eyes, both of which are common with using cannabis.
Because of the powerful kick it brings, those who are not used to the cerebral head high might experience dizziness in the beginning.
As great as the Cookies and Cream strain is, it also has a downside. For medical cannabis users, this is a great strain to use in reducing stress. But if you have an anxiety disorder, then this is not the right strain to use. Used in a small amount, this strain could reduce stress, however, if one were not careful, it might also elevate the level of anxiousness.
The balanced high of Cookies and Cream can certainly help you relax. For that reason, it is able to help you reduce the tension from your body, as well as provide relief from mild pains and aches. Depending on the amount used, it might also leave you feeling tired. In smaller quantity, it does give an energy boost, but a little too much and you start to feel sleepy. Another effect it has is in making the user feel hungry, which means this might be f benefit to those who are having trouble keeping a good appetite.
Not a lot of information are available on growing Cookies and Cream. We do know it can be grown outdoor, but it seems to thrive better indoor. It does respond well to using soil or hydroponics and by harvest time, should give a decent yield.
An advantage of growing indoor is that you could provide it with an environment that makes it flourish. Using an indoor growing tent, you will want to have ample space. Although there is no documentation, combining the techniques of hydroponics and the Sea of Green (SOG) should lower the flowering time that is estimated to start in 8 weeks. During harvest, you could expect a yield per square meter of 12 to 16 ounces.
From what we have gathered, the estimated yield if 16 ounces per plant by the time growers harvest Cookies and Cream around the last week of September towards the early part of October.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Cookies and Cream? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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