Girl Scout Cookies Strain

May 9, 2021

Named in obvious sarcastic wit, Girl Scout Cookies are far more potent than its name might suggest. A slightly indica-dominant hybrid strain, GSC is known for its power and flavor. It is popular in the scene for its effectivity and clean high, but is a relatively low yielder compared to other strains – but its unique strength makes it worth the wait.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
40%/60%10 ounces per square meter10 ounces or more per plant9 – 10 weeks indoors, mid-October outdoors

Although much hype surrounds Girl Scout Cookies and its origins, the strain basically consists of a South Florida OG Kush blended with Durban Poison. GSC is a unique blend that lives up to its reputation from being featured in a number of rap songs.

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Its heritage guarantees a solid mix of a sativa head-high with an indica body-high, providing the best of both worlds and perfectly suitable for those seeking creative stimulation as well as physical relaxation.

At A Glance

ORIGIN Durban Poison with OG Kush cross
EFFECTS Happy – 10
Relaxed – 9
Euphoric – 9
Uplifted – 8
Creative – 6
FRAGRANCE Fruity, diesel, skunky, mint
FLAVORS Sweet, earthy, pungent, lemon, mint, spicy, herbal
Dry eyes – 5
Paranoid – 1
Anxious – 1
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Pain – 8
Depression – 8
Insomnia – 4
Lack of appetite – 4
THC CONTENT % 18% – 28%
CBD % 0.20%
INDOOR YIELD 10 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 10 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE Mediterranean climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

It has been lauded for providing an energetic boost of creativity and sociability, a high best enjoyed in good company. Other effects include a sense of confidence and unwinding, causing good vibes and giddiness and the desire to laugh and goof around.

The high is said to start off in your head, stimulating the temples, while spreading into the body. While the head becomes euphoric, the body slowly follows by delving into an extended feeling of relaxation.

GSC Fragrance

Well-loved for its sweet and earthy aroma, Girl Scout Cookies has an enticing whiff to it. There is a certain earthiness to its presence, that is then broken up with hints of chocolate and mint, with a generous dash of spiciness. This fragrant bud becomes even more potent in smell as you break it up.

GSC Flavors

Girl Scout Cookies’ smoke has been said to truly embody the flavor of OG with a hint of candy mixed with some mint. Others love it for its unmistakable brown-sugar flavor, mixed with a hint of spices, peppers and nutmeg. Sometimes it has a distinct citrus edge to it, while still maintaining its earthiness.

With an above-average THC level, Girl Scout Cookies is guaranteed to make an impression on even the most seasoned smoker. It is well-loved for its sweet, minty flavor and its relaxing effects that will slowly put you in a relaxing mood.

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GSC Adverse Reactions

As is usual with these strong blends, adverse reactions can range from dry mouth to dry eyes. A good amount of liquids at hand is always recommended in these cases.

Other negative effects reported are general dizziness and paranoia mixed with a little anxiety, although the levels of these effects occurring are mostly mild rather than strong. Usually, in strains this strong, some of the unpopular effects come in with equal force, which in this case is thankfully not the case.


With what conditions does it work?
Girl Scout Cookies have been successfully used in the treatment of many conditions. It has proven itself most effect as a powerful stress-management tool.

Because of this, it has become commonly used as a perfect wind-down smoke for the evening. It is therefore a proven effective way to unwind after a long day at work.

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The high of the GSC comes in quickly and creates a rush that settles into a strong sedative high. This also makes it perfect to combat any onslaught of depression and anxieties. This is because it has a very smooth, soothing way of calming down nerves.

Girl Scout Cookies also causes the “munchies”, which is why doctors have prescribed it to their patients in order to restore their appetite. This is especially prevalent in those who suffer from cancer and the corresponding treatments necessary.

Insomnia has also successfully been treated by the use of Girl Scout Cookies, putting the mind at ease quite easily and encouraging the melatonin levels to spike. A cerebral high has been observed in those who smoke or consume GSC.

There are many popular strains that are direct descendants of the Girl Scout Cookies. Read our full review on White Caramel Cookie Strain.

This is why, for medicinal reasons, GSC has made itself a one-stop-shop for those suffering from pains and aches as well. Lastly, because of it’s above average THC levels, GSC has been recognized as a successful way of gently treating those who suffer from seizures.

Growing Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are produced in short to medium height plants, with sturdy branches and bright green leaves. When grown in cooler settings, it produces a purplish bud that are rich in density and slightly crystallized.

All-round a very resistant strain to mildew and pests, growing GSC is more about creating an environment where it can flourish stress-free with enough space for it to branch out.



Growing well in hydro but also soil, Girl Scout cookies flower in 9 to 10 weeks. It is a low yielder compared to other strains, bringing in an average of about 10oz/ m2, depending on its environmental conditions.


Girl Scout Cookies when grown outdoors needs a lot of warmth and sunshine to thrive. This means it is best kept in a mediterranean climate with a balmier atmosphere. Harvest for GSC is sometime in Mid October and can be expected to yield about 10oz/ plant.

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FAQs About Girl Scout Cookies Strain

What is the Girl Scout Cookies strain yield?

Girl Scout Cookies yields 10oz per square meter indoors and 10oz or more per plant outdoors.

How much THC does Girl Scout Cookies strain have?

It contains from 18% to 28% THC.

What are the origins of the Girl Scout Cookies strain?

Girl Scout Cookies is made from South Florida OG Kush blended with Durban Poison.

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Have you ever smoked or grown your own Girl Scout Cookies? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Happy growing!


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Girl Scout Cookies Strain Strain Review

GSC be nice

Rated 4 out of 5
7 May 2021

I am buzzing while typing. I was looking for a body relaxing massage from the GSC, with a head clearing, functioning high. Success from the first hits off a freshly dried plant begun from seed. Then I’ll prep dinner with a floaty attitude. If I stumble a little be OK my head knows the path to eats.


Amazing smell and perfect for joints

Rated 5 out of 5
19 March 2021

GSC smells really good! The flowers are compact too which made me enjoy my rolled joints more than ever. Just a few hits made me feel the strong high, but also gave me a sense of creativity and focus. Highly-recommended strain.


easy and nice looking plant

Rated 4 out of 5
29 January 2021

purchased GSC seeds only one germanised so i did create a few clones right now i thing I’m almost ready to harvest its been 10 weeks since i flipped the 12/12 but always hard to tell with the tricomes as even with a loop they look clear buy pistols are dark amber…bottom line is I’m not completely sure its girl scout. It was easy to grow, nice dark leaves and i have yet to cut off any yellow fan leaves the first month in veg it had the biggest fan leaves i have seen on a plant that was no more than 12 inches high buds look good and the yield looks to be 5-7 ounces( small plant container due to space) but a great smell very sticky buds i have pics to show if someone can give some insight to harvest time or strain…this is my second indoor grow first grow turn out male


Flowering now, looking good!

Rated 4 out of 5
29 September 2020

Flowering now, 2 weeks to go, looks, smells and is sticky as hell good! I’ll update the smoke once harvested dried and cured.


The one you keep reaching for..

Rated 5 out of 5
30 April 2020

No matter how many strains I have, I always seem to reach for the GSC at night..


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  1. By William ,20 Jan 2017
    I grow 7 CSC last year the buds was like popcorn and I got about 7oz on two all the rest turned out to be male plant Mr.Robert I am a new member of your team I have picture of […]Read More
    1. By Roy ILGM ,23 Jan 2017
      Hi William, I'm sorry to hear your grow did not work out. For support you can always hop onto the support forum where our grow experts will help you out. For any trouble with orders you can contact [email protected]
  2. By john ,06 Jun 2017
    Girl scout cookies kicked ass outside for Me. I averaged 3 pounds per plant. Grown in butte county California
  3. By Mike ,23 Jul 2017
    Two years ago I grew my first crop. It was 2 GSC. We weren't legal until July (Oregon) so that when I started with 2 small clones. They did great. We had a late, hot fall and they finished around […]Read More
  4. By Nun ya ,12 Jun 2018
    One of my abaolute fave smokes.
  5. By gary ,16 Apr 2019
    I have recently jus invested in equipment to start my own grow. I put 20 beans in to germ and all 20 sprouted. Inga someone over seeing me cause it's my 1st grow and unsure of all that comes with […]Read More
  6. By Jaci W. ,24 Aug 2019
    I'm in my 3/4th week of flowering with my GSC ...we are going into Sept. here in MI, cooler nights actually seem to be advancing my potted, outdoor plant that I began as a seed, told to be GSC? She […]Read More
  7. By James ,03 Sep 2019
    I am growing a clone of Thin Mint from 2016 Cannabis cup winner from Larry OG. Now working with his strains. I have a Larry cookie from this and going to re breed it back to the thin mint.
  8. By Kushgod ,28 Feb 2020
    I currently have a girl scout cookie in Vegetive growth soon to go to flower and im wondering just how much she will stretch during the first 3 weeks? I’ve heard GSC is a big stretcher so would like to […]Read More
    1. By Roy ,20 Mar 2020
      outside it grew to 7 feet... indoors 3 1/2 feet
  9. By Judy ,03 Apr 2020
    I have been growing the Original GSC outdoors for 6 years and have had nothing but success and rave reviews about this strain. If you have the right climate and weather and put the time and right ingredients in, you […]Read More
  10. By Bubble Gum Cannabis Strain Information & Review ,29 Apr 2020
    […] | Bubba Kush | Cheese | Chemdawg | Cherry Pie | Chocolope | Death Star | Durban Poison | G13 | Girl Scout Cookies | God’s Gift | Golden Goat | Gorilla Glue #4 | Grape Ape | Green […]Read More
  11. By Larry ,08 Jul 2021
    Am I looking for red hairs to tell when it's ready 60% red hair right

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