Girl Scout Cookies Strain

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.

Indoor yieldOutdoor yieldFlowering period
40% / 60%10 oz / m²10 oz+ / 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.

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    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
    ADVERSE REACTIONS Dry mouth – 10
    Dry eyes – 5
    Paranoid – 1
    Anxious – 1
    MEDICAL Stress – 10
    Pain – 8
    Depression – 8
    Insomnia – 4
    Lack of appetite – 4
    FLOWERING TIME INDOOR 9 to 10 weeks
    THC CONTENT % 18% – 28%
    CBD % 0.20%
    INDICA/SATIVA % 60%/40%
    INDOOR YIELD 10 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD 10 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATE Mediterranean climate
    GROWTH LEVEL Moderate

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest

    GSC Effects

    A strain that is named in a misleading fashion, Girl Scout Cookies is notoriously potent.

    Those seeking out a predominantly happy, euphoric high have found their match. It relaxes the body without making it feel heavy.

    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.

    Girl Scout Cookies Strain Adverse Reactions
    Girl Scout Cookies Strain Adverse Reactions

    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.

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      With what conditions does it work?
      Girl Scout Cookies strain 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.

      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 Strain Medical
      Girl Scout Cookies Strain Medical

      Girl Scout Cookies strain 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 Girl Scout Cookies Strain
      Growing Girl Scout Cookies Strain



      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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      1. Durban Poison
      2. OG Kush

      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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      Happy growing!


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