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Girl Scout Cookies: Cannabis Strain Review & Information

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California's Girl Scout Cookies is one of the most recognised cannabis strains in recent history. Among the reasons for the strain’s popularity are her sweet dessert flavour and her balanced effect that is both uplifting and relaxing.

Named after the famous sweet snack, Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) first took the West Coast by storm, then went on to dominate the rest of the world. She has since become one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time, winning multiple awards.

Characteristics Of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid with strong sativa and Kush influences. Her effect is one that targets the mind and body, and her flavour is characteristic of the new generation of sweet strains.

Genetics 60% Indica / 40% Sativa
Parents OG Kush, Durban Poison
THC 20%
Flavours Sweet, Earthy
Effects Happy, Relaxed

Like many other great cannabis strains, Girl Scout Cookies has roots in the West Coast of the US. This cross between OG Kush and an F1 Durban Poison first became very popular in California and shortly after stormed Europe and the rest of the world.

First bred in Northern California in 2012, today, one can find various phenotypes of GSC as breeders further refine the original strain.

Although predominantly indica (60% indica), GSC’s sativa side comes to the fore with a happy and uplifting high. And, of course, the sweet and doughy cookie flavour that first earned the strain her reputation still shines bright today. GSC is a cherished dessert smoke by many weed connoisseurs.

How To Grow Girl Scout Cookies


Girl Scout Cookies is a strain of medium growing difficulty that takes well to bright and balmy climates. Her OG background supports a fast and productive flowering phase.

Grow Difficulty Intermediate
Best suitable to grow Indoors / Outdoors
Climate Warm and Sunny
Variety Feminized
Height Indoor Medium
Height Outdoor Medium
Flowering Time 55–65 Days
Harvest period (outdoor) Mid-October
Yield Indoor 400–500g/m²
Yield Outdoor 400–500g/plant

Girl Scout Cookies isn’t necessarily the easiest strain to grow, although she’s not difficult per se. What makes her slightly more advanced is the fact that she can be somewhat unpredictable in growth. The plant tends to reach a medium height both indoors and out, with some plants surging higher than others. As such, indoor growers may want to control height during veg by training and pruning. After a relatively short flowering time of 55–65 days, she can yield 400–500g/m².

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Outdoors, Girl Scout Cookies prefers a warm and sunny climate like the Mediterranean. In colder climates, cultivators will see better results by growing in a greenhouse. She will be ready to harvest by Mid-October where she rewards with 400–500g/plant.

Girl Scout Cookies: Flavour & Effects


Girl Scout Cookies has a sweet yet earthy taste and aroma. Most users compare the taste to one of the strain's parents, OG Kush. Between the sweet baked goods and earthy notes, one can also taste subtle hints of petrol and flowers.

Noteworthy is her effect that seemingly contradicts her indica dominance: A happy, uplifting high accompanies a relaxing physical effect that doesn’t veer into couch-lock territory. This makes GSC a good daytime strain and a great social smoke. The strain features an average THC content of 20%, with some phenotypes containing as much as 28%. CBD levels are generally low and sit around 0.5%.

Final Verdict: Girl Scout Cookies Has Changed The Weed Scene Forever

Girl Scout Cookies is the go-to strain for all those who love great Cali weed. Top flavour, exceptional potency, and a pleasantly rounded effect have rightfully earned Girl Scout Cookies her stellar reputation.


Written by: Georg
Based in Spain, Georg spends a lot of his time not only geeking out at his computer but in his garden as well. With a burning passion for growing cannabis and researching psychedelics, Georg is well versed in all things psychoactive.

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