By now the legend of the cannabis strain Girl Scout Cookies has extended its branches across the globe. Girl Scout Cookies has become a cultural phenomenon, its popularity rivaling other well-known American cannabis varieties such as OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple, and Sour Diesel.
Sometimes referred to by its initials GSC, Girl Scout Cookies is a hybrid strain that originated in the San Francisco/Bay Area. The strain is bred by an underground collective of breeders known as the Cookie Family (#cookiefam), who, since medical and recreational laws have expanded, are taking their genetics and brand to the mainstream of the booming west coast cannabis market. The Cookie Fam growers are responsible for other standout genetics like Cherry Pie, Sunset Sherbet, and Gelato, all following the pattern of naming the strains after delicious desserts with flavors reminiscent of the sweet terpene profiles the strains produce.
Cookie Fam remains protective of their proprietary genetics, and for good reason given the popularity of their hybrid creations. Girl Scout Cookies genetics have been explained as a mix of Durban Poison with influence from Cookie Fam’s secret F1 strain. This combination was then bred with OG Kush, or simply Kush, as the Cookie Fam calls it, to produce the powerhouse we know as Girl Scout Cookies. The strain is known to grow tall and slender and can benefit from a little extra attention. It is not known for heavy yields, but it does produce a pungent aroma that can cut through carbon filters and is amplified by a long, slow cure.