Girl Scout Cookies Strains : Should You Choose This Strain?

If you’ve been looking for a high-quality cannabis seed strain, Girl Scout Cookies could be a viable option. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain, to decide whether this strain could be a viable option for you to try!

Basic Characteristics

Girl Scout Cookies might be a staple of most children’s first trips to the grocery store, but we’re most definitely not talking about those sorts of cookies today. Instead, the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain is a highly popular cannabis strain that paved the way for “dessert-inspired” cannabis. In short, if it’s a delicious euphoric cannabis seed strain you’re after, Girl Scout cookies could be the perfect choice for you to try.

The Girl Scout Cookies strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis type with moderate growing difficulty. The strain generally grows to a height of between 5 and 7 feet, making it quite a tall cannabis seed strain. It includes caryophyllene, limonene, and humulene terpenes and is a relatively high-THC cannabis strain, with an average of 21% THC content from yields. However, the strain is low in CBD, making it less suited to medicinal use, with less than 1% CBD for most crops.

History of the Girl Scout Cookies Seeds

So, how did the infamous Girl Scout Cookies cannabis seed strain originate? The strain was developed with funding and support from a cannabis collective located in the Bay Area of California. The collective’s primary goal was to create strains of connoisseur-grade cannabis under the name of “Cookie Fam.” As such, it’s clear where influence for the strain’s name came from.

The Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain was created in 2012 by the collective by crossing OG Kush and F1 Durban Poison strains, resulting in the first Girl Scout Cookies seeds. It is notable, though, that these original Girl Scout Cookies cannabis seeds were not circulated and sold. In fact, the collective only sold clones of the originals. As such, finding OG Girl Scout Cookies seeds can be incredibly difficult, if not completely impossible.

The strain would go on to have a huge impact within the cannabis industry, thanks to its impressive fast growth rates and potent effects. Indeed, it is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes (although the low-CBD, high-THC content of the strain may make it unsuitable for medicinal users wanting a strain that won’t also cause cannabis’ psychedelic effects). Since its first creation and sale, the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain has gone on to win an impressive number of awards from cannabis industry bodies.

In short, it is arguably one of the most popular cannabis seed strains of all time.

With that being said, the cannabis seed industry has seen substantial growth and improvements in terms of cannabis genetics since 2012. Indeed, that’s almost a decade ago now – so, a single question must be asked. Does the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain still stack up against modern seed strains? To answer this question, let’s take a look at some of the stats of the strain to come up with an informed judgment.

Effects of Girl Scout Cookies Seeds

First of all, let’s consider the effects of the Girl Scout Cookies strain. When grown properly and allowed to mature, the strain results in highly euphoric effects. You’ll know if you grew the buds properly when you open the jar. Immediately, you’ll be hit with a mouthwatering scent of baked dough, coupled with vanilla spice and citrus notes. In short, exactly what you might expect from a real cookie. Of course, this delicious smell is sure to attract the attention of those around you, because who could resist – so, it’s reasonable to say that this strain isn’t necessarily great for discrete use.

The strain is especially well known for its potency, and the effects begin to hit users almost immediately. Within moments of taking a first puff, you’ll experience an intense euphoric rush and tingling sensations. These commonly progress to an inability to move, so make sure you’re somewhere comfortable when taking this strain! After a short while, you might start wondering what the day is – this can be a little disconcerting for the first time, but it will pass quite quickly and result in an intense sense of relaxation. The strain is also notable for its powerful creative effects and happiness-boosting abilities.

From a medicinal perspective, the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain provides anti-inflammatory sensations, appetite reduction, stress relief, and mood boosts. It is also known to be useful for relieving the symptoms of anxiety. Still, it should be noted that you will also experience the psychedelic effects when taking this strain as a result of the high THC content.

Side Effects

The Girl Scout Cookies strain is great and provides incredible effects. Moreover, compared to some other strains, the side effects are limited. You might experience dry eyes and a dry mouth, but otherwise, there aren’t many associated side effects. In large doses, though, paranoia is a risk. Hence, this potent strain should always be taken in moderation. You don’t need much to get the full euphoric sensation, anyway!

How to Grow Girl Scout Cookies Cannabis Seeds

The Girl Scout Cookies strain is generally considered moderately difficult to grow. As such, first-time cannabis growers may want to opt for a slightly easier strain – but, it equally doesn’t require years of cannabis growing experience to be successful with.

Growing Girl Scout Cookies Seeds Indoors

Girl Scout Cookies is an excellent strain for indoor growing, owing to the strain’s preference for vast amounts of light. For indoor growing, the strain should ideally be grown between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit; any higher than this can result in reduced yields from the plants. Moreover, the strain can grow quite tall and wide. It also requires a lot of minerals in order to perform to its best. As such, when growing Girl Scout Cookies seeds indoors, make sure you’ve prepared to provide the seeds with suitable nutrient requirements and space.

Growing Girl Scout Cookies Seeds Outdoors

As well as being great for indoor growing, if you have been considering outdoor growing, the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain might be a viable option.

The two most notable concerns here need to be light intensity and height. Firstly, the strain is a full-sun strain and so needs to be grown in a position where it will not be shaded by the sun. Unfortunately, if you don’t have much outdoor space for your cannabis growing operation, this could prove limiting. Furthermore, the strain also grows tall, potentially reaching heights of 7 feet. As such, if you want a discrete outdoor strain, the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain probably isn’t the right choice for you.

However, if you aren’t too concerned about discretion for your plants and can provide the plants with a full-sun environment, they can thrive in outdoor growing environments. Once again, your local climate should be between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Fortunately, this is usually quite achievable over the summer months. As before, you’ll want to make sure that you give the plant plenty of space to grow wide in order to allow it to meet its full potential.

Ideal Growing Conditions

The ideal growing conditions for the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain are moderate to high temperatures, between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and full sunlight. The strain’s genetics stem from Mediterranean plants, and as such, the Girl Scout Cookies strain thrives in similar conditions. The plant is also nutrient intensive and requires a vast quantity of minerals to thrive, so you should ensure you’re feeding it well to get the best yields.

It is notable that Girl Scout Cookies are actually highly resistant to fungi, viruses, pests, and bacteria. As such, many growers choose the strain for the ease of maintenance in this regard.

Flowering Time

Depending on the growing conditions being met, the Girl Scout Cookies cannabis strain can potentially flower within 8 to 9 weeks. While some strains can provide a quicker harvest time than this, it’s worth considering the other benefits and effects of the strain. Indeed, waiting an extra week longer may not be such a bad compromise for high-quality cannabis harvests.


Unfortunately, yield is one of the areas where the Girl Scout Cookies strain falls down. Most breeders can expect yields of about 400-600g, depending on growing conditions.

Pros and Cons


  •       Delicious flavors and aromas that are highly reminiscent of fresh-baked cookies and dough.
  •       Potent euphoric, relaxing, and creative effects
  •       High THC content
  •       Highly resistant to many pests and diseases


  •       Medium/low yields compared to other cannabis strains
  •       Slightly longer flowering times than some modern varieties
  •       Not suitable for beginner cannabis growers

Final Thoughts

If you’ve been looking for a top-class cannabis seed strain, the Girl Scout Cookies strain could be ideal for you. It’s not a beginner strain to grow and is incredibly nutrient-hungry. Nonetheless, the high-quality harvest makes it all worth it for most cannabis connoisseurs! 


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