girl scout cookie strain is classified as a hybrid, with a 60% indica and 40% sativa genetic makeup. Its lineage hails from the mega-popular strains Durban Poison (a sativa) and OG Kush (a hybrid). The GSC buds grown and sent into labs for testing have shown results of a 17-28% THC content (rather high for a smoking strain), and a CBD content of 0.09-0.2% (low in CBD). When GSC is grown, variations of phenotypes in the genetics can occur, producing occasional batches of Platinum Cookies and Thin Mint (two related strains, closely tied to Girl Scout Cookies).
girl scout cookie is such a famous strain that it’s spawned a lot of copycats. There are definitely fake GSC strains running around, as well as legit related phenotypes like Thin Mint and Platinum Cookies.
Though I would not recommend GSC for marijuana newbies, I think it’s a great choice for a more seasoned afficionado. Obviously you’ll want to take a little bit less than you are used to, unless you want to feel blotto and hyper at the same time (sometimes fun, especially if you are hiking on really safe, unchallenging trails or picnicking with friends). But I will always love GSC simply for that lovely scent and flavor. That’s what matters most to me — the aesthetic experience of the flowery smoke wafting down my throat.
So if you want your marijuana to taste and smell as good as it feels, try Girl Scout Cookies. Just a hit or two at first, then wait for the effects. Go slowly. And have fun.