Cookie Dough is a wonderfully potent Girl Scout Cookies phenotype. This particular version of the West Coast’s most popular strain exhibits an orange/yellowish sheen of trichomes and a pungent doughy aroma. Cookie Dough’s effects align closely with GSC’s, offering medical-grade sedation on the body and a well-lit mind that borders on speedy. Enjoy this strain as a means to stimulate appetite and dull physical pain while remaining mentally alert. Beginners beware, as this potent phenotype can be overwhelming. Negative effects such as mild dizziness and dry eyes have been noted by some consumers
Flowers of Cookie Dough assert their bag appeal quickly with medium-sized clusters that adhere in a dense, indica-typical formation. These buds have a roughly spherical shape. The tightly-packed leaves are a pale shade of spring green and are thread through with vibrant orange pistils. Some phenotypes of the strain even boast hints of purple in their leaves; these surprising colors come about when anthocyanin pigments in the plant’s genetics are excited by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, a dusting of translucent, amber-colored trichomes cover these flowers, giving them a slightly yellow sheen.
When cured properly, Cookie Dough’s primary is indeed dough-like, with some bready, yeasty notes. On closer inspection, an acrid funk also lurks underneath. Some hints of berry and citrus liven up the overall impression. When combusted, the strain burns with a smooth and palatable smoke; this smoke has distinct dough and berry flavors on the exhale. Notably, despite its occasional purple coloring, this strain has no discernible grape aroma — this is because the pigments that determine the leaves’ coloring do not have a corresponding effect on their taste.
Cookie Dough’s high very quickly, smacking users with a sudden pressure around the eyes and temples. As they adjust to this new physical sensation, smokers will notice that their thoughts have taken on an amplified cerebral dimension — for some, these effects may lead to an unsettling feeling of mindrace. In the right set and setting though, smokers can adjust to this altered perception in time and can coast through the high’s psychedelic edge. Somewhat too potent to allow smokers to accomplish work or errands, the strain is better for boisterous social enjoyment. Its strong, euphoric buzz can bring about free-flowing conversation as well as fits of the giggles. For a more solo vibe, enjoy this bud with a trippy movie or some mellow, atmospheric music. As the high wears on, Cookie Dough’s indica side emerges, weighing down limbs and eyelids with a weighty, contented relaxation. Ultimately, this strain is more appropriate for daytime or late afternoon use, as the fast-paced effect associated with its onset may be too intense for nighttime.
The strain also has several uses for medical cannabis patients. Its ability to elevate mood can temporarily relieve the difficult symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. To a lesser degree, the strain may also soothe aches and pains, both temporary and chronic. Some anti-inflammatory effects can also take care of everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Because its cerebral effects can be particularly strong, the strain is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic and anxiety or who have a low tolerance for THC.