Experienced breeders work tirelessly to create new and unique hybrids that change the modern cannabis landscape. Recent decades have vastly expanded the range of known strains and it now takes a truly great creation to captivate connoisseurs and claim a place in the hierarchy of high-end cannabis. GSC, also known as Cookies, is an example of what it takes to stand out from the pack.
This high-powered hybrid became a sudden sensation about 5 years ago, when it popped into the top spot on dispensary menus across California. Though reminiscent of, and derived from, the ever-popular OG Kush, Cookies get its most interesting characteristics from the special F1 Durban Poison genetic used to create this cross. The Durban’s influence is found in the form of a mint-pine undertone that adds a distinct sweetness to the Cookies’ kush-heavy aroma. The result is a slightly spicier alternative to the numerous kush options that dominate the hybrid section of so many menus.
Also famous for its beautiful flowers, GSC combines bright green hues with shades of purple and glowing orange hairs. Its attractive appearance melts into pleasant effects that have made it a fast favorite among hybrid fans. As one would expect from a well-selected OG Kush cross, the Cookies strain is known for relieving stress and depression with sufficient physical symptom relief to satisfy patients in pain. A dose of pure sativa from its Durban Poison parent balances its kush-focused effects enough to prevent drowsiness. As a result, this potent strain tends to be recommended for strong symptoms, but not at the very end of the day.
The success of GSC has led to an instant trend of sweet-themed selections referred to as “dessert strains” now common on the West Coast. We’re happy to feature the original as our February PSC Gram of the Month for patients who’ve heard the hype and want to try this trendsetter for themselves.