BY MARIE LODI
Most cannabis enthusiasts will tell you that GSC, formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies, holds a special place in their hearts. Originating from the Bay Area and bred by the elusive Cookie Fam, the top-of-the-line strain possesses several Cannabis Cups alongside its unrivaled reputation. It’s not surprising that GSC has become a favorite for cannabis consumers around the world since its debut in 2010.
Simply speaking, GSC, which counts OG Kush and Durban Poison in its parental lineage, is the ideal hybrid. It boasts the perfect balance of indica's body-melting relaxation and the energetic cerebral buzz of sativa. At the same time, the strain is extremely potent, and you’ll find yourself dissolving into the couch, hit with the munchies by the end of your high—which can take hours, BTW. Plan ahead with snacks for this one, perhaps even with a box of actual Thin Mints or Samoas for a truly on-theme experience.
GSC's aroma is far from subtle; it’s a deliciously earthy scent that is simultaneously sweet and dessert-like. Therapeutic benefits of GSC can range from helping with anxiety, chronic pain, migraines, arthritis, stress, and, of course, sleep disorders. Since you won’t want to stray far from the couch with this strain, it's best for evening activities, like Netflixing at home or a social activity that won’t require much movement, like a board game with friends.
Interested in trying GSC? Find this strain at your nearest MedMen marijuana dispensary.