In-Depth Cannabis Strain Profile: Girl Scout Cookies
If you’ve been visiting the True Blue Blog on regular basis, you may already be familiar with our ongoing series, Cannabis Terpenes 101. In that series, we take a closer look at different types of terpenes found in various cannabis strains, identifying their therapeutic effects as well as the compounds that are responsible for their smell.
Today, we’d like to launch another series: In-Depth Cannabis Strain Profiles. For this ongoing blog topic, we’ll be looking at the various strains of cannabis that influence the food-grade terpenes that we offer here at True Blue. Getting to know these strains will help to guide your terpene selections and understand the increasingly diverse world of cannabis strains.
Cannabis Strain Names Are Often Inspired By Terpenes
If you’ve ever thumbed through a High Times Magazine or attended a Cannabis Cup event, it’s likely that you’ve been both blown away and slightly amused by the insane number of different cannabis strains that exist in the world now. The names of these strains can get wildly exotic, like Zkittlez or Jamaican Lamb’s Bread, leading some industry experts to throw up their hands, calling marijuana strain names “meaningless.”
We love these different strain names, and the diversity this plant has developed over the past few years, however, because it’s an ongoing homage to the magical nature of cannabis terpenes. Without terpenes and terpenoids to give various strains of cannabis their distinct smells and tastes, marijuana cultivators would have far less to work with in the way of names. Conversely, the names inspired by these terpenes give you an idea of what you can expect from various strains in terms of taste and aromatherapy. Which brings us to our in-depth strain profile: a delicious-sounding variety of cannabis known as Girl Scout Cookies.
Where Did Girl Scout Cookies Originate?
This strain, which conjures up images of the sweet snacks that arrive at your door once a year, courtesy of the neighbors kids, originated in California. According to multiple sources, Girl Scout Cookies cannabis, or GSC, is the result of crossing OG Kush (a hybrid strain) with Durban Poison a (a Sativa strain).
What Terpenes Give GSC It’s Wonderful Flavor And Smell?
People who consume Girl Scout Cookies cannabis report feelings of happiness, relaxation, euphoria, and creativity. But what about the sweet, earthy, pungent flavor and smell? To understand what created this “dessert” strain, you’ve got to take a look at its rich terpene content.
According to Leafly, GSC includes the following terpenes:
- Linalool (0.09 - 0.3 %)
- Myrcene (0 - 0.5%)
- Pinene (0 - 0.3%)
- Limonene (0.08 - 0.5%)
- Caryophyllene (0 - 0.9%)
Can’t Find GSC Flower? Try Our Terpenes With Your Cannabis
If GSC is your favorite strain of cannabis, but you can’t find it in flower form all the time, or if you’re looking to restore the GSC flavor to an edible or concentrate product, True Blue can help. We carry food-grade Girl Scout Cookies terpenes that can restore or enhance the strain’s flavor, no matter how you prefer to enjoy your cannabis products.