Cookies and Cream Strain Review
Desserts are indeed stress-relieving. Chocolates and other sweet treats are one’s best buddies after a heartache or problem at work. Aside from desserts, people also find refuge with Cookies and Cream – a cannabis strain, that is.
A cross between Starfighter and an unknown phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies, this sweet-tasting offspring offers a balanced high to beginners and veterans with long-lasting effects.
Developed by Exotic Genetix, the strain comes with an insanely high 26% THC. Because the clones of the original were hard to come by, one of the goals of creating this hybrid was to make its seeds available. Perfect for night time use, this hybrid can help many patients relieve certain conditions.
Among its most notable recognitions, Cookies and Cream is the winner of the U.S. hybrid category of the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup.
|Cookies and Cream Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Starfighter x Girl Scout Cookies Phenotype|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||50 / 50|
|THC %||20% to 26%|
|CBD %||Less than 1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/m2 / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Though this cannabis does not exactly smell like Oreo or any cookie sandwich, its vanilla aroma does not disappoint anyone at all. The mere fact that this strain smells like dessert is very inviting for the senses.
If it smells great, then anyone would certainly be excited to know how it tastes right? Well, Cookies and Cream does justice to its name. It is sweet like any yummy treat with a nutty aftertaste plus some earthy undertone. The smoke is smooth on the throat and easy on the lungs.
Cookies and Cream has a way of expressing its progressive high to any user out there. With a mental high that mounts gradually, it starts off with a feeling of light-headedness but certain uplifting. Then, the mental high starts to turn into a euphoric buzz that enhances the mood.
Following the cerebral effects, the Indica traits of the strain gently creep into the body. The soothing sensation is relaxing but not to the point of causing a couch-lock. At this point, while chilling, most users are likely to find the mental stimulation taking a dreamy quality.
Pronounced but never overbearing, Cookies and Cream is indeed one of the best in delivering a balanced mental and physical high. Of course, that is assuming users did use it in moderation.
Users can expect to experience having dry mouth and dry eyes. At the same time, some may also have mild dizziness. Nothing to worry about as these are the expected adverse effects of using Cookies and Cream, and any other strain for that matter.
Other notable concerns include cases where some people feel paranoid or anxious. Often, these are not a cause for concern though.
Medical Use and Benefits
When feeling low and blue, indulging in sweets such as cookies, ice cream or chocolates always improves the mood. It is the same with this cannabis. Used moderately, it is very capable of eliminating stress. At the same time, in inducing a euphoric buzz, even those with depression should find themselves out of the funk. It uplifts the soul and making people see the positive things in life.
Aside from the mental effects, this hybrid also manages pain caused by inflammation and muscle spasms in the body. Its ability to make the body relax also helps in fighting off cramps and other aches.
The relaxing high of Cookies and Cream helps in promoting quality sleep and is especially helpful for insomniacs.
Growing Cookies and Cream
Cookies and Cream capture people not just by its sweet and dessert-like profile, but by how great it looks. It has fluffy small to medium sized popcorn-shaped buds. The dark green flowers have yellow-colored pistils dispersed on densely packed leaves. White trichomes blanket the flowers giving it a slightly sticky appearance.
With regards to growing it, this cannabis does not have much literature on its cultivation process. But most experts believe that it thrives better indoors using soil or the hydroponics set up. Cookies and Cream is a temperamental plant so it should be left in the hands of veterans. First timers may wish to observe the growing process first rather than doing it right away.
As intermediate growers say, this cannabis thrives in a warm and semi-humid environment. The temperature should range from 21 to 27 degrees Celsius. It can reach medium height though other phenotypes grow much taller. Even so, it can easily be trained to fit inside a limited space.
Indoors, having a hydroponics setup works wonders. So, keeping a Mediterranean-like temperature inside the habitat promotes better growth. Growers should also remember that this strain must be topped and pruned during the early part of the vegetative state. If all goes well, the flowering stage lasts 8 to 9 weeks with yields of approximately 350 to 450 grams per meter square.
Planting Cookies and Cream outdoors is okay so as long as it is in a warm climate. The flowering period typically occurs at the end of September with each plant producing a generous yield of 450 grams.
Have you grown or used the Cookies and Cream? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.