Orange Cookies is one of the latest exotics to hit the DC market. Bred by the heads at Franchise Genetics, this potent hybrid offers some of the best physical and mental relief you can find. Made from a cross between GSC and Orange Juice, this potent powerhouse is sure to make your mouth water and uplift your senses, chasing away even the sourest of moods. This week, we’re diving deeper into the Orange Cookies strain. In this review, we’ll touch base on everything you need to know about the strain, including its lineage, phenotypes, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.

orange cookies dcOrange Orange Cookies Strain Background 

Orange Cookies is a 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid cross between Orange Juice and Girl Scout Cookies first propagated by Franchise Genetics, who are responsible for other dank creations like Alien Aparation and Atom Splitter. It’s similar to Blue Dream in the sense that it offers more indica-dominant traits, but still feels uplifting and pacifying without slowing you down like a sativa. This tasty treat offers delicious citrus flavors and a sour, earthy aftertaste, encouraging a long-lasting and uber-chill mental buzz along with comfortable physical relief thanks to its genetic background and its mid-range levels of THC checking in at around 12-18%.

Orange Cookies Cultivation

Cultivating the Orange Cookies strain is rated as moderate to difficult. While it produces some incredible flowers, it isn’t as much of a high-yielder as other strains. However, higher yields can be encouraged with proper care early on. Orange Cookies grows big, dense colas that may also be slightly more susceptible to mold and powdery mildew than other strains. Always make sure to monitor your humidity levels closely to avoid mold and take care to ensure your colas aren’t leaning against anything. It also helps to top and train Orange Cookies plants early on to encourage more tops and larger flowers while helping to keep her growth manageable. 

Orange Cookies Appearance 

orange cookies franchise geneticsOrange Cookies flowers are stunning, though she’s equally beautiful during her vegetative growth cycle. She grows very symmetrically with broad, dark green water leaves and prefers to bush out over growing tall. Regardless, she still grows to be quite large boasting healthy branches and plenty of flowers. Her colas swell to medium-sized flowers that break way into smaller, spade-shaped nugs. Each one ranges in color from a light mint to sage with golden undertones. Each one is covered with a healthy helping of sandy-orange to light brown pistils that curl out from a thin layer of silver to white THC-rich trichomes. 

Orange Cookies Scent, Flavor, and Effects 

As the name implies, Orange Cookies has a very citrusy scent and flavor profile. While growing, The flowers emit a very pleasant and fragrant aroma similar to sweet citrus and fresh, green herbs. As the flowers dry, the odor becomes much more refined with clear notes of tangerines and oranges, much like its Orange Juice parent. It has the power to overpower a room with bright citrus terps. However, more complex aromas come forward when the flowers are ground or chopped, releasing a variety of scents including a dank sourness in addition to the sugary-sweet citrus scent. Overall, it smells like a tall glass of OJ with a sour, dank-tinged backend. 

Similar notes are clear in the flavor of the strain. The first impression of the first puff is a very tangy flavor not unlike oranges and tangerines. The smoke itself is pretty sweet and creamy, similar to its Girl Scout Cookies heritage. The smooth smoke leaves behind a sweet and sour citrus fruit flavor and an earthy sourness for the aftertaste. The lasting impression is that of fresh-squeezed tangerines with a notably earthy takeaway. Unlike many extremely fragrant strains, the scent and flavor match each other in terms of impact. You don’t lose any of those flavors or aromas while smoking it. 

By the final exhale, the effects of the Orange Cookies strain has likely taken hold. As a pretty balanced, yet indica-leaning hybrid, Orange Cookies offers extremely calming and relaxing body effects that soothe without slowing you down. It all starts with a gentle euphoria that fades into a mellow cerebral buzz that starts behind the eyes and in the forehead. This effect spreads through the body, leaving you feeling peaceful, uplifted, and perfectly relaxed. Orange Cookies is pretty mild in nature, making it easy to enjoy the strain without worrying about it causing you to experience troublesome feelings like anxiety, paranoia, or couch-lock. However, like most cannabis strains, there’s a good chance that it’ll give you dry eyes, cottonmouth, and a case of the munchies. 

Medical Uses of Orange Cookies 

The Orange Cookies strains’ amazing flavors and mellow effects in unison with its mid-range THC level allows it to be one of the most popular choices for medical patients. The relaxing, cheerful, and happiness-amplifying mental effects make it a popular choice for managing symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety, and depression as well as less common ailments like social anxiety and a lack of motivation. However, the strain is more indica-leaning and can help a lot of patients with physical ailments and conditions such as muscle spasms, tremors, aches and pains, headaches and nausea. It’s a great choice for a lack of appetite too, as it is known to cause a case of the munchies. 

Orange Cookies Strain Review

Overall, the Orange Cookies strain offers a very relaxing, mellow experience for both medical patients and recreational cannabis enthusiasts alike. Between its mouth-watering citrus flavors and stress and anxiety-relieving properties, Orange Cookies makes for one of the best newer exotic strains on the market. If we had to rate Orange Cookies, we’d have to give it a 4.7. It earns points for its delicious flavors and soothing, comfortable high, though it loses marks for its difficulty in cultivation and susceptibility to powdery mildew. If growing isn’t your thing anyway, you’ll absolutely adore this strain. Keep it in mind the next time you visit one of DCs smoke shops or while checking out our other compliant gifting companies in DC. We think you’ll love it! 

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