Another child of the famous Cookies strain, Cherry Cookies shares many of those similar Kush qualities, but gets its intense scents from another strain too. Often compared to its iconic parent GSC, as this Cherry Cookies Strain review will show; it varies greatly only in flavor.
In the effects, both strains are very similar for recreational and medicinal users. But the progeny also brings another side to the hybrid equation. Some claim Cherry Cookies to have high-grade wellness benefits for a variety of physical and mental reasons too.
This strain’s unassuming name can be misleading, because Cherry Cookies delivers intense effects for even the most experienced Cannabis users. The Cherry Cookies Strain is an ideal indica-leaning hybrid and not to be underestimated.
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About Cherry Cookies Strain
This Cherry Cookies strain review takes a deep look at this 70/30 indica-leaning hybrid that descends from a combination of the strains Cherry Pie and the wildly popular GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies).
Like its legendary parents, Cherry Cookies tastes sweet and hits hard with an average 23% THC rating.
The Cherry Cookies high can be intense but for the experienced user, the high is both happy and relaxed. There’s a state of mental and physical relaxation with a taste that sets it apart from the rest of the Cookies family.
Smell of Cherry Cookies
The Cherry Cookies strain smells like its GSC parent with a more fruity layer. There are hints of spice and citrus and a diesel note on the back end. The terpenes are suggestive of the indica-dominance with an energetic start.
Like its parent GSC, Cherry Cookies is incredibly popular when you can find it. It is a flavor-packed addition to the Cookies lineage, with a sweet and sour fruity smell and taste that’s a product of its lineage.
Cherry Cookies sounds more like a sugar-coated fruity dessert than a potent strain of weed, but don’t be fooled; it can knock you off your feet with a consistently high THC level. This strain can produce a mind-altering high or a deep body buzz, but both will have a sweet cherry nose.
Appearance of Cherry Cookies
Cherry Cookies has large, tight nugs with pale green and yellow colors and golden pistils wrapping each bud. Cherry Cookies has great bag appeal once processed because of a rich trichome layer with a rich terpene profile.
The Cherry Cookies strain is known for a thick, frosty layer of fuzzy hairs that swell with thick and sticky resin. This cannabinoid-rich excretion emits the rich, sweet and sour cherry aroma that stays on your fingers after handling the plant.
Those who grow Cherry Cookies are quick to note that the sweet, sour and fruity smell represents an energetic indica-dominant effect. It potency, appreciated by medicinal and recreational users alike, gives Cherry Cookies both fun and function.
Effects of Cherry Cookies
Cherry Cookies produces a strong-smelling smoke similar to the bud’s aroma, sweet on the front end, sour on the back end. While reminiscent of its GSC parent, the Cherry Cookies strain has a sweeter taste with a more pronounced sour side.
After an initial toke, Cherry Cookies moves rapidly into a state of powerful energy. It’s a heightened perception that moves you easily off the couch. Focus is acute, so make sure you have something to do; bust out the vacuum, go to a museum or hit a festival.
Cherry Cookies for Recreational Use
Long-lasting and intense, there are a variety of effects you can expect from Cherry Cookies aside from increased energy. An awakened appetite, a sense of euphoria, elevated levels of creativity and happiness are all common, topping even other quintessential sativa strains.
Visual distortions are also commonly reported with Cherry Cookies for a pseudo psychedelic feel. Once the energy rides through, the strain’s indica relaxation, only now slightly perceptible, creeps and spreads through all the body.
Cherry Cookies for Medicinal Use
Just as Cherry Cookies inspires recreational smokers, it also has many therapeutic properties that medical cannabis patients appreciate. There’s an enduring relaxation that soothes tension and anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
The physical conditions Cherry Cookies has been associated with include aches and pains, from injuries to chronic conditions like lupus or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties in the strain’s genetics may also relieve anything from headaches to indigestion.
Cherry Cookies Strain Terpenes
Cherry Cookies is one of the most popular Cookies variations to date, ranking high like Pink Cookies and Thin Mint GSC. The terpenes in the Cherry Cookies strain comes from crossing Cherry Pie (aka Cherry Kush) and Cookies F2.
With a complex terpene profile from an established lineage, this strain behaves like a GSC with a heavy body sedation yet an alert mental state. This comes from its primary terpenes, beta-caryophyllene, humulene and limonene.
Growing the Cherry Cookies Strain
Cherry Cookies can be tough to grow. It’s not entirely resilient against a wide range of cannabis plant problems and diseases. So, many growers prefer to raise Cherry Cookies indoors to leverage the plant’s care.
The plant thrives well in both indoor and outdoor gardens, flowering in 8-10 weeks. Successful outdoor growing calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime temperatures in the 70 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range.
Those looking to highlight the strain’s standout purple hues should expose the plants to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures late in the vegetative stage. Cherry Cookies flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Harvesting the Cherry Cookies Strain
With a yield of about 3 to 6 ounces per square foot of growth, the best way to encourage Cherry Cookies to yield more bud is to prune the plant throughout its growth. Cutting off the outer leaves gives more room for the plant to spawn new branches with more leaves.
In the dispensary, Cherry Cookies catches the eye right away with exceptionally large, solid flowers that have a tapered, spade-like shape. The bud structure is so strong, it may be difficult to break up by hand.
When properly cured, buds burst with a bright cherry aroma. There are also some more musky, earthy base notes, a diesel smell that’s passed on from Cherry Cookies’ grandparent strain, OG Kush.
Cherry Cookies Strain Love
Cherry Cookies owes its popularity partly to the fact that it comes from a hailed ancestry. Its parents – both prominent figures in the cannabis industry – rose through the ranks and became coveted hall of famers.
Somewhat difficult to come by, Cherry Cookies is worth snatching up whenever it’s spotted on dispensary shelves. Its smooth and versatile high is great for solo or social use. If you do bring it out to a party, be prepared to share because the cherry smell always helps you make friends.