GMO Cookies, also known as Garlic Cookies, is one of the most potent strains of cannabis that we’ve ever stumbled across here in DC testing at a whopping 32% THC. We figured, hey, what better strain to sample for our next review! Garlic Cookies, also known as GMO Cookies or simply GMO, is a potent indica-dominant hybrid reeking of creamy vanilla, diesel funk, and garlic. Potency aside, we think you guys will love Garlic Cookies for its sharp feety stank as well as its mentally soothing and euphoric high and deep-seated body effects. While it’s exotic and not always easy to come across here in the city, we hope you’ll get the chance to try it. Here’s everything you need to know about the Garlic Cookies strain, including its lineage phenotypes, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.
Garlic Cookies: Background
Garlic Cookies is a super-potent 90/10 indica-dominant hybrid cross between the world-renowned Girl Scout Cookies strain and the equally-beloved Chemdawg strain. It was first propagated by Divine Genetics who have taken home multiple cannabis cup awards for the strain, including 1st place for Best Indica Flower at the 2018 detroit caregivers cup. It’s best known for its unique garlic-esque aroma and its unmatched THC levels, ranging from 30-32% on average. These days, Garlic Cookies goes by “GMO” or “GMO Cookies”, though the original name of the strain is still in circulation. It’s a great choice for recreational users who appreciate a nice cerebral high with their full body relaxation as well as medical patients seeking relief from pain or depression.
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Garlic Cookies: Cultivation
With a strong cookies background, the Garlic Cookies strain tends to be on the trickier side to cultivate to its fullest potential. The strain grows in hybrid fashion, producing tall sativa-dominant stalks and broad water leaves. She will require a lot of topping and training early on to keep her growth manageable and appropriate for the flowering cycle. This strain also benefits from trellis netting to help support her massive colas. As with many other dense buds, you’ll want to also keep a close eye on your humidity. Too much and you can have issues with mold or powdery mildew. Too little and your plants won’t be as healthy.
Garlic Cookies Appearance
GMO plants are gorgeous, especially during the flowering cycle when her flowers begin to produce trichomes and her water leaves change from green to orange or red or black. They grow a few major top colas that all break away into smaller, fluffy spade-shaped nugs. The color can be difficult to determine by harvest, as each flower is completely coated with a thick layer of trichomes that give the flowers a white, crystalline appearance. However, with close inspection you’ll find that the flowers are a nice shade of light green with contrasting hues of purple as well as a handful of electric orange pistils.
Garlic Cookies Scent, Flavor, and Effects
Garlic Cookies is an extremely refreshing bud, though not in the way you’d expect. In fact, it smells like anything but refreshing. Even while the plant grows and the terps are more natural smelling of herbs, garlic, and a nutty vanilla cookies aroma, she stinks. When the flowers dry, the odor refines like a fine cheese. It takes on a very earthy pungent aroma, similar to fuel. When the buds are agitated via grinding, they release a variety of sweeter aromas like a creamy vanilla along with a sour diesel smell. All in all, they smell like feet. Stinky, sweaty feet, with cakey vanilla-like aromas on the backend.
The flavor is where Garlic Cookies becomes refreshing. The strain is very herbal on the inhale, flooding your mouth with garlicky terps and pungent, earthy smoke. The smoke is very thick and has a mouthfeel similar to a creaminess reminiscent of the Girl Scout Cookies lineage. None of those stinky feet terps really make an appearance in the flavor, though the exhale leaves behind some creamy and nutty notes of vanilla spice as well as a hint of diesel fuel.
The effects of the Garlic Cookies strain aren’t very unlike the high from Girl Scout Cookies itself, though this strain is notably much more indica-leaning. Garlic Cookies is very long-lasting, though it comes on pretty fast. You’ll feel it behind your eyes first, giving you a generous cerebral lift and leaving you feeling pretty zen and euphoric. Soon after, the body high creeps into all of your limbs, providing deep relaxation all the way through and rendering you couch-locked and munchy. If you enjoy the strain towards bedtime, there’s a good chance that it’ll carry you off to a deep sleep.
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Medical Uses of Garlic Cookies
Between all of those heavy-handed effects in both the mind and body and extremely high levels of THC potency, Garlic Cookies is one of the best choices in cannabis strains available for the treatment and management of a variety of different ills and ailments. Just remember the potency levels and start with a smaller dose first so you don’t find yourself dealing with any unwanted anxiety. On the mental side of things, Garlic Cookies is a great choice for chasing away stress and depression with its uplifted effects and blissful euphoric feeling. It’s definitely more of a physical strain though, leveraging its unique body high to help soothe chronic pain, headaches, nausea, a lack of appetite, and inflammation.
Garlic Cookies Review
Garlic Cookies is another one of those picture perfect strains.Garlic Cookies (or GMO Cookies) is visually stunning, mouth-wateringly flavorful, stinky, and most importantly, heavy-handed. We were absolutely delighted by the sample buds we collected. The extremely frosty flowers in the bag smelled a lot like stinky feet or B.O, which is naturally quite exciting in of itself. The impression of the flavor was definitely sweeter and creamier, making for an extremely tast, balanced smoke. Best of all, Garlic Cookies is easily some of the most potent bud we’ve seen here in DC. That 32% THC content basically ensures that you won’t be getting up from wherever you’re sitting any time soon. It kept us down, for sure. If we had to give it a star rating, we’d have to go with a perfect 5. This award-winning strain is a delight in all categories, and we think you’ll love it too. Be sure to try some for yourself the next time you see it on your favorite gift menu. You won’t be sorry you did.