GMO Cookies, also known as "Garlic Cookies," is an indica-dominant hybrid cross between two well-known strains: Girl Scout Cookies and Chemdawg. The "GMO" stands for Garlic, Mushroom, Onion which is apparently what the strain smells like according to Divine Genetics, the folks who created it. Their location is not disclosed which makes the strain's origins somewhat mysterious. What is known is that this is one of the more potent cuts on the market today, clocking in at the upper 20% THC range.
My cut registered at 30.8% THC with 0.1% CBD. Must be an exaggeration, I thought. Especially since what I got from the dispensary was 90% shake. I paid a pretty penny for it at $15/gram which was annoying. Myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene are the dominant terpenes. The smell is indeed stout though I'm not getting the hype about vegetables & fungi. It's got a skunky, savory smell that's not all that unique or noteworthy. Certainly not appealing to the nose. It's nearly impossible to photograph in the usual way as it's just shake--not even larf or popcorn buds. See pic below.
The effects are overwhelming at first. Real one-hitter-quitter stuff. In an age where every strain could be reasonably classified as 'one-hitter-quitter,' I don't say that lightly. This truly does the job after a single hit, but I kept going foolishly until I'd finished my usual half-joint (which is half-filled with hemp, mind you). By the time I'd gotten down to the end of the roach, I was cackling at my cats who all seemed to be giving me stinky faces at the rank smoke emanating from my dying joint. My mom was only making me more paranoid so I went inside where I was quickly overtaken by the high. At first I felt like I was gonna freak out but it eventually smoothed out into a very fun, euphoric stone. The euphoria hit behind the eyes, numbing out sensations all over my body & making me feel light all over. My mom came to talk to me about 20 minutes after smoking and made fun of my stoned eyes so apparently I was visibly GONE.
The high from GMO Cookies is truly unlike anything else I've smoked. It almost doesn't feel entirely like weed. If you try to smoke a spliff, fat joint or blunt of this without a solid tolerance, you're in for a bad time. When they say 30% THC, they are not lying. (Unless they are). But with this strain it's likely accurate. It's like smoking an edible--comes on fast like smoked weed but is psychedelic & long-lasting like an edible. Treat it as such and you'll be rewarded with a potent high that's great for a day of laughter, reflection and mind-bending fun. And I do mean a whole day. 4 hours later & I'm still fucked up.
What conditions would I recommend GMO Cookies for? It's hard to say. The effects are neither solidly indica nor sativa, bouncing from invigorating head high to full-body numbing stone and everything in between. All I can say for sure is it's strong and long-lasting so make sure you come to it with a tolerance and/or severe medical symptoms. It seems better suited to afternoon or evening use than bedtime and is more recreational than functional unless you find a way to microdose. (See microdose pic below).
|Appropriate sized joint of GMO Cookies :)|
I give GMO Cookies a 5 out of 5 stars for potency, uniqueness & duration of effects. What it lacks in bag appeal & smell/flavor it makes up for in effects which is where it really counts. I enjoy small doses far more than large ones and look forward to experimenting with it in the one-hitter. You get your money's worth and then some with this stuff, and it's truly like trying a new drug if you get the same cut I got. This is one strain where you should definitely believe the hype.
The takeaway lesson? Don't judge a book by its cover...or a strain by its bag appeal. This fugly shake would've been my dead last pick if going off looks alone. Or even smell. But WHOA does it pack a wallop.
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