GSC a.k.a. Platinum Cookies f.k.a. Girl Scout Cookies
Dark, mossy-colored buds accentuated by pops of deep purple and glazed with tiny dank crystals, GSC's glamorous appearance is striking. Adrienne Airhart of Los Angeles dispensary The Higher Path calls the indica-dominant hybrid "the ubiquitous party strain." GSC is a cross of euphoric California staple OG Kush and energizing Durban Poison, which is a pure sativa that summons creativity while relieving symptoms like pain and loss of appetite. GSC also reduces anxiety, making it an obvious go-to for the agoraphobic forced to socialize.
Despite a high THC percentage (between 22 and 30 percent), the strain gets its party reputation because it's easy to smoke a lot of without going becoming catatonic. GSC has subtle mint chocolate flavor notes – not unlike Thin Mints themselves – which led to the initial name. But that was forced to change after Girl Scouts USA sent a cease and desist letter to Oakland, California's Magnolia Oakland collective. Either way, cannabis database powerhouse Cannacopia called GSC one of the year's most-searched strains by its users.