Sometimes, you need a sweet treat. For many medical and recreational consumers, Animal Cookies is the cannabis confectionary of choice to ease their physical pain and invigorate their creativity. The strain is a good morning and daytime strain that dually relaxes the body while stimulating the mind. While Animal Cookies can be a tougher seed to grow, the strain's high average THC percentage - from 18% to 27% - keeps consumers coming back for more.
Overview of Animal Cookies
It's more than just the theoretical love child of Animal and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Animal Cookies - occasionally known as Animal Crackers - is a potent hybrid strain with an impressive lineage and growing fan base. The clone-only strain produces frosty, dense green nugs that can be streaked with purple. However, Animal Cookies' distinct look isn't the only reason that medical and recreational consumers favor the strain.
The sweet-yet-sour aroma draws in patients while a full-body high pulls the cannabis lover onto a cloud. Steep Hill Halent Cannabis Analytics and Research ranks Animal Cookies' THC potency from 18% to 24% while Analytical 360 ranks THC content up to 27%. Most strains encounter in dispensaries will average around 18.5% THC, a moderately impressive median.
Potential Positive Effects of Animal Cookies
Animal Cookies can make a user feel relaxed, happy, euphoric, creative, focused, sedated, and uplifted.
Potential Negative Effects of Animal Cookies
Negative effects include cotton mouth, dry eyes, anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness. Additionally, the strain can be a harsher smoke, and can often induce coughing due the sweet and spicy flavors that bloom on exhale.
The Lineage of Animal Cookies
Animal Cookies is the offspring of the beloved Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG strains. Unlike most real-life celebrity offsprings, Animal Cookies can stand on its own. Most Animal Cookies variations lean towards the indica side. The strain was originally a byproduct of Canadian grower's BC Bud Depot's experiment to improve the already impressive Girl Scout Cookies strain.
Animal Cookies adds Fire OG, a powerful OG strain known for its scent and flaming red hairs, to the mix to craft an almost overwhelming hybrid high. The infamous effects of Girl Scout Cookies can foster a naturally euphoric, cerebral high that adds to Fire OG's relaxing nature.
Growing Animal Cookies
Animal Cookies nuggets tend to be as dense and packed as the dough of its moniker. The strain is said to have attractive and compelling jar appeal. Animal Cookies buds are often sticky and coated with amber trichomes, which can cultivate a yellow-hued appearance.
Orangish-red hairs, the pistils from male plants, noticeably stand out against the green and occasionally purple-tinted appearance. Before consuming, Animal Cookies emits a skunky, sweet aroma with simultaneously dank and piney hint.
BC Bud Depot recommends that Animal Cookies seeds are grown in indoor operations. On average, it takes plants 9 to 10 weeks to flower. Home growers report that Animal Cookies produces light to moderate yields. Growers can tell when the plant is ready to flower by its scent and colorful appearance.