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A phenotype of the popular and much-loved Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), Cookie Dough is an Indica heavy cannabis hybrid strain that is used medically for its analgesic and anxiety-reducing properties. Cookie Dough’s THC falls between 13-25% while its CBD and CBN is between 0-10%.
The Cookie Dough strain of cannabis should be grown indoors. It takes between nine to ten weeks to flower and grows into a densely packed short plant that has spherical leaves. These leaves tend to be colored green and purple. The purple color present in Cookie Dough can be attributed to deliberate exposure to low temperatures during the later stages of the growth process. This purple color comes about when the low temperatures activate the anthocyanin pigment within the plant.
Cookie Dough has a sweet and minty fragrance and is very potent. Primarily used in pain relief and to aid with anxiety disorders, this cannabis strain has also found popularity as an appetite stimulant. This makes it a cure for eating disorders as well. Those who are looking to increase their weight can also use Cookie Dough to increase their appetite.
The cannabis strain has even found medical use as a neuroprotector. Some cancer patients also use Cookie Dough as a way to better their health and well being. When inhaled, Cookie Dough delivers a high that can make the user feel relaxed, provide pain relief and aid in sleeping disorders. Different cannabis strains are used for different medical purposes.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out MarijuanaDoctors.com‘s directory of marijuana strains.