Monster Cookies Marijuana Strain
Indica Dominant Hybrid
Monster Cookies did not take its name from any delicacy or the lovable Sesame Street character. Instead, it was a play on Girl Scout Cookies (GSC), one of its parent strains. It may also not produce monster-size buds, but its heavy-Indica effects are nothing short of monstrosity.
GSC, as many users have come to know, is not one that is lacking in potency. In fact, it has won several Cannabis Cups because of its insane THC. In some ways, Monster Cookies inherited its mind-bending mental high but only to a small degree.
Like GSC, Granddaddy Purple boast of a stimulating mental high followed by intense relaxation. Its influence on Monster Cookies, though, is more significant as attested by the heavy Indica heritage, flavors, and even its appearance.
Unfortunately, the plant is clone-only. No one even knows who the original breeder was. It is also not to be confused with another hybrid that goes by the same name developed by Greenpoint Seeds. It may very well be an attempt to have a plant that is closest to matching the original Monster Cookies by crossing GSC with Yeti OG.
Describing the effects of Monster Cookies as nothing short of monstrosity is not an exaggeration. Packing up to 21% THC, it slams hard into the body in due time. At its onset though, it begins with a euphoric buzz that is both uplifting as well as invigorating. Although the strain is 80% Indica, its mental high is surprisingly pronounced. No doubt, this is an apparent quality of GSC.
It does take a while before the Indica traits begin to manifest. Once it does, it starts with a warm buzz ebbing into the body. The relaxing sensation can indeed put users not only at ease but also in utter bliss. As the numbing effects spread, most users are likely to stay glued to the couch.
Like others, the early onset of the mental high is often one that clears the head. After succumbing to the full effects of Monster Cookies, most users end feeling spacey with an almost meditative quality while merely savoring the incredible pleasant feeling.
Both parent strains of Monster Cookies are well known and famed for their unique flavors, and fans of either will adore the result of clever breeding in this bud. Rocking a pungent mix of earth and sweet berries from Grandaddy Purple, the scent will be very familiar to those who have ever given GDP a go in the past.
Upon first inhale, notes of sweet berry with gassy undertones come through in a mouth-watering wave that compels any budding cannabis enthusiast to explore further. Upon breaking up the dense bud, you will be hit with a spicier, fruity scent that takes on an almost incense-like fragrance.
It is a genuinely complex combination of aromas that are overwhelmingly sweet and alluring.
While it is true that most of Monster Cookies’ delicious aromas come from Granddaddy Purple, it is undoubtedly Girl Scout Cookies that we can recognize in this bud’s taste. With a deliciously sweet vanilla undertone mingled with fruity notes, this is a wonderful bud for anyone who has a sweet tooth!
The smoke for Monster Cookies is super smooth and is perfect for those less experienced users who can’t yet tolerate a harsh kick to the back of the throat.
Upon exhaling, you will be hit with a more dank flavor than before, quickly followed by another burst of sweet and sour cherry that is dangerously moreish.
Experiencing dry mouth and dry eyes is a common occurrence when using marijuana and not just Monster Cookies. At times, it may also cause a mild headache or dizziness. Also, some people are more susceptible to feeling paranoid.
As a general rule, use marijuana conservatively especially when a strain is as potent as Monster Cookies. The adverse effects described can occur even in moderate use, but overindulging may also make the symptoms more pronounced. At any rate, it is often too mild and ignored by most people.
THC Content – Highest Test
Monster Cookies offers a modest THC range with the highest recorded levels being at around 15% and the lowest at 10%. Don’t be fooled by its average status; this is still a pungent bud that will serve you a top of the range high!
As the strain delivers an uplifting mind and body high, Monster Cookies can help wipe out stress. As it leaves users feeling happy, it dramatically benefits people suffering from depression and related illnesses or conditions.
The numbing Indica traits, aside from inducing body relaxation, also comes with significant pharmacological benefits. Because it helps get rid of tension in the body as well as soothe aching muscles, it can lessen or even eliminate chronic pains.
Most people who use this strain ends up sleeping through the night. As such, it is an excellent choice as well for people who need a little help in getting quality sleep.
Possible Side Effects
Like we mentioned earlier, there haven’t been many reports of paranoia or racing thoughts with this bud, but some users find it to cause dry eyes, dry mouth and potential dizziness if taken in too high a dose.