About Pearl Scout Cookies
Pearl Scout Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid that riffs on the popular genetics of Girl Scout Cookies. Washington State-based growers Fireline originally developed the strain, possibly crossing GSC with Early Pearl. The resulting bud has a pungent citrus aroma and well-balanced effects. Its potency has been measured at THC levels ranging from 19% to a whopping 27%.
Pearl Scout Cookies stands out in a crowded marketplace with jumbo chunky flowers. The buds adhere in a conical formation, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. They have a seemingly hybridized bud structure, with leaves that cling together closely at their core but twist loosely away from one another in a more sativa manner. The fluffy leaves are a pale shade of sage green, although some phenotypes also show patches of pale purple due to high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments. Pearl Scout Cookies’ flowers are crowned with pearly, sticky trichomes that ensure their potency.
A first inspection of Pearl Scout Cookies’ flowers picks up on the unmistakable scent of fresh orange. A closer whiff may detect some sour, astringent base notes as well. Grinding up or picking apart these impressive flowers, meanwhile, can release a strong skunky funk. When Pearl Scout Cookies is combusted in a pipe or a joint, it gives off a thick but smooth and easily ingested smoke. On the exhale, this smokes carries nothing but sweet citrus flavors.
A true creeper, Pearl Scout Cookies may require as many as 15 minutes before its effects become totally apparent. Smokers will know the strain is doing its job when they feel some pressure around the eyes and lower forehead and some possible flushing in the cheeks. As these odd tics abate, they’re replaced by a change in users’ cognition; ideas may seem somewhat more intense or dynamic and may quickly flow from one to the next. This mindset can allow for productivity on important tasks or can simply make a boring day significantly more enjoyable. At the same time that these cerebral effects take hold, changes to sensory perception may set in, resulting in slight visual or auditory distortions. This trippy mood can be enhanced by indulging in some slow, atmospheric music or simply some meandering conversation with friends.
After an hour or so, Pearl Scout Cookies’ physical effects settle in. Any smokers who may have been out and about may find themselves significantly more tired and may want to head home and take it easy. But while this sedation can be fairly strong, pinning consumers in place on the couch, the high’s mental clarity persists. As such, Pearl Scout Cookies can be a great way to enjoy activities that requires both body and mind -- like gaming or, if users have sufficient energy, sex. Because of its eventually drowsy vibes, Pearl Scout Cookies is recommended for late afternoon or evening consumption.
This versatile strain has medical benefits to complement its recreational ones. Its pervasive mindfulness can be a great way for those with attention deficit disorders to zone in on a single task. Additionally, its presence of mind and positive energy can temporarily soothe the troubling symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, Pearl Scout Cookies can alleviate pain that’s due to serious, chronic conditions as well as to everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Its ability to bring about the munchies can also help boost appetite for those whose hunger is complicated digestive problems or by chemotherapy. However, because it can lead to a paranoid state of mind in the wrong set and setting, Pearl Scout Cookies should be consumed with some caution by those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Unfortunately for prospective growers, Fireline has not yet made seeds of Pearl Scout Cookies available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to cultivate it should obtain clippings that can be fostered as clones. These can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid climate with temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Given their mostly indica nature, this strain’s plants may grow short and bushy and flower within a relatively short 8 to 9 weeks.
Although somewhat difficult to come by outside of the Pacific Northwest, Pearl Scout Cookies is a hybrid worth sampling if spotted in your local dispensary. Its long-lasting stimulation is sure to impress cannabis newbies and veterans alike.