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Smell: Full of distinctly different aromas, GMO still finds a way to be somewhat layered, with sweet, rubbery smells of gasoline up front, followed by earthy, chalky notes with a little acidity and spice, like wet, dank grass with a bunch of mud. Still, I think the “garlic” term is forced, unless we’re talking about something fermented. Sure, it smells funky and has some zest, but it’s way too sweet and sour for that name.
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Flavor: Like an earthier Chemdog, with a little doughy sweetness hanging around for a few minutes after. The garlic comparison makes a little more sense here, but you still have to look for those zesty and herbal notes.
A child of Chemdog and Girl Scout Cookies from Divine Genetics — a seed bank known for Cookies strains — GMO Cookies is both pungent and sweet, gassy and spicy. and very dangerous. One bowl too many of this strain is like dropping your brain in a wood chipper, slowing you down to half the pace of the rest of the world. Sometimes you’re happy with that, because the tangy, alluring smell makes it hard to turn away. Even when used in moderation, GMO can be disorienting for low tolerances. Know your limits, though, and it can calm tension and upset stomachs.
We’ve spotted GMO and its alter egos at Bgood, Botanico, Frosted Leaf, The Herbal Center, The Herbal Cure, Lightshade and Peak; extractors like Olio and Viola Extracts have sold it in concentrate form to more dispensaries, too. You can’t go wrong with either concentrate version, as both are soaking in piney, gassy terpenes (likely myrcene and caryophyllene, at the very least).
Effects: Don’t expect to take over the world on this one. GMO can put a seat belt on your couch and keep you there, so treat this as a nighttime or hangover strain. That can take time to figure out, thanks to those Diesel-like fumes, but usually not more than one session. The strain’s relaxing, stoney effects have been used to treat pain, anxiety, nausea, eating disorders and minor mental anguish.
Those who despise GMOs would be unwise to hate on the strain known as GMO Cookies, though. Some breeders and dispensaries have changed the name to Garlic Cookies out of fear of consumer pushback — but anyone who blindly buys commercial pot and whatever the hell it’s laced with, then boycotts a particular strain over its name alone has their priorities wrong.
A child of Chemdog and Girl Scout Cookies from Divine Genetics — a seed bank known for Cookies strains — GMO Cookies is both pungent and sweet, gassy and spicy…and very dangerous.