Lemon Cookies Strain Review

Whoever decided to cross the wildly popular Girl Scout Cookies strain with a Sativa-dominant lemon strain was always going to be on to a winner. 

The taste, odor, and effects of Lemon Cookies all balance sweetness with heavier earthy tones. The high is able to lift without drowsiness, and can keep you energized but not buzzing. Anyone looking for a daytime strain should definitely give Lemon Cookies a try.

Lemon Cookies is still fairly new, so the full details of it aren’t known just yet. The consensus so far is that this a great choice for a happy high.

Potency

There’s a fair bit of potency to Lemon Cookies, with a THC level of roughly 21%. The high is balanced, so it doesn’t send you racing, and you won’t be stuck to the couch. It does hit pretty quickly, and you might start to feel the happy calm infuse on the first exhale.

What is Lemon Cookies Strain?

Lemon Cookies hasn’t quite made it big yet, but expect to see that change pretty soon. The combination of even high and delicious taste is causing it to pick up popularity pretty fast. In the future, we expect to see a few derivative strains of Lemon Cookie. 

How was Lemon Cookies developed?

There’s a little bit of mystery to the history of Lemon Cookies. Everyone might agree that one of its parents is Girl Scout Cookies, but there’s some debate over just who the other might be.

The prime candidates are: Lemon OG, Lemon Haze, and Lemon OG Haze. Either way, what’s been created is an uplifting hybrid, with an even 50/50 balance of Indica and Sativa.

Girl Scout Cookies and a lemon strain was always going to be a good idea, no matter who exactly the daddy might be.

Taste

It isn’t too difficult to imagine what the lemon cookies strain might taste like. If you’ve ever found yourself drooling over a plate of nutty lemon cookies, then you’re probably going to like the taste of this.

The citrus isn’t overpowering, and instead a fragrant addition to the roasted nut undertones and the honey smoothness. There’s a bit of spice mixed in there are well, and a herbal earthiness that comes through as you smoke.

Odor and Flavor

The citrus scent of the Lemon Cookies strain is the first thing you smell. This is sweet on its own, and capable of filling a room. Slight undertones of nuttiness give it depth. When smoked, a stronger, earthy aroma comes though.

The scent becomes pungent, still with that spicy lemon covering. The odor is fairly strong, which is at odds with the milder effects of the strain. The smell and taste are a treat, enhancing the already pretty fantastic experience.

Physical Appearance

Lemon Cookies has a super dense nug, with an elongated shape. It tapers at the end, giving it a slight look of a pine tree. Its coloring is a mixture of neon green and yellow, interspersed with fine orange hairs. The whole thing is coated with a layer of frosty white crystal trichomes.

Grow Info

The Lemon Cookie strain is fairly easy to grow, and can do well both indoors and out. Indoors, it reaches maturity after about 65 days, with a decent yield.

Outdoors, it grows best in warmer climates, and should be ready in early October. It’s quite short, but will reach a mid-height as it matures. Lemon Cookies doesn’t have much width, but it makes up for it by being so dense.

One thing growers should be aware of it that seeds can be difficult to come by, and even mislabelled. You think your getting mellow Lemon Cookies, but it’s actually another strain entirely.

Effects

Lemons may have a bright and powerful taste, but the effect of Lemon Cookies is mild rather than sharp. If you’re after a daytime strain, then Lemon Cookies could be it. It’s calming without being drowsy, so you can feel your body relax without getting stuck to the couch.

Instead, Lemon Cookies makes you feel friendly and talkative, and pretty good with yourself. Enjoy it best in an afternoon spent with friends. Lemon Cookies has a balanced sort of euphoria. You feel uplifted, without any racing.

Side Effects

With this strain, you have to expect cottonmouth and dry eyes. They’re both commonly reported side effects. The other issue comes from the high level of THC. Regular users may not experience any problems, but if you don’t have much experience, there can be negative side effects.

Anyone sensitive to THC should avoid Lemon Cookies, or it can lead to paranoia and anxiety. Lemon Cookies is a good daytime strain because it doesn’t send you to sleep, but there is a flip side to that. If you wait until night to enjoy, you can experience insomnia.

Medical Appointments

Because it won’t send you to sleep, Lemon Cookies is a good option for medical marijuana. Used during the day, it can help alleviate mild pains such as headaches and cramps.

In lower doses, Lemon Cookies can also help to balance mood swings, and boost those experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress. Although, be aware that high doses can lead to anxiety in some.

Similar Strains

If you’re after a similar effect to the cheerful high of Lemon Cookies, look for the strains Sunset or Purple Sierra. Another good option is the calmer Mystery Machine.

For taste, try Grape Inferno, Power Skunk, and Mango Sapphire. They have similar sharp notes and an earthy pungency. If growers are after similar strains, then Vietnamese Bubba, Green Dragon, and Member OG are all worth a try.

Strain Cannabinoids

Lemon Cookies has a high level of THC – 18 to 21%. It also contains higher levels of the terpene beta-caryophyllene, which is what stops you from falling asleep. The other cannabinoid levels are:

  • CBD: 0.67 – 1.47%
  • CBC: 0.27 – 1.38%
  • CBG: 0.21 – 2.21%
  • CBN: 0.1 – 0.16%
  • THCV: 0.43 – 1.62%