About Cookies Kush Strain & The Endocannabinoid System

Every strain of cannabis is different. From its terpene profile to its taste and effects, there are many different factors to take into consideration when choosing the right variety for you. Here at Green Nexus, we help the cannabis community by talking through some of the most sought-after cannabis strains.

Today, we’re discussing the award-winning Cookies Kush strain. With its distinct sweet lime flavor and moderate Potency level, this strain proves popular. It is suitable for those seeking an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain with a tasty twist. Let’s get started!

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g):
Indoor Yield (g): 650 M2
Flowering Time (days): 50 – 60
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: September
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week: 3rd-4th week
Height Indoor (cm): 90-100
Height Outdoor (cm): 90-100
Height: Medium
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Crossing Girl Scout Cookies and OG Kush

Cookies Kush comes as a result of crossing the delicious Girls Scout Cookies with a Rolex phenotype of the OG Kush strain. Created to be sold across coffee shops in Amsterdam, this Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant combination between short and long photoperiod plant contains a moderate Potency level of around 15–18%, with CBD levels of around 1–3%.

Winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup

It’s no surprise that Cookies Kush is popular amongst users. In 2014, it won a gold medal at the famous cannabis competition for ‘Best Coffeeshop Strain.’

Growing Cookies Kush

Cookies Kush has proved popular among amateur and expert growers alike. Its flowering time is usually between 50 and 60 days, producing trichome-heavy buds packed with Potency. Typically, a hot climate is preferred for this strain if growing outdoors.

It is also popular among growers due to its height. Reaching only 100 cm in height, it can be grown discreetly in a garden and, as a result, is a highly manageable plant. It can provide indoor yields of around 650 g.

What Is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system, also known as the ECS, is a complex cell network found inside the body. The ECS consists of compounds such as receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes. The system plays a part in regulating a range of bodily functions. These can include sleep, mood, and appetite (Zoe et al., 2018).

How Does Cookies Kush Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

It has been proven by research that cannabis plants, such as Cookies Kush, interact with the endocannabinoid system within the body to provide a variety of solutions to health and wellness issues (Swift et al., 2013).  These issues can include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Sleep issues
  • Chronic pain

Cookies Kush and Phytocannabinoids

Cannabis short photoperiod plant L. and Cannabis long photoperiod plant L. contain active ingredients called phytocannabinoids.

Potency (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the key cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. This is the compound that can make you feel ‘high.’ CBD (Cannabidiol) is another key cannabinoid found within the plant. While this compound does not trigger the ‘high’ feeling, research has shown that it can lengthen the lifespan of endocannabinoids within the body, extending and heightening their benefits.

What Does Cookies Kush Smell Like?

The Cookies Kush strain often throws users due to its lack of the classic cookie flavor. As the name suggests, it has strong kush flavors that are complemented by fruity undertones. The fruity aromas created by this strain have even been compared to the smell of a Granny Smith apple.

Terpenes are chemical compounds responsible for scent. These compounds contain small molecules that can cross the blood-brain barrier and offer wellness benefits. Terpenes can have anti-inflammatory properties and support pain relief. We have listed some of the terpenes that can be found within Cookies Kush below:

  • Myrcene: a pleasant-smelling monoterpene known for its analgesic, sedative, antidiabetic, antioxidant, and antibacterial qualities (Surendren et al., 2021).
  • Limonene: a lemony, citrusy scent found in fruit peels. This terpene triggers serotonin release and can improve mood (Eddin et al., 2021).
  • Beta-Caryophyllene: a terpene also found in black pepper which demonstrates anti-inflammatory qualities and contributes to a spicy flavor (Russo et al., 2011).

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs. Long Photoperiod Plant

Cookies Kush is an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant plant with around 70% Short Photoperiod Plant and 30% Long Photoperiod Plant.

The Effects of the Cookies Kush Strain

Cannabis strains higher in Potency tend to produce a more potent psychoactive effect. Strains higher in CBD tend to produce less of a ‘high’ but more physiological effects. Users report experiencing some sedative and medicinal effects due to its CBD content. We have gathered reviews from users who have used Cookies Kush for the following purposes:

  • Easing stress
  • Treating depression
  • Soothing muscle spasms
  • Pain relief
  • Soothing insomnia
  • Treating stomach cramps
  • Treating fatigue

You should always consult advice from a qualified professional before using cannabis to treat a medical condition.

Purchase Cookies Kush Green House Seeds Today

In this handy guide, we’ve covered everything you need to know about the infamous Cookies Kush strain. From terpene profile to CBD content, we’ve discussed the most important factors to consider when choosing a cannabis strain.

If you think growing your own Cookies Kush is the best choice for you, purchase cannabis seeds from us directly at Green Nexus.

For help choosing the right cannabis seeds, or for more information about any of our products, get in touch with us today at Green Nexus. We’ll be happy to help you.



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator