All About Cookies Kush™

The past several decades has seen an amazing advance in the different cultivated varieties, or strains, of cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant available. 

Due to the vast number of North American cannabis cultivars to explore, it can be difficult to narrow down the right option to meet your wellness goals. To help you, we’re providing in-depth profiles of each strain we offer. This profile on Cookies Kush will tell you everything you need from how to grow it to what kind of effects you can expect.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g):
Indoor Yield (g): 650 M2
Flowering Time (days): 55 – 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

Growing Cookies Kush

Cookies Kush was born from Barney’s Coffeeshop where they crossed the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain with a Rolex phenotype of OG Kush. The result is an award winning strain with a dedicated following. 

Cookies Kush grows well both inside and out, though warmer, stable climates are ideal for outdoor growth. This is a feminized seed, so only flower-producing female plants will grow, ensuring high quality consumable output. Otherwise, this compact plant grows fairly easily, even for beginners.  

When the plant thrives, it is fairly short, reaching a maximum height of only around three feet tall, but it’s loaded with heavy flowers. Indoor plants often yield around 650 grams, with significantly higher outputs for outdoor plants. Growers will also enjoy watching it grow with long, deep green leaves and conical olive and mint green flowers thick with orange hairs and a layer of translucent trichomes for a glossy resinous appearance. 

Flavor and Aroma Profile

Cookies Kush offers users a lighter aroma than many other Cookies strains. Many users will be surprised by this newer different Cookie aroma. The high limonene content coupled with the myrcene gives off tart fruity notes of apple and lime. 

What aroma is to the nose, flavor is to the palette and users will most likely taste the strong notes of sweet lime with aftertastes of tart apple. Overall users do enjoy the more mild scent and flavors found in Cookies Kush even though it is a bit different than expected. 

How Cookies Kush Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System

Before looking at what you can expect from Cookies Kush, it’s important to understand the endocannabinoid system and how the Potency and terpenes in the strain can interact with it. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a signaling network in which neurotransmitters send signals to cells within the nervous system that regulates a variety of physiological functions  (Zou, Kumar 2018), including: 

  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immune response
  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain response
  • Nausea and vomiting response
  • Memory

Three individual components make up the ECS: 

  • Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) are signaling molecules that communicate to the body that it needs to eat, rest, is experiencing pain, etc. This is how endocannabinoids maintain equilibrium. And it does it constantly.
  • Endocannabinoid receptors are formed on the surface of cells and bind to the endocannabinoids (Reggio, 2010). There are two types of receptors: 
    • CB1 receptors are the more plentiful variety and found in the nervous system. Endocannabinoids bind to these cells to trigger reactions in the body that reduce stress, stimulate the appetite, or help with sleep. 
    • CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system and endocannabinoids bind to these receptors to trigger reactions in the body to reduce pain and inflammation and boost the immune response. 
  • Enzymes break down endocannabinoids after they fulfill their functions. 

The Effects of Cookies Kush on the Endocannabinoid System

The body produces endocannabinoids on an “as needed” basis but what does this have to do with high potency hemp? The main active ingredient in cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant are phytocannabinoids, with the primary one being tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency). 

Phytocannabinoids have a similar chemical structure to endocannabinoids and they behave in a similar manner, binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors (Kendall and Yudowski, 2017). However, the body produces endocannabinoids only when necessary whereas introducing Potency into the body can create a more intense or heightened experience than what your body may produce. Thus, improved mood, reduced inflammation, and increased appetite are common. 

The higher the Potency content in a strain, the more potent the experience will be. Cookies Kush averages a Potency content of around 18 percent. 

Additionally, the terpenes that create the flavor and aroma of cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant may enhance the effects of Potency and endocannabinoids. The terpenes found in Cookies Kush are: 

  • Limonene shows gastroprotective effects as well as anti-inflammatory properties (Vieira, et. al. 2018) 
  • Myrcene offers anxiolytic properties as well as anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties (Surendran, et. al 2021).
  • Caryophyllene binds to CB2 receptors for deep relaxation and shows anti-anxiety and stress reducing properties.  

The result is that the terpenes and Potency can work together for a deeply relaxing experience while minimizing digestive concerns such as nausea, reducing pain caused by inflammation or cramps, and alleviating stress and worry. 

The Psychoactive Effects of Cookies Kush

In addition to the Potency and terpenes within the strain, Cookies Kush is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant strain with 70 percent short photoperiod plant and 30 percent long photoperiod plant. Short Photoperiod Plant is known for the stronger physiological effects, a heavy, relaxed feeling both mentally and physically while long photoperiod plant stimulates motivation, mental clarity, and creativity. Because of the higher long photoperiod plant presence, users report two conflicting sensations at once – the initial sedative effect of feeling relaxed and almost lethargic coupled with the cerebral stimulation. Additional effects include: 

  • Improved sleep
  • Feelings of relaxation
  • Euphoric feelings 
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Dry mouth and dry eyes
  • Relief from nausea 

Purchase Cookies Kush Seeds Today

To learn more about Barney’s Farm Cookies Kush and our other types of seeds, reach out to us today. Our experienced customer service team is here to answer your questions and help you find the best options for your wellness journey. Reach out to us today at [phone].


What are the similarities and differences between Cookies Kush™ and Runtz Muffin strains?

Cookies Kush™ and Runtz Muffin strains have similar potency levels, with both delivering a high THC content. However, the two differ in their flavor profiles, with Cookies Kush™ offering a sweet and earthy taste, while Runtz Muffin showcases a blend of fruit and cream flavors. For more runtz muffin information article, consult a knowledgeable source.


Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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Reggio, Patricia H. Endocannabinoid Binding to the Cannabinoid Receptors: What Is Known and What Remains Unknown. Current Medicinal Chemistry. Aug 2010.

Surendran, Shelini, et. al. Myrcene – What Are the Potential Health Benefits of this Flavouring and Aroma Agent? Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. July 2021., Shenlong; Kumar, Ujendra. Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. March 2018.