Platinum Cookies, also known as Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, Platinum GSC and PGSC, is one of the best members of the legendary Girl Scout Cookies family.
Platinum Cookies delivers a well-balanced and enjoyable experience. There’s uplifting euphoria that’s extremely popular with medical patients and those dealing with everyday stress, and a body buzz that’s tingly, very relaxing, and prone to putting users on the couch if they overindulge.
This is a dank weed strain, pungent and earthy. The flavor is quite pleasant, though, with notes of fruit, herbs, sweetness, and spice. It may not be quite as potent as GSC or its child strains like Thin Mint GSC, but it comes very close. The flower is impressive as well, with a thick blanket of white trichomes covering its green and purple buds.
The long-lasting Platinum Cookies high begins with mood-elevating euphoria. It progresses from happiness to outright bliss, eliminating any trace of stress, anxiety or day-to-day concerns. The mood boost provided by this strain is generally believed to be among the best you can get from any weed strain. Some also find the brain buzz to be motivating, focusing and creative.
Of course, the body has to cooperate if you want to get anything done, and that’s not always possible with Platinum Cookies. The body stone starts with tingles and then becomes outright relaxation. It doesn’t initially lock you to the couch, but if you have a low THC tolerance or hit the pipe hard, couch lock and even sedation are likely to follow.
As you can guess, the best time to enjoy Platinum Cookies depends on your tolerance, experience and self-control. Its motivation and focus can be valuable as a daytime strain, but only in low doses. Otherwise, this is bud that’s best used in the evening to unwind from a stressful day or to simply hang with friends or veg out.
Bottom Line: Platinum Cookies is a powerful stress-relieving strain, with its euphoric and uplifting head high able to eliminate stress and anxiety. The body high is very relaxing but can become couch-locking or even sedating if users aren’t careful.
- Energy: 3/5
- Creative: 2/5
- Pain: 4/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 3/5
- Mood: 5/5
The most common Platinum Cookies side effects are dry eyes and dry mouth. Overconsumption may lead to dizziness, but the possibility of anxiety or paranoia is much lower than with most potent strains. Even so, inexperienced smokers or those with clinical anxiety issues should be careful.
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 3/5
- Cough: 3/5
Platinum Cookies is beloved by medical marijuana patients who suffer from conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as more serious mental health issues. They praise the strain’s ability to fully elevate their mood and take their mind off concerns that bother them in their daily lives. The low chance of side effects enhances the value of this strain for stress relief.
Pain patients say that higher doses of Platinum Cookies help relieve the chronic pain of conditions and diseases like fibromyalgia, arthritis, as well as more-common muscle strains, sprains, and spasms. Headache and migraine sufferers, those dealing with nausea and appetite issues, and people with insomnia also vouch for the effectiveness of this strain for better sleep.
Flavor and Aroma
This is pungent weed. Its dank aroma is dominated by the outdoor scent of earth and pine, but there are also undertones of sweetness, fruit, citrus, and spice.
The taste of Platinum Cookies is as intriguing and complex as its smell. The smoke is sweet and smooth despite its underlying kush earthiness, and you’re likely to notice flavors like fruit, berries, cookies, herbs, and spice in the mix as well. It’s a delicious flavor that keeps you coming back for more, but be careful — too much of this strain can put you down for the count.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 5/5
- Citrus: 3/5
- Fruity: 3/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
You’ll see some lab reports saying that Platinum Cookies has an average 17% THC content, but that might be misleading since other labs have pegged the average at around 22%. You may find PGSC with less THC, but it’s not unusual to find batches of Platinum Cookies with a THC level as high as 25% or 26%. CBD and CBG levels are usually well below 1%.
Terpenes that contribute to the strain’s flavor, aroma, and effects include caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, terpineol, and ocimene.
Platinum Cookies is widely believed to be a cross of OG Kush and Durban Poison, although some think there may be a third strain in the mix as well. A few experts credit the famous Cookies Fam with the creation of this potent weed, but there’s nothing definitive on who first bred Platinum Cookies.
Durban Poison is an extremely potent, pure sativa strain known for its powerful and creative head high, while OG Kush is the well-known classic hybrid that provides strong euphoria. It’s understandable where Platinum Cookies’ characteristics come from.
OK, so how does Girl Scout Cookies fit into the picture? That’s a good question, but Durban Poison is one of the “backbones” of the original GSC strain, and Thin Mint GSC is a product of Durban Poison, OG Kush and GSC. It’s easy to see the connecting lines between Platinum Cookies and all of those strains.
Where to Buy Platinum Cookies Seeds
You won’t have any trouble finding seeds to grow this strain. Home Grown Cannabis, Seed Supreme, Crop King Seeds and Blimburn Seeds are among the many vendors selling feminized Platinum Cookies seeds. Premium Seed Market and Bud.com sell standard seeds, and Home Grown Nursery and Cloud City Clones are among the companies offering Platinum Cookies clones.
Some of the strains you might consider if you can’t find Platinum Cookies include Tangie and its predecessor Tangerine Dream, Sherbet, and White Tahoe Cookies.
Platinum Cookies Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is this strain similar to Platinum OG or Platinum Kush?
A: They have an OG Kush heritage in common, but both Platinum OG and Platinum Kush are heavily indica-dominant and will deliver a much heavier, more sedating experience than Platinum Cookies.
Q: Is Platimun Cookies indica or sativa?
A: It’s essentially a balanced strain, with indica usually slightly dominant by a 60:40 ratio.