GSC, also known as “Girl Scout Cookies,” is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing OG Kush with Durban Poison. This popular strain is known for producing euphoric effects, followed up by waves of full-body relaxation. One hit of GSC will leave you feeling happy, hungry, and stress-free. This strain features a robust THC level of 19% and is best reserved for experienced cannabis consumers. Those with a low THC tolerance should take it slow with GSC as the effects of the strain may be overwhelming. The high THC content in GSC is beloved by medical marijuana patients looking for quick relief from symptoms associated with chronic pain, nausea, and appetite loss. GSC is famous for its pungent, dessert-like aroma & flavor profile featuring bold notes of mint, sweet cherry, and lemon. The average price per gram of GSC is $11. This strain has won numerous accolades and awards over the years, including a few Cannabis Cups. Because GSC has reached legendary status among the cannabis community at large, you can find many variations of this sought-after strain, including Thin Mint (aka Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies) and Platinum GSC (aka Platinum Girl Scout Cookies).
“Smalls” is short for “small buds” or “small flowers.” Cannabis smalls are the same part of the plant as products sold as “flower.” Since small nugs are a newer product and less common, “flower” is typically used to describe weed sold in large bud or pre-rolled form. Because cannabis is a plant, there’s a bit of art and science involved when growing it for cultivation. As with any biological entity, uniformity is hard to guarantee, particularly because the plant needs light and nutrients. Depending on the growing operation, some parts of the plant may not get as much sunlight and fresh air as everything else. These areas are usually closer to the ground, where it’s harder for light to penetrate, especially as the cannabis flowers and develops bunches of leaves. So, during harvest and cultivation, there is a collection of smaller buds left over. The grower doesn’t want to toss them as they’re still viable for processing, but they’re certainly not as premium as full-size nugs. The result is that many growers sell them at a cheaper price to manufacturers and dispensaries. The end result is “popcorn buds”.
If you want to get high on a budget, you can’t always spring for top-of-the-line flowers. Fortunately, popcorn buds come from the same plant, so they deliver a similar psychoactive experience, their appearance differs from the nugs people are used to seeing, but the smoke is an identical experience. Plus, you can buy more of them for the same price as a premium version. This way, you can pack your bowl or joint with just as much weed without paying a “high” price (pun intended).
A smaller size can be beneficial for a few reasons. First, if you’re trying to pack some weed for “on the go,” you can cram a few popcorn buds into your container more easily than a full flower. Second, when grinding and rolling a joint, you don’t have excess material to store for later. Instead, you can grind just a couple of these bad boys and be ready to go with no waste.