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GMO Cookies (aka Garlic Cookies) is a powerful indica-dominant strain crossed between Chemdawg and GSC. GMO Cookies is known for its ability to relieve pain without putting you to bed in the process. The Chemdawg ancestry in GMO provides a petrol smell layered with coffee and fruit, while its GSC parentage provides a sweet and earthy flavor. GMO Cookies is bred by Divine Genetics. – Leafly.com



[Based on the transcript of video, edited for clarity]

Welcome back to the red bench, it’s time for another Red Bench Review…

This week we’re looking at a strain called GMO Cookies that comes to us from Royal Tree. The strain comes in at 33% THC… that’s 33.7% THC… oh my, this could be interesting!

This strain is a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Chem Dawg, and you know Chem Dawg is one of my favorite strains. This Indica is reported to have a very garlicky flavor. I’m really curious because I’ve never tried GMO Cookies before… I’ve never smoked anything at 33.7% THC before… this is going to be a first!

I do not know about the reputation of this garlic flavor, but I’ve heard about it, and I’m really looking forward to trying it out… so let’s do some close-ups and get into this thing.

[close up of the jar]

Alright, let’s get inside this jar and check it out. This eighth comes to us from Royal Tree in Santa Cruz… on the back here we have a label that tells us it’s 33% THC. You can see that it’s got a seal on the side here… on the top it tells us that this is an Indica – perfect – so let’s open this seal and let’s get inside. Oh my, a difficult seal to get into… once it’s open it says VOID so you can’t fool around with this one.

Let’s open this jar up and get a smell… I want to smell this one.

Oh my, there is definitely Chem Dawg in there… I can smell the diesel… there’s diesely garlic. These are flavors that if you didn’t run into them smelling marijuana, you would be like going “whoa, hold on”, but because this is marijuana, they’re absolutely fabulous.

Let’s check this out… let’s pour this out on the tray and take a close look at herb.

Lots of little nugs… some mediums. They’re very flat. This is supposed to be very typical of GMO Cookies, also called Garlic Cookies at times. They’re little flat nugs… very nice… a little dry [Jon put a little squeeze on a nug] well that feels like a pretty good cure. We’re gonna go take some close-ups of these and we’ll be right back in a moment.

I’ve chosen a couple nugs here, and we’re gonna cut these up and get a feel for them… see what the cure is like. They cut through really nice, a little sticky, a nice sticky feel is released as you start cutting them… a very nice cure… a little dry… a little drier than I would like. There is a little bit of crumbling going on, a little bit of turning to dust here at the bottom of the tray… but for the most part we’re looking at a good cure, or it was when this was packaged.

We got a nice little pile. These are dark green nugs… they’ve got purples in them… they have some oranges in them… they’re actually very beautiful marijuana, except that they are very flat nugs. I’ve only seen one other strain grow like this, and that’s G13 but this is flatter… it’s got the little branches coming out of it which reminds me of G13 a little bit.

So we’re going to put this in the bong and we’re gonna check it out… we’re gonna get to the heart of this issue. Alright, let’s fire this baby up. I’m looking forward to some garlicky flavors…

[Jon takes a bong rip]

Hmm… garlicky, most definitely… there’s some coffee in there, maybe like coffee grinds… yeah, absolutely… definitely. There is the diesel from the Chem Dawg… everybody has shown up and is present in this one… and that is going straight to my head. Holy cow 33.7% THC… that little bit there, that was a great hit, let’s go for a second one.

There is approximately 90 milligrams of THC loaded in this bong right now. So if I take all four hits that this bong load will do, that will be 90 milligrams of THC – in one sitting.

[Jon takes another bong rip… big cough]

Oh this is a ride… you know what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna go think on this for about 10 minutes… I’m probably gonna take another rip of this… I’ve gotta make some notes. I don’t know if I can even think straight right at the moment… this is just really powering in. We’ll be back in 10.

[ten minutes later]

Wow, I am certifiably, absolutely, 100% stoned right now.

That has hit me in a way that I am not used to being hit. I’m a bit disoriented actually right at this moment, and to tell you the truth, I have not encountered an herb that disoriented me in over several years, so that is really something.

My mouth is dry… I keep getting dry mouth… I keep having to drink water. My eyes – I think they’re red. They certainly feel red from the inside so you know… if you smoke this, don’t go talk to people that you don’t want them to know your stoned, because you are going to be stoned.

I’ve been sitting here attempting to fill out this form. [Jon holds up form]

This is the form that we use every week when we make our videos. I fill out all kinds of information and we digitize this and we put it into the computer, and then we turn it into The Lowdown, which you can find on our website at the end of every review. Well, this has been a very difficult chore… I’m like… counting to 10 would be would be a difficult chore right now.

So I’m just gonna say – if you’re a lightweight, I’m afraid this one is not for you… and if you’re not a lightweight, this one’s for you!

There’s a lightness that comes in with the beginning of this herb during the first little bit there, when you’re really disoriented… during the first 10 to 15 minutes… and then after that, here comes the Indica. If I seem slowed down, or if I seem serious… I am not serious at all – I’m actually kind of cracking up inside…

[gratuitous bong toke]

I’ve got to tell you this is a very fun herb. There will come the Indica backside later on, you know that is expected from an Indica… you know this is couch lock city if you smoke enough of this one… [really?!? see The Followup below] but for me, my body is at ease.

I haven’t felt comfortable in my body… I have depression, and it affects me physically. I have not been comfortable all day long and for the first time all day my body is at ease. I feel like a normal human being right now… well, a stoned one… but a normal human being. My body feels really nice, so I would definitely chalk this effect up to the herb…

If I was gonna go do something right now… well, I am gonna go do something when I’m done with this… and you know what I’m gonna do? I think I’m gonna put on some music, maybe slap on some headphones… I’m gonna chill out, and let my mind take me…

When I was filling out my form before, one of the effects that you can choose from on the form was near-psychedelic – and I hovered over that one for a moment, asking myself – is this near-psychedelic? Well, if you’ve never done psychedelics, you would probably categorize this as near-psychedelic. If you’ve done psychedelics, you know this is nothing like psychedelics whatsoever… but that being spoken, this is a heavy, great high…

I’m gonna enjoy smoking the rest of this eighth. I’m gonna go easy on it, absolutely. One word of warning – if you smoke this, do not get behind the wheel of a car! This is too disorienting even for a seasoned smoker like myself.

I’m going to stay seated at this bench here for a while. I’m going to go get my iPhone, I’m going to slap on the headphones, and I’m going to chill…

Thank you very much for joining me at the red bench. I hope this has been very helpful for you. If it has been helpful to you, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Until later, best of health



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The Follow Up

The disorienting effects of the herb wore off in about a half hour and the high settled down into my body to create a distinctly relaxed feeling that lasted for several hours. There was no Indica backside, no sleepy effects that showed up later… I would say this works well as a daytime herb. The high was very clearheaded once the disorienting effects wore off.

The next day, when I smoked this again the disorienting effects were completely gone. The high was very delightful and very productive.


The Lowdown

StrainGMO Cookies
GeneticsChem Dawg X Girl Scout Cookies
BrandRoyal Tree
Location PurchasedDesert Organic Solutions – Palm Springs, CA
THC Level33.77%
Cost$45 +tax
Purchase Weight3.5 grams – 1/8 oz
Actual Weight3.41
Look & Feel
PackagingGlass Jar
ColorDark Green, Purple, Orange
FreshnessWell Cured
TouchLight Sticky
StructureSuper Chunky
Look & Feel Rating3.5
Look & Feel ImpressionsFlat, small nugs.
Base SmellSour
Secondary SmellsDiesel
Secondary Smells – OtherGarlic, Gassy
Strength – SmellPronounced
Smell Rating4
Smell ImpressionAn original with Chem Dawg undertones.
Flavor – OtherGarlic (Strong), coffee grinds
Smoke TextureSmooth, Thick
Strength – TastePronounced
Taste Rating4
How Much Ingested?4 hits (1/4 gram)
Speed of OnsetImmediate
Where Do You Feel It?All Over
Main EffectsPhysical, Relaxing
Strength – EffectsPowerful
DurationTwo Hours
Effects Rating4.25
Effects ImpressionThis strain is no joke – not for lightweights. Dry mouth. Red eyes. Disorienting for the first 15 minute. Settled into a great, relaxing body high.
Pros1. Super strong – not for lightweights
Cons1. Not for lightweights

2. Jar weighed a bit light

Total Rating3.95
Total Rating – Why?This is a special occasion herb. A little too strong for regular use, but great for body comfort.
Would I buy this again?Yes
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