Zen O.C recently moved from Anaheim to Garden Grove, and they seem quite comfortable in their new home. I chose them in the back of OC Weekly because they were open until 10pm, and I hadn’t planned ahead. Suddenly in need of medication, I started north just before nine. Zen OC is not a top shelf dispensary but what I call a “variety” pharmacy. This doesn’t mean they don’t carry some fine strains, as we will see in a moment. However, they are one of the few places in Orange County where you can walk out with a $25/ eighth mid grade and $50/ eighth top shelf and be happy with both.
On this recent trip, my $50 eighth was Girl Scout Cookies, an Indica dominant hybrid popular in the Northern California area. This is one of the few strains I had heard of before I moved here from a non MMJ state, and I was excited to try it. Would it really taste like thin mints as they say?
The short answer to this question? Meh. Maybe? When you have been told the snozberries taste like snozberries, your mind makes them taste like snozberries. This bud was tight but puffed up when ground. It was a darker flower with brown hairs. A nice strain to handle: just the right amount of sticky and a sweet smell left on the fingers. I’ve come to expect interesting flavors from Indicas and their hybrids, and Girl Scout Cookies was no exception. I wanted to believe that the thin mint taste was perfected in this smoke, but that may be subliminal suggestion. The dark green and brown color certainly suggests chocolate mint, but I’ve heard other interpretations as well. Remember that Indicas are noted for their taste varieties. Some have said they have picked up in Girl Scout Cookies hints of berry, cotton candy, and cherry. I seemed happy with describing it as a chocolate cherry.
An Indica hybrid, the high was physical and euphoric. Others say the dry mouth is horrible, but I experienced red eye far worse. I was often tempted to hide my eyes at home, which worked because of the nature of this buzz. All I wanted to do was sit on my butt until it wore off. Definitely not an active stone. I describe this high as being like hugs from a flock of butterflies. It is warm and tingly. I assume that’s how butterfly hugs feel. Worked wonders on my anxiety and stress. The problems were still there, but I couldn’t care less. I could see this being a problem if used persistently or long term. However, for a day off from worry and an uplifting Indica stone, I suggest this strain. I sat outside with this weed several mornings in a row and just listened to the birds and watched the lizards run around. A nice side effect is its Indica pain relief properties. Good if you need to lay down with a migraine but can’t afford to fall asleep.
Girl Scout Cookies- $50= 1/8
9535 Garden Grove Blvd. #202
Garden Grove, Ca