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This Gary Payton strain review will take a look at a brainchild collab between Cookies and Powerzzz Genetics. Cookies Gary Payton is simply labeled as Gary Payton at many dispensaries and seed banks, so keep that in mind if you are in the market for this hybrid marijuana strain.

Gary Payton Strain Genetics

Is Gary Payton strain indica or sativa?

Gary Payton is an evenly balanced hybrid cannabis strain. Cookies and Powerzzz Genetics teamed up to create this wonderful strain that is derived from the GSC lineage. It is a cross of The Y and Snowman strains. Much like the rest of this family of cannabis strains, Gary Payton has plenty to offer!

The Y

The Y, commonly known as Y Griega and simply Y, is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that produces heavy buds more like an indica. The sweet and floral buds deliver a head high that is quite energizing and motivating, making it a great daytime cannabis strain.

Y Griega is commonly used as a medicinal marijuana strain and has spawned other medical-based strains like Medi Griega and Y Griega CBD.


Snowman is a sativa-dominant phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies. With buds that offer a mixture of spicy diesel and sweet vanilla, this one is sure to please fans of the classic GSC.

It delivers a relaxing experience that isn’t sedation, making it great for a chill session in the evenings. It has been used to breed new child strains like Cereal Milk, Snow Cone, Ice Cream Cone, and Yellow Snow.

Availability Of Gary Payton Genetics

Cookies Gary Payton can be found through seed banks in feminized and regular form. Whether these seeds are originally from Cookies & Powerzzz Genetics or they are another breeding group’s take in the same genetic lineage depends on what seed bank you purchase from. Clones are also available from time to time.

Derivative Strains

Detail of Cannabis cola with visible hairs, trichomes and leaves, Gary Payton strain

Gary Payton is still pretty new, but it has shown enough promise to warrant other breeders to derive new strains using its traits.

Exotic Genetix crossed Gary Payton and Rainbow Chip to create the strain named Pressure.

Lit Farms crossed Gary Payton with Cherry Cheesecake to create Cherry Payton.

By the time you are reading this there very well may be new and exciting child strains to spawn from Gary Payton as well since the cannabis industry moves quickly to capitalize on popular marijuana strains.

Gary Payton Strain Yield

Cookies doesn’t typically mass produce their new strains so growers around the nation can grow them for themselves. They have taken on a much more proprietary approach in recent years, so finding seeds directly from Cookies can be quite difficult.

However, other breeders have produced Gary Payton as seeds and clones. The issue with this approach is that each different breeder leads to different traits, meaning consistent growing information on Gary Payton isn’t readily available.

What is known is that yields should be impressive when growing Gary Payton and it should be able to thrive indoors and outdoors.

Gary Payton Strain Flowering Time

There is some published data online about the flowering period of Cookies Gary Payton, but some growers state that the data didn’t match their real-world results. What this means is that the variety of phenotypes on the market produced by all of the various breeders creates slightly different flowering periods.

To ensure that you harvest at the optimal time, aim for a 50/50 split of milky white and amber trichomes.

The buds can feature forest green, mint green, and purple hues. These grape-shaped buds are dense and feature bright orange hairs and a healthy layer of crystal-like trichomes showing off the potency of Gary Payton.

Cookies Gary Payton Strain THC Percentage

Cookies Gary Payton strain has tested between 15-25% THC, meaning it could be great for beginners or great for those with a high tolerance to THC.

One interesting thing to note is that some batches have tested as high as 5% CBD, meaning that there is quite a bit of potential for Gary Payton to be a high-quality medicinal marijuana strain that offers THC and CBD for the full holistic benefit of cannabis.

The high is as balanced as the genetics, delivering a fast onset, long-lasting effects, and plenty of potency for most cannabis consumers. The cerebral effects hit first and typically lead to euphoria and can also improve focus in some.

The body effects are relaxing without much sedation, making it great for any time of day.

Gary Payton Flavor & Aroma

The aroma is rich in sour diesel mixed in with earthy and herbal aromatics. Berry undertones can be noted in some batches, but the overwhelming aromatic profile of Gary Payton is pungent. The flavor profile is much of the same, although it is a bit sweeter than the aroma.

Terpene Profile

Cookies Gary Payton has tested high in Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene, Linalool, and Humulene. It’s doubtful that all batches will be rich in all of these terpenes. Instead, different phenotypes will offer different concentrations and ratios of each of these terpenes.

If the terpene profile and associated effects of Gary Payton sound intriguing but you can’t find any bud locally, you can try other weed strains that offer similar profiles. Some suitable replacement strains include Gelato #33, Super Drip, and Jack’s Grape.

Medical Conditions Gary Payton Strain Can Help

Gary Payton can serve as a medical marijuana strain just as well as it can be enjoyed by recreational users. Here are a few of the common conditions that can be treated by Gary Payton:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Appetite Loss
  • Headaches
  • Mood Swings
  • ADHD

Gary Payton Strain Price

Gary Payton strain on average is $12-$16 per gram, $50-65 per 1/8th ounce, $100-$109 per 1/4 oz, and $200-$220 per 1/2 ounce.

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Gary Payton Strain Seeds

Gary Payton strain seeds can be purchased online at various seed banks such as

Shipping of cannabis seeds to the USA is not federally legal yet although some seed banks send them regardless.

Final Words On The Gary Payton Weed Strain

Gary Payton is a well-known NBA legend, so naming this new-age cannabis strain in his honor creates high hopes that Cookies Gary Payton makes it into the hall of fame. This ganja strain isn’t as widespread as some other Cookies strains, but it’s potent and enjoyable for recreational and medicinal users alike.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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