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Platinum Cookies strain, also known as Platinum Girl Scout cookies or Bay Platinum Cookies, is a popular strain for cannabis users looking for balanced relief. It has a considerable THC content reaching well over 20 percent at times.

Enjoy its high potency, sweet and spicy aroma, and stunning bud hues ranging from purple to orange to green.

What Strain Is Platinum Cookies?

Platinum Cookies takes its Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) genetics to the next level. No wonder it's won multiple industry awards for its aroma and therapeutic effects. It has a sweet and candy-like aroma. Medical users can get serious relief for chronic pain, migraines, or stress with this hybrid strain.

Its THC levels hover around 17 percent on average but you can also find this strain with levels between 15 and 20 percent THC.

Strains Similar to Platinum Cookies

Platinum Cookies Strain: Flavorful & Tasty. Cookies and marijuana buds.

Many strains with the Platinum title usually contain some GSC genetics or another Cookie strain such as Thin Mint GSC.

Platinum Cookies should not be confused for another strain with a similar name: Platinum Animal Cookies, also known as Animal Cookies. Animal Cookies is a popular strain cross between Fire OG and GSC strains.

Platinum Blue Cookies is another marijuana strain with similar genetics. Platinum Blue Cookies may refer to a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Blueberry or Blue Dream genetics.

Platinum Cookies Strain Genetics

Bred by the Cookie Fam in the Bay Area, this strain is a work of art. Platinum Cookies is a three-way cross between legendary Durban Poison, OG Kush, and a third mysterious strain’s genetics.

The results? A robust rain with the looks, potency, and aroma to keep you happy and energetic throughout the day.

Platinum Cookies Weed Strain Aroma

If you loved GSC’s spicy, sweet, and earthy mix of scents and flavors, you're going to love Platinum Cookies’ complex and full-bodied aroma featuring peppery, citrus, and hoppy notes. Break the buds apart to get a sharper punch of berry and fruity undertones.

It is jam-packed with therapeutic terpene compounds such as caryophyllene, limonene, and humulene,  each with their own smell and form of relief.

Caryophyllene is known for its spicy and peppery smell, as well as its anti-inflammatory characteristics.

Limonene has a more citrus kick that aids in anxiety and stress relief. Humulene may be a familiar scent to brewery lovers due to its hoppy aroma. Humulene also has anti-inflammatory effects.


Platinum Cookies is not for the faint of heart or for first-time users. While the hybrid strain won't leave you glued to the couch or feeling extra paranoid, its effects can be a little too relaxing if you overconsume. It is the perfect strain to use on your day off or after work.

You’ll feel a rush of euphoria and a general happy feeling. This strain can quickly relieve the stresses of the day. It’s stress relieving and relaxing properties make it a favorite for any user.

You may feel an extra dose of creativity and a boost in motivation to complete a hobby project or tackle their to-do list. This strain may motivate you to doodle, sing along to your favorite song, and think outside the box.

Medical Effects

Platinum Cookies is a great strain to enjoy with friends, but it's also a potent and relieving strain for medical users. It's relaxing and mood-boosting properties make it an ideal strain to use for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and any other stress disorder.

In terms of physical relief, it delivers considerable pain relief, especially for migraines and headaches. Patients with severe pain, inflammation, and nausea can also find relief with Platinum Cookies strains.

Growing Platinum Cookies Strain

Platinum Cookies can be obtained at online seed banks as seeds or as clones if available from dispensaries. This strains' plants prefer warm environments with temperatures between 68º and 80º F. Greenhouse grows can yield dense and large Platinum Cookies plants.

Make sure to top the strain to aid in the production of bud clusters. Indoor growers can produce striking large buds with a heavy coating of resin.

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Platinum Cookies has a flowering time between eight and nine weeks. After the flowering period, you could produce a moderate-to-high yield. It can be tricky to grow, but if done right, it can produce up to three to six ounces per square foot planted.

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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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