While its name may bring to mind genetically modified products, the GMO strain is as organic as it gets. Containing about 27% THC, the high-potency strain’s effects are perfect for a wide range of recreational and medicinal uses. Through its classically indica traits, heavy-hitting effects, and complex terpene profile, GMO has achieved huge levels of popularity amongst cannabis lovers and in the industry.
GMO, also known as Garlic Cookies, first arrived from the breeders at Mamiko Seeds. Known for producing premium genetics with complex flavor profiles, the brand has produced some of the industry’s most cutting-edge strains.
The Mamiko breeders created GMO by crossing Chemdawg with Girl Scout Cookies. Both of these parent strains have achieved legendary status. Firstly, Chemdawg has been responsible for a number of powerhouse strains like Diesel and OG Kush. The same heavy-hitting effects that Chemdawg has passed down to these classic strains are reflected in GMO. Likewise, Girl Scout Cookies passes down its potential euphoric effects as well as its sweet flavor profile.
The GMO strain’s nugs are chunky, dense, and completely covered in resin and trichomes. This gives the bud a sticky texture and a frosty appearance. The presence of these layers is part of what makes the bud so potent.
The indica strain has a striking range of hues, ranging from deep purples to vibrant greens. After cracking open the nugs, users will be able to detect the pungent aroma of the GMO flower. This aroma can be compared to cookie batter made with cannabutter, with notes of diesel and earth throughout. This aroma is due to the presence of its dominant terpenes: myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene.
The first inhale of the GMO strain will bring on a sweet, earthy flavor that complements its aroma. After the flavor hits, users may notice the indica characteristics start to take effect. GMO offers a heavy-hitting high that may result in deep relaxation with euphoric cerebral effects. These effects are part of why GMO is so popular. One Leafly user put it perfectly when he stated, “I am certain that when cannabis becomes mainstream nationwide, it will be strains like this that consumers will rely on for relaxation, sleep, & to calm the mind.”
GMO may be a great strain for getting a good night’s sleep due to its sedative properties towards the come-down. The overall effects of the strain make it a great choice for users suffering from insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, depression, or chronic pain. Additionally, the cultivar may be well-suited for athletes when their body needs recovery and rest.
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