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GMO Strain: A Comprehensive Guide to its THC, Genetics, and Effects

Some users may hear “GMO” and stray away from this cannabis strain. However, it’s far from what you think. Let’s dive into the origins of this earthy and savory strain.

Written By: The Pacific Stone Editorial Team
Date Published: February 23, 2024

GMO strain growing at the Pacific Stone greenhouse farm

GMO, Photographed from the Pacific Stone Grow.

GMO Strain Origins

GMO is a powerful cannabis strain that was originally bred by Spanish breeder Mamiko Seeds. There’s also another version of the strain that was bred by Divine Genetics. GMO is not only a crossbreed, but it has produced a variety of great hybrid strains such as Fatso (GMO x Legends OG) and Donny Burger (GMO x Han Solo Burger).

GMO Strain Information

GMO is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that’s also known as Garlic Cookies or GMO Cookies. The strain is a cross between Chemdawg and Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). Chemdawg, or Chemdog, is a balanced combination of Indica and Sativa that produces both cerebral highs and body highs. Its mate, Girl Scout Cookies, is a heavy-THC, Indica-dominant hybrid that produces euphoric and relaxing effects. The GMO in the strain’s name is a nod to the strain’s flavor profile: Garlic, Mushroom, and Onion, and has nothing to do with genetically modified organisms, as some may wrongly infer. Most of these savory flavors come from its Chemdawg lineage.

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GMO nug, Photographed from the Pacific Stone Grow.

GMO Strain Effects

Recognizing that cannabis affects people differently, it’s important to take into account a strain’s typical effects when deciding on the best fit for your needs. In the case of the GMO strain, you can often expect a heavy-hitting high. Here are the most common effects we hear about from the Garlic Cookies strain:

Powerful Euphoria

Garlic Cookies can produce mentally uplifting effects for many users. Often, users say that Garlic Cookies’ high potency gives them a strong feeling of euphoria at the onset. While many experience this euphoria, it often melts into relaxation.

Heavy Relaxation

Garlic Cookies can also provide a heavy, deep body high. This body tingle can provide sedative effects, making users feel completely relaxed. In high doses, this heavy relaxation is great for relaxing at home and curling up on the couch with your favorite movie or music.

Increased Creativity

While not as common as the other effects, some veteran cannabis users note increased creativity with the Garlic Cookies strain, helping them tackle creative projects or solve problems in a new way.

These effects are user-reported, and they can vary from one individual to another. These effects can also change based on consumption method, amount, and individual tolerance levels.

GMO Strain Typical Usage

GMO is often the choice for those who want to have a relaxed and chill experience. While some have mind-opening creative energy, most users experience the sedative effects of the strain, putting them in a calm and tranquil state. Therefore, this strain is best for those who want a relaxing experience. So if you’re looking for an Indica-dominant smoke that’s perfect for curling up on the couch, look no further than Garlic Cookies.

Garlic Cookies Aroma and Taste

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Garlic Cookies is well known for its pungent and unique aroma. As soon as you open a jar of GMO, expect the room to fill with its smell. Much like its name, you can expect notes of garlic, mushroom, and onion. You’ll also smell funky, spicy, and diesel notes. Some people even smell rubber, grass, and pine notes.

When it comes to taste, you’ll largely taste notes of sweet and skunk. Thanks to its terpene profile, you may also get a spicy flavor. While earthy notes are present on the scent, they move to the background of the taste, with slight hints of garlic and earthiness.

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GMO cola, Photographed from the Pacific Stone Grow.

What does GMO cannabis look like?

GMO buds are olive green and have purple accents, curly orange hairs, and a thick coat of white trichomes. Often, GMO buds are very dense and can be difficult to break apart. Because of the thick layer of trichomes, Garlic Cookies can be a very thick strain to the touch.

Garlic Cookies THC content

The THC makeup of a strain can significantly impact your cannabis experience. Therefore, understanding the THC content of a strain is crucial to ensuring you have the right strain for your needs. In general, a higher THC strain can produce a heavier high, while a lower THC strain will produce a more moderate high. High-THC strains also mean you can obtain the same effects with a smaller cannabis quantity. Our GMO strain contains a THC range between 25-27%. GMO Cookies is not a high-CBD strain.

No matter if you’re a veteran consumer who has experience with potent strains or a first-time smoker, it’s always a good idea to exercise caution with any new strain. Starting slowly is crucial, as you can increase your dose over time to produce your desired effects. Keep in mind that how you consume cannabis can also greatly impact your experience. Some methods provide fast results, while others can take longer to provide the intended effects.

GMO Cookies Terpene Profile

A cannabis plant’s chemical makeup is called its terpene profile. These terpenes are responsible for a strain’s aromas and flavors. They also affect the potency and play a significant role in how a consumer experiences a strain’s effects. While there are many different terpenes in cannabis, the most dominant in GMO cookies are caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene.

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Caryophyllene (also known as beta-caryophyllene) is the most dominant terpene in GMO. It’s responsible for many of the earthy, spicy aromas and flavors. In nature, you’ll find caryophyllene in herbs and spices like black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Caryophyllene researchers are currently studying its ability to reduce inflammation and relieve chronic pain.

Limonene terpene

Limonene is the next most prevalent terpene in Garlic Cookies. As its name implies, you’ll find limonene in citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruits. Some foods and perfumes have limonene added to them because of its pleasant scent. Currently, researchers are examining the potential benefits of limonene for those suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression.

Myrcene Terpene

Myrcene is another terpene found in GMO Cookies, and you’ll find it in many cannabis strains. While it’s prevalent in cannabis, you’ll also find myrcene in lemongrass, bay leaves, hops, and more. Myrcene also contributes to the peppery and spicy flavor of GMO Cookies. While many believe that myrcene has a soothing effect, researchers are looking into its usage as a sedative, pain reliever, and anti-inflammatory.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GMO Strain?

The GMO cannabis strain is a potent Indica-dominant hybrid weed strain that comes from a cross between Chemdawg and Girl Scout Cookies, first bred by Mamiko Seeds. GMO stands for Garlic, Mushroom, and Onion and is also known as GMO Cookies and Garlic Cookies. To be clear, the strain’s acronym, GMO, does not stand for “genetically modified organism,” and has nothing to do with the term.

Is GMO Cookies strain an Indica or Sativa?

GMO Cookies is an Indica-dominant hybrid that can provide both Indica and Sativa effects, such as euphoria and a body buzz. Because of current cannabis cultivation practices, there are no longer pure Indica or Sativa strains. Instead, crossbreeding produces hybrid strains that have varying degrees of both Indica and Sativa effects.

Does GMO strain make you sleepy?

Because of GMO’s Indica-dominant profile, it can produce deep relaxation and a potent body buzz. For some people, this means it can be the perfect smoke before sleep strain. However, others may not experience the same level of sleepiness. Because everyone’s biochemistry is different, you’ll want to see how you react to a particular strain and if GMO will be a good sleep strain choice for you. In addition to trying GMO Cookies to help you with sleep, you may also want to try our 805 Glue, Wedding Cake, or God’s Breath strains.

How does GMO strain make you feel?

For most people, the GMO strain produces two main effects – euphoria and a relaxing body buzz. Often, the experience starts with a happy euphoria that puts you in a great state of mind. Then, the body buzz can take effect, relaxing you and helping you melt into the couch or bed. Some users also report an increased boost of creativity. These effects can vary from individual to individual based on personal tolerance, consumption amount, and consumption method.

Why is GMO strain so popular?

GMO is a popular strain because of its unique aroma and flavors and its high THC content. The earthy aromas of garlic, mushroom, and onion, combined with a pungent diesel-like smell, provide a unique and almost savory aromatic profile.

Is GMO the best strain?

GMO Cookies is a powerful and popular hybrid strain. However, it’s hard to say what the best strain is. Keep in mind that the best strain for one person is subjective – it may be the best strain for that person but not for another person. Because personal preferences and biochemistries are different, finding the best strain for you may mean trying different ones before deciding which is best for your needs.

What is the difference between GMO and Chem D?

GMO is a strain that comes from crossbreeding Chem D, or Chemdawg, with Girl Scout Cookies. Chemdawg is an Indica strain that has a recognizable diesel aroma. It is thought to be the parent strain for not only GMO but also Sour Diesel and OG Kush.

What is the strength of GMO Cookies?

Our GMO Cookies strain consistently contains between 25 and 27% THC.

How do you grow GMO cookies?

When it comes to growing GMO Cookies, we take the same care as we do with all of our strains. At Pacific Stone, we utilize greenhouses to grow all of our plants. With this growing method, we produce fresh cannabis all year round. To learn more about our growing practices, check out this article.

Should beginners use GMO Cookies?

Cannabis experiences can vary significantly from one person to another. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that personal tolerance and biochemistry can play a pivotal role in how you experience a certain strain. Consumption methods will also impact your experience – Edibles, smoke, and vape can all affect a user differently.

No matter if you’re a beginner smoker or just new to the GMO strain, starting with low doses and gradually increasing your consumption amount is crucial. You can always consume more, so it’s important to start small with a new strain.

Can medical marijuana patients use GMO Cookies?

GMO Cookies can be a great option for medical cannabis users because of its potent high. While each person’s experience can differ, some medical marijuana users say it helps with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. For more information about medical marijuana, check out this article.

What other strains are similar to GMO Garlic Cookies?

If you like GMO Garlic Cookies, we have other strains that can provide similar effects. Check out our similar strains Wedding Cake and PR OG.

Experience the earthiness of GMO from Pacific Stone

Pacific Stone offers GMO in many different varieties – including flower, pre-rolls, blunts, infused pre-rolls, and sugar shake. So no matter your preferred consumption method, Pacific Stone offers high-quality products at affordable prices. Shop GMO now!

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About Pacific Stone

Pacific Stone was founded in 2015 with the goal of growing clean, consistent, and affordable cannabis for California. Founded by friends and family from the 805, Pacific Stone is a labor of love. We are intently focused on delivering high-quality marijuana at an affordable price.

As multi-generational Dutch greenhouse growers, we utilize our long history of growing to bring you farm-direct cannabis at the best price all year long. We take pride in ensuring customer satisfaction, and our flower has been consistently recognized as some of the highest quality and top-selling throughout the state of California.

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