Created by the geniuses at Divine Genetics, GMO, which stands for “Garlic Mushroom and Onions,” can also be found under the monikers of “Garlic Cookies” and “GMO Cookies”–with the latter name having been given so that customers at dispensaries didn’t confuse this strain as being “genetically modified.” To find out more about this extremely potent indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain that has an almost fanatical following thanks to its distinctive flavor profile and exceptional effects, keep on reading!
What are the effects of the GMO strain?
When Divine Genetics created GMO, which is a near-pure indica with just 10% sativa genetics, they must have had highly-experienced cannabis users in mind as this indica-dominant strain isn’t just strong–it’s a powerhouse with an approximate THC level of 30% that should make it pretty clear that this is not a good choice for novice users.
GMO, which is the resultant cross of potent and popular parent strains Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Chemdawg, delivers both uplifting and effects and power-filled relaxing physical effects that surprisingly are unlikely to leave you couch-locked if you are an experienced cannabis user who indulges in this strain in moderation.
Despite its perhaps offputting name that stands for garlic, mushrooms, and onions, recreational users not only clamor for this indica-dominant hybrid strain’s distinctive combinations of flavors that come with a big kick, but it was lauded as one of the best new strains around back in 2017!
While GMO only contains 10% sativa genetics, this is just enough to quickly deliver dynamic euphoric effects that are known for putting users into a happy and exceptionally creative state of mind. In fact, some writers say that using a bit of GMO has the power to knock down the walls of the dreaded writer’s block.
Interestingly enough, this particular weed strain with its 90% indica content and deep body relaxation doesn’t have a reputation for leaving users completely incapacitated or unable to function. However, this is not to say that GMO is a good strain to use before heading out for a run or when about to go bike or drive somewhere as it will definitely have you feeling “stoned.”
Obviously, if you overindulge in GMO, which can be easy to do on account of its unusually delicious flavor profile, then its uplifting, soothing, and creative effects are likely to be rendered null and void by some knockout sedative effects.
What are the medical benefits of the GMO cannabis strain?
While GMO has many anectodal medical benefits to offer medical marijuana patients, it’s important that you never self-diagnose any mental or physical health issue you are dealing with or self-prescribe any type of medicinal strain to yourself without first seeking the professional medical advice of your licensed physician or therapist.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s look at some of GMO’s purported medical benefits for medical marijuana users.
This powerful indica-dominant strain and its calming and uplifting effects combined with its high THC content has the potential to effectively and temporarily alleviate or minimize stress, worried thinking, and feelings of doom and gloom, as well as other mood-related disorders.
As is common for an indica, GMO is also considered to be a powerful analgesic, with many medical users claiming that it helps to ease and manage inflammation and when used in higher doses, insomnia.
What are the adverse effects of GMO?
Surprisingly, for being such a powerhouse of an indica-dominant hybrid strain, GMO’s most commonly reported negative side effects are the usual of dry mouth and itchy eyes–both of which can often even be avoided or at least remedied by drinking plenty of water.
For those with a lower tolerance level or who exceed their usual dosage, some users have reported experiencing minor cases of dizziness or an increase in their paranoia levels. However, even these potential side effects don’t seem to be that common.
Like with any potent strain, it’s advised that you start off conservatively with GMO and see how it affects you before smoking more.
What are GMO’s flavor and aroma profiles?
What is GMO’s terpene profile?
Terpenes occur naturally in cannabis, as well as in other types of plants, flowers, herbs, fruits, etc. They are what give all of this flora etc. their flavors and fragrances, as well as their potential healing properties. For example, lavender contains the terpene of linalool, which is known to have calming effects. As such, this is why lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy and other traditional healing modalities to help users feel more relaxed.
GMO’s most dominant terpene is caryophyllene, which is known for its spicy, clove-like traits. This popular strain’s other terpenes that give GMO its distinct aroma and complex flavors are D-Limonene, α-Bisabolol, humulene, myrcene, and carene.
What does GMO smell and taste like?
Once you get a whiff of GMO’s distinct aroma of garlic, mushrooms, and onions you’ll understand exactly how it got its name. Other scents that you may pick up include some delicious aromas of coffee and plum that serve to somewhat balance out its rather pungent yet oddly enticing smell.
Flavorwise, garlic, mushroom, and onion haters have nothing to fear, as GMO tastes nothing like it smells. Instead, this indica provides users with a tasty combination of flavors that are reminiscent of its celebrity parent strain Girl Scout Cookies with a sweet and rich cookie taste followed by notes of full-bodied coffee and some earthiness to boot.
How do I grow the GMO weed strain?
Thanks to the fact that Growers Choice Seeds (GCS) only sells cannabis seed strains that are feminized, cultivators have a 99% likelihood of ending up with all-female plants. In the case of GMO, this is particularly good news as in regular seed form it can be a challenge for growers to successfully cultivate, but GMO feminized seeds, which GCS sells, are considered to be easy for cannabis growers of all skill levels, including newbies, to cultivate.
Whether you grow this strain indoors or out, you will want to keep your GMO plants in a warm and sunny (or light-filled) space where they have plenty of space to grow.
A couple of other things to be mindful of are as follows:
- This is a very pungent plant, which means even grown inside with the use of filters, you’re going to probably going to have a hard time masking its smell.
- It’s a bushy grower, so if growing outdoors discreetly is important to you, then you’ll want to cultivate GMO indoors or plant it in a part of your garden that can’t be easily viewed from the street.
- You will need to trim your plants regularly.
What do GMO cannabis plants look like?
As mentioned above, GMO medium-height plants grow to be quite bushy and thick. In fact, GMO plants and their buds tend to resemble a sativa plant than an indica.
Its nuggets are elongated, slender, and dense, with many comparing their shape to that of a pepper. Its buds, which are thickly coated in white resinous trichomes and highlighted with numerous orange pistils, are a mix of olive and dark greens with shades of purple to boot.
When to harvest your GMO marijuana crops
This epic strain provides cultivators with relatively easily attainable yields that are above average in size.
When grown indoors, GMO, generally, has a flowering time of 10 weeks, with some saying more like 8-9 weeks. Once this beautiful strain is ready to harvest, it tends to render an approximate yield of 450 grams per square meter.
When cultivated outside, GMO should produce an even more abundant harvest of about 600 grams per plant sometime around the middle part of October.
Similar weed strains to GMO
- Girl Scout Cookies (GSC): This immensely popular cannabis strain that leans indica and is reminiscent in fragrance and flavor to that of its namesake is one of GMO’s parent strains.
- Triangle Kush: Like GMO, this autoflowering version of the upbeat, mood-boosting indica-dominant hybrid, whose potent psychoactive effects are known for providing deep relaxation, also has Chemdawg as one of its parent strains.
- Oregon Diesel: For fans of near-pure indicas, you’ll definitely want to check out Oregon Diesel, which is said to have been created to make users, happy, “stupid and lazy.” Like GMO it has an indica-to-sativa ratio of 90:10.
- Cali Kush: This 90% indica, 10% sativa strain has a lot in common with GMO in that it’s also a near-pure indica mood lifter and body relaxer that’s unlikely to leave you immobilized. However, unlike GMO, it should flower in just 7-8 weeks.
- Tangilope: For those looking for something on the opposite end of the ratio spectrum, this 90:10 sativa-to-indica is a giggle-inducing, near-pure sativa that tastes of chocolate-covered oranges and makes for a rousing way to start your day.
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