People also know the Animal Cookies Strain as Animal Crackers. BC Bud Depot, a seed bank from Canada, bred this strain. Its memorable name makes you feel nostalgic about your favorite snack as a child.
This strain is Indica-dominant, which means that its effects are highly effective for sleep, pain relief, and relaxation. Because of its amazing features and benefits, it won the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in 2013 in Los Angeles.
This strain produces small to medium-sized multicolored flowers that look like popcorn. The buds are sticky and have trichomes that are amber in color.
The leaves are yellowish-green. Some phenotypes have subtle hues of purple. The purplish hues are typical on this strain when the cultivator raised it in a cold environment. This strain produces anthocyanins as a defense for the cold weather to preserve water for itself.
Its pistils are hair-like and orange-colored.
The Animal Cookies Strain is soft; it crumbles easily.
The BC Bud Depot has managed to retain some of the Girl Scout Cookie Strain (its parent) flavor in this strain. However, you cannot expect that it has a grape-like flavor even though the anthocyanins are present. Its taste is more of like a cherry cookie. When you smoke it, the strain produces a sweet and spicy taste.
The aroma is sweet and sour with a skunky undertone. When you open the flowers, you will smell its pine and peppery scent.
The Animal Cookie Strain is intense and highly potent. It affects the whole body. Users describe the relaxing effect as if the body is melting, which is its way of putting the body into a relaxed state. Moreover, its effect is quicker compared to other Indicas.
Emotionally, this strain can cause euphoria, which makes it an effective alternative treatment for some mood disorders like bipolar and depression. It also alleviates anxiety, nausea, and insomnia. That is why it is one of the best strains to take when you cannot sleep.
This strain also helps enhance your creativity.
Physically, this strain is highly famous for its ability to get rid of severe pain. As been mentioned, it puts the body into a relaxed mode. Therefore, it is an ideal supplement or alternative medication against arthritis, headache, muscle pain, and chemotherapy effects.
On the other hand, this strain produces the common side effects of taking marijuana, which are dry mouth and dry eyes. You may add coughing into the lists because of the thick smoke it produces.
The Animal Cookie Strain is 75 percent Indica. According to Analytical 360, a cannabis lab, its THC level can reach up to 27 percent, which is higher compared to several others. Its CBD level is less prominent than the THC, but some growers claim that theirs reached up to 4 percent.
Its terpenes are responsible for some of its benefits like anti-inflammatory, and stress and anxiety relief effects. Aside from the advantages, they are also the reason for its citrusy, spicy, peppery, and earthy scent.
When a grower cultivates this strain in cold temperature, this plant produces purplish pigments called the anthocyanin.
The Animal Cookie Strain is the BC Bud Depot’s attempt to improve the Girl Scout Cookies, and it is successful. By crossbreeding it with the Fire OG, this strain is more capable of producing a higher yield than the Girl Scout Cookies.
Meanwhile, the children strains are the Alf and the Afghanimal.
The difficulty level of growing this strain is moderate to difficult. Therefore, cultivating this strain is not for beginners. Unlike other strains, it is best to raise the Animal Cookie Strain indoors.
Topping and pruning are highly advisable because this strain grows lush horizontally. Aside from its horizontal growth, this strain also develops into more than 78 inches.
The yield is 1 to 3 ounces per square feet.
You have to wait for 9 to 12 weeks to harvest the flowers, in which the buds become lush and beautiful because of their green buds and purple tips.
The Animal Cookie Strain is famous for its ability to relieve severe pain. It also has a unique relaxing effect, which makes it an ideal strain for evening use.
According to one online review, the user has really bad cramps being a girl. It felt like here insides are twisting. If you’re a girl, you may be going through this too. Regular over-the-counter pain medicine doesn’t help her. This knocked out her pain after the first two hits that it kind of sends off your body off and makes it feel as if you’re floating. This strain made her body feel tingly and light. She said she would definitely use this strain for anything pain related.
Be wary that this strain is extremely pungent. You may need to use odor control if you want to cultivate your plant discreetly.