If you thought GSC couldn’t get any better, then behold its next evolution, Platinum GSC, formerly known as Platinum Girl Scout Cookies. This Cup-winning hybrid—a cross of OG Kush, durban poison
, and a third unknown strain—fills your nose and lungs with sweet notes of berry and candy, followed by a fruity spiciness. Patients with severe pain, nausea, swelling, migraines, and stress should look no further for relief as symptoms both physical and mood-related melt away instantly. The Platinum GSC strain flaunts a heavy coat of crystal trichomes over its sage green leaves, assuring its potency to any consumer in doubt.
The strain is reported to grow to a medium height, producing average-size yields of dense, green and purple buds with white crystal trichomes in a flowering period of 56 to 63 days. Platinum Cookies can be grown either indoors or outdoors, and tends to thrive in a dry, Mediterranean climate.
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