Mandarin Cookies is a sativa dominant hybrid strain with 70% sativa and 30 % indica. It has high levels of THC about 19%-26% with low CBD levels of less than 0.1%. It is a cross between classic Cookies and Mandarin Sunset strains. It is a creation of the master breeders Ethos genetics. It has a rich flavor with dominant citrus notes and hints of burnt cookies in the background. Some patients have described the taste to be that of a burnt cookie. When the buds are burned, they produce a pungent smell that is typical of most cannabis strains.
Mandarin Cookies has large bright green buds that are beautifully decorated with orange pistils and sparkling trichomes that convey the potency of this strain. It has a high calyx to leaf ratio. The citrus scents with musky undertones betray the presence of limonene and myrcene in this strain. The high is uplifting and invigorating, patients have reported feeling motivated after taking this strain. The sativa effects are potent enough to cause a buzz of euphoria and creativity. The euphoria is ideal for dealing with stressful thoughts and negative spirits. If it is your first time and you do not get to experience this mental positivity, do not worry as THC needs some getting used to.
Mandarin Cookies give off a potent body high that causes relaxation without causing deep sedation. That means that you can take this strain at any time of the day without fearing that you will drift into slumber land. Patients have also reported finding significant relief in the treatment of chronic pain, ADHD and chronic fatigue.
This is a sativa dominant hybrid strain with 70% sativa and 30% indica. It has THC amounts ranging between 19%-26% and less than 0.1% CBD.
Mandarin Cookies is a cross between classic Cookies and Mandarin Sunset strains. It was created by Ethos genetics.
This sativa dominant strain has potent psychedelic properties that offer an uplifting burst of energy. Even with high amounts of THC, this strain’s effects are well balanced and tolerated well by most patients. The body hit is mildly sedating but will not cause a couch lock; you can feel free to consume it during the day. But most patients prefer to use this in the evening when they need to relax and unwind without having to endure symptoms of stress, pain or anxiety.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
Patient Reported Negative Effects
Mandarin Cookies has high amounts of THC which is responsible for a couple of side effects. When THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the submandibular glands it is able to prevent the formation of saliva. This will lead to dryness in the mouth, a symptom commonly referred to as cotton mouth. This can be relieved by constantly hydrating to prevent the mouth from excessively drying out. THC is also responsible for causing blood shot eyes. It does this by causing blood vessels in the eyes to expand hence increasing blood supply to the eyes. This is the same mechanism by which THC provides relief from glaucoma symptoms.
- Cotton Mouth
- Red Eyes
Hydrating in advance will help to reduce the anticholinergic effects caused by this strain. The red eyes are nothing to worry about. THC causes the capillaries in the eyes to dilate causing more blood to flow to the eyes. Expect this effect to wear out as soon as the THC is out of your system.
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
Patients have reported feeling dizzy and anxious after consuming Mandarin Cookies on rare occasions. Most new patients will experience some adverse effects after taking this strain for the first time. It is advisable to start with the lowest possible dosage as you progress vertically. This could mean starting with doses as low as 5mg-10mg.
Medical Benefits of Mandarin Cookies
Most patients turn to this strain to find relief from anxiety. This strain is potent enough to subdue negative thoughts but is still mellow enough not to overpower you. The body hit is mildly sedating but not to the point of inducing sleep. This property is great for relieving minor body aches and chronic fatigue symptoms. It has also shown great results in the treatment of depressive symptoms. Lastly, patients with reduced appetite may use this strain to rev up their appetite. THC has been shown to activate the release of ghrelin which tricks the mind into thinking that it is starving. It also stimulates the olfactory glands making the scent of food to be more appealing.
Patients have reported relief with the following conditions:
This strain is rich in terpenes that are both aromatic and therapeutic. The strong citrus smell betrays the heavy presence of limonene while the musky notes are suggestive of myrcene. This strain also contains linalool and beta caryophyllene both of which boost the healing properties of this strain.
This citrus smelling terpene is a mood improver and helps in relieving symptoms of depression.
This terpene has the smell of lavenders. Patients suffering from arthritis, musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia have benefited from the pain reliving and anti inflammatory properties of this terpene.
This is the most abundant terpene in most cannabis strains making up to 65% of the terpene profile in some strains. It has anti inflammatory as well as sedative properties.
This spicy terpene has anti oxidant properties. It also helps with relieving muscle spasms and inflammation. It is abundant in black pepper, cloves, basil and oregano.
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