Some cannabis strains provide a deeply relaxing “body high” that’s great for chronic pain and other conditions. Others deliver a characteristic “head high” that many find useful for chasing away anxiety and depression. And others still combine these effects, imparting a blend of effects for a wide variety of uses.
Peanut Butter Cookies is one such strain, offering long-lasting full-body effects alongside a rich, delectable flavor and aroma profile reminiscent of its name.
Genetics, Effects, and Cannabinoids
At Vireo Health, we’re experts in harnessing the power of cannabis to address such conditions as chronic pain, insomnia, and PTSD, among many others. Peanut Butter Cookies is a hybrid strain that may offer a variety of benefits, thanks in large part to its genetic makeup.
Peanut Butter Cookies combines attributes of its indica and sativa lineage. We’ve written about the terms “indica” and “sativa” before, and how they’ve been used for decades to describe different types of cannabis. We continue to use these terms at Vireo Health because they offer value to our customers and a simple shorthand for referring to a strain’s potential effects.
Classic indica strains are usually associated with a powerfully relaxing body-based experience that can help melt away aches and physical pain. By comparison, sativa strains tend to be associated with cerebral stimulation and a noted euphoric uplift. Because of Peanut Butter Cookies’s mixed lineage, its effects include a combination of these two types of subjective effects.
Where does the Peanut Butter Cookies strain come from? This hybrid strain’s “parents” include:
- Do-Si-Dos: One of the most popular strains of recent decades, Do-Si-Dos is an indica-dominant hybrid that has become a parent of many popular related strains, including Dosidos 33, and is known for its sweet, earthy aroma and relaxing body effects.
- OG Kush Breath (OGKB): Another indica-dominant hybrid, the more rare OG Kush Breath strain descends from the beloved strain Girl Scout Cookies, and is known for its long-lasting relief.
What might you use Peanut Butter Cookies strain for? Patients claim this indica-dominant strain provides long-lasting relief from stress, insomnia, pain and inflammation, with head-to-toe mind and body highs that are appreciated by many.
As with every cannabis type, the cannabinoid content is a major determinant of its effects and THC provides the vast majority of the plant’s psychoactivity. As we’ve written before, THC has been shown to impart a variety of benefits and with Vireo’s Peanut Butter Cookies strain offering a moderate THC content—typically about 21%—it should be used with moderation. This is in part because an excess of THC can actually stimulate the symptoms of anxiety as opposed to diminishing them.
Terpenes, Aromas, and Flavors
The Peanut Butter Cookies strain has a notably delicious flavor and aroma, which many find reminiscent of fresh-baked peanut butter cookies. As with all strains, this is largely due to Peanut Butter Cookie strain’s terpene profile. This large and diverse family of compounds can be thought of as the “essential oils” found in cannabis, in addition to countless other natural products.
In Peanut Butter Cookie, the dominant terpenes include:
- Caryophyllene: A terpene known for its signature peppery and spicy scent and flavor
- Limonene: A fresh-smelling terpene known for its bright citrusy aroma and flavor
- Linalool: Classically known as the prominent terpene in lavender, linalool offers complex floral, spicy and woodsy notes
- Humulene: As the dominant terpenes in hops, humulene brings earthy and herbaceous notes to the strain
A given cannabis strain’s terpene profile plays the dominant role in determining its specific flavors and aromas, but there’s more.
Terpenes impart medical benefits of their own, as demonstrated by a number of clinical studies. The Peanut Butter Cookies strain’s dominant terpenes include caryophyllene, which has been shown to impart anxiolytic (anxiety-fighting) effects while also working to reduce inflammation. Limonene likewise offers potential mood-boosting benefits, while linalool may help relieve stress. The hoppy terpene humulene may offer additional anti-inflammatory benefits
Growing the Peanut Butter Cookies Strain
If you’re a new grower interested in cultivating Peanut Butter Cookies strain, this can be a moderately difficult strain to grow at home. The life cycle is relatively long, with flowering typically occurring between 63 and 70 days. Especially outdoors, the plants are notably tall and can be difficult to manage. That said, if tended carefully, Peanut Butter Cookies is a heavy-yielding cultivar that can produce impressive yields of up to 20 oz per outdoor-grown plant, with eye-catching neon green buds featuring bright orange pistils.
Explore Peanut Butter Cookies and More With Vireo
Here at Vireo Health, we’re thrilled to be able to offer the Peanut Butter Cookies strain to our patients. If you’re interested in learning about any of the other strains of cannabis we feature, visit our Cannabis Library to explore our database of other sativa, indica, and hybrid varieties.
You can also explore the strains we currently have in stock at your nearest Vireo Health dispensary.
Need help getting your medical card? Start here. Do you have questions about Peanut Butter Cookies or any of the other cannabis products we offer? Don’t hesitate to reach out! We’re here to help.