Gelato is another tantalizing hybrid cannabis strain from Cookie Fam Genetics, following in the footsteps of its parents Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. This Bay Area, California native gets its name from the fruity, dessert-like aroma, a common genetic thread among the Cookie family. Her buds tend to bloom in dark purple hues illuminated by fiery orange hairs and a shining white coat of crystal resin. Novice consumers may want to approach this THC powerhouse with caution, but those armed with a high tolerance will delight in Gelato’s heavy-handed euphoria. Physical relaxation comes on strong, but many find themselves still mentally agile enough to stay productive and creative when enjoying Gelato during the day.
Girl Scout Cookie strains are known for their walloping levels of THC, and Gelato #41 is among the most potent. Yet it is a fantastic functional smoke. This Gelato gives you none of the physical or mental lethargy that often accompanies high levels of THC.
Frankly, I have trouble thinking of a better Girl Scout Cookie varietal for combating paranoia or anxiety than Gelato #41.
Plenty of drugs are called “mood-altering substances,” but many of them don’t alter your mood. Gelato #41 most definitely does, and much for the better. This phenotype offers a clean, feel-good head high that effectively erases your mental anxieties and puts you in a positive space for productivity.
I wouldn’t call the buzz euphoric; it’s more that Gelato #41 puts you and keeps you in a nice, pleasant mood, providing the rare buzz that deters procrastination instead of causing it. If you’re stuck in an afternoon of drudgery with housecleaning, spreadsheets or other life chores, Gelato #41 will help keep your chin up and your focus intact.
The physical effects of Gelato #41 are not all that notable. You’ll probably feel some relaxation in your muscle joints, or possibly get relief from arthritic pain. But there are plenty of other strains out there that are much better for that. Heck, there’s another strain of Cookie Fam’s Gelato out there that is better for pain relief (Buy Gelato #32 , for example).
Gelato #41 is highly recommended as a daytime smoke to chase off anxiety, depression, and the bad feels. If you’re in an environment where you might get anxious or afraid while medicated, Gelato #41 is the right strain. It excels at eliminating nervousness, and leaves you happy as a kid going out for ice cream.
Potency: THCa 28.8% THC 0.58% CBDa 00.6%
Appearance: Coated with more orange hairs than I have ever seen on any bud, with bright orange pistils and silvery crystals so abundant they almost hide all the green.
Aroma: Fruity and citrusy, but not like soda or candy. This pheno carries the scent of real fruit.
Flavor: A deep and robust lavender taste you would not expect from a Girl Scout Cookie hybrid, not sweet but very thick and smooth.
Effect: A nice “pick-me-up” in terms of mood and energy. Some noticeable physical relaxation in your joints, but the value of Gelato #41 is in its mood-altering head high.
Medical Applicability: Highly recommended for anxiety, depression, or paranoia. Some value for joint pain or soreness, but that is not the primary feature here.
Overall Impression: A cerebral, happy head high without paranoia or thought-paralysis. This is the rare premium, top-shelf smoke that also functions well for daytime productivity.