The Scoop: Zookies is a breathtakingly delicious cross of Animal Cookies and Gorilla Glue #4. Obtained from their good friends at Alien Labs, Cannaman 707 / Golden State Cultivators were gifted seeds that ultimately became this amazingly potent strain. Benefiting today’s connoisseur’s craving a unique flavor profile, Zookies is now a go-to-strain for patients and recreational smokers alike. A West Coast legend in the making, dispensaries throughout California have rapidly added this therapeutic high-end strain to their hybrid menu.
The Result: Arguably one of the tastiest strains on the market today, Zookies also provides some rather heady medicinal effects. A dual-purpose smoke thanks to her hybridized nature, this strain provides both inspired motivation and deep sedation. An amazingly versatile hybrid that’s sure to take down even the most veteran smokers, Zookies by Cannaman 707 / Golden State Cultivators is a heavy-handed insomnia slayer.
The Verdict: Sure, the strain’s name may sound like a playful prank but the medicinal effects are completely legitimate. Hard to find but worth the search, Zookies curative compounds make the daily routine a tad more manageable. Truly holistic medicine, Zookies could go a long way in replacing some of the more harmful pharmaceuticals in use today.
Type: 50/50 Hybrid
Also Known As: Zookie
Genetics: Animal Cookies x Gorilla Glue #4
How Stoned Will You Get: 8.0
Average THC: 28%
Average Price Per ⅛: $40
The Science: With no online test results yet available, in order to gain a greater understanding of the terpene profile, we need to look at Zookies parental gene pool. Traditionally high in β-caryophyllene, Humulene, and α-Pinene, Animal Cookies generally tests in the mid-20 percentile for THC. At the other end of the Zookie spectrum, the Gorilla Glue #4 contributed another therapeutic hit of Humulene and α-Pinene.
Appearance: A kaleidoscopic Kush-forward strain, Zookies looks like a nature-inspired rendition of a Jackson Pollock painting. Working in a slightly different medium, its THC-laced canvas of green is accentuated by an abstractly interwoven mass of sienna-hued pistils and violet colored calyxes.
Consistency: Swollen, dense, fresh and supple, the bud is easily broken apart by hand – but who would want to? Covered in its psychotropic compounds, this strain beckons for your respect. As such, it should be shredded by only the sharpest tools available.
Scent: At first whiff, the initial aroma hits like a tsunami of fragrance inundating the olfactory. Spicy and unique, a rush of bittersweet fruit, black pepper, and just a hint of roasted nuts create a stimulating aroma once the jar of Zookies is unleashed. Thanks to its diversified gene pool, the seasoned smoker will no doubt take notice of several subtle undertones. Offering eclectic terpenes with a complex aroma, this new West Coast strain provides both patients and recreational smokers a lofty new flavor profile.
Taste: On the initial inhale, the taste buds are overwhelmed with a dizzying combination of pepper and fruit. Tropical and spicy on the first hit, the exhale reveals its complex lineage. Establishing a flavorful symmetry, Zookies strikes a delicate balance of spicy sweetness and succulent fruit. Lingering in the mouth for what seems like hours, the flavor profile of this strain leaves most consumers yearning for more.
Effect: A one-hit wonder, Zookies instantaneously soothes the savage beast within. Alert and motivated yet tranquil and calm, this well-balanced hybrid allows for creativity from 9 to 5 and restful relaxation at the end of a busy day.
Strain Background: The exotic aftermath of an accidental pollination at Alien Labs, only a few precious seeds were gifted to Cannaman 707 / Golden State Cultivators. Originally referred to as Zookeeper – think Animal Cookies x Gorilla Glue #4 – after months of endless phenotype hunting and weeding out any lackluster traits, Zookies was born from the #7 Zookeeper phenotype. A dynamic cross of Animal Cookies (Girl Scout Cookies x Fire OG) and Gorilla Glue #4 (Chem’s Sister x Sour Dub x Chocolate Diesel), Zookies first gained notoriety in the amber foothills of Northern California.
Medical Uses: As a 50/50 hybrid, this strain works well at reducing muscle aches and debilitating pain, depression, and fatigue, in addition to mitigating painful monthly menstrual cramps.
Growth and Seed Info
Note: If it didn’t come from Alien Labs or Cannaman 707 / Golden State Cultivators – chances are it’s not truly Zookies.
Pros: Potent, unique, flavorful and distinctive
Cons: Hard to find
Golden State Collective
Original Breeder: Alien Labs
Current Breeder: Cannaman 707 / Golden State Cultivators
Known Phenotypes: Tight flowers, medium height, purps
Seed Bank of Choice: N/A
Flowering Time: 60-70 days
Flowering Type: ScrOG it for best results
Growth Height: Height dependent on cultivation technique
Expected Yield: High to average
Garden Skill Level: Intermediate