Orange Cookies Strain Review by Gentlemantoker 2023

Today I’ll review some delicious Orange Cookies from my local DC recreational dispensary. This Sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain is crossed from the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain and Orange Juice strain. This strain is on average 18% THC but can test as high as 24%. One of the dominant terpenes found in Orange Cookies is Terpinolene which is believed to promote a sedative effect.

In this article, I discuss just how this strain felt when I smoked it and the overall entourage effect through the specific cannabinoid, terpene, and phenotypic trifecta. Furthermore, we will go over the general taste, appearance, and aroma, so you can decide if Orange Cookies is right for you.

Key Takeaways for Orange Cookies

  • Orange Cookies is the perfect strain to help you relax.
  • The primary terpene found in Orange Cookies is Sabinene, which is believed to promote relaxation in the body and moods.
  • Orange Cookies has no overwhelming psychoactive components making it perfect for a mellow smoke.

How does Orange Cookies feel?

Orange Cookies Strain Review

The Orange Cookies Strain Reviewed


While Orange Cookies has a significant delay before the effects are felt, the entire strain can be summed up in one word: relaxing. The relaxation will hit your body and mind in a snowball effect, starting slowly from head to body with no overwhelming psychoactive traits due to it’s high concentration of CBD.

My favorite part about smoking Orange Cookies was just how happy it made me feel without an overbearing body high. I felt creative, inspired, and deeply connected with life. The second most notable effect of this strain is how long it lasts. If you are tired of strains that spike and flatline in 10 minutes and want a strain with “legs” Orange Cookies is your pick! While it takes time to feel it also trails down slowly, giving me a nice long and mellow medicinal high. 

This easily is one of my favorite strains, but if you are interested, make sure to check out the top 10 strains the Gentleman has smoked across our Great Nation. If you love the Cookies genetics and want a stronger body effect, I recommend checking out the Blue Cookies strain.

Orange Cookies terpene profile

Shopping for cannabis strains was typically done through THC% and whether or not the strain was Sativa or Indica. This is a very limiting approach as each cannabis strain gives you an entirely different experience through what is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the interaction between all the compounds from a cannabis plant, such as terpenes and phytocannabinoids which gives Orange Cookies its unique effects.

Disclaimer: The terpene profile may vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your Orange Cookies from. This section is meant to help you understand how the terpenes influence the effects of this strain.

Pinene: 0.06%

Myrcene: 0.11%

Ocimene: 0.07%

Geraniol 0.03%

Humulene 0.03%

Limonene 0.06%

Linalool 0.07%

Sabinene 0.25%

Bisabolol 0.03%

Terpinolene 0.21%

Caryophyllene 0.09% 

Why is Orange Cookies strain so relaxing?

The two primary terpenes found in the Orange Cookies strain are Terpinolene and Sabinene. The Sabinene terpene is found in clove plants, black pepper, and nutmeg, and is found in certain cannabis strains like Orange Cookies. Cannabis strains with high levels of Sabinene are believed to promote relaxation and ease symptoms of stress, which is what is commonly felt when Orange Cookies is smoked.


While the Terpinolene terpene is usually found in smaller concentrations in cannabis strains, it is abundant in the Orange Cookies strain. Terpinolene plays a key role in shaping how a strain will smell and taste and is the reason Orange Cookies has such a citrusy taste. The primary effects of Terpinolene are believed to be energizing, uplifting, and calming, but more research is needed to prove whether this can be felt in your strain due to the terpenes.

More notable terpenes in Orange Cookies

The second most notable terpenes found in the Orange Cookies strain are Myrcene and Caryophyllene. The Myrcene terpene is found in plant species, such as basil, lemongrass, verbena, and hops. Myrcene is believed to have the potential to support patients for sleep and reduce stress.

While more research is needed for Caryophyllene, a 2013 study with mice found that this terpene had a reduction in pain when injected with terpene. When I smoked Orange Cookies one of the notable effects was a total relaxation of my body.

What cannabinoids are in Orange Cookies

The primary cannabinoids found in the Orange Cookies strain are THC, CBD, CBC, and CBG.

Disclaimer: The cannabinoids in your Orange Cookie strain will vary depending on the cultivar. This section was meant to help you understand the effects of the cannabinoids in your strain.

THC: 20%

CBD: 0.64% - 0.93%

CBC 0.21% - 0.52%

CBG: 0.2% - 1.19%

CBN: 0.1% - 0.26%

THCV: 0.16% - 0.77%

Orange Cookies strain has a significant concentration of CBD, which helps to counteract the psychoactive components of THC. This is why Orange Cookies felt so “mellow” even after smoking quite a significant amount. If you are looking for an amazing strain without any overbearing side effects, this strain is amazing for just that.

While research is still new, CBC is believed to bind with two cannabinoid receptors linked to how we experience pain and may be nearly 10 times as effective as CBD for relieving the body of pain and stress. This is why I felt such a total sense of body and cerebral relaxation when smoking Orange Cookies.

What do Orange Cookies taste like?

Orange Cookies gets its popular name from the many terpenes that contribute to the tart and citrus flavors. The initial taste will be oranges, and then it gently rolls into a creamy and sweet note that ends with a touch of spicy and mild.

Pinene: (rosemary, piney, earthy)

Myrcene: (dry, resinous, woody)

Ocimene: (citrus, fruity, pineapple)

Geraniol: (sweet, citrus, fruit)

Humulene: (bitter, spicy, herbal)

Limonene: (citrus, sweet, tangy)

Linalool: (sweet, floral, spicy)

Sabinene: (spicy, minty, herbal)

Bisabolol: (sweet, floral, fruity)

Terpinolene (sweet, citrus, pine)

Caryophyllene (sweet, spicy, sweet) 

With over four terpenes that promote a fruity note (ocimene, limonene, terpinolene, and geraniol) and five terpenes that promote a sweet flavor that gives Orange Cookies strain its distinct sweet and fruity flavors.

What does Orange Cookies nug look and smell like?

Much like its taste, Orange Cookies gives off a tangy, fruity, and sweet aroma. The nugs are usually lumpy with a mixture of light green and mint green foliage (which can be seen in the Orange Cookies I photographed and smoked above).

There should be an abundant amount of fiery orange pistils and a nice, but not overwhelming, coat of trichomes. The shape is typically a nice foxtail or spade structure, and the nugs are usually fairly dense.

Final Thoughts

Here at Gentleman Toker, we review cannabis strains from all across the United States. I’ve traveled to New YorkHawaiiVirginia, and many other states to review all the most popular cannabis strains. In this article, I bought and smoked the popular Orange Cookies strain through the Initiative 71 stores in Washington DC. If you are looking for a strain that is not overwhelming and promotes a deeply relaxing buzz this is a strain for you. It’s a total mood booster, helps with sleep and pain in my personal opinion, and best of all this strain has “legs” and lasts much longer than most recreational strains I’ve smoked.