Zookies has genetics which is fifty percent Indica and fifty percent Sativa. It is considered a balanced hybrid with THC levels that come up to 30 %, which makes it great for social occasions or deep meditating and spacing out. However, it is not the best choice for novice users. As for CBD, its amount is just 0.46 – 1.05% and it’s way too little for claiming that it even has it as it’s so insignificant. It comes from Original Glue and Animal Cookies parentage it is a child of Alien Labs. You can understand from the name itself that this strain will hit you hard, and not only because it has some inherited parent qualities.
Appearance, smell, taste
Zookies are tall plants, growing 6 to 8 ft. tall. The buds are tightly packed and full of THC. They are purple and green with orange hairy pistils and shiny dewdrops of THC full trichomes.
The aroma of this hybrid is early-dominant, with peppery notes, orange, and sour fruits tints, and you can also feel the diesel and nutty presence in it. It is all wrapped in the cloud of cookie smell that makes this strain a gourmand-leaning one. It has a distinctively sweet, peppery, a bit spicy, and earthy flavor that doesn’t stay for a long time. These smells come from the terpene profile and they help guide your smoking experience and impress themselves heavily upon the memory. It also has a characteristic bitterness of the hemp and, unlike with Sunset Sherbet, you can really taste it. Aside from genetics its Cedrene, Bisabolol, Caryophyllene, Linalool, Valencene terpenes that influenced the strain’s aromas and taste.
How to Grow Zookies Cannabis Seeds or Cuttings
Before buying seeds, which are not the cheapest on the market, you need to know the peculiarities of the cultivation that this hybrid has to make sure you produce the best thing for yourself or your customers. In terms of height and width, it takes those from both worlds: they are pretty tall and moderately wide. You need to know about it before getting ready for planting. 1 bush usually makes 200-220 grams of dry flowers.
It grows best outdoors under the natural conditions of the equatorial/Mediterranian climate with mild humidity and a lot of shadows. However, it doesn’t mean that it has less yield or grows bad in the greenhouses, though we need to warn you: if you live in a naturally cold climate, that can cause a pretty a lot of damage to the budget as maintaining those conditions for 9-10 weeks will cost some money, so in case you’re not going to sell it, there is a little reasoning for cultivating it and makes much more sense to just buy the dry flowers or edibles.
Outside you need a sunny spot like around the California coast. Your plants will need care and monitoring due to not having strong disease resistance and producing delicious smells. It is worth the effort. You can get 16 ounces per plant.
These plants grow to around 6 feet indoors. You can get a better yield using topping techniques. Indoors, you can start by getting high discharge lamps. You might opt for a lamp with a red and blue light so you can manipulate light levels to induce flowering. You may want to do a basic growth using 5-gallon buckets. You will have to do your research to source seeds or cuttings. Choose a good organic soil and fertilizer from the myriad sources online or at your local gardening store. You can use a fan and exhaust system to keep your plants with clean air and at the proper humidity. Induce flowering for photoperiodic strains in 9 weeks with a 12 hours dark / 12 hours light schedule or a mix of blue and red light. Indoor yields are about 14 ounces per meter squared.
Medicinal Marijuana Review / Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Zookies is 50 percent Indica and 50 percent Sativa. THC levels can be as high as 30 %. There is some speculation that medical marijuana may be helpful in treating distress in persons suffering from Mast Cell Activation Disorder. This is because, in addition to brightening mood, cannabis may act to quiet down mast cell activity.
Mast cells are a type of immune cell. They help control and defeat viruses, bacteria, and other parasites. They do this by releasing mediators like nitric oxide, serotonin, histamine, tryptase, and other inflammatory substances that cause tissues to expand so that immune factors can move freely through tissues and destroy and expel the invaders. However, in some people, these cells overreact to mild stimulation such as allergens like wheat, eggs, or even sunlight. This can lead to a response which is full anaphylaxis or milder forms of anaphylaxis. Reactions can be dangerous or require EpiPen injections. Symptoms can flare in response to an allergen or for no observable cause. Symptoms can include itching, skin breakouts, gastrointestinal distress, severe fatigue, fainting, presyncope, nausea, and vomiting. Patients often go years without diagnosis or are told their symptoms are ‘in their heads”.
Mast cells express on their surface CB1 and CB2 receptors to which THC strongly binds (CBD does not bind to these receptors). Researchers have demonstrated that marijuana can stop mast cells from degranulating and releasing mediators which cause allergic symptoms.
A leading mast cell researcher, Dr. Afrin, surmised that chronic pain patients whose symptoms responded to nothing but medical marijuana may be suffering from undiagnosed MCAS. Another substance that binds to CB1 receptors, palmitoylethanolamide, has been shown to prevent mast cell degranulation. Therefore it is reasonable to suppose that persons with mast cell activation disorder may benefit from treatment with medical marijuana. Those allergic to other constituents of the plant might rather choose a product containing pure THC like FDA approved Sativex.
Zookies Weed Price
Vendor: Power Plant on Thurman
2384 NW Thurman St,
Portland, OR 97210
Strain name: Grape Zookies Extract by Quantum Alchemy
$ 14 per gram
68.7 % THC
Vendor: Nectar -Sandy
3350 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Strain name: Zookies by Applegate Valley Organics
$6 per gram
Consumers report Zookies cannabis to produce such effects:
- strong body high
- blissful calm
- extreme socializing
- sleepy (especially if new to the cannabis world)
The first hit of a high THC strain of Zookies goes straight to the head. You sense your worries have been pushed out of your head, replaced with a pleasurable sensation and a bit of mental fuzziness. In the first few minutes stimulation and euphoria build. It is soon overcome by a sense of relaxation and well-being. You may feel locked to the couch, hungry, or sleepy, depending on your tolerance. This is heavy-duty stuff, so have your schedule cleared before you imbibe.
As any other representative of the weed family whose THC level is higher than 15%, Zookies weed has limited medical applications. The reason for this is that it has a very powerful cerebral effect, and it causes temporary changes in your psychic state. However, there are a few cases where the usage of Zookies is absolutely needed as an additional treatment. That includes:
- Cramps (especially for women who are on their period)
- Chronic pain
- Depression (small doses, preferably in the form of edibles)
- Muscle spasm (especially after intensive straining)
The most common negative effect when ‘overdosing’ is falling deadly asleep, especially if this is your first time smoking pot. Other side effects may include dry eyes, cottonmouth, lack to focus and anxiety.