Hailing from the planet Kashyyyk, Wookies are famously hairy creatures from the Star Wars universe, the most famous of which being Chewbacca.
Loyal and tough, Chewbacca was the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, alongside the infinitely cool Han Solo. Today we’ll be talking about the Wookie strain, a strain as strong as Chewbacca himself and that’s sure to send you floating into space!
It’s also known as Chewbacca Cookies, Chewbacca strain, Cocoon Cookie, Cookie Wookie, Dirty Wookie, Girl Scout Wookies, Purple Wookie, Purple Wookie Strain, tk91 strain, and Wookie Kush.
The Wookie strain is a bona fide ‘dankenstein’ meaning that it’s a hybrid of a few different dank strains. In fact, it’s an indica dominant hybrid that tastes amazing as well as being incredibly potent.
This is all thanks to its parent strains, which we’ll talk about in more detail below, but it does hail from the genetic line of Cookies which, if you’ve tried it before, you know how delicious they are!
But it’s when this strain is mixed with some crystal trichomes that it really takes off, especially when it’s ground up and vaped using a flower vaporizer.
While this strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid, the split between Indica and Sativa is pretty even with a 65 Indica/35 Sativa split. Wookie is a hybrid marijuana strain of Chemdawg 91, Girl Scout Cookies, and The White.
You’re sure to feel euphoric after a hit of Wookie, and although it does chill you out, it’s also said to inspire creativity too.
This strain has all the cerebral benefits of Sativa and relaxes you like an Indica-dominant strain should. However, Wookie isn’t for the faint of heart, and only those with some experience should sample this strain.
It’s also a clone-only strain that is pretty hard to find. But if you are lucky enough to get your hands on it, you’re in for a tasty, potent treat. The strong terpene profile will get you super stoned, but the Indica domination should leave you with one foot on Earth.
This is somewhat of a mystery, but Tierra Rojo has taken credit for this strain in the past. But clearly, whoever created this hybrid knew what they were doing.
Combining the potency of Chemdawg 91 with the flavor of Girl Scout Cookies and the trichome production of The White was a stroke of genius! And no mean feat either.
The fact this is a clone-only strain with little to no (genuine) seeds only adds to the allure of this strain but unfortunately, makes it more expensive too.
Wookie is a shade of light green with buds that are resinous and sticky. These buds are also deceptively heavy, and a few grams go a long way. Good news for your wallet!
Wookie is at its best when it’s ground up finely, and it’s definitely worth investing in a vaporizer that is suitable for cannabis flowers.
This is because the gentle flavors of Wookie get lost when smoked, but when you vape it you can truly appreciate the taste that is both strong and sweet, with a minty and sage flavor.
Wookie has a wholly unique scent, a mixture of citrus, pine, and even fuel. If you have a particularly good sense of smell, you might even detect a touch of licorice too.
- CBC: 0.23 – 0.86%
- CBD: 0.36 – 0.69%
- CBG: 0.16 – 1.02%
- CBN: 0.39 – 0.17%
- THC: 21.67 – 24%
- THCV: 0.15 – 0.64%
- Bisabolol: 0.04%
- Caryophyllene: 0.23%
- Humulene: 0.07%
- Limonene: 0.14%
- Linalool: 0.08%
- Myrcene: 0.23%
- Phellandrene: 0.08%
- Pinene: 0.13%
- Terpinolene: 0.01%
Total terpenes content: 1.01%
Compared to average Indica-dominant strains, Wookie has a pretty high percentage of THC. Average Indica-dominant hybrid strains have around 13% THC, while Wookie has about 18%.
But the most potent phenotypes with the biggest terpene profile have around 25% THC. A super strong strain indeed! This can trap you in a couch lock after smoking it, but if this is the case, don’t worry. There are a few ways you can break free!
Strain Side Effects
As we touched on above, the most common side effect of Wookie is couch lock. This is why we recommend Wookie when you come home from work, or before you go to bed because of how relaxed it can make you feel.
If you try Wookie in the morning, you may not get anything done! But if you can, drag yourself away from the sofa to drink some strong coffee, take a cold shower, or force yourself to go out and exercise.
Besides feeling lethargic, another common side effect of Wookie is cottonmouth. For those who don’t know, cottonmouth is slang for the medical term xerostomia, a minor side effect of marijuana.
It’s nothing serious, but it leaves you with a sticky mouth and feeling thirsty. Of course, if you become dehydrated then it does become more of a serious problem, so remember to drink water!
Once believed to be an irritation of the membranes in your mouth, cottonmouth is now understood to be your saliva glands responding to the cannabis entering your bloodstream.
Some people believe they can avoid cottonmouth by vaping or eating edibles, but this is not true. No matter how you enjoy cannabis, the risk of cottonmouth is still present.
It’s recommended to not use marijuana without having anything on hand to drink. Cottonmouth can also spread to your throat, and if you wait too long to treat it, you could develop bad breath or a sore throat.
Thanks to its potency, Wookie is said to have a number of medical benefits, namely for those suffering with insomnia. This is because of how lethargic and sleepy Wookie can make you feel.
You’ll be struggling to keep your eyes open! However, it’s also said to lift the mood of those with depression, and calm those who are stressed. Because it is such a potent strain, it can also help deal with inflammation and provide pain relief.
Despite being an indica-dominant hybrid and very potent, Wookie is a nicely balanced strain of marijuana. The sativa component of this strain gives you a cerebral high, while the indica aspect can help you to chill out and relax.
Unfortunately, finding a few grams isn’t easy, thanks to the fact that it’s clone only. You may also hear Wookie being referred to as Chewbacca Cookies, Dirty Wookie, Purple Wookie, and TK91.
Wookie is best enjoyed as an evening strain, as a way to kick back at the end of the day or to send you off to sleep. You can use it on a lazy day when you have no plans, as the couch lock it can induce makes it hard for you to stick to any plans!
Fans of Wookie speak of an improvement in their mood that chills them out and makes them feel peaceful. You’ll feel a sense of euphoria with the initial high, before becoming totally and completely relaxed.
You’ll also experience the munchies with Wookie, and you’ll soon be craving a snack.
Strain Grow Info
Since Wookie is a close-only strain, you can’t purchase Wookie strain seeds. But those who do find themselves with seeds for this strain should be those who are used to growing cannabis, as you won’t feel the full effects of the strain if grown incorrectly.
As it’s an Indica-dominant strain, Wookie grows tall and throws the rest of the plant in shade. It’s recommended to top the plant early.
Strain Flowering Time
Always be wary if you see somebody claiming to have Wookie seeds for sale online, as they’re unlikely to be the real thing. If you are able to grow this strain, you can expect it to flower in about 7-10 weeks.
But for Wookie to be as potent as it can and to get the best flavor you should let it flower for 10 weeks. Once harvested you’ll need to fully dry and cure it.
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on Wookie then you’ll find yourself with a moderate to high yield, but just like beginners should be wary of smoking Wookie, if you’re new to growing it may be best to get some more experience under your belt before you attempt to grow this strain.
It’s easy to see why Wookie is a certified dankenstein. It’s a premium strain of weed, and a hybrid of some classic strains. This all makes for a strain of cannabis with a fantastic smell and an even more fantastic taste.
Fans of Wookie praise it for its ability to induce euphoria and treat insomnia better than most traditional medicines they tried.
However, Wookie is incredibly rare and hard to find – and grow! But if you are able to get a clone of Wookie, it requires a lot of know-how and THC in order to reach its full potential.
If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on the Chocolate Hashberry strain.