Coming from the much-beloved Cookies lineage and with the name of an NBA Hall of Famer behind it, Gary Payton is a cannabis strain rising through the ranks of popularity for its rich and flavorful experience.

Gary Payton Strain Review

Bred by the Cookies and Powerzzz Genetics teams, the Gary Payton strain is a hybrid of the Y and Snowman strains. This lineage resulted in a THC count of 22%, with 1% CBD. 

Smoking this strain commonly results in euphoric highs, which users have found to be good for helping to manage stress.


Easily recognized for the thick orange hairs (Pistils) running through it, the Gary Payton strain has an undeniably sweet aroma. 

The taste is reminiscent of apricot, with notes of pepper and lavender thanks to the strain’s abundant caryophyllene terpenes.

Effects & Benefits

Gary Payton leads to a euphoric experience, with a giggly effect that can have you feeling like you’re on cloud nine. The relaxing nature of the strain tends to make people feel talkative and relaxed. 

It’s important to note that some people have experienced dry mouth and the occasional touch of paranoia using this strain.

  • Lineage: Y Griega and Snowman
  • Aromas: Apricot, pepper, and floral


  • Caryophyllene 
  • Limonene
  • Linalool

Typical THC Levels*

  • 22%


  • Relaxation
  • Giggliness
  • Talkativeness


  • Stress management
  • Anxiety relief
  • Euphoria

*Results vary.

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