Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” A collab between Cookies and Powerzzz Genetics, Gary Payton is a highly coveted hybrid marijuana strain bred by Cookies cultivar and named after the NBA Hall of Famer. Combining the Y and Snowman breeds a potent, flavorful, and colorful strain. It has high amounts of THC and almost no CBD, and middle-of-the-road effects that provide an even-keeled experience. 

From Cookies, ” Gary Payton is a coveted hybrid strain collab between Cookies and Powerzzz Genetics combining the strains Y-Griega and Snowman. This strain is known for having a very potent gassy smell. Gary Payton buds have minty green nugs with bright orange hairs and a coating of frosty white crystal trichomes.

A Supersonic Strain

Gary Payton by Cookies packaged on August 23rd, 2021, cost $59.95 for 3.5 grams with 19.37% THC 2.7% Total Terpenes and a cheesy gassy fuel scent when broken up.  Our test amount was 0.26 grams.

The “high” starts with inhalation and proceeded straight to “StoneVille.”   Gary Payton’s “high” begins with a light euphoric lift increasing steadily as creativity enters and distracts.  The first 15 minutes disappeared very quickly.  The “high” is a nice blend of heady creative euphoria with a blissful body.  The Gary Payton’s ambiance is a Sativa with vibrant radiating creative and euphoric energy in a mist of blissfulness.

Past the 45 minutes mark, Gary Payton’s intensity subsided noticeably replaced with a growing tranquilizing effect.  The 2nd act of Gary Payton is all about being Indica.  The “high” transformed from a Sativa vibrancy to a quiet peaceful endpoint for the second hour.

Activity pairing is best for the evening time slots.  Gary Payton by Cookies is a potent strain delivering a forceful “high” to delete reality.  Enjoy.


Gary Payton by Cookies (Noya Grow)

Grown by Noya Grow, Gary Payton by Cookies is an American cannabis brand imported into Canada by Gage.  Noya Grow is a White Label craft grower based in Hamilton, Ontario.  We recommend checking out Noya Grow’s amazing cultivation skills.

THC:  19.37%

Total Terpenes:  2.7%

Quality:  9.2

Intensity:  8.8

Duration:  8.6

Total:  8.86

Cost:  $59.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  No.  In the US, Gary Payton by Cookies is sold for the same price in US dollars.  At this price point in Canada, there are so many cheaper and just as good alternative options.  For example, Crescendo by Natural History, our last review, is a cheaper and equally enjoyable.  But, if you have not tried a Cookies strain, this Gary Payton is certainly worth trying.

On an investment note, Gary Payton by Cookies was produced by Noya Grow.  ” Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 2014, Noya Cannabis Inc. is a licensed producer under the Cannabis Act. The company received its cultivation license in 2017, and its sales license in 2018. The company has positioned itself as a premium white label producer and is working with the biggest and best cannabis brands in the world. The company’s mission is to distribute and cultivate premium craft cannabis to match the needs of the market.  ”