Originally the brainchild and special project of Ocean Grown Seeds, Dark Helmet is a cross between Forum Girl Scout Cookies and Jawa Pie. The resulting strain unleashes the unique traits and terpene profiles of both parent strains, while leaning more toward its Forum Girl Scout Cookies genetics.

Stopping in to Desert Rose Dispensary to stock up on medicine, I found myself face to face with this strain, which seems to be growing exponentially in popularity. Being on disability and having a strict budget, I usually tend to stay on the bottom tier when it comes to pricing. Seeing that Desert Rose was offering eighths of Dark Helmet for $15, and knowing that both Girl Scout Cookies and Jawa Pie work great for my genetic disorder, I couldn’t help but take a chance on it. I’m glad I did.

Upon getting home and sitting down to break up my medicine for the night, I was immediately taken aback by the aroma radiating from the container as I opened it. A pungent combination of ammonia, diesel, coffee and earth, the smell lingered in my nose while I broke up each dark-green, dense, crystal-coated bud. After taking my first initial hit, I started to feel a blanketed rush of euphoria settle behind my eyes while a wave of relaxation spread across my legs and arms.


With each additional hit, the pain I feel each day started to fade. I no longer noticed constant muscle spasms and cramping in my lumbar spine, and I no longer felt the residual nerve pain from my newly replaced hip. Needless to say, I felt great. I felt uplifted, positive, pain free and more inclined to partake in social activities—a change from my normal tendency to stay fairly reclusive due to my physical restrictions. In this case, I felt good enough to walk around the mall, which I haven’t done since before my surgery, and that night I got some of the best sleep I’ve had in about a month.

Given how good I feel and how well this powerhouse strain worked for the chronic pain I face day in and day out, Dark Helmet has solidified its place in my short list of go-to strains from Desert Rose and will definitely be a strain I continue to pick up in the future.