THE COOKIES STORY
Cookies began with two visionary founders: grow expert Jai, and entrepreneur Berner, whose Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) remains one of the most sought-after cannabis strains in the world. From the earliest days in a San Francisco garage to global growth, our goal has remained the same: authenticity and innovative genetics. Our control of the entire experience from start to finish, seed to sale, sets us apart. We take pride in our in-house cultivation, global varieties, and full lineup of strain-specific products. Cookies is a lifestyle. Join the community as we take it worldwide.
Berner, born Gilbert Anthony Milam, Jr. (10/27/1983) is a business mogul, cannabis trailblazer, documentary filmmaker, cultural ambassador, and billboard charting rapper with 46 albums. Berner is Co-Founder and CEO of Cookies, the most globally recognized cannabis brand in the world. Cookies is headquartered in San Francisco and offers a collection of over 70 proprietary cannabis cultivars, more than 2,000 products, with over 45 retail locations across 5 countries. Cookies was named one of America’s Hottest Brands of 2021 by AdAge; the first cannabis brand to ever receive this accolade. In addition to Cookies, Berner has also founded/co-founded the following cannabis related businesses, establishing himself as one of the most important influencers in the industry; 1212 Ventures, Lemonnade, Cookies SF, Weedmaps, Vibes, Santa Cruz Shredders, Hemp2o Water, Vibes, Bern One Entertainment music label and Social Club.
Girl Scout Cookies, Cherry Pie, Sunset Sherbet, Gelato, Biscotti. The strains that built the modern cannabis industry may be household names, but the man with the green thumb responsible for mixing up the top-shelf genetic pool is still largely a mystery. Hailing from San Francisco, California, that man is the cannabis whisperer known simply as Jai. Raised amongst pot plants his whole life, Jai was growing his own crop by the time he was a teenager, soaking in as much knowledge as possible from his elders, and making waves in the Bay Area’s world-leading weed scene. As an adult, Jai helped birth an empire. A founding member of the Cookies family, Jai has pushed the limits of cultivation and breeding, evolving from garage grows in dense SF neighborhoods to outdoor facilities in the Emerald Triangle and state-of-the-art indoor sites across California. At every grow, Jai’s botanic creativity leads to new crosses, unparalleled pheno hunts, and some of the finest selections ever flowered. Jai’s legend is matched only by his legacy.
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