Strain Name & Effect
If you’ve been paying attention to the cannabis industry this year, you’ve probably heard of Kush Mints. Originated by Seed Junky Genetics in Southern California, Kush Mints has exploded in popularity and can now be found here at Seed & Smith. We carry this popular strain in flower, dabbables, and in our Live Series DART pods!
Genetics & Cultivation
Kush Mints consists of an evenly balanced hybrid of Bubba Kush and Animal Mints, two staples in the cannabis world. Bubba Kush, a previously highlighted strain of ours, began as an unknown indica plant, pollinated with OG Kush in New Orleans in 1996, and has now evolved into a mainstay in the cannabis world. Animal Mints, a hybrid of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG, is known for its superb flavor and strong effects. With this hybrid team, it’s no wonder Kush Mints has captured the heart of cannabis lovers!
Prominent Terpenes & Terpene Profile of Kush Mints
Limonene, b-Caryophyllene, Linalool
The terpene profile for Kush Mints creates a relaxing high, with sedative and pain-relieving properties. It also contributes to the complex, mint, and cookie flavor that Kush Mints is known for. These terpenes play an integral role in the entourage effect, which will provide a unique experience for each consumer. To learn more about terpenes and the entourage effect, check out our previous blog!
Limonene is one of the most common terpenes found in nature, with a zesty citrus aroma and flavor. Limonene provides anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Not surprisingly, you can find limonene in the rind of oranges, grapefruits, limes, and lemons. Fun fact: limonene has industrial applications ranging from an organic herbicide to stripping paint!
Beta-Caryophyllene is another common terpene that has a taste of herbal spice and a hint of woodiness. This terpene has strong anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This earthy terpene can be found in black pepper and cinnamon; Fun fact: its presence is found in hops which are used for making beer and some types of whiskey!
Linalool is a light, floral terpene that can be found in lavender and certain fruit such as pineapple. You can also see it in some types of fungi. Linalool can provide stress relief and is a great cure for insomnia, as well as displaying potent antimicrobial effects. Fun fact: due to its pleasant aroma, linalool can also be found in everyday items such as shampoo, perfume, and soap!
Kush Mints Effects & Sensations
Due to its potent heritage and terpene profile, Kush Mints delivers a balanced cerebral and body effect of relaxation and sedation. Not only is this cultivar a powerful deterrent for anxiety and depression, but it assists in calming the mind and relaxing the entire body before bedtime. Recently, Kush Mints has tested up to 30% total THC.
Kush Mints Pairs Well With…
Kush Mints pairs well with your favorite snack and cozy spot on a relaxing afternoon or evening. This in-house strain is widely used by medical patients to help stimulate appetite and help with insomnia. It can soothe chronic pain making it a great all-rounder! Consumers who tried this strain have raved about the taste, but the potency keeps them coming back for more.
As one of Seed & Smith’s most popular cultivars, Kush Mints has spread from its California roots to become a Denver favorite. Whether you’re seeking anxiety relief, a way to unwind after the workday, Kush Mints has you covered.