A cannabis strain’s popularity can be predicted best by looking at its lineage. When it comes to Thin Mint Cookies, one of its parents has won a ton of cannabis cup championships. It was bred from the classic strains Og Kush and Durban Poison. Og Kush is part of so many phenotypes that its many variations have won countless awards in cannabis competitions. It could possibly be the most popular strain ever. This is due to its paralyzing buzz that leaves many users in a kush induced coma. When this variety started popping up, it began a transition period to higher quality cannabis. Breeding it with a pure sativa like Durban Poison leaves a perfectly balanced hybrid. However, just because it isn’t indica dominant doesn’t mean it won’t overpower a lot of casual smokers. Like both of its parents, THC levels can reach over 20% when grown correctly.
I know several people that prefer this strain for pain relief whenever it is around. This is because it can provide comparable results to indica strains that end up relaxing the whole body. Using this strain doesn’t always result in drowsiness. The beauty of hybrids is that they can be used in a variety of ways. Thin Mint Cookies is also a great choice for those fighting the side effects of cancer. This variety is known to be great at combating nausea and stimulating the appetite. Unfortunately CBD levels are low, so it is likely not ideal medicine for those suffering from seizures.
Personally, there are a few characteristics about this strain that makes it one of my all time favorites. When it is rolled into a joint the flavor it produces is next level. The name accurately represents the earthy mint terpenes that can be tasted on both the inhale and exhale. In addition, recreational users love it because the euphoria and stress relief are outstanding. A long day at work brings lots of stress, but users forget all about that after just a few rips. Trying to stay under the radar in a public place can be very difficult thanks to its pungent odor. You could easily smell someone smoking this from a good distance. Every stoner knows that scent is a great indicatior of quality, and one sniff out of the jar will have people reaching for their money.
On Friday, a marijuana legalization bill failed in the Aloha State. The bill was introduced by J. Kalani English, a long time marijuana advocate. He has been attempting to pass recreational marijuana initiatives for fifteen years. This bill had looked promising since it made it further than all previous attempts. However, it was unable to gain approval from the two required committees. The Senate Health Committee essentially killed the bill by not scheduling a meeting.
The news is surprising considering Hawaii was part of the first group of states to pass laws for medical marijuana. Just four years after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, Hawaii followed suit. There are several reasons for Hawaii’s slow path to legalization. Marijuana laws cannot be passed via ballot initiative like other states can. They must go through the more tedious legislative process. There has to be enormous pressure from the public before the lawmakers feel confident enough to contradict federal law. In addition, politicians from the state claim they don’t want to risk threatening the existing medical marijuana program. I wouldn’t buy this explanation since many states have had no issues after legalizing for recreational use. Yet, Senator Roz Baker and many others, believe the government will possibly enforce federal law if they move beyond medical use.
Recreational marijuana will not be happening this year, but how long can lawmakers delay the inevitable? It could be many more years based on the fact it took 15 years to set up a system for medical dispensaries in the state. Even though the legislation was passed in the year 2000, regulation came just a few years ago. It seems like they really like to scope out what is going on in other states before making a move. It’s a smart move to monitor the outcomes of legal marijuana before rolling out the perfect plan. At some point, they need to agree on a bill and get users the protection they deserve. The kinks can be worked out during and after implementation. Simply modeling other successful programs is a great place to start
Just imagine the level of tourism the islands would expect with a recreational market. People are much less likely to bring their cannabis with them since they can only come by plane or boat. Very few places currently have tropical climates along with cannabis stores. Also, ordinary tourists that are on vacation for the weather are likely to spend money on cannabis since it’s legal and available. From an economic point of view, it will definitely boost the Hawaiian economy. Growers have been taking advantage of its premium cultivation conditions for years and it would be great to see it openly available to the public.