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.
The northern lights when grown correctly will have you staring up at the night sky as if you really were in Alaska enjoying the northern lights. Besides an amazing hybrid high that you can feel throughout the entire body, the most notable trait is the flavor. It’s best described as very piney and organic and has a sweet aroma to it, especially when burned. I’ve done two separate runs of this strain now and have been impressed by the yield that these plants give. Even though she won’t reach very tall heights because of their indica dominant nature, it will branch out and still produce tons of budding sites if pruned correctly.
The flowering time for this phenotype is in the 8-9 week range although I have harvested after week 8 both times because the trichomes are really milky already at that point. If you read my previous article you’d know I’m using coco coir as my preferred grow medium and this plant responded great to it. I would definitely classify this strain as a good beginners strain for those starting out in growing because it really doesn’t pose many problems and is quick to recover from errors with nutrients, ph, etc. It definitely needs to be up kept as it will grow extremely bushy and may take up too much of your grow area if you don’t trim it up regularly during veg. Out of the 3 different strains that I have grown it is my favorite so far across all important categories. As long as you flush the plant properly at the end, the flavor should be hard to match, it’s very unique. If you’re a medical cannabis grower I would definitely add this to your garden if you have patients that are dealing with severe pain. This one works very well for those that need relief in different parts of the body. It relaxes the muscles much more then your typical hybrid or sativa strain and you can find yourself asleep before you know it with higher doses.
This strain is extremely popular and most likely would not be hard to find at your local compassion club. I have come across this strain a number of times outside of my own stash of seeds and I’m sure many of you readers have had the pleasure of trying it as well. What other medical uses have you guys found this particular phenotype to help deal with? Share your experiences with growing/sampling this strain.