Kush Mints strain review: old-school meets new-school

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With so many new weed strains on the market, many yearn for the days of old. Bridging the gap between back in the day and the hype drops of today is the Kush Mints strain.

This cannabis cultivar is the best of both worlds, blending classic Kush strains with some of the top varieties of the modern era. Offering a uniquely minty flavor and an epic high, Kush Mints (sometimes called Kush Mintz) is a fresh twist on a quintessential fan favorite.

If you’re curious about the Kush Mints strain, its storied lineage, and the overall smoking experience, this guide has you covered.

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If you love evergreen weed, Kush Mints strain is for you Photo: Canva and GreenState

Kush Mints strain info – genetics and lineage

The Kush Mints strain was made by crossing Animal Mints with Bubba Kush. Seed Junky Genetics is typically credited with breeding the strain, combining some of the hottest cannabis strains of the last few decades.

Animal Mints is a cross of Animal Cookies and SinMint Cookies, both of which are descendants of the famed Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). GSC was groundbreaking when it hit the scene around 2010, providing a new genetic marker for many strains that would debut over the following decade.

Bubba Kush was equally popular in its heyday back in the 1990s. A child of OG Kush, Bubba Kush has an unknown indica as a mother. Rumor has it that Northern Lights was the mystery mom, but the theory has never been confirmed.

Kush Mints flavor profile and aroma

As you would guess by the name, this hybrid strain is known for its mint flavor. The strong toothpasty aroma is flecked with notes of pine, citrus, and a bit of spice. While not minty enough to freshen your breath, you’ll likely be invigorated by the bright bouquet.

The Kush Mints terpene profile is predominately limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool, although menthol is definitely present. These terpenes are responsible for the scent, aroma, and effects of the Kush Mints strain. 

Kush Mints effects – a potent yet balanced high

Kush Mints is a hybrid through and through, offering uplifting yet chill effects that come on strong. Much like a stick of wintergreen gum, Kush Mints packs a punch that’s anything but subtle.

Smoking Kush Mints, you may find yourself buzzed in a matter of seconds. As soon as the cloud enters your lungs, a cool wave comes over you. Pressure from behind the eyes lifts, flowing down to your toes. Depending on the variety, you may crave a giggle from your favorite funny podcast—or a pizza. 

Given how strong the Kush Mints strain is, you may want to try it in a controlled environment. Looking at the Jane menu, an eighth of Kush Mints from CAM in Northern California is testing upwards of 44 percent THC. This is incredibly high for cannabis flower, meaning new consumers should tread lightly. With such high numbers, Kush Mints may be a good option for medical consumers dealing with chronic pain or stomach issues.

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Growing Kush Mints

Kush Mints is considered an easy strain to grow, with an average flowering time of eight to nine weeks. The plants perform well indoors with wide open spaces, preferably in nutrient-rich soil or hydroponic setups.

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A Kush Mints plant with vibrant purple leaves Photo: Yarygin / Getty

While you can’t purchase Kush Mints seeds from the original breeder, other genetics companies offer these coveted beans. Blimburn Seeds has feminized Kush Mints seeds, with volume discounts as your order increases. This breeder’s variety is a bit of a low yielder, getting you up to two ounces per square foot of canopy space. 

Autoflower seeds for this strain are hard to come by, so gardeners hoping to get Kush Mints in the mix must go the standard growing route.

Kush Mints frequently asked questions

Still on the fence about whether Kush Mints is the strain for you? Here’s what else you should know.

Is Kush Mints indica or sativa?

Kush Mints is 50 percent indica and 50 percent sativa. A perfectly balanced hybrid, you get the best of both worlds. However, there are many factors affecting how an individual cannabis plant turns out, such as environment and source material.

Does Kush Mints make you sleepy?

Kush Mints buds tend to be incredibly high in THC, meaning the strain could make some consumers drowsy. Cannabis has been shown to have sedative effects in certain doses; depending on how much you smoke, you may want to hit the sack soon after.

It’s important to note that every person has a slightly different reaction to cannabis—until you try it yourself, you can’t say for sure how Kush Mints will make you feel.

Is Kush Mints top shelf?

With high THC content and exquisite bud structure, Kush Mints is definitely worthy of the top shelf. Seed Junky is considered a high-end breeder with in-demand genetics that sell out quickly. Weed is subjective, though, and even premium seeds can become duds. Let your instincts guide you when shopping for Kush Mints products.

Does Kush Mints get you high?

Kush Mints is an extremely potent weed strain, meaning it’s likely to have powerful effects. When trying Kush Mints, take one or two hits, then wait a few minutes. You may find it’s all you need to achieve the buzz you desire.

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Kush Mints: a modern take on an old-school classic

The Kush name is revered in the cannabis community. A literal weed power-up, strains in the Kush family typically offer an extra potent high. Add a side of GSC in the mix, and you’re destined for greatness.

Kush Mints is a balanced hybrid strain, taking everything people love about Kush and bringing it to the next level. With an effervescent flavor and knock-out effects, this in-demand strain is ideal for heavy consumers. But even everyday tokers should beware: one hit may be all you need.


rachelle gordon

Rachelle Gordon is a cannabis journalist, Emerald Cup judge, Budist critic, and editor of GreenState.com. She began her weed writing journey in 2015 and has been featured in High Times, CannabisNow, Beard Bros, MG, Skunk, and many others. Rachelle currently splits her time between Minneapolis and Oakland; her favorite cannabis cultivars include Silver Haze and Tangie. Follow Rachelle on Instagram @rachellethewriter