Mint Chip is a hybrid strain with balanced indica and sativa effects. Mint Chip was originally created by Exotic Genetics who also happen to be the creators of other legendary strains such as Scoops, Slapz, Rainbow Reserve, Lip Smacker, and Wonka Bars.
Mint Chip is a lip smacking strain that is loved for its wonderful flavors. Being a balanced hybrid strain the effects produced are generally well tolerated. These unique properties have made it popular among cannabis users. It is also an award-winning strain that has bagged several awards including the High Times Cannabis Cup.
Mint Chip is a cross between Mystery Cookies and Green Ribbon BX; both are medicinal strains. With an even blend between indica and sativa effects this strain is enjoyed by patients seeking relief from medicinal cannabis.
Mint Chip produces a near instant euphoric effect that is uplifting and at the same time relaxing. Most users can enjoy this strain without getting overwhelmed by the cerebral buzz or body stone.
Once you take the first puff or bite, you will begin to feel happy and excited. This will be followed by an intense feeling of relaxation that sweeps through the body. This causes deep muscle relaxation that eases away tensions in the muscles from head to toe.
Mint Chip is rich in chocolate and citrus flavors. The smoke is gentle but will leave some earthiness in the mouth. After a while, you may experience some dryness in the mouth that will cause foul breath. Make sure you have some breath mints and some water to sip to prevent embarrassment.
Mint Chip has the appearance of indica varieties of cannabis. The flowers are impressively large with a tapered shape resembling miniature pine trees. All the leaves curl closely inward forming a solid core. The leaves have a mossy green color with orange pistils and glassy trichomes to finish the look.
Mint Chip is a hybrid cross between Mystery Cookies and Green Ribbon BX. It was created by Exotic Genetix.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
When combusted, Mint Chip burns smoothly and produces smoke which tastes minty and slightly sour. This strain is fast acting and starts off with an uplifting head rush that causes flushed cheeks and reduced salivation.
Users have reported feeling like a tight head-band has been fastened around their heads. A burst of excitement follows soon after and causes euphoria. Users begin to giggle and laugh at this point and will remain in a happy state for a long time.
The second phase is that of deep body relaxation that gradually transforms into a deep body stone. This wave of relaxation starts off at the nape of the neck and spreads down the spine to the lowest part of the lowest limbs taking away all pain and fatigue.
Users have reported experiencing the couch-lock feeling that makes them unable to get up from a sitting or lying down position. Consequently this strain is best consumed in the late afternoon. A good movie and some snacks are a good accompaniment for this strain.
Patients have reported the following positive effects after taking this strain:
- Increased focus
Patient Reported Negative Effects
Newer patients may get overwhelmed by the euphoric effects of this strain. Other than this, it is not common to experience dry mouth and dry eyes after consuming this strain.
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
There are rare instances when patients have experienced extreme psychedelic effects after consuming this strain. Should this occur, stop taking the strain and give yourself time for the effects to wear off. You can rehydrate as you wait.
Medical Benefits of Mint Chip
Mint Chocolate Chip’s balanced effects can also be of use to medical cannabis patients. The sativa mental energy can help those suffering from low moods and depression regains a cheerful spirit. Additionally, this strain’s ability to improve focus can help those with concentration difficulties such as in ADD.
Mint Chip is also good at inducing the munchies. Those needing a boost in this area are likely to benefit from taking this strain.
Cannabis strains have over 200 different terpenes that work together with cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) to boost the therapeutic properties of cannabis strains. This is commonly referred to as cannabis synergy or the entourage effect.
Mint Chip has the following terpenes: AAlpha-Humulene, Beta-Caryophyllene, D-Limonene, Linalool, Valencene
Humulene contains earthy, woody and peppery notes. It can be found in clove, sage, and most cannabis varieties. Humulene has anti-proliferative effects, meaning it stops the growth of cancer cells. It also suppresses the appetite.
Limonene has a citrusy smell and is largely found in citrus fruits. Limonene is known to improve mood and is used in aromatherapy for this reason. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Limonene has spicy and floral notes. It is abundant in lavender, cinnamon and coriander. This terpene has very strong sedative and antiinflammatory benefits.
Beta-caryophyllene binds to cannabinoid receptors and is usually used as an ingredient in anti-inflammatory topicals and creams. It has a peppery aroma and is found in blackpepper and spices. Recent research has shown that this terpene can be useful in alcoholism rehabilitation.
Valencine smells of fresh tangerines and is associated with sweet Valencia oranges. So far, this strain is used as a natural insecticide.