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This week, MedicateOH reviewer Tyler Baker evaluated Animal Mints, a strain that’s been popular in Ohio for some time. Here’s his impressions of this hybrid offering from Pure Ohio Wellness:

Animal Mints by Pure Ohio Wellness

Strain: Animal Mints

Indica/Sativa Ratio: 50/50 hybrid

Lineage: Animal Cookies X Sinmint Cookies

Bred by: Seed Junky Genetics

Grown by: Pure Ohio Wellness

Price: $38 dollars with 15% discount at Body and Mind, Elyria, Ohio

About Animal Mints

Animal Mints is a common strain that you’ll find at dispensaries throughout the state of Ohio. Multiple cultivators have grown it, but the consensus among reviewers is that this is normally a very high-quality product. There also are an abundance of strains that have Animal Mints as part of their genealogy, so its safe to say this strain is going to be around for a long time.

First Impressions

First checking out this flower, I was presented with all the things that most patients like to see. Larger sized nugs covered in amber trichomes with different shades of green spreading across the flower, and hairs just slightly being revealed giving the flower small orange dots throughout.

Aromas, Tastes, and Effects

Once the seal was broken, I discovered a very faint but sweet aroma with some earthy fragrances that I didn’t expect to come across. The aromas got stronger when I broke down the nugs and even revealed a somewhat minty smell.

Once I powered on my Mighty+ vaporizer, everything that I smelled was translated to a wonderful minty citrus flavor that stuck to my palate. After a few inhales, the effects set in and gave me a relaxing full-bodied high. I didn’t over-consume so I was able to keep a clear head, but felt some amazing body tingles.

Terpenes and Cannabinoids

A large group of terpenes help make this strain very effective when it comes to a hybrid. The top testing terpene was myrcene with the addition of multiple others. This tested well over 2 percent total terpene content as well as a fairly high THC of just over 28 percent. They meshed well together.

With the combination of the other cannabinoids, it gave me a full entourage feeling which is what happens when multiple cannabinoids get together. The second-highest testing cannabinoid in this strain is CBGA which is known for being called”The Mother Cannabinoid”. CBGA is the precursor to every other cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. It’s thought to provide anti-inflammatory benefits as well as being an antioxidant. Studies have been done that shows it may be useful in the treatment of diabetes.

Final Thoughts

Mint strains made an impression on me in the later months of 2021. I came across a couple that absolutely wowed me with an actual mint taste that I have never experienced. This version came from seed junky genetics which is very well known in cultivator/breeder circles. This one did not have as much mint exposed as the others that I tried, but it’s a wonderful hybrid that I will continue to look for. Thanks, Pure Ohio Wellness for growing this great strain!

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Many new medical marijuana patients are encouraged to try new strains, forms, and varieties of marijuana to judge their effects until they find a consistent product that manages their condition reliably. This can be a frustrating and expensive process. We provide these reviews to help patients make decisions. We urge everyone to only use cannabis products in accordance with your medical marijuana doctor’s recommendation.


  • Tyler Baker

    Tyler Baker is a medical cannabis patient in the state of Ohio and was the first to purchase in Lorain County. Tyler has been using cannabis since 2009 to treat epilepsy and has become an advocate for cannabis normalization since that time. He says: "My passion for cannabis is unshaken; I want everyone to look at this plant as a natural healer that can be beneficial for their well-being."