Critical Mass marijuana is a hybrid strain which was bred by Mr. Nice seed bank by crossing Skunk #1 and an Afghani indica. The Afghani lineage has passed down its scent, flavor and effects. Critical Mass is famous for its moderately potent effects which is loved by cannabis users who want it chill. This strain is widely known for its contribution in the medical marijuana community. This strain also offers some fun and adventure to its recreational users. In large doses, it can result in a couch lock. If taken in small doses, it can induce creativity and relaxation among its users.
This strain has earned its name because of its incredibly large yield. Growers love the critical mass of buds it can produce. Ochre pistils accentuate its claw-shaped green buds. These are layered in open spiral calyxes, looking like that of an armadillo’s scales. The flowers are covered in crystal-like trichomes. The buds are not so resinous, but they are densely packed.
Critical Mass Strain Specifications
Type: 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
Genetics Parents: Afghani x Skunk #1
Flowering Period: 6 to 8 weeks
Climate: Very dry
Yield: 300g to 400g
Flavors: Citrusy, Earthy, Musky, Pine
THC Level: 21%
CBD Level: 0.45%
Harvest Period: September
Growing Difficulty: Easy
What are the Flavor and Effects of Critical Mass
Critical Mass marijuana offers a complex scent profile. It smells like a mixture of earthy, musky and citrusy aromas. It is not very pungent, even after breaking down the buds. For that reason, it is perfect for users who like to keep it lowkey.
Its flavors are a mixture of its scents plus some notes of pine. However, it does not really have a signature flavor. Its Afghani genetics has taken over the scent and flavor profile of this strain. Users cannot find any Skunk sweetness at all.
The high from smoking this weed kicks off strongly. It starts with a buzz that begins around the eyes which runs through the body, making the users feel heavy, like being pulled by gravity. In large doses, this strain can lead its users into a spacey and dreamy state, suggestive of a couch lock. In small doses, this strain can bring out the artist in its users. After about an hour, the high starts to settle in, leaving the users feeling relaxed.
What are the Medical Benefits of Critical Mass
Critical Mass marijuana is used by medical users for its sedating effects. Patients struggling with insomnia use this weed to induce a restful and deep sleep among themselves. For this reason, this strain is perfect for nighttime use, before bedtime. This strain also possesses pain-relieving properties that are beneficial in alleviating chronic pains and aches such as migraines. Its mood enhancing properties are used to mitigate the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Medical users also find aid in this strain for their nausea.
Negative Effects You Can Expect from Critical Mass
The high THC levels of this strain make it a potent one. This is not advisable for cannabis users who have low tolerance to high THC contents. Critical Mass marijuana is best enjoyed in moderate doses. When used excessively, it can lead to having dry eyes and dry mouth. Users are then advised to drink lots of water to mitigate the discomfort. On rare occasions, some users even reported experiencing paranoia and dizziness after consuming this strain in large amounts.
How to Grow Critical Mass
Critical Mass marijuana strain is relatively easy to grow. Hence, it is loved by newbie growers. This strain is able to grow both indoors and out. However, growers need to take extra care in growing this strain because it is susceptible to mold. Thus, unless the climate outdoors is very dry, growers are advised to cultivate this strain indoors. It is an instant favorite among cash-crop growers because of its incredibly large yields, hence the name Critical Mass.
Growers are advised to use the Sea of Green (SOG) training method in order to maximize the grow space. They are also advised to prune the lower canopy in order to promote better air flow and to keep the humidity low. It becomes ready for harvest in 6 to 8 weeks when grown indoors, and by September when grown outdoors.