For any recreational marijuana connoisseur, trying out new strains is a matter of importance – you gotta keep up with the market. It’s almost like trying out the new restaurants in town. So when we heard of the critical mass strain, there was no way we were leaving it out. We had to try it, and try we did!
Scroll down and find out about our experience of trying out the vastly acclaimed critical mass strain.
On The Hunt For The Body-Numbing Buzz: What Is The Critical Mass Strain?
An Indica-dominant Strain, the Critical Mass Strain, is made by blending the strains of Skunk #1 with the Afghani strains. When taken in smaller doses, the strain makes you feel calm and creative. But in case you end up taking a large dose, you will likely end up feeling sleepy or in a state of couchlock.
The most interesting thing about the critical mass marijuana strain is its name – more importantly, why do you think the strain is known as the critical marijuana strain? In terms of growth, the strain is blessed with the potential of reaching ‘critical mass’ – the strain is known for these large buds that can snap their branches into two halves.
Considering the critical mass strain is one of those strains that come with large buds, it is quite impressive that it has a high THC level, somewhere between 19%-22%. When the Cola flavors blend with those of Kush, you are more like to experience this body-numbing, potent buzz that might leave you feeling lazy and, in some cases, sedated.
1. Genetics: Family First
A hybrid cross between the legendary Skunk No.1 and the Afghani strain, the critical mass strain, is a paradox. While the Afghani strain is pure Indica which is the response behind Critical mass’ heavy sedating effects, the Skunk No. 1 strain is a happy sativa-dominant hybrid.
The cross between these two contrary strains has resulted in the birth of a mentally light but heavy-bodied flower. Since the strain happens to be decently potent, it has become a popular option for both consumers and farmers. The critical mass strain can reach a THC level of 22%.
- Sativa: 20%
- Indica: 80%
Although the strain is popular for its effects in the cannabis community, it also has an earthy, herbal taste and a subtle sweetness. Moreover, the burst of flavors in critical mass cannabis is also reflected in its aroma, which promises a satisfying, pleasant experience.
The strain’s Skunk heritage brings a sweet, pungent musk, giving an aged-mango feel to the strain. You can also experience a ‘classic earthy kush taste’ owing to the strain’s Afghani origins.
Check out the table below to find out how the critical mass strain allbud tastes!
2. Awards And Achievements: Not Once, But Several Times!
The critical strain has won several awards. Check out the table below for an insight into the top achievements of this award-winning strain!
|High Times Cannabis Cup – several times|
|Spannabis Cannabis Champions Cup – 1st place|
3. Sensations: More Than Just A Party Drug
Perhaps one of the most potent sensations of the critical mass weed strain is the intense sedation which can last for two or more hours. It can prove to be highly effective in the 1st hour, making you vacantly stare with a trance-like vibe. However, after the initial effects, the strain lowers its impact, making it perfect for being used at night.
|Strain Effects: Positives||Strain Effects: Negatives|
4. Medical Benefits Of The Critical Mass Strain:
The killer THC and CBD combination in the critical mass strain has several medical applications. Scroll down and find out the medical benefits of the strain,
- Pain management.
- Helps muscle spasms.
- Treats Insomnia.
- Stimulates appetite.
- Relieves nausea.
Alternatives To Critical Mass Strain: It’s Always Better To Keep Up!
Critical mass weed is that, like any other strain, even this one has more than one alternative you can check out. Of course, these alternatives might vary in terms of both look and feel from the critical mass train – that’s only natural. So without wasting any more time, let’s find alternatives to this body-numbing strain.
User Reviews: Is The Critical Mass Strain Reliable?
Check out what critical mass weed strain users have to say about their experience!
‣ Review By Greg:
“Super stoned. It takes a lot to get me high. I just bought some critical mass prerolls in Denver at 26.2% THC. It definitely has the body-mellowing effect. I have super anxiety, but right now, I’m just high as a kite, sitting on my balcony, watching traffic go by, and it’s literally the best thing ever right now. Go get some!”
‣ Review By John C Barlow III:
“One beautiful indica strain the initial mental and physical relaxation hits like a slow rising wave and is definitely good for appetite. I enjoy the flavor a good deal too but be careful will nick you down, so I suggest this greatly for good R&R or sleep, especially with another indica hybrid to fall back and out”
‣ Review By Malte Blume:
“long effect!-quite strong-relaxing-guarantees wonderful sleep (at night I always wake up 1 or 2 times, but not after consuming Critical. in my opinion perfectly suitable for insomnia)-the taste is the typical “simple” weed flavor.”
‣ Review By Hal B:
“I’ve grown this cultivar for two outdoor seasons and one “up and down” indoor garden and was impressed with every aspect cannabis presents. She likes a lot of room, but you’ll appreciate what she provides you…Amazing for the pain of all sorts, especially migraines and stress.”
Our Verdict: Your Short Cut To Super-Stoned!
Any critical mass strain review will tell you about how the strain affects people – from a body and mind-numbing high to some basic laziness, there are so many effects of this strain. But what we personally loved was how we ended up super-stoned while reviewing this strain. Like Greg says in his review, it does take a lot to get regular marijuana users to get high.
So if you are planning on trying out this fun strain, what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Barsha Bhattacharya is a senior content writing executive. As a marketing enthusiast and professional for the past 4 years, writing is new to Barsha. And she is loving every bit of it. Her niches are marketing, lifestyle, wellness, travel and entertainment. Apart from writing, Barsha loves to travel, binge-watch, research conspiracy theories, Instagram and overthink.