Critical Mass Strain | Growers Choice Seeds

Critical Mass Strain

Critical Mass, which is not to be confused with CBD Critical Mass–its CBD-rich version that usually contains about 15% CBD or more, is a popular indica-dominant strain amongst users and growers alike thanks to its exponential bud production and powerfully sedating effects. This easy-to-grow indica that is the offspring of Afghani and Skunk No. 1–two heavyweight strains in their own right–is a reworking of Big Bud by Mr. Nice Seeds. To find out more about this indica-dominant plant, its effects, how to cultivate it, etc. read on!

What are the effects of the Critical Mass cannabis strain?

  • Relaxed
  • Happy
  • Euphoric
  • Sleepy

With a THC content of 20% that’s going to make doing anything more than vegging out near-impossible, Critical Mass contains 80% indica and 20% sativa.

This highly relaxing indica-dominant hybrid is the kind of strain ideal for a night in at home alone or with friends when your big plans include chilling out and watching movies.

However, as is typical for most hybrid strains that contain even 10%-20% sativa genetics, Critical Mass first starts with some happy and euphoric effects that will put you in a good mood and have you floating on a cloud of bliss throughout the duration of its high. This strain’s cerebral effects can leave some users feeling lost in a sort of psychedelic trance of deep thoughts, and others more silly and giggly.

As for the physical effects of Critical Mass, its heavy body high, which most say lasts a good few hours, will first have you kicking back and settling into its relaxing properties before eventually succumbing to its sedating and tranquilizing effects. 

Hence, as is the case for the majority of indica-dominant strains, Critical Mass is best used in the evening as it’s about empowering you to chill out and do nothing as opposed to imbuing you with some kind of productive recharge.

What are the therapeutic benefits of Critical Mass?

As a medical user, it’s important that you don’t confuse Critical Mass with its low-THC, CBD-rich counterpart of Critical Mass CBD. However, this does not mean that THC-rich, low-CBD Critical Mass lacks an anecdotal range of health benefits!

To start with, with its mood-boosting and calming effects, Critical Mass has the potential to help patients who are struggling under the weight of stress, feelings of despondency, and other mood-related disorders get some chemical-free, temporary relief.

As an indica-heavy hybrid, Critical Mass’ purported analgesic properties by medical marijuana patients include potentially providing effective relief to those suffering from chronic pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, joint aches, migraines, and nausea.

Last but not least, there’s anecdotal evidence that this soothing, stress-lifting hybrid is often used by individuals with insomnia or other sleep disorders as a potent sleep aid.

What are the adverse effects of Critical Mass?

Due to Critical Mass being such an indica powerhouse, its weighty body high could be overwhelming to those who are either new to cannabis usage, who have a low tolerance to THC, or who accidentally or intentionally choose to exceed their usual dosage. In these cases, some users have reported feeling some temporary dizziness and/or an increase in their already-existing state of anxious thoughts/feelings.

Otherwise, when used in moderation, the two most common side effects, which are pretty much par for the course with the majority of marijuana strains are cottonmouth and dry, itchy eyes.

What are Critical Mass’s fragrance and flavor profiles?

What are the common terpenes found in Critical Mass?

Terpenes aren’t just found in cannabis or hemp plants, they also naturally occur in various types of flora, including fruits, flowers, vegetables, etc. They are what give all of this plant life their flavors and fragrances, as well as their potential healing properties. For example, lavender is rich in linalool, which is a terpene that is known to have soothing effects, which is why it is frequently used in aromatherapy and other traditional healing modalities to help users feel calmer and more relaxed.

When it comes to Critical Mass, its dominant terpene is myrcene, and its secondary terpenes include caryophyllene, L-Limonene, ocimene, and β-Pinene.

The smell and taste of Critical Mass

Thanks to its terpene content, Critical Mass gifts users with some enticing aromas and a delectable flavor profile.

Fragrance-wise, this indica is said to smell of sweet citrus that some users compare to some slightly skunky honey or a honeydew melon. While its aroma will fill the room, it’s not so pungent that it will necessarily alert those across the street from your house what you’re indulging in.

As for Critical Mass’ flavor, it is said to provide a sweet taste that is quite similar to its smell with some added earthy notes–making this indica one delightful strain to combust.

How do I grow Critical Mass seeds?

Overall, Critical Mass is considered to be a darling among growers as even novice growers should be able to successfully cultivate this indica. In addition, since Growers Choice only sells feminized seeds, cultivators have a 99% likelihood of ending up with all-female, bud-bearing plants.

While Critical Mass is pretty easy to grow, thanks in part to the fact that it’s resistant to pests like spiders and mites, as well as common diseases, it is susceptible to mold and other fungal diseases on account of its massive buds that are tightly packed together retaining a lot of moisture. As such, regardless of whether you grow it indoors or out, you will want to keep an eye on humidity and soil moisture levels.

As such, if you’re growing this strain inside, where it will respond well to the Sea of Green method, it will be easier to control humidity/moisture levels since you can create and maintain a dry and well-circulated environment. If you’re growing it outside, you’ll need to do so in a sunny, warm, and arid climate that is similar to what you might find in a place like Arizona.

In addition, due to just how hefty Critical Mass’ buds become, you’ll need to provide some supports for its branches so that they don’t snap under the weight of their chonky nugs.

What do Critical Mass cannabis plants look like?

Critical Mass plants can grow to be anywhere from 2.5-6 feet tall. Named for the “critically massive” size of its buds, this hybrid’s weighty green nuggets that are covered in little orange pistils and a thorough frosting of trichomes demonstrate their indica genetics by being incredibly dense in structure.

When to harvest your Critical Mass plants

When it comes to yield sizes, Critical Mass does not disappoint–making it a huge favorite amongst cash-crop growers.

Grown indoors, this indica-dominant strain’s bountiful harvest of about 765+ grams per square meter should be ready for the plucking after flowering in just 8-9 weeks.

Cultivated outdoors in the right setting, Critical Mass usually renders its massive yield of almost 600 grams per plant sometime around the middle part of September.

Where can I purchase Critical Mass cannabis seeds?

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Other marijuana strains that are similar to Critical Mass

1. Skunk No. 1: This old-school, classic indica-leaning hybrid that’s parent to seemingly countless award-winning strains also claims Critical Mass as one of its “children.”

2. Pinkman Goo: This fascinating and unique cannabis strain that provides awesome euphoric effects and calming properties is a deeply relaxing hybrid that like Critical Mass contains 80% indica and 20% sativa genetics. However, unlike Critical Mass, it requires a slightly more experienced hand in order to successfully cultivate it.

3. Biscotti: This mouth-watering treat that will have you giggling and blissfully zoned, and, eventually, zonked out requires an intermediate level of cultivation experience to successfully grow it shares in common with Critical Mass an indica-to-sativa content of 80:20.

4. Buddha’s Sister: Known for its uplifting, super chill, Zen-like effects, this incredible hybrid is as easy to grow as Critical Mass and also has 80% indica, 20% sativa, and a 20% THC content.

5. Cactus: For those looking for something on the opposite end of the sativa and indica ratio spectrum, this premier connoisseur strain that’s easy to grow and provides users with a joyful boost of energy contains 80% sativa and 20% indica genetics.

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