Mac 1 Strain

If you’re looking to be swept off of your feet (potentially literally) by a potent strain that tastes like sweet citrus and offers a balanced experience of euphoria and calming relaxation, look no further! Mac 1 is one of the most popular strains around that entrances nearly every user that comes into contact with it, potentially offering solace for medical cannabis users who suffer from anxiety. Read on to discover cannabis lovers can’t get enough of this powerful strain!

Mac 1 Strain Genetics

How could you not want a taste of a strain whose alter ego is Miracle Alien Cookies? Mac 1’s parents are nothing short of top dogs in the cannabis world, and we’re here to tell you exactly how this alien cannabis baby was made. 


Mac 1 is a perfectly balanced hybrid, created by the union of Alien Cookies and a hybrid strain of Columbian and Starfighter. Being legends themselves, these strains imparted only their best characteristics to their child, Mac 1. 

Alien Cookies is a potent hybrid strain that exudes a sweet and earthy scent with subtle, but unmistakable, notes of vanilla and a delicious nuttiness. Alien Cookies inherited its tasty flavor profile from its Girl Scout Cookies lineage, and when inhaled, this strain dances on the tongue with a smooth and creamy smoke like you’ve never experienced before. Since this strain is quite balanced, users have the joy of experiencing a cerebral and euphoric, mood-boosting high that results in a cozy and soothing body high. The Alien Cookies marijuana strain is loved by recreational users and medical users, as it is known to relax both the body and mind, potentially relieving excessive worrying. 

The second parent, being a mesh of The Columbian, a pure sativa, and Starfigher, is a force to be reckoned with! The Columbian, also known as “Colombian Gold,” is a pure sativa landrace strain that was concocted in the Santa Marta Mountains of Colombia and has a THC content that usually ranges from around 15% to 20%. The Colombian offers an overall zesty experience, with invigorating and uplifting effects and a skunky flavor profile with an added spritz of sweet citrus. The other half of Mac 1’s hybrid parent is indica-dominant Starfighter, packing a THC content of around 22%. This legendary strain is also known for its tempting sweet and creamy flavor profile that has bursts of lemon and earth. Its effects are pretty typical of Indica strains, offering deep relaxation and sleepy sensations. 

The combo of these two parents created out-of-this-world, Mac 1, or “Miracle Alien Cookies,” which has swiftly become the talk of the cannabis town! This genius strain was dreamt up by renowned cannabis breeder, Capulator sometime in the 2010s. 

Characteristics of the Mac 1 Strain

If you’re ready to be catapulted into a world of wonder, read on about all that this miracle strain has to offer growers and users!

Appearance and Flower Time

Cultivators can expect Mac 1 to flower in approximately 8 to 10 weeks, but here’s a pro tip to get your cannabis plants to flower quicker–switch to a 12/12 (12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness) light cycle earlier on in the cultivation process to prompt the plants to move into the flowering stage at a quicker rate. Although this tactic is easiest for indoor growers to employ, outdoor growers can induce “night” by covering their plants during the daytime.

As for the color palette of Mac 1 cannabis plants, they are painted with bright greens, striking purples, and deep oranges. Sure, the flavor is insane, but wait until you get a taste of this strain’s appearance! Since Mac 1 is a potent strain with a crazy high THC content, the buds on this plant are some of the juiciest, drenched in sparkly, resinous trichomes! The leaves are typically quite broad, due to this strain’s hybrid genetics.

THC Content and Effects

Although Mac 1 has been known to have an unbelievably high THC content of over 30%, it generally hovers around the 27% level, which is still no joke. The CBD content is relatively low, but many users attest to this strain’s ability to ease medical conditions like stress and anxiety disorders. That said, we would also caution less experienced cannabis users to use this strain conservatively, as a hefty dose of these buds can make anxiety and stress 100 times worse!

Recreational users bask in the euphoric sensory experience that Mac 1’s sativa effects bestow, which are then followed by its indica side’s comforting relaxation that feels like you’re being snuggled in your favorite fluffy blanket. It also inspires users to many a creative pursuit, so don’t be surprised when you find yourself busting out your stack of paint brushes, banjo, or maybe a couple hundred pages of the next best hit screenplay. 

Flavor and Aroma

“Balanced” is Mac 1’s middle name, which is why its spicy and simultaneously sweet flavor profile will most likely not come as a shock. This scrumptious strain offers users a swirl of earthy and citrusy flavors that are complimented by a shockingly pungent aroma with hints of diesel and spice. After inhalation, notes of sweet floral and earthiness will dance on your palette, begging you to take another mouth-watering hit.

Cultivation and Yield

Mac 1 is generally considered a strain for experienced growers, but a novice grower with the right amount of determination can definitely be successful in cultivating this strain, as well. Its yield size is an extra cherry on top, with harvests getting up to 700 grams per plant when grown outdoors! Indoor growers can expect around 500-700 grams per square meter.

Of course, yield sizes and the quality of the buds will be determined by the care and attention that is put into the cannabis plants, so make sure you treat your cannabis babies like the precious little angels that they are! 

To ensure your Mac 1 plants are thriving, be sure to maintain a warm climate, with daytime temperatures between 68°F to 80°F and about 10°F lower at night. Of course, this kind of control is only possible in indoor environments, so growers who want to cultivate Mac 1 outdoors should make sure that the outdoor temperatures are hospitable. This strain is coziest in humidity levels that are around 60% to 70% while they are in the vegetative stage and less humidity (around 40% to 50%) during the flowering stage. Watching the humidity levels is very important! If neglected, and the grow space becomes excessively humid, your Mac 1 plants can fall victim to mold and mildew which could entirely decimate your hard work. 

Purchasing Seeds and Similar Strains

Now that you’ve gotten an idea of the glory that is Mac 1, why not get a little taste of the strain yourself? These magical feminized seeds can be acquired from a range of sources, but purchasing from reputable online seed banks is likely your best bet (and highly advised). We’ll also toss in a few strains that are almost as mind-blowing as the legendary hybrid marijuana strain Mac 1. 

Where to Purchase Mac 1 Feminized Seeds

As we stated above, cannabis seeds can be acquired from a range of sources, including local seed banks, your friends, your grandma’s attic, and online seed banks. We recommend the latter for obvious, and not so obvious, reasons. 

Online seed banks have quickly become one of the most popular ways to purchase cannabis seeds because of their reliability in providing quality, authentic seeds with exceptional genetics. Online platforms provide a sense of ease for customers because, the good ones, offer product reviews that indicate the seeds’ quality. Aside from reviews, customers are also able to research their chosen strains through the detailed product descriptions that are usually listed. This gives customers a good idea of exactly what they’re in for and allows them to choose strains that have the qualities and grow conditions that they want. Growers Choice Seeds is a popular choice among cannabis cultivators for all of the reasons mentioned above, as well as for their germination guarantee, which promises that 90% of the seeds will germinate or your money back!

Similar Strains

  1. Gelato: This strain shares Mac 1’s perfectly balanced hybrid nature, with potent effects of euphoria, creativity, and relaxation. It is also a top contender in the flavor department, offering smooth flavors of sweet citrus and florals. 
  2. Wedding Cake: This celebratory strain offers a sweet, earthy flavor profile and is adored by the cannabis community for its comfy, relaxing effects and potent THC content of around 25%, both of which are similar to Mac 1.
  3. Mimosa: Mimosa offers users an indulgent and rejuvenating tropical flavor profile and euphoric and invigorating effects, mirroring the energizing aspects of Mac 1.
  4. Runtz: Known for its ultra-colorful buds, fruity flavors, and euphoric and joyful effects, Runtz comes alongside Mac 1 in a shared aesthetic and creative, cerebral effects.
  5. Sunset Sherbert: Like Mac 1, this strain inspires artists to make the masterpiece of a lifetime while providing mouth-watering, citrusy flavors that are complimented by notes of sweetness and earthiness. 

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