Critical Mass is an indica dominant hybrid strain derived from Afghani land race and Skunk#1. It is the creation of the master breeders Mr Nice seed bank. The name has something to do with the high density of the buds which tend to snap the branches into two as the buds mature. It has moderately high THC levels ranging between 19%-22%. The CBD is about 5%, which is pretty high as compared to other strains. This strain delivers a potent body high that causes sedation. It also gives a potent cerebral hit that will induce euphoria. Expect the effects to last for about three hours.
The plants, like most indica strains are short and dense. The green buds are frosty with resinous trichomes that convey the therapeutic components of the strain. The scent is a mix of earthy with citrus undertones. It also gives off a hint of pine and woody after taste.
The smoke is not noteworthy; it is a dull combination of mild earthy and pine after taste. This strain is ideal for evening use due to the highly sedating effects.
Critcal Mass has a generous mix of terpenes that give it a rich aroma and enhances the therapeutic potential. The terpenes work together with the cannabinoids and other nutrients to provide a powerful and longe lasting effect, this is known as the entourage effect.
Humulene terpene is suspected to have anti proliferative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedation potential.
Limonene is the second most abundant terp in the cannabis plant. As the name suggests, it smells of lemons. This terp is a mood improver and also helps in reducing stress. Lastly this terp has great anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
Pinene terpene has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It promotes pain relief and relaxation, aids in memory and respiratory function
Camphene has antimicrobial, antiviral, pain reducing, and may provide cough relief.
What Consumers are Saying:
- High spirits
Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Critical Mass may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.
Some users reported dry mouth, dry eyes, dehydration, and headaches. Rare side effects reported by patients are paranoia, and dizziness.