Critical Mass is a combination of Afghani and Skunk #1 that originated from the breeder Mr. Nice Seed Bank. With a large “mass” of production, branches tend to snap from the weight of these dense buds. Flowering time is approximately 6-8 weeks, with a heavy leaf to flower ratio. However, due to the large production of flowering, this strain is susceptible to mold which can be reduced by growing indoors to reduce humidity. THC levels of this strain may reach 19-22%.
This strain is most often reserved for evening or night-time use due to its sedating effect. For the same reason, it’s good for insomniacs seeking a full night’s rest. Critical Mass Indica body high may ease most chronic aches and pains as well as relieve stress and anxiety. Others choose this strain for migraines, nausea, and anorexia. The effects usually last between 2-2.5 hours, depending on the dose. Some users find this strain thought-provoking and nearly psychedelic. As nearly all strains with high THC content, this strain when consumed in higher quantities can produce dry mouth and eyes as well as some paranoia and anxiety.
Critical Mass is Mr. Nice’s rework of an older set of genetics called Big Bud. The intention behind the rework was to create a stable strain with a massive yield and a very desirable high. It is a cross between a landrace Afghani Indica and Skunk #1. Despite being susceptible to molds and requiring support to grow properly, it is recommended to novice growers because of its yield and ability to grow indoors or out. Reported yields of up to 6 pounds make this strain ideal for cash-crop growers. The strain flowers between 6 and 8 weeks, and it grows well in the Sea of Green setup.
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