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What’s in a Strain: Critical Mass

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The Strain:

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If you’re anxious and can’t sleep or just need a mood boost, you’re not alone.

This week we’re introducing you to Critical Mass. We can thank those over at Mr. Nice Seed’s for crossing iconic Afghani and Skunk #1, thus introducing the world to critical mass. This is an indica dominant strain named for the extremely large buds that have been known to reach “critical mass” and snap their own branches off. Most users of the strain report Critical Mass clears the mind, leaving them feeling creative, focused, yet lethargic and calm. This is an indica dominant strain and is known for its sedative quality, while its THC levels average at roughly 20%. The strain also has a relatively high CBD level. Because of its characteristics it’s no surprise that critical mass provides some very attractive qualities for buyers. 


The Chemistry:

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This strain produces dense and heavy green buds covered in frosty resins and tiny, orange hairs. Because of the top terpenes in this strain including myrcene, limonene, alpha-pinene, and caryophyllene, this creates a flavor that is both sweet and earthy. The earthy tones are reminiscent of pine and oak wood while the sweet scent has been linked to honeydew with undertones of citrus. Some users even report a similarity between a cup of chamomile tea.  The strain is most often reserved for evening or night-time use due to its sedating effects. Many users also notice a mood boost and tend to feel happier and more relaxed. It can also be a good choice for those suffering from anxiety because of its calming qualities. Please keep in mind that every effect is unique to each user.


These are trying and uncertain times we’re facing, but one thing that is certain is that Critical Mass is clearly a great strain with its huge sedative benefits, calming and relaxing qualities and its high level of THC. When you need a mental uplift, be sure to pick up some critical mass. 

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