Explosive, Potent and Downright Incredible
As famous for her genetics as her illustrious creator, Critical Mass is the result of industry legend and cannabis activist Mr Nice and his efforts to improve on the prodigiously producing super strain Big Bud.
Hailing from the renown and robust Afghani Indica landrace and the stupendously stinky and beloved Skunk #1 strain, Critical Mass Feminized is a potent and explosive delight - one often hailed as the Holy Grail of ganja.
Despite her high THC content and enormous yielding potential, this hybrid’s fame shines even beyond these highly desirable traits in the offering of a truly delectable flavor profile and one of the most enticing aromas around.
Still, Critical Mass Fem packs a punch, making this a strain for those with low THC tolerance to approach with caution, and absolutely landing these buds in the ‘best consumed in the afternoon or evening’ category.
If you’re looking for a quality wake and bake strain then look elsewhere, but if plants that consistently deliver explosive and enormous yields of high-quality weed in short times appeals to you, step on up and see what these beans have in store.
Interestingly, despite certain inherent difficulties in cultivating Critical Mass Feminized (all of which caused by her own generous propensity), this hybrid comes highly recommended for novice growers. So if you’re hunting for a strain to help you develop your green thumbs, this could be a marijuana match made in heaven.
Flavor and Fragrance of Critical Mass Feminized
It’s a classic story of myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene terpenes coming together to create an exquisite herbal, peppery and citric experience in Critical Mass that’s simply guaranteed to delight the senses.
Alluring doesn’t even come close to describing how tempting, seductive and enticing the tantalizing aromas of this hybrid are - from the moment the buds start to mature to when they’re cured and consumed, this aromatic enchantment will have your saliva glands working overtime.
On the tongue, the experience is everything the scent promised and more - soaring tropical qualities grounded in a strong and skunky earthiness which has you craving for more the instant the exhale leaves your breath.
With THC ranging from 18 to 22%, you know you’re in for a potent ride with Critical Mass Feminized - you’re going to need a healthy THC tolerance to handle this high (or the self-restraint to temper your dosage while you find your weed wings).
These buds don’t tend to wait around for long before making their presence known. Things tend to start out with a moderate mental buzz that stimulates the cerebrum, helping clear the mind of stress and tension and paving the way for the potent body stone waiting round the corner.
Sedation swiftly takes over the entire experience, relentlessly spreading throughout your entire body from head to toe and ushering in a state of pure tranquillity, the likes of which you’ll struggle to find the motivation to do anything in at all.
Even in lower doses, you’re likely to still feel the call of the couchlock luring you into comfort, and this is often accompanied by the likes of cottonmouth or red eye (which can easily be mitigated if you keep yourself well hydrated).
Don’t mistake this for a stereotypically ‘dopey stoner’ strain, however - there’s a clarity to this high not to be understated, and one capable of sparking some intriguing thoughts.
Those of you with significant THC tolerance may find yourself feeling more of the creative and focused buzziness behind the Critical Mass experience, though you’ll still need to be made of seriously sturdy stuff to fight through the warm sense of welcoming lethargy these buds produce.
When all’s said and done, Critical Mass Fem will have you drifting off to a perfectly peaceful night’s sleep - all in all, absolutely a strain for when you have nothing else to do with your day.
Medical Uses of Critical Mass Feminized
Despite being considered a high THC strain, Critical Mass is also packing a notable 2.6% CBD content, making her a hybrid very much in demand for her therapeutic properties.
Of course, the stronger THC concentrations are enough to put off some medical marijuana patients, but given this strain’s potent analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and anxiolytic properties, it’s well worth considering if you can manage that powerful THC with careful dosage.
Those able to handle the hard-hitting influence of Critical Mass Feminized will experience relief from both physical and mental maladies - everything ranging from mild headaches to migraines, arthritis, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, stress, anxiety, depression, general malaise and more - but this hybrid strain’s main claim to medical fame is how effective she is in countering insomnia.
Critical Mass’ powerful sedative abilities are a thing of wonders worth every bit of attention from the MMJ community.
Growing Critical Mass Feminized Seeds
When growing Critical Mass Feminized seeds, there are a few challenges which can seem somewhat daunting to the first-time cultivator, however, this specimen is probably one of the best a novice could try their hand at - one you’re sure to see epic results from regardless of your experience, but also a plant that will help you hone your cultivation chops.
Being Indica-dominant, these plants tend to do a lot of the work themselves and remain relatively short in stature - usually no more than 1.5 meters tall in the best cases.
The main challenge with Critical Mass comes from the strain’s exponential bud production. These plants tend to exceed their own capabilities, developing such innumerable and dense budding sites that their branches will struggle under their own weight. With such bud density, you’ll also find there comes a natural susceptibility to mold from moisture build-up.
Thankfully, these are easy challenges to navigate.
Brush up on cannabis plant training techniques and prepare for your crop to mature by installing additional branch support in the form of stakes or trellises - this will mitigate any chances of those branches breaking under their weight, and with some Low Stress Training (LST) techniques, you can increase light penetration and airflow to all regions of your plants, thereby reducing the likelihood of bud rot.
Opting for an indoor setup where you have full temperate control is also an ideal way to help protect your plants from the likes of mold, diseases or pests. The Sea of Green (SoG) technique is also a wise idea if you’re able.
If your heart is set on growing Critical Mass Feminized outdoors, be sure you can treat your crop to a warm Mediterranean climate if you want the best possible results. Those of you in the northern hemisphere should aim to harvest an outdoors crop near the end of September and be sure to safeguard your plants against poor weather.
Even if you happen to lose some of your bud bounty to mold, the result is always the same with this hybrid - absolutely jaw-dropping yields which, after 8 to 10 weeks of flowering, will deliver the indoor grower with up to 750 grams of crystal-coated nugs per meter squared; outdoors, expect up to 600 grams per plant for your efforts.
Easy to grow, perfect for newbies hoping to hone their cultivation chops, guaranteed enormous yields regardless of experience and downright delicious buds with a potent THC punch - what’s not to love?
Being feminized seeds has taken away a degree of the challenge in cultivating Critical Mass Fem as you’ll have no worry of male plants in the mix getting in the way of your deserved bountiful harvest.
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Flowering Time||8-10 Weeks|
|THC Content||High (15-20%)|
|CBD Content||Medium (1-5%)|