Critical Kush

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene
Helps with
Pain, stress, insomnia
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Critical Kush is an Indica-dominant masterpiece that combines a beautiful journey of relaxation and euphoria. A product of remarkable origin, it traces its roots to Critical Mass and OG Kush. Boasting a significant THC content of 20-29%, this strain’s effects are potent but smooth, providing a tranquillising experience without overpowering the senses.


The embrace of Critical Kush is a gradual descent to a joyful land of euphoria, where all the worries seem to be a thing of the past. As the minutes go by, relaxation spreads down your body with a tingling sensation, dispelling all muscular tension and pain. The initial cerebral wave ensures a happy, bright mood for the entire journey, but this is definitely not a productive high. Expect a heavy and joyful stone that perfectly matches a fit of giggles over your favourite comedy or a chill game session with your friends.

Eventually, this potent flower may make you want to do nothing more than hide under a cosy blanket, so use it whenever you want to relax after a long day or enhance your lazy Sunday afternoons.

Fans of indica highs may also explore our extensive list of cannabis cultivars, where tens of similar-acting varieties can be found.


When it comes to therapeutic potential, Critical Kush doesn’t disappoint. Being rich in the anti-inflammatory and analgesic cannabinoids (CBD at 2% and CBG at 1%), as well as caryophyllene, it may be an effective remedy against all kinds of pain – from headaches and migraines to menstrual cramps and fibromyalgia.

Its benefits also extend to the mental sphere. With the help of myrcene, the strain can effectively brush away stress and anxiety and, in turn, also help those dealing with insomnia have a restful night’s sleep. The uplifting limonene ensures its powerful euphoric action, which can temporarily reduce depressive symptoms.

Side effects

A case of cottonmouth is almost certain after smoking Critical Kush, and dry eyes often come along too. Even with its potency, individuals prone to panic and anxiety usually tolerate this strain well, and significant side effects are mostly confined to mild dizziness. However, responsible use is key to a smooth experience. Start with a single puff and gradually increase your intake if needed.

Taste & Smell


Critical Kush’s smell is a fascinating, multifaceted combination revealing dank notes of rich fuel with an earthy base complemented by a woody, spicy kushy undertone. Bear in mind how potent this aroma is – if you want to keep your consumption secret, you will need to take precautions.

Its taste is just as intriguing – treating you to a sharply flavoured herbal and spicy kick with a lemony finish and a hint of pine.

When it comes to the minty-coloured nugs, they are very sparkly and resinous, often difficult to break up by hand due to the tight and sticky structure.



The tale of Critical Kush began in Amsterdam at Barney’s Farm – successful breeders known for many famous creations, like LSD and Purple Punch. Yet again, they proved their mastery of genetic crossing, mixing Critical Mass and the legendary OG Kush. With such distinct parentage, Critical Kush became loved for a good reason – and quickly after its release, won a Spannabis Champions Cup award in 2015.

Growing conditions

Critical Kush is a joy to grow. Perfect for beginners, this strain displays a high resistance to pests and mildew and doesn’t require much maintenance. As a resilient plant, it will thrive both indoors and outdoors as long as warm, dry conditions are provided.

It tends to stay below 1 metre, fitting even in smaller spaces.

Growers also love its short flowering time and abundant yields. Within 7 to 8 weeks, the plants are ready for harvest, providing, on average, 600 grams per square metre indoors and around 650 grams per plant outdoors.