Critical Mass

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

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, myrcene, humulene
Helps with
Chronic pain, stress, anxiety, sleep
Ease of growing
When to use






Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Critical Mass is an indica-dominant strain that lives up to its name and features many benefits. With an average THC level of 15-22% and a relatively high CBD content in some varieties, it provides a deeply relaxing experience to make your evening free of pain, worries or any negative emotions. Being the dreamchild of two renowned strains, Afghani landrace and Skunk #1, it brings out all the best indica offers, topped up by a fantastic mood uplift.


The strain has a gentle onset, with some effects typically felt within 15 minutes of smoking. You will first start to feel a cerebral, uplifting sensation that can be used in creative pursuits.

As it gradually transitions into a sense of calm serenity, you will almost feel embraced by this strain. This unique combination of effects caters to those seeking mental clarity, physical comfort, and peace of mind simultaneously. It’s like walking through a peaceful forest, where you can feel genuinely in harmony. Smoke just enough, and you will be left in this relaxed state where you feel ready to ponder great philosophical mysteries but beware – too much of Critical Mass will likely lead to a couchlock. On the other hand, if you need something that will make you sleep peacefully for the whole night – look no further. Only a few strains will do the job better than this one.

If you enjoy this deep sense of relaxation, you may want to try Northern Lights or Big Bud, too.


Critical Mass can be utilised in a multitude of medical conditions, thanks to its high levels of THC and CBD.

Its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, boosted by caryophyllene, can help individuals grappling with chronic pain, muscle tension, and arthritis. Furthermore, the strain’s soothing properties, with the help of myrcene, may aid those struggling with sleep disorders. As for mental health conditions, Critical Mass’s mood-enhancing qualities can offer solace to those dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression.

Side effects

The most frequently reported side effects of Critical Mass are the typical sensations of dry mouth and dry eyes, as well as dizziness. In addition, keep in mind that it may trigger feelings of paranoia in sensitive individuals. As such, rookies should approach Critical Mass cautiously and start with smaller doses to gauge their tolerance.

This flower may induce sleepiness if consumed early in the day. Therefore, we would only recommend it for evening use.

Taste & Smell


Critical Mass is characterised by its dense, large, heavy green nugs intertwined with bright orange pistils, covered in a generous coating of trichomes. It also boasts a delightful combination of flavours and aromas.

On the nose, it seduces with its alluring blend of earthy and sweet bubble gum-like tones, complemented by hints of woodiness. The taste is similar but heavier and more potent than the aroma. You will undoubtedly notice the skunky citrus notes on the inhale, underscored by a subtle spiciness that lingers long after the smoke.



Critical Mass may be known for its plentiful yields, as the name suggests, but its lineage is equally impressive in its own right. Its rich and storied heritage stems from a marriage of Afghani landrace indica and Skunk #1 hybrid – two iconic and distinguished strains. Afghani’s ancient roots give Critical Mass its characteristic earthy, musky aromas, while Skunk #1 offers it uplifting, vibrant effects.

Growing conditions

Critical Mass is an easy strain to grow. The plant will flourish in any environment and is resistant to common pests, making it an ideal choice for those new to cannabis cultivation. It prefers a moderate climate with plenty of sunlight and should be protected from humidity as it is prone to rot and mold. It can grow anywhere between 80 to 140 cm, making it ideal for indoor conditions.

A cherry on the top when growing this strain is the very high yields – within 7-9 weeks, you can expect up to 700 grams of dense, resinous buds per plant grown outdoors and 500-600 grams per square metre indoors.