Critical Mass Strain — The Hand Grenade of Grass

If you’re a fan of relaxing strains with super-dense, chunky bud structures and skunky aromas, don’t pass on the Critical Mass strain. This heavily indica-dominant cross of Afghani and Skunk #1 is super relaxing and, in moderate to large doses, sleep-inducing. If you’re looking for some grass that’ll help you destress and wind down your day, this soothing strain might just become your new best bud.

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Critical Mass Strain
9Expert Score
Critical Mass Strain Flavor Scale

Critical Mass offers up a smooth smoke and pronounced notes of:

Sweet earth
Skunky citrus
Spicy herbs

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      Critical Mass Strain Information

      Critical Mass is an 80/20 indica-sativa hybrid that clocks in at around 19%–22% THC and roughly 5% CBD. While this strain’s moniker makes it sound like some super potent herb, it was actually named for its massive, dense, heavy buds that tend to break the branches of the plants they grow on. That’s not to say Critical Mass doesn’t deliver a heavy, soothing, sedating high, though.

      A moderate dose of this relaxation-inducing bud will quickly lift your mood and sink your tush into your couch. You’ll feel blissful, gooey, and probably a bit munchy, too, and might eventually find yourself drifting off to sleep.

      Critical Mass Strain Effects

      Happy 88%
      Sleepy 78%
      Hungry 87%
      Helps With
      Charcuterie board
      Charcuterie board 81%
      Stress 77%
      Depression 86%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 41%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 44%
      Mild dizziness
      Mild dizziness 37%

      Critical Mass Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Hanakoto Bang, Roc Minx — “Critical Mass”
      Hanakoto Bang, Roc Minx — “Critical Mass” 83%
      Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Jhené Aiko — “It’s a Vibe”
      Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Jhené Aiko — “It’s a Vibe” 86%
      Tears for Fears — “Tipping Point”
      Tears for Fears — “Tipping Point” 84%

      Hanakoto Bang, Roc Minx — “Critical Mass”: If you’re looking for a lyricless track to chill to, this beat should be perfect for your ridiculously relaxed, couch-locked state.

      2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Jhené Aiko — “It’s a Vibe”: Critical Mass is a vibe, and after it sets in, you’ll be a vibe, too — which is exactly why you’ll wanna vibe out to this vibey jam.

      Tears for Fears — “Tipping Point”: If you need a jam that’ll help you stay energized, this ’80s number might just send you over the edge (and encourage you to bust a few moves in your kitchen).

      Pairs With Food
      Charcuterie board
      Charcuterie board 87%
      Grilled ham and cheese sandwich
      Grilled ham and cheese sandwich 85%
      Thai green chicken curry
      Thai green chicken curry 82%
      • Charcuterie board: If this strain leaves you feeling munchy, toss together a buffet of cured meats, aged cheeses, roasted nuts, crunchy crackers, dried fruits, and crusty bread and get your grub on.
      • Grilled ham and cheese sandwich: If you want something that’s easy to toss together even while you’re faded, this classic sammie tastes amazing alongside Critical Mass’s earthy, spicy notes. Use lots of butter — you won’t regret it.
      • Thai green chicken curry: It’s oh-so-satisfying when you’re feeling munchy, and its lemongrass notes pair oh-so-well with Critical Mass’s myrcene-heavy flavor profile.
      Pairs With Spirits
      Green tea punch
      Green tea punch 80%
      Dry white wine
      Dry white wine 84%
      Cognac 78%
      • Green tea punch: This refreshing combo of fresh-brewed green tea, Moroccan mint tea, and white rum is an excellent complement to Critical Mass’s earthy, herbal flavors. It might also help keep your eyes open a bit longer if you need that.
      • Dry white wine: Preferably a sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, or chardonnay. The herbaceous, grassy, citrusy notes in these wines pair quite nicely with Critical Mass’s flavors.
      • Cognac: If you wanna double up on your relaxation-inducing vices, this soothing, after-dinner libation’s fruity notes are a lovely complement to your smoke’s earthy, spicy, citrusy flavors.

      Where The Critical Mass Strain Is Grown

      The breeders at Mr. Nice Seeds created the Critical Mass strain as a rework of Big Bud, another strain with super-dense, chunky nugs.

      Critical Mass Strain Summary

      Try Critical Mass if you need some soothing herb for a lazy weekend afternoon or something that’ll wind you down gently at night. If this strain tickles your fancy, you might also enjoy strains with similar effects, like Northern Lights, Platinum Kush, and Forbidden Fruit.

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