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Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 15.03 - 17.37%

CBD 0.55 - 0.87%

Effect Relaxed

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Taste Sweet

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All About Critical Weed Strain


Medium High
10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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The Critical marijuana strain is an Indica dominant with 40% Sativa and 60% Indica.

It was bred by Royal Queen Seeds by crossing Afghani strain with Skunk. The plant has a THC level of 18% making it to have a nice stoned effect on the users. It has a sweet strong earthiness that is quite pungent.

The high from this kush is sedative and relaxing making it suitable for treating insomnia and stress disorders. The seeds are available in several online seed banks like Royal Queen Seeds. This plant is a favorite for many growers as it produces high yield and has a short flowering period.

Side Effects

Thirst and dry mouth 100% Voted
Paranoia 73% Voted
Drowsiness 64% Voted
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Critical Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 15.03 - 17.37%
  • CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.55 - 0.87%
  • CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.18 - 0.58%
  • CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.26 - 0.9%
  • CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.04 - 0.2%
  • THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.23 - 0.83%

Critical Terpene Profile

Pinene 0.15%
Myrcene 0.16%
Ocimene 0.09%
Humulene 0.04%
Limonene 0.05%
Linalool 0.02%
Sabinene 0.15%
Terpinolene 0.06%
Phellandrene 0.19%
Caryophyllene 0.09%
Total terpenes content 1.00%


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Grow info

Flowering time 70 - 84 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 91 Days
Yield outdoor
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 90 >

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User Reviews 12


I love the earthy tones in this weed, and the 18% THC makes a great option for bong smokers as other strains can hit pretty fast whch I guess is cool to some but not me. The high is very relaxing, perfect for ending a long day at work.

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Hit a bong of this weed on one crazy morning with my boys before attending a lecture and Ive never tried so hard to stay awake in my life. Learned two things that day, one is that never smoke kush and ask for the strain name later and the other is that Critical is best hit at night. Before sleeping preferably because you won’t do much after a joint of this.

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I use this weed for my panic attacks, it helps calm me down

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Dexter Woodard

Critical is the insomniacs go to weed, energy high doesnt last long

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Karson English

That short burst of energy before the relaxing high is golden

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Devon Williamson

Decent 18% THC level not too weak for the pros

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Dillon Randall

Didnt like the woody piney taste

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Noah Carr

Good ganja for enrgy bursts

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Billy Bradley

mj for insomniacs like me

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Ben Marsh

Perfect night dope especially before sleep

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Joel Cooper

Low energy mmj.. No fun

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Dexter Dixon

Great pick me up kush

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The breeder of the Critical was the Royal Queen Seeds. This is one of the largest, well-known breeders. The original name of this strain was Critical Mass but it has won its notoriety as Critical. It is a mix of the infamous Afghani and the highly appreciated Skunk #1. It won a lot of prizes, including the Bitox Indoor and Outdoor Sativa Cup of 2009, and the Valencia THC Cup.