Critical Kush


Critical Kush is an indica dominant hybrid strain and is a brainchild of Barney’s Farm. It is a cross between the popular Afghani linked strain Critical Mass and the even more popular OG Kush. With such a legendary lineage, this strain has more to offer in terms of THC potency which stands at 29%-30% at the highest. You can expect to be blown away by the mind sweeping euphoria that comes with this- talk of a critical strain and you get one.

The nugs are medium to large and are densely-packed like most indicas. The leaves are a bright shade of green while the pistils are deep orange. With the high amounts of THC you can expect to find dense resin glands on the surface of these nugs. You will need a grinder to break up these nugs if you are planning to DIY at home.

The aroma is typical of most kush strains: dank and earthy. When you burn the buds you may be able to detect some sweet-smelling floral notes. The smoke is usually thick and may choke at first; it will take some getting used to because of the pungency. Once you exhale you will sense some herbal spiciness will take over.

Critical Kush is a creeper strain meaning that the effects creep up on you slowly. It may take up to 15 minutes before you start to feel subtle mental effects. It may be another 15 minutes before the effects get to your limbs and start to relax tense muscles.

This strain has heavy sedative effects and is suited for evening use.

This strain offers a number of therapeutic properties. It can work against deep-seated aches and pains, whether temporary or chronic. The anti-inflammatory properties may help to relieve acne and other inflammatory conditions.

You can seeds of this strain either from Barney’s Farm or Royal Queen Seeds online.

Strain Type
Critical Kush is an indica dominant hybrid strain with 80% indica and 20% Sativa. It has 16- 30% THC and 2% CBD.

Critical Kush is a cross between OG Kush and Critical Mass, both of which are famous strains. It was created by Barneys Farms who are also behind LSD, G13 Haze, Morning Glory and Laughing Budha.


Patient Reported Positive Effects

In spite of the high THC amounts, the effects of this strain are very well balanced. Even new patients have been able to tolerate the enjoyable cerebral buzz from this strain. Paranoia is very rare with this strain.
Patients have reported the following positive effects after taking this strain:
• Relaxation
• Hunger
• Focus
• Creativity
• Happiness

Patient Reported Negative Effects

• Cottonmouth
• Dry eyes

Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects

• Headaches
• Restlessness


Medical Benefits of Critical Kush

Mild effects from this strain can help to relieve minor irritations like headaches or nausea. The mood-elevating properties of the cannabinoids as well as terpenes provide temporary relief from stress, depression, and even anxiety. In moderately high doses, this strain causes deep relaxation and restful sleep that helps to cure insomnia as well as chronic fatigue.

The high causes an overall feeling of well-being which helps in uplifting low spirits. The high THC is also ideal for relieving pain and inflammation.

Critical Kush will also make you very hungry. This side-effect can be channeled o stimulate the appetite of patients on chemotherapy treatment who are unable to eat.

With high CBD amounts, this strain also offers anti-seizure benefits as well as the treatment of chronic muscle spasms.

Patients have used this strain to treat:
• Pain and inflammation
• Lack of sleep
• Fatigue
• Poor appetite
• Epilepsy
• Muscle spasms
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Headaches
• Nausea and vomiting


Terpene Profile

Full-spectrum cannabis extract will have a mix of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids all of which work together to deliver healing. You may opt for a pure isolate with one cannabinoid such as THC or CBD, and this is effective when you need high amounts of that particular cannabinoid. However, full-spectrum extracts will deliver a fuller healing effect that will last for a longer duration of time. Also, full-spectrum extracts will be more flavorful and robust because of the presence of terpenes.

Critical Kush has a heavy presence of myrcene, phellandrene, and isoborneol.

Myrcene is a common terpene in Kush strains and is responsible for the earthy aroma that’s present in Critical Kush. Myrcene adds the benefit of pain relief as well as antibiotic effects to this strain.

Phellandrene has citrus and peppermint notes. It has a strong antidepressant properties.

Isoborneol is a sweet-smelling terpene that has anti-microbial properties.

Recent research has also shown that it may be useful in the prevention of herpes simplex type 1 virus.

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