Critical 47 Strain Review
It is rare to find a strain as exceptional as Critical 47. It is not only because of its high levels of THC or perfectly split genetics, but because it caters to the needs of other enthusiasts as well. For medical users, this is its therapeutic value. Meanwhile, at-home growers relish in its commercial potential.
Nothing short is expected of Critical 47 though. After all, it is a cross between two industry standouts. AK47, apart from being named after one of the most iconic guns, delivers a unique and long-lasting cerebral high as a result of its diverse landrace genetics which it passed on to its offspring.
|Critical 47 Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Critical Mass x AK47|
|THC %||18% to 22%|
|Climate||Warm and dry climate|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to mid-October|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/sqm / 500 g/plant|
On the other hand, Critical Mass is a renowned breeding strain that gets it name from its ability to ‘mass produce’ buds at any given time. From it, Critical 47 gained its short flowering time, high trichome production, and impressive yields. It also serves to improve upon the already high THC levels of AK47.
Odor and Flavors
Critical 47 has a strong tropical scent reminiscent of mango shake. In the palate, it is just as fruity but is accentuated by sweet notes of vanilla. There is also a hint of peach along with a tinge of skunk. On the exhale, the amalgam of flavors leaves an earthy aftertaste in the mouth.
Critical 47’s effects leave users feeling upbeat throughout the day. Its onset, in fact, begins exactly with a rush of euphoria that clears the mind of negativity. It brings back cheery thoughts and leaves one feeling happy.
Users giggle at almost everything. Sometimes, it is for no reason at all too other than the jolly recollections playing like a real in the head. Not to mention, the initial onset also provides an impressive recreational confidence that lowers inhibitions. As a result, users become more talkative during social gatherings.
After about two to three hours, the initial head high begins to mellow down. It does not disappear completely. Rather, it is subdued into a gentle buzz that oozes from the temples and down to the rest of the body. Although subtle, it is intense enough to relax the muscles until users eventually want to lounge around the couch.
One thing to remember about Critical 47 is that it is a highly potent strain. While its effects may be pleasant when used within limits, it can still potentially overwhelm the senses with its keen awareness while keeping users locked to the couch with its soothing buzz.
Dryness in the eyes and the mouth is an expected reaction to using Critical 47. After all, it does contain cannabinoids that interfere with the body’s natural ability to produce moisture. At times, it may be accompanied by dizziness. At times, it can be accompanied by a temporary dizziness. Though unavoidable, users can still manage the symptoms by downing a few glasses of water.
Medical Use and Benefits
While it may be revered for its recreational high, Critical 47 has impressive therapeutic potential as well. Its cannabinoids, including its THC, CBD, and terpenes, provide quick relief to a wide array of maladies that affect patients.
Its happy high, for example, reduces stress by enhancing the mood and stabilizing turbulent emotions. For this reason, it can also be a source of comfort to patients suffering from mental health disorders like depression or PTSD who show the same symptoms.
The calming euphoria also stimulates the appetite. Hence, one of the best times to use the strain is right before a meal as it can be a great for easing stomach pains that prevent one from eating. It can be a great food companion too, especially for patients with cachexia or eating disorders like anorexia.
Apart from being a natural mental and appetite stimulant, the same psychoactive compound also turns into a natural painkiller especially in high concentrations. It soothes the muscles and removes aches that keep users awake at night. Users start to feel drowsy as the physical relaxation persists until it eventually becomes difficult to stay awake.
Growing Critical 47
Critical 47 is a well-loved strain for its perfect balance of head-to-toe effects. However, it also attracts growing enthusiasts. Not only is it low maintenance, it also produces colas that produce vigorously.
As a hybrid of two exceptional growing strains, Critical 47 has a strong resistance to a variety of issues. For example, though it prefers a warm and dry environment, it can easily withstand the cool temperatures of the northern hemisphere as well as slightly higher humidity levels.
Outdoors, its stalks nor its branches do not break easily when grazed by a breeze. However, it will still need to be protected by harsh weather such as strong winds and frost. To keep it from dying, growers may place it inside a temporary enclosing. This will not only protect it, but also help circulate heat during the colder weather. Flowers should begin to mature by the last week of September to the middle of October. Each plant is expected to produce at least 500 grams of buds.
To increase indoor yield, growers may adapt either the Sea or Screen of Green method and pair it with a High-Stress Training technique like super cropping to improve trichome production. There is also an option to cultivate the strain using either hydroponics for additional buds or soil for improved flavor. After flowering for about 7 to 9 weeks, the plant produces between 400 to 500 grams of buds per square meter.
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