Critical Plus Strain Review
A bold and balanced hybrid that can be truly coined as a worldwide hit, Critical Plus delivers effects on both ends of the spectrum. As it strikes, the onset promotes a head-focused, uplifting high trailed after by an enveloping body relaxation.
With a wakeful aroma of lemon to boot, this strain hits all critical spots in a cannabis connoisseur’s heart, making it a true bud for the user’s buck. Tracing back its origins, it sprouted onto the scene in Spain and was developed by Dinafem Seeds. Since then, it has spread its roots and amassed popularity in some regions of the USA.
Its fast rise to fame can be attributed to the crossing of old sleeper Big Bud and the eye-brightening Skunk No. 1, which was able to fuse gentle, heavy-lidded effects with a high-energy buzz. On the plant itself, the massive size is reminiscent of Big Bud.
Such a solid, all-purpose strain deserves its winning titles from being the first Highlife Cup in Barcelona to second in Marina Baixa Cup 2010, followed by the Valencia THC Cup 2011 and more.
|Critical Plus Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Big Bud x Skunk No. 1|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||50/50|
|THC %||20% to 23%|
|CBD %||0.01% to 0.10%|
|Flowering Period||6 to 7 weeks / Early October|
|Average Yield||650 g/m2 / 1300 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Influenced by nature, Critical Plus’ fragrance has depth and a whole lot of character. Given its natural composition of sandalwood and damp earth lend to its musky, woody appeal. It also sprinkles in a few hints of crushed peppers, giving a spicy kick to the otherwise grounding scent. Its flavor bursts in the mouth like taking squeeze out of a lemon, making users pucker up in either delight or shock. Either way, this acquired taste boasts of a profile that is as soft as it is pronounced and cool as it is hot.
Like embodying a wellness spa, this strain targets two critical roles in a user’s experience: harmonizing a cerebrally stimulating and physically calming high. For smokers looking to pamper themselves, there’s no need to hire other services as one toke of this can knead away a week’s worth of tension built-up from head to-toe.
In no time, it imparts an alteration of the mind. While the change is evident, it’s not so strong to put user’s in a psychedelic trip, rather a subtle saturation of colors and a clear sense of focus occurs.
A surge of creativity flows through and users are swept away in its positive current. Perhaps brainstorming session with friends will feel more productive with a little push from this strain.
As the high wears on, a mild body effect kicks in and expands in soothing waves. While it forays with a THC concentration of up to 23%, if the dosage is taken at a reasonable amount, then it won’t strike users out to the couch. With this combination of euphoria and total relaxation, a night of unwinding is sure to be successful.
Despite its moniker suggesting a knockout high, Critical Plus is comparatively mild, especially in its negative reactions. Just a few irritations such as cottonmouth and dry eyes start to take place, but it’s so common in most variants that it is easily overlooked and resolved. A glass of refreshments is all it takes to quench it.
In rarer cases, inexperienced users might not be able to handle the effects well. Feelings of paranoia and anxiety may manifest, but it is easily prevented if users take caution in mind. Although when it’s already too late, users should note to keep calm as such effects will quickly fade away.
Medical Use and Benefits
While it doesn’t pose a critical impression in the medical cannabis community, Critical Plus still earns its respect and value as it never fails to deliver relief to a wide variety of ailments to patients. Its healing touch has reached far and wide, so as it lacks in CBD, it makes up for its multi-purpose efforts.
For one, it acts like a man’s best friend as it effectively uplifts the mood. Once the spirit soars, thoughts waken to a world of possibilities. Such euphoria casts away stress and replaces even deep-seated feelings of depression, firing up users to maintain a healthy frame of mind.
Furthermore, it’s an enjoyable alternative to prescription drugs and its analgesic feature makes for a great fighter against chronic pains such as fibromyalgia, headaches, cramps and the likes.
Growing Critical Plus
A joy to grow, Critical Plus is bushy and high-yielding plants that can flourish either indoors or outdoors. Standing between 150 cm to 250 cm, it is truly a sight to behold. As it emits a pungent odor that can demand attention, it’s best to control it with carbon filters.
Cultivating this outdoors may already be ready for harvest by early October, and its expected yield if an insane amount of 1300 grams per plant. Not known to be completely resistant to molds, growers don’t have to worry as it more than makes up for its loss of flowers. Meanwhile, indoors take about 6 to 7 weeks with a yield of 650 grams per square meter.
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