Critical Mass Strain – The Blue Dream of Europe
In the Weed Smart of indica-leaning hybrids, critical mass strain stands out thanks to its pedigree and classic flavor. It’s been hailed as the “Blue Dream of Europe,” and while I’m no fan of Blue Dream or its muddled genetics, it is fair to say that Critical Mass has earned its place in cannabis history. I’ve been seeing the strain in more and more shops around town, and a quick glance at menus confirmed that it is gaining popularity among connoisseurs.
Critical Mass, developed by Mr Nice Seeds, is a cross between an Afghani landrace indica and Skunk #1. The result is a strain known for massive yields of dense, frosty buds that are coated with orange hairs and thick white trichomes. The skunky aroma of the mother plant is balanced by the sweet, powdery bubble gum and herbal notes from its ancestor Skunk #1. The result is a smooth and fruity indica high, which is uplifting at first before relaxing the mind into an untroubled calm.
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The terpene profile is rounded out by limonene, linalool, pinene, and caryophyllene. Limonene is the citrusy scent of lemons, while linalool provides a light floral fragrance. Pinene, also found in pine needles, is earthy and woody, while humulene adds a peppery taste to the mix. Finally, caryophyllene is a jack-of-all-trades terpene that can be found in many different plants, including lavender, and contributes a floral, herbaceous, and piney taste to the strain. It’s this combination of flavors that makes critical mass so palatable.