Originally bred in Spain, Critical Plus is an evenly balanced hybrid of Big Bud and Skunk. It has a deeply pungent aroma inherited from its Skunk lineage, as well as a mellowness from its Indica Big Bud parent. Generally uplifting effects along with a 15 to 20% THC content make this a solid all-purpose strain.
The high from Critical Plus starts in the head, imparting a quickly altered state. Users describe a surge in creativity and talkativeness, suited to social use. As the high progresses, mild bodily effects from Big Bud kick in. This strain can also be used alone, as its body buzz contributes to relief from stress and chronic pain. Critical Plus’ combination of euphoria and relaxation lend themselves to afternoon or evening enjoyment.
Mob Boss is marked by small to medium buds that have a somewhat tapered, conical shape. The buds are very dense when properly cured, with the light green leaves tightly coiling in on themselves. Red hairs -- which are actually pistils, intended to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants -- are threaded through the leaves. These already-colorful flowers are covered in trichomes, lending them a silvery and moist-looking sheen. As a result, buds of Mob Boss can be very sticky and difficult to break up without the use of a grinder. The smell of sweet citrus jumps off of these flowers, with herbal notes lurking just underneath. Breaking open or combusting the flowers gives off a more musky odor. The smoke from this strain is harsh and cough-inducing and can sting users’ eyes and sinuses. On the exhale, the overall impression is a mix of sweet and sour flavors that tends to linger on the palate.
Mob Boss is known to take hold of users quickly. It begins as a head buzz that is accompanied by an intensification of the senses -- smokers may perceive sounds and colors differently. After adjusting to this altered state, many find that this strain has a strong cerebral character that may work well in situations that call for creative thinking or problem solving. This sensory sharpening can also feel psychedelic -- sensations like visual distortions and time dilation are possible. If enjoying Mob Boss in a relaxed set and setting, some might detect a slight body buzz which, while it may not bring about couchlock, will at least engender some relaxation.
As with its recreational uses, the medical applications of Mob Boss can be both mental and physical. Its ability to elevate mood can have considerable benefits for those suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Those with attention deficit disorders might also find that Mob Boss allows for increased and sustained concentration. Alternatively, this strain’s palpable indica buzz can be used to treat mild to moderate aches and pains. It can also be a potent appetite stimulant and, in large enough doses, can be used to treat insomnia. A small amount of this strain goes a long way, and those with a lower tolerance for THC should with a low dosage and then adjust consumption accordingly.
With a bold high that’s as enjoyable out with friends as it is during a lazy solo afternoon, Mob Boss is a uniquely versatile strain. It can enhance daytime or nighttime activities and its ideal meld of mental and physical effects can serve as an exercise aid, a creative muse, or even an aphrodisiac.
THC Content: 15%-20%
Positive Effects: Cerebral, Euphoria, Happy, Relaxing Good For: Bipolar Disorder, Fatigue, Inflammation, Loss of Appetite, Mood Swings, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, PMS, PTSD, Spinal Cord Injury, Stress, Tremors