CBD Critical Cure

Critical Kush
CBD Critical Cure is an indica you can consume during the day. A high-CBD/low-THC strain, this flower has little psychoactivity. Rather, it knocks out pain and fights stress without impacting cognition.

CBD Critical Cure was bred by Amsterdam's Barney's Farm and has since taken over the West Coast of the United States. This strain is a high-CBD cross between potent indica Critical Kush and a nonpsychoactive ruderalis strain. The result is an ultra-relaxing herb with an average of 5% THC and 8 to 11% CBD.

The Critical Cure experience is calming and slightly sedative, though not strong enough to put you completely to sleep. If you choose to lay down, sleep will likely come easily. However, this strain is mild enough to be used for daytime pain management. It is calm and uplifitng. It will knock out stress in place of an easygoing, happy, and positive mood.

As an added bonus, Critical Cure does not typically cause dry eye. A rare quality among cannabis strains.

Medical cannabis patients often pick up CBD Critical Cure for mental health ailments like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This strain is also a popular choice for those with inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gastrointestinal distress. CBD Critical Cure is a popular pain-fighting strain.

The aroma of this plant is a pleasant crisp pine/ fir with hints of a fruity sweetness. Sensitive noses may detect a slight pepper-like sharpness in this bud. The flower itself tends to be a deep green and a little on the fluffy side, especially for an indica.


Pain Relief



Flowering Period

50 to 60 days

Average Yield

High: Up tp 600 g/mindoors

Outdoor Harvest Date

Late September, early October

Average Height

Short: 3 feet max

Growing Tips

Critical Cure is a grandchild of Critical Mass, an extremely high-yielding strain. The ruderalis heritage in this bud may decrease the yield slightly, but this is a fairly good cash crop as far as CBD strains are concerned. This strain grows well both indoors and in a greenhouse. Outdoors, it does best in a warm, temperate climate. Improve the flavor and aroma by growing in organic soil.


Bellingham, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Astoria, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Davis, California
Visalia, California
Cottonwood, Arizona
Addison, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Grow Difficulty


Food Pairing

The sweet pine aroma of Critical Cure pairs well with lamb, lemon, pepper, blackberry, and Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel.

May Help

Bipolar Disorder
Gastrointestinal Disorder


Caryophyllene - Pepper
Humulene - Hops
Linalool - Lavender
Myrcene - Musk, mango
Pinene - Pine

Negative Effect(s)

Dry Mouth
Delilah Butterfield
Follow me!

Delilah Butterfield

Delilah Butterfield is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for cannabis and natural health. Contact her on Twitter @delilahbfield.
Delilah Butterfield
Follow me!
View Comments

system featured 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?

How long does weed stay in your system? That all depends on the how much you smoke, and the method of testing.
pass drug test hero 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

How To Flush Marijuana Out Of Your System

Sometimes it can be good to detox, and sometimes you have no choice because you really want that job you applied for and you know you’re going to be drug tested.
homemade feature 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

5 Homemade Bongs And Pipes For When You’re In A Bind

Okay, so you're home with a bag of weed, but you don't have a smoking piece. Well, luckily there are many ways to make homemade bongs and pipes.
tip feature 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

How To Roll The Perfect Joint Filter

Using filters are a matter of preference for smokers, but there are benefits to using joint tips. Learn how to roll amazing joint filter tips, for the perfect joint.
HERO 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

What a $20 Bag of Weed Looks Like in Jamaica

Check out this exploration video of Jamaican weed, and just how much you can score for as little as $20.
7 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

How To Make Quick And Easy Cannabutter

If you’re having friends over and want to make special brownies, space cakes, or similar, this quick and easy cannabutter recipe is what you need.
American Weed Prices Could Spike as Much as 20 Percent Due to Wildfires 1 of 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure
These Suburban Moms Love Hotboxing Mini vans 1 of 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

Suburban Moms That Smoke Weed Do More Than Hotbox Minivans 

Most people remember trying to hide their weed from their mom. Perhaps they never imagined that their mom might be secretly ripping dabs.  
There's just one last step.

Click the CONFIRM link in the email we just sent you.
One Third of Teens Think Driving High Is Legal. Maybe It SHOULD Be 1 of 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

Science Says Driving While High Is Maybe Not That Bad Of An Idea

One in three teens thinks smoking weed and driving is legal. What may be even more surprising is, according to several studies, they might have a point.
  • News
  • 21 October, 2017
  • Comments3
Holi is a festival of color and marijuana smoothies 3 of 11 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

Pack Your Bags, Holi Is The Festival of Color… and Marijuana Smoothies (Photos)

Cannabis-infused milkshakes known as Bhang Lassi and a massive technicolored powder war make the celebration of Holi the ultimate weed vacation.

Want to lose weight Weed Might make you skinnier 1 of 1 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

If You Want To Eat More And Lose Weight, Smoke Weed, Says Science

A scientific study has snapped the lazy-stoner stereotype in half. Paradoxically, while it might give you the munchies, weed makes you skinnier.
The number of opioid addicted babies is rising 1 of 3 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

The Number Of Opioid-Addicted Babies Is Steadily Rising

Legalizing cannabis has been shown to significantly decrease opioid addiction. With rising rates of opioid-addicted babies, now is the time to act.

GettyImages 840658610 copy 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

This Cannabis Grower Was Caught Using Human Feces As Fertilizer

Careful what you smoke. Cannabis growers caught using feces as fertilizer are now giving a whole other meaning to the term "dank weed".
  • News
  • 20 October, 2017
  • Comments1
GettyImages 481453304 copy 386x193 CBD Critical Cure

Child Protective Services Is Going After Parents Who Use Medicinal Marijuana

Parents who use medicinal marijuana are being held to a different standard than parents who use pharmaceutical drugs.