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CBD Critical Cure

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THC
CBD
LINEAGE
5%
10%
Critical Kush
Ruderalis
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.

Effect(s)

Creativity
Drowsiness
Focus
Giggly
Happiness
Pain Relief
Relaxation
Sociable
Uplifting

Flavor(s)

Berry
Citrus
Earthy
Pepper
Pine
Pungent
Sweet

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.

Availability

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

Grow Difficulty

Easy

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

Anxiety
Arthritis
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Inflammation
Insomnia
Nausea
Pain
PTSD
Stress

Terpenes

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

Negative Effect(s)

Dizziness
Dry Mouth
Headache
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Delilah Butterfield is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for cannabis and natural health. Contact her on Twitter @delilahbfield.
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