Strain Report: Critical Mass CBD

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Okay so we all know CBD is amazing for our health. Smoke it, eat it, whatever, its awesome. Critical Mass CBD brings the pain relief and anxiety relief hard with a much lower mental effect from the lower THC content. This is an Indica dominant hybrid, so expect the light amount of THC buzz to be nice and relaxing while the CBD works its magic on the pain.

Boasting ><10% CBD, this strain is absolutely perfect for chronic pain sufferers and insomniacs alike.


  • Critical Mass
  • Undisclosed Strain by CBD Crew

And the mystery behind this strain’s missing parent makes it all the more exciting.

Smell 8/10

The smell of this strain is very rustic. Think butter toffee or a loaf being baked in a country home. Cinnamon and spice notes with just a hint of citrus. Really beautiful smell

Density 9/10

One of the denser strains I have come across. There is a distinct ‘ping’ noise when it hits a hard surface like a scale. These things are rocks.

Smoke 7/10

The smoke on this strain is very smooth, especially when consumed in joint form rather than through a bong. The higher price point makes me want to sit and enjoy it, anyways. Nice pie crust sort of flavour on the finish, and I get a noticeable hint of cinnamon. Smooth asf. One of the easier smokes for sure. I have not had the pleasure of trying Critical Mass CBD in edible form (one day).

Effect 8/10

Due to its 1:1 ratio, this is not a recreational strain. The THC is super low and I barely feel it at all, but this is also due to me smoking profuse amounts daily. Tolerance for days.

Smoke this strain for pain and inflammation, as the CBD will end that shit real quick. It has the pleasant CBD effect where you can sleep, but you don’t need to by any means. Very relaxing with strong body and muscle relaxation. Do not make plans when you are smoking this, and I really only recommend using this in very small amounts when necessary medically, since it usually comes in at around $15+ per gram in Ontario dispensaries. To this day, this is the strain with the most medical potential and least recreational potential that I have ever consumed.

Overall 32/40

I recommend you seek out and purchase this strain if you seek pain relief. Not recommended for recreational use due to its high price point and low THC. This is a medical wonder strain, you could pretty much say I love it.



Strain Report: Pineapple Express

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Pineapple Express has got to be my favourite cannabis strain of all time. This sativa dominant hybrid is a freaking show stopper. Not because of the movie (I actually haven’t even seen it), but because of its overall usefulness. As a musician, I have always loved super exciting, creative strains like this that you can enjoy anytime of day.


  • Trainwreck
  • Hawaiian

Smell 9/10

Amazingly, this strain has a sweet, fruity smell. Hints of cotton candy and pine tree, and that beautifully strong pineapple aroma.

Density 7/10

As with all cannabis, it depends on the grower what your buds are going to look like. In general though, after examining a few live plants I have noticed that the slightly higher amount of shake and crumby quality of some pineapple express has lot to do with how the plant itself forms its buds. In other words, if you’re buying bulk, don’t expect 100% beautiful bud from this spindly sativa.


Smoke 8/10

Sweet, sweet, sweet, though if this strain is not cured properly it can be particularly harsh. When cured incorrectly, pineapple express has a strong ‘Christmas tree’ flavour that is absolutely abominable.

When dried and cured correctly, pineapple express leaves a lasting sweetness with pineapple tastes upfront, and a lingering floral mango finish.

Effect 10/10

This strain is strong, energetic, and creative. The rise is not scary or jarring like some strains, it is very sooth and mellow. I have never noticed dry mouth, dry eyes, or excessive munchies from this strain. An excellent choice for people who suffer from anxiety and depression and need daytime relief. Very non- drowsy, almost invigorating.

Expect to spend hours sketching, creating, singing, cooking, or whatever you love. I find this strain removes your worries without being too debilitating so you can simply enjoy your  day.

The effects aren’t the longest lasting, about 90 minutes, but it is so worth it.

As An Edible 9/10

As an edible this strain is more relaxing and its Indica side comes out a bit. The creativity is still very prominent, but in a more relaxing context where you want to stay in and create, not run around singing, if you know what I mean.

Overall 43/50

I highly recommend you seek out and purchase this strain. A beautiful addition to your pantry, this strain strips you of your woes and lifts you up.





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