Robert Bergman

September 5, 2019

MK Ultra is a famed couch-lock inducer, a balanced hybrid that leans more on the indica side of things. This strain is known for its strong cerebral effects, which is no surprise considering its royal heritage. This flower is sticky and dense and makes its presence known instantly by the way of its aroma.

This strain was named after the CIA project MK ULTRA, a project known for its experiments of mind-manipulation, but this strain isn’t as scary as its name suggests. MK Ultra is an above and beyond balanced hybrid that is known for its indica qualities, and ranking as one of the most popular of its kind.

MK Ultra is a cross between OG Kush and G-13, bred by TH Seeds, and has won a number of prestigious titles an awards, most notably cashing in the 1st prize indica in the 2003 High Times Cannabis Cup, as well as the 2nd prize in 2004. Known for being one of the strongest indicas on the market today, it is best consumed when you have nothing important planned.

Information about MK Ultra:

ORIGIN G-13 mixed with OG Kush
EFFECTS relaxed – 10
euphoric – 7
sleepy – 7
happy – 6
hungry – 4
dry eyes – 5
paranoid – 2
anxious – 2
dizzy – 1
FRAGRANCE chemical, earthy, pungent, sweet
FLAVORS earthy, sweet, pungent, woody, pine
MEDICAL stress – 10
pain – 9
insomnia – 8
depression – 7
lack of appetite – 4
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS late September to early October
CBD % 0.20%
INDICA / SATIVA % 50% / 50%
OUTDOOR YIELD 6oz/ plant
CLIMATE temperate Mediterranean outdoor climate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE resistant to common molds and mildew

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


A fast-acting indica strain, this power-hybrid is one that you should approach with care, especially if you are a novice. MK Ultra is known for its potent effects, inducing a strong surge of utter relaxation in even the most resistant user. This makes it an ideal ally for day when all you want to do is melt into your couch and give way to your inner calm.

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MK Ultra can make you feel heavy but at the same time make your mind feel euphoric, with every bit of you succumbing to a more positive a uplifted state. This hybrid can make you feel sleepy, especially in large doses, so if you are in need of a gentle way of finding rest at the end of the day, then look no more.

MK Ultra Effects
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This strain is pure bliss and the best companion for a happy state of mind. MK Ultra will have you in fits of giggles without warning, and will make you feel like you are wrapped in a warm and fuzzy blanket of positivity. This strain can also induce the munchies, so have the snacks ready, to maximize your ultimate indica high on this variant.


MK Ultra is potent also in its aroma, and will carry a scent into the room that will cling onto your walls for a period. This strain can smell like a mixture of chemical earthiness that is marked by some sweetness. It is a pungent strain and will make your mouth water just with its fragrance.


This strain is enjoyable to smoke too, because of its diverse mix of flavors. MK Ultra will taste earthy and pungent on the inhale, with a creamy and sweet smoke that will stick to your tongue. On the exhale this strain will taste more woody and like fresh pines on a warm summer day.

MK Ultra Flavors
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Adverse Reaction

Like any other potent smoke, you can expect some side effects from this strain too. MK Ultra can leave you feeling dehydrated, with a dry mouth that may be accompanied by dry and itchy eyes. In some rare cases you may feel a slight dizziness when smoking this strain.

MK Ultra is a pretty strong variant and can therefore leave you feeling slightly paranoid, especially if you are not accustomed to it potency, or are a novice smoker. This strain may also leave you feeling slightly anxious, although this is a feeling that generally passes quite quickly.


This strain is a potent variant, and is therefore best consumed as a nighttime strain, especially for medical users. MK Ultra can be a powerful stress-reliever, tackling chronic stress with its positivity and ability to create an inner state of relaxation in even the most anxious people.

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MK Ultra is a reliable way to alleviate chronic pain, too. This healing hybrid has the ability to eliminate even more persistent pain conditions, such as migraines, muscle spasms and chronic back pain, allowing the patient to find a more organic way to alleviate symptoms.

This hybrid is known for being effective also in the treatment of insomnia, and can help patients find a more relaxed state of mind and prepare them for a night of rest. MK Ultra can relieve feelings of depression in patients, and has been successfully used to treat cancer patients who suffer from a lack of appetite due to invasive chemical treatments.


MK Ultra is an ideal choice if you are looking for a strain to grow indoors, as it does well in both soil and hydroponic environments. If you choose to grow this strain in an outdoor environment, be sure to keep it away from frost and in a preferably balmy Mediterranean climate.

MK Ultra Growing
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Flowering Time

MK Ultra can be expected to yield an average of about 12 ounces of bud per square meter planted. This flower needs around 8 to 9 weeks to flower and become ready for a harvest.

MK Ultra grown in an ideal outdoor setting can be expected to yield an average of about 6 ounces of bud per plant. This hybrid should be ready for a harvest around late September to early October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own MK Ultra? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By dianne martynack

    ,13 Mar 2018
    Best pot I have ever grown and smoked.
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    ,21 Mar 2018
    It's not pot foo.... It's the sacred herb.

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