Critical Hog Strain

Critical Hog is a sweet an aromatic blend that is perfect for a day-ender smoke. A classic hybrid that is balanced in many ways, this plant has become popular due to its high yields combined with its short flowering time, allowing growers maximum yields without the muss and the fuss.

Critical Hog is a quality strain that was created by no other than the genius breeders at T.H. Seeds, and is known for being a high-yielding hybrid. This strain is all about creating a full-body relaxation while allowing you some wiggle room in the clear-headedness department.

This strain was created by crossing the genetics of Critical Mass with the popular The Hog strain, ending up with a balanced hybrid that is relaxing without feeling heavy. Critical Hog is a medium sized plant that created thick nugs in high quantities, much to the delight of growers everywhere.

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    Information about Critical Hog:

    ORIGINCritical Mass mixed with The Hog
    EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
    happy – 6
    hungry – 6
    sleepy – 4
    euphoric – 4
    dry mouth – 10
    dizzy – 4
    headache – 2
    paranoid – 1
    FRAGRANCEearthy, flowery, fragrant, lavender, pungent
    FLAVORSearthy, woody, flowery, citrus
    MEDICALstress – 10
    depression – 6
    pain – 6
    lack of appetite – 4
    headaches – 4
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate September to early October
    THC CONTENT %18%-19%
    CBD %2.00%
    INDICA / SATIVA %50% / 50%
    INDOOR YIELD19oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD27oz/ plant
    CLIMATEsheltered with lots of sunshine
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Critical Hog is all about relaxation in its truest sense. This strain has the capacity to sink you into a worry-free state, regardless of the external noise around you. You are likely to feel inspired and invigorated when smoking this bud, and it will motivate you to simply kick back and enjoy the moment you are in.

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    This hybrid is quite balanced in nature, allowing you to feel chilled out without automatically locking you into the next couch. Critical Hog can turn any frown upside down, making you feel happy and calm, especially after a hectic and demanding work-day.

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    Critical Hog is most ideal for evening use, and best consumed before dinner as you are very likely to experience the munchies on this bud. It can also allow you to feel relaxed enough to prepare you for sleep, while still maintaining an all-round euphoric feeling, leaving you in a satisfied and elated state.


    Critical Hog is a very fragrant plant, adding to its irresistible appeal. This strain contains traces of earthy and flowery, with a potent boost of lavender to keep things interesting. You are also going to notice a pungent overall aroma that will dominate its personality.


    Critical Hog’s taste is a delicious blend of floral notes, and on the inhale you are most likely to experience a woody yet earthy taste. On the exhale this plant will turn sour and citrus, with a strong floral undertone to round up its many appealing notes.

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    Adverse Reaction

    Critical Hog has some side effects due to its potent nature, however, if you stick to a dosage you are used to, you are likely to skirt them without a problem. The most noticeable side effect of this strain is a fry and itchy eyed sensation, but also a feeling of being cotton-mouthed and thirsty.

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    Other side effects you may experience when smoking this bud is that you may feel slightly dizzy, especially when you consume it in a higher dose. Critical Hog may also leave you with a mild headache at times, or else make you feel temporarily paranoid, although this rarely persists.


    Critical Hog is an ideal medical strain that is recommended by many doctors for the treatment of chronic conditions. Patients who suffer from uncontrollable stress may benefit from the use of this strain, as it can allow them to think more clearly and react to situations with a sense of calm, without feeling frazzled.

    Another medical use for this strain is for the treatment and management of depression. Patients who feel down often and have a hard time controlling their reactions to everyday upsetting situations may feel relieved of the weight on their shoulders when using this strain regularly.

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    Critical Hog can also be used to treat an array of chronic pain conditions such as back aches, migraines and chronic headaches. Those who suffer from a lack of appetite and nausea may regain a healthier appetite when using this strain regularly, allowing them to eat fuller meals without feeling nauseated.

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      Critical Hog is a grower’s dream. It is easy to cultivate and finishes flowering in a very short period, while also yielding generously. This strain likes a sheltered spot with lots of sunshine for it to thrive in, and is highly resistant to standard mildews and diseases.

      Flowering Time


      Critical Hog, when cultivated indoors, can be expected to yield an estimated average of about 16 ounces of bud per square meter planted. This strain takes an average of about 7 to 8 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest.


      Critical Hog grown outdoors can yield an average of about 27 ounces per plant and should be ready for a harvest around the end of September to early October.

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


      Robert Bergman

      Robert Bergman is an Amsterdam-based marijuana grow expert who has years of experience from small grows to massive operations. His passion for growing lead him to develop his own Gold Leaf strain. Now, Robert is dedicated to sharing his knowledge with the world.... [Read full bio]


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        2 comments on “Critical Hog Strain”

        1. Growing this strain now!!! Just transplanted into 7 gal. Pots and it is growing like wild fire. I have Unlimited lighting and extreme ceiling height in my grow room so we will push this strain to the limit and see what it can Really do. There are More bud sights showing on these plants than most, so hopefully it will be a monster crop yeild.

        2. Growing it now. Going on week 9 outside. its growing beautifully with nice buds. We added some Bud Candy fertilizer last week and the buds exploded. expecting a nice harvest soon