Mac #1

The Mac 1 cannabis strain is a version of Miracle Alien Cookies (MAC), the progeny of Alien Cookies F2 and Miracle 15. Mac1 Strain has managed to achieve a sublime Indica-Sativa balance.

That’s why many consumers consider this latest hybrid to be the improved version of the original green goddess.

The desirable Mac 1 strain genetics is a byproduct of many top hybrid strains, including GSC, OG Kush, and Chemdawg.

Cannabis breeder Capulator understood these hybrids’ rich ancestry, which includes the landrace strains Durban Poison and Hindu Kush.

Not only is Mac 1 rich in aroma and taste, but it is also just as aesthetically pleasing. A potent blend of Sativa and Indica led to dense buds with no distinct shape.

It’s pretty, but most people love the Mac 1 weed strain for its generous trichomes – which boast THC levels ranging between 19% and 24%. 

While most plants produce vibrant purple or orange nugs, Mac 1 buds have an assortment of colors that can sometimes look transcendent. 

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Mac 1 Cannabis weed strain attributes:
ORIGINGSC, OG Kush, and Chemdawg
FRAGRANCEfloral, sour, citrusy, diesel, musky, sweet
FLAVORSorange, lemon, cheese, diesel, pepper, earthy
FLOWERING TIME10 weeks indoors, early October outdoors
THC CONTENT %19% – 24%
INDICA / SATIVA %50%/50%
Mac 1 cannabis Strain Effects
Mac 1 cannabis Strain Effects


For most people, the Mac 1 effects are quite favorable. They describe the experience as euphoria, happiness, and relaxation.

It is also an excellent muse for creative minds and anyone looking for help staying focused. Moodiness and anti-social tendencies will melt under the effects of this strain.

Mac 1 is especially good at elevating the mood and making social activities more enjoyable, thanks to its Sativa properties.

Knowing what to expect from this hybrid might be the most sought-after Mac 1 strain info. What should you expect from a perfectly balanced strain?  

Those experiencing trouble eating will find their appetites returning with a vengeance, thanks to the Indica components.

Use Mac 1 sparingly if you are following a strict diet or watching your weight.

The “munchies” effect is most prominent when your “high” is ending.

The Sativa and Indica strains play off each other perfectly to create feelings of rejuvenation without hyper-ness.

It is an excellent sleep aid for insomniacs due to its balance of both mental and physical serenity. 

Mac 1 truly does bring you the best of both worlds.

Mac #1 terpenes

Mac 1 has an exquisite terpene profile dominated by D-Limonene. There are a lot of other terpenes that this deliciously-tasting strain contains including caryophyllene, β-Pinene, linalool, myrcene, and phellandrene.

Aroma & Flavor

The Mac 1 strain has a distinct make-up of fragrances. That’s not to say it smells terrible – just strong.

Much like its equable effects, the fragrance is a fusion of light and heavy blends.

A combination of floral scents, sour citrusy notes, and diesel creates an aroma that is musky and sweet.

The dominant terpene in Mac 1 strain genetics is limonene, which adds to its complex and pleasant aroma.  

Mac 1 Strain delivers a perfect blend of rejuvenation and relaxation to those looking for a weed strain that gives the best of both worlds. Find seeds with similar traits in our online seedbank.

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Mac 1 has a unique flavor that you’ll only understand once you have experienced it yourself.

It’s similar to a creamy orange-flavored sorbet blended with lemon, cheese, and diesel, sprinkled with a touch of pepper before being garnished with an assortment of flower petals. 

While this may not sound appetizing, it somehow works. The exhale delivers earthy undertones that become sweeter as you go.

Dominant terpene:

D-Limonenecitrus, lemon, orange, tangerine

Secondary terpenes:

Caryophyllenespicy, cinnamon, clover
β-Pinenedill, parsley, basil, hops, wood, pine
Linaloolfloral, lavender, rose, citrus, wood, rosewood
Myrceneearthy, musky, fruity, clover, hop, pungent
Phellandrenemint, lime, citrus, herbal, floral, wood

Adverse Reactions

When smoking Mac 1, especially for the first time, you need to be aware of is its potency.

The effects hit you hard and fast. Though it is suitable to smoke any time of day, you need to consider your tolerance levels first.

Seasoned and recreational marijuana smokers will experience its relaxing effects without losing time or falling asleep completely.

However, if you are new, you should only smoke it in the evenings.

While this strain will not knock you out or have you losing hours from your day, it may prove too much for those with little experience or low thresholds.

Adverse Reactions
Mac 1 Strain Adverse Reactions

Other adverse, though less common, effects can include dizziness, paranoia, and feelings of being anxious, although very few people experience these effects.

The best way to safeguard yourself should these effects occur is to keep a trusted friend nearby or on speed dial.

Most people experience dry eyes and cottonmouth, although both are common side effects of marijuana in general. 

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Growing Mac #1 Strain

Finally, the Mac 1 strain info you have been waiting for; How to grow your own. Sadly, the seeds are quite rare and difficult to find.

These seeds are proprietary, which means very few people can grow this plant.

By sticking to such stringent protocols, this strain’s genetics are very valuable.

Assuming you can source seeds, you have a lot of work ahead of you.

The buds produced by the MAC plant are of outstanding quality, but a long history of cross-breeding led to a plant that is not just versatile and unique but highly temperamental.

It is also slow to grow. You should also keep the plant vegged until it has reached 12 inches in height. 

The Mac 1 plant grows very tall, so you’ll need plenty of space. If this is not an option, try using a Sea of Green method.

SOG saves space and effort. They also speed up the harvest.

When successful, it takes about 10-weeks to grow a decent harvest.

Growing Mac 1 Strain
Growing Mac 1 Strain



MAC 1 plants reach great heights, making an indoor setup less than ideal. SOG is a workaround, and the MAC 1 plant is said to be the perfect candidate for this method. Flowering tends to take around 10 weeks. 


Although the plant requires plenty of height, it does not need the same amount of surrounding space.

When planted outside, Mac 1 will begin flowering in early October, reaching a height of up to 8 feet. Ensure there is plenty of sunlight and warmth.

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  1. GSC
  2. OG Kush
  3. Chemdawg

FAQs About Mac 1 Strain

What is the Mac 1 strain yield?

Mac 1 Strain gives moderate yields when grown either indoors or outdoors.

How much THC does Mac 1 have?

It contains from 19% – 24% THC.

What are the origins of the Mac 1 strain?

Mac 1 strain is a byproduct of many top hybrid strains, including GSC, OG Kush, and Chemdawg.

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Have you smoked or grown your own Mac 1 Strain? Please share your experience or leave questions in the comments!

Happy growing!


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5 comments on “Mac #1”

  1. I grew 2 cuts of it. 1went 8 week veg and 10 week flower. The other I did not harvest till around 200 days and she put on a few hundred seeds! I also grew 20 garlic plants in the same tent as companion plants and now my Mac1’s have a heavy garlic terp to them. I am currently growing 10 of them in my new 15′ x 25′ grow house my wife bought me for fathers day!!

    • Hi there,

      Thanks for sharing that with us! Mac ‘ Garlic, I suppose that should work 😉
      Hopefully you’re able to get some nice females out of the seeds they bore!

      Happy growing,

  2. Now I am the prou mum of 21 baby plant,the ones that arrived on a monday. I want so much to prder 30 more, Durban and Bruse Banner. My helper is worried we will run out of good dirt and space.. How can I keep the seeds without planting if that were to happen?