With a name like Super Chronic, this strain makes some bold claims. Luckily, it delivers on them, giving smokers an indica-heavy high alongside a dank, herbal aroma. Super Chronic is a cross between Serious Seeds' Chronic and Critical Kush. In addition to THC levels measured between 15% and 19%, Super Chronic has also been found to have high concentrations of CBD.
Super Chronic stands out with medium to large flowers that maintain a solid, roughly spherical formation. Despite mostly indica genetics, the internal structure of these impressive buds leans more sativa, showing wispy leaves that grow away from one another and creating deep folds that give the flowers a coral-like appearance. Curly orange trichomes and a thick coat of sticky white trichomes finish off these eye-catching nuggets.
When properly cured, Super Chronic has a mostly earthy aroma, marked by deep notes of wood and musk. A second whiff may pick up on hints of fresh pine as well. Grinding up or breaking apart Super Chronic's flowers, meanwhile, can yield an herbal, almost medicinal odor, somewhat like Haze. All these scents mingle in a thick and hashy smoke when the bud is combusted in a pipe or a joint. This smoke tastes rich and piney on the exhale.
Like other mostly indica strains, Super Chronic can require several minutes before unleashing its mellow properties. Eventually, after 10 to 15 minutes, the strain can exert a palpable headrush, resulting in strange sensations like throbbing in the temples and some stimulation of the salivary glands. As these tics subside, though, smokers may find that their thoughts have take on a newly complex quality; certain concepts (or even objects) can take on a new dimension or fascination, while ideas may jump around in free association. For many, Super Chronic can also work on the senses, leading to slight visual or auditory hallucinations or inexplicable experiences like a sense of time passing more slowly. Trippy properties like these can be enhanced with atmospheric media like moody music or a spooky movie.
Within an hour or so, Super Chronic's body high begins to set in, obscuring some of its earlier cerebral properties. Smokers may feel an increasing heaviness in the limbs and eyelids alike. Those who are out and about may find that physical exertion is difficult and might want to make a beeline for the comforts of home. The strain's sedative effects can undo any knots of bodily tension, easing consumers into a couch locked state of contentment.. In these later stages of the high, Super Chronic is best suited to passive activities like playing board games with likeminded friends or kicking off a binge-watching session. Because of its slow descent into drowsiness, Super Chronic is recommended for consumption between late afternoon and early evening.
This multifaceted bud can have several uses for medical cannabis patients. The cerebral feeling that comes with its onset may help those with attention deficit disorders to work on one task a time. Additionally, its positive, upbeat vibes can temporarily improve some symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Physically speaking, Super Chronic may take the sting out of chronic aches and pains due to serious conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve everyday discomforts like nausea and cramps. Because it comes with some early possibility of disorienting "mindrace," those who are prone to panic or paranoia should consume Super Chronic with some caution.
Seeds of this powerful strain are not available for sale online. Those looking to grow Super Chronic at home should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain; these can be propagated as clones and may grow indoors or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants grow short and bushy with strong, sideways-growing branches. Gardeners may need to trim away any broad fans leaves from time to time in order to encourage the growth of flowering nodes on any lower, hidden branches. This strain flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
A pleasant smoke whether you're toking alone or sharing with friends, Super Chronic is an excellent way to wind down at the end of a long day. Its balanced effects make it a must-try for both indica and sativa lovers.