Critical +, which is also known as Critical Plus, is an evenly balanced hybrid of the famed Skunk and Big Bud (50:50 sativa/indica ratio). Winner of the first High Life Cup competition in Barcelona, this strain has high THC levels, upwards of 20% in some tests, while CBD is less than 1%. That makes this a good tool for treating depression and anxiety, as well as PTSD, fibromyalgia, ADHD, and migraine headaches. Critical + has a definite skunk aroma reminiscent of its parentage, with a sweet lime flavor. The bud has a snowy lime-green appearance, with strands of brown among the dense trichomes. The high is profoundly happy, with deep relaxation and a boost of creative euphoria. Side effects are usually very limited but can include dry eyes and headaches. Dry mouth is also possible. Critical + isn’t yet common enough that it’s easy to find, though it is developing a following. It’s most popular in the Pacific Northwest and the Desert Southwest. It is usually much easier to find legally in states with medical marijuana than on the black market.