Mad Scientist Strain

Now, this is one potent cannabis strain! You’ll be hit immediately by its relaxing and high producing effects.

The Mad Scientist strain, also known as Mad S for short, is a hybrid strain that offers the best of both worlds, indica and sativa. It has that pleasing old-school scent that we all know and love, and is a dream to get high with.

In this article, we’re going to be talking about the strains’ history, including its genetics and origin, and it’s appearance, taste, and aroma.

Mad Scientist Strain

We will also be talking about the presence of cannabinoids and terpenes within, and about growing information, such as yield, seeds, and flowering time.

We will also be talking about its various side effects and medical benefits, and give you a little review. At the end, we will wrap up with a conclusion.

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Strain History


The Mad S cannabis strain is basically a hybrid of two very different but insanely popular parents. Specifically, these are the indica-dominant plant, Herijuana, and the more sativa-dominant White Widow plant.

As a result of this genetic parentage, the Mad S strain is 80 percent indica and 20 percent sativa.

It’s also worth noting at this point that, interestingly, the Mad S strain is also involved in the genetic parentage of two other strains…

More specifically, the Mad S strain can breed with the Timewreck strain to produce the Dr Who strain. Or, the Mad S strain can be bred with the Jack the Ripper strain to produce the Professor Chaos strain.


The Mad Scientist strain is produced by Sannie’s seeds, and both parent plants, the Herijuana and the White Widow are derived from Afghani landrace genetics.

But either parent plant can be grown anywhere in the world, provided it has the right conditions.

Strain Appearance

The Mad Scientist strain has particularly large flowers, which are spherical in appearance. These flowers are composed of pistils and tightly curled leaves. The buds are densely packed and are very indica-typical. By which I mean that they are very hard and solid.

It’s quite a colorful breed, with a high concentration of bright orange pistils to catch the pollen, together with silvery trichome coated buds, thanks to its White Widow parentage, with its tendency to pass on high crystal resin production.

Strain Flavor

On the exhale of the Mad Scientist strain, you may detect hints of coffee or sweet lemon. This is thanks to the terpenes it contains. (More on this a little later.)

A small sample survey reported that 27 percent of users described the flavor as earthy, while 22 percent described it as woody, and 18 percent described it as pungent.

To a lesser extent, you may also detect notes of pine and other woods.

Strain Aroma

The Mad S cannabis strain has quite a pleasing, but heady aroma. It’s quite a musky scent that’s given off overall, but is combined with a pleasant lemon citrus note. This is thanks to the terpenes it contains, which we will be discussing in more detail shortly.

Strain Cannabinoids

For those who don’t already know, cannabinoids are the name given to compounds found in cannabis plants that will bind to cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells in the brain.

These cannabinoid compounds can be either psychoactive or non-psychoactive. If a cannabinoid is psychoactive, this means that it will have an effect on the mind.

There are just three cannabinoids present in the Mad Scientist strain. More specifically, there is typically approximately 17 percent of THC (AKA Tetrahydrocannabinol), but this has been known to sometimes stretch up to 24 percent.

THC is known to be psychoactive, which means that those who take the Mad Scientist strain are likely to experience a high.

The second cannabinoid present in the Mad Scientist strain is CBD, but there’s just 1 percent present, so this adds very little to the overall psychoactive effect.

The third cannabinoid present in the Mad Scientist strain is CBG (Cannabigerol). But there’s only 1 percent present, and this cannabinoid is not psychoactive.

Strain Terpenes

For the uninitiated, terpenes are lesser-known organic compounds found in cannabis plants. And it is the terpenes that are generally responsible for flavor and smell.

It is thought that due to the terpenes aromas which can stimulate the senses, that these terpenes can heavily influence your high.

There are three known terpenes present in the Mad Scientist cannabis strain. The most abundant and dominant terpene present is myrcene, which is one of the more common terpenes present in cannabis. It’s known for giving off earthy and peppery aromas and flavors.

The other main terpenes present are pinene, which gives off a pine needle like scent, and caryophyllene, which further adds to the peppery aroma and flavor induced by the myrcene.

Strain Side Effects

The adverse reactions that have been reported on this strain so far are predominantly physical reactions rather than psychological ones.

The foremost side effect that has been reported is a dry mouth. This is closely followed by experiences of a headache.

To a lesser extent, users have also reported dryness of the eyes.

Unfortunately, one of the psychological side effects that has been reported is paranoia. Which is quite unexpected, given the relaxing and sedative effects of the drug.

Medical Benefits

We are pleased to report, however, that several medical benefits have been brought to our attention…

The chocolate chunk cannabis strain is known to be very effective at treating insomnia. Which is hardly surprising given how many people feel so relaxed after taking it, not to mention sleepy.

Moreover, as a consequence of it containing a high level of THC (up to 24 percent), it also exerts many psychological benefits. For example, people have found it very helpful for treating their overall stress levels.

Furthermore, again probably as a consequence of the THC content, it has also been known to bring relief to those suffering with depression. Although the strength of this effect is not quite as potent as the relief of stress levels.

One of it’s more important medical benefits, however, has to be its effectiveness at providing pain relief. This is very promising, since it can be applied to all manner of ailments.

Moreover, despite the heady aromas given off by the included terpenes, the Mad Scientist strain has also been found to be somewhat effective in treating nausea. Strange but true.

Strain Review

The Mad Scientist strain can produce quite a high. This is due to the high THC content, which can reach up to 24 percent.

The high will start to begin quickly, and then creep up gradually, and grow in intensity.

Your perception of the world around you will start to change. Sounds and images may become sharper or more intense, and you may need to take some time to adjust to the changes.

For this reason, we tend not to recommend it to first-timers.

It’s also an incredibly relaxing strain, with palpable sedative effects. Your body will simply relax so completely that you won’t want to move.

You will be completely relieved of any tension you’ve been carrying around. This is why it’s sometimes used to treat both insomnia and stress.

It also causes users to have an increased appetite. So if you’re on a diet, you really don’t want to be taking the Mad Scientist strain if you can help it.

Strain Grow Info

Like so many other indica-dominant strains, the Mad Scientist strain is able to withstand sudden changes in weather conditions. And as such, it does not have to be grown only indoors, but can also be grown outdoors as well.

It’s quite a low maintenance breed, and this makes it a good choice for beginner growers.

If you decide to grow the Mad Scientist strain indoors, we would recommend that you have odor control measures in place, due to how pungent the plant can be.

Strain Seeds

Mad Scientist seeds can be purchased online through Sannie’s seeds. Buying the feminized forms is best because it ensures that no males sprout to cause issues once the reproductive cycle starts.

Strain Flowering Time

When grown outdoors, the Mad Scientist plant is ready to be harvested around the middle of October.

Or, if you decide to grow the strain indoors, it takes about 8 to 9 weeks for the flowers to bloom.

Strain Yield

You can expect to harvest up to 19 ounces of cannabis per square meter of plants grown, regardless of whether you’re doing indoor or outdoor growing…

Wrap Up

Even more experienced cannabis users find this to be a very potent strain. So, despite being a relatively easy strain to grow, those who’ve never taken a strain this strong may be a little more wary about growing and cultivating it for personal use.

That said, it’s an excellent remedy for insomnia, and an excellent relaxation aid. There are side effects, true, but many users would argue that the high it produces is absolutely worth it.

Dave Roberts
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