The Indica-dominant MK Ultra strain is a cross between the OG Kush and G-13 strains, two very potent modern hybrids. MK Ultra was the name of a series of secret experiments in mental manipulation by the CIA in the 1950s and 60s that included dosing unknowing subjects with LSD. It has a strong reputation as a powerful weed for connoisseurs, winning the Indica section of the 2003 High Times Cup and came second in the same category in 2004.
MK Ultra weed has an earthy, musty smell before you light it up. When lit, the flavor has notes of lemon, spices and pepper. It’s a quick acting smoke giving an initial euphoric rush that mellows into a heavy body stone that can lead to couchlock. Novice smokers should approach this weed with caution. In medical use, it’s recommended for insomnia, nausea and poor appetite.
MK Ultra seeds produce plants that grow to between 100 and 120 centimetres in height and have bright green foliage. The leaves have elongated fingers and the buds are heavy, sticky with resin and covered in orange to brown hairs. THC content can run as high as 22 percent.
The MK Ultra strain grows well indoors in both hydro or soil set-ups, especially if you cultivate it with the SOG method. Flowering time is seven to eight weeks and yields are around 350 grams per square metre.
Plants thrive outdoors in a Mediterranean climate. In the right conditions each plant will produce about 150 grams with harvest coming in late September or early October.
Seasoned smokers give high marks to the MK Ultra strain for its potency and flavor. It’s quite easy to grow with a decent indoor set-up or outdoors if you live somewhere warm enough.
Read about the MK Ultra strain, a Cannabis Cup winning indica weed that is east to grow, extremely potent, high yielding and tasty.
MK Ultra Strain – Everything you need to know & more!
Who doesn’t love learning about secret government missions? What about those that involve the use of marijuana as a truth serum? If that’s your jam, then you need to know about MK Ultra. This strain is named after the CIA project that was tasked with discovering various forms of mind control. The main reason for the name is that this Indica-dominant strain has very rare, mind-bending, cerebral effects not commonly associated with indicas. MK Ultra won 1st place in the Indica category at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2003 and won 2nd place in 2004. It was originally created by T.H. Seeds and is a dankenstein strain. Being that it’s a cross between two already very dank strains, and the end result is a beautifully dank strain that should be savored and smoked inside a flower vaporizer , “dankenstein” is a worthy title for MK Ultra.
This strain is sometimes called Ultra OG, Ultra Sour Strain, Ultra MK, and MK Ultra OG.
Hands on MK Ultra? Don’t let go! Photo: @inkphienz
MK Ultra: Indica or Sativa?
For most strains their classification as Indica or Sativa is pretty straight-forward. When it comes down to it, MK Ultra is classed as an indica because it grows like one and has a 60/40 split. However, as mentioned before, the effects are actually far more like a Sativa. Don’t be surprised if your experience is far more cerebral in nature than other indicas. No worries: that’s not unusual for MK Ultra. Maybe the CIA was on to something.
MK Ultra genetics
MK Ultra, named after Project MK Ultra, was created in the late 1990s by T.H. Seeds. They took a Sativa-dominant hybrid and an indica-dominant hybrid and crossed them together in the hopes to make a dank new strain. They accomplished this goal, and now have MK Ultra, a highly-decorated Indica-dominant strain. The two strains which were bred together to create MK Ultra were:
G-13 is thought to be a strain that was smuggled out from a government research facility. It may have had some connection with Project MK Ultra, which is another reason for its name. T.H. Seeds knew exactly what they were doing when they created this dankenstein monster.
MK Ultra THC percentage
As this is a bit of an older strain, you can expect it to not have exceptionally high potency. We consider potency in the following bands:
- 0-8% THC – for newer stoners
- 8-25% THC – medium level stoners
- 25% + THC – Potent
The average Indica strain these days contains around 12.5% THC. MK Ultra contains around 18% THC on average. This makes it great for medium-level stoners. The strongest phenotypes of MK Ultra still only test at 21.8%, so you’re unlikely to come across a phenotype that is considered overly potent. Despite this, if you’re a newer stoner you should be careful.
MK Ultra price
MK Ultra is not particularly expensive. You can find MK Ultra seeds online, meaning anyone and everyone can grow this strain (grow tips below!). This drives the price down significantly. Also, this strain isn’t considered to be the dankest of the dank anymore, as newer and danker strains are created every day. As such, you shouldn’t be paying more than $10 a gram anywhere in the world for this strain.
MK Ultra taste
MK Ultra’s taste is very typical of its parents. It gets its earthy, kush smell and flavor from its OG Kush relative. You should definitely grind up MK Ultra before you smoke it, as this allows for the full taste profile to be realized. If you stick it inside a flower vaporizer as well, then you’ll have an amazing taste. It’s far superior to smoking it in a blunt, because there’s no combustion of plant material, and the heat that you use is much lower than if you were to smoke it normally.
MK Ultra oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.
You can very easily make pot and weed cookies using any strain you like. Firstly, decarboxylate your cannabis. After you’ve activated the THC inside your cannabis, you should mix it into butter. Once you’ve got butter, simply replace butter in your cookie recipe with cannabutter. At the end of the process, you will have some potent pot cookies. The other method of making edibles extremely easily is to use Already vaped bud (AVB) and mix it with a fat or oil. This is easier, as you don’t have to decarboxylate your cannabis first.
You can also make concentrates out of any strain. People prefer potent strains covered in trichomes and that tastes great. OG Kush relatives are always covered in trichomes, and MK Ultra is no different. This strain has a thick coating of trichomes, making it a perfect candidate to make into BHO. Making Butane Hash Oil is pretty dangerous, however, so be extremely careful.
Okay, we admit we don't have the scoop on the secret CIA mission this strain is named after, but we DO have the scoop on MK Ultra. This dankenstein is an award winning indica-dominant hybrid with very sativa-like effects. Great for stress relief, get your hands on it and see why the CIA was so interested in it!