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The essential Mac 1 strain review is important due to this being a pumped-up version of Miracle Alien Cookies or Mac. Those that love Mac but want stronger effects have found a perfect strain in Mac 1.

Mac 1 Strain Genetics

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Is Mac 1 strain an Indica or Sativa?

Mac 1 is a 50/50 hybrid that is a backcross of Mac that crosses Starfighter, Columbian, and Alien Cookies. The goal of breeding Mac 1 is to ramp up the effects of Mac as it is a truly beautiful strain. Mac 1 will truly put your mind in an incredibly happy state which can be perfect for those that work in creative positions.

Starfighter is a strain that you can immediately feel the effects of after a single hit. Expect to feel like you are classically stoned with your head not being completely clear after the high hits completely. This is not the strain to smoke early in the day as you might feel your mind wandering.  

Columbian was one of the most popular strains early in the cannabis community although it has decreased due to the wide variety of strains available today.

Alien Cookies is a rare strain with moderate effects unless you consume too much. Expect a happy high that will leave you sinking into the couch after a period of time. This strain can stimulate the appetite so keep food and drinks readily available.

Mac 1 Strain Yield

Mac 1 can be grown indoors or outdoors depending on your preference. The strain can be difficult to grow so beginners might want to opt for a strain that is easier to grow. Autoflowering strains are recommended as these will flower without a change in lighting.

Indoors a grower can expect 1 to 2 ounces per square foot. Outdoors a grower can expect 2 to 3 ounces per square foot or roughly 550 grams per plant.

Similar strains in terms of growing include that of Pink Runtz and Sundae Driver which both have around 20 percent THC.

Mac 1 Flowering Time

The flowering period of Mac 1 is around 7 to 8 weeks. Finding seeds can be a challenge and you might need to know a grower as they are not widely available.

The appearance of this one is nothing short of incredible as it is covered in trichomes to a point where it gives the bud a tint of white. The nugs are dark green with a hint of purple while there are orange hairs protruding.

THC Percentage of Mac 1

The THC percentage of Mac 1 is 20 to 23 which makes it quite a potent strain. Beginners without too much cannabis experience might want to opt for the less potent Mac strain.

Similar strains in terms of effects include that of Purple Punch and Sugar Cookies.

Flavor and Aroma Of The Mac 1 Strain

The terpene profile is dominated by Myrcene, Terpinolene, Limonene, and Pinene. 

Myrcene has an earthy and spicy taste that helps induce relaxation. Consumers state that this helps them drift off to sleep and reduces stress. Strains that are high in this terpene include Animal Mints and Bubba Kush which both have 21 percent THC.

Terpinolene has a sweet yet floral taste and can promote calmness. Strains that are high in this terpene are Black Cherry Pie and Biohazard.

Limonene is perfect for those that love citrus flavors and want their mood to improve. Strains that have this terpene include Grease Monkey and White Rhino.

Pinene helps combat stress and anxiety while having a piney aroma. Strains that are high in this terpene include Slymer and Purple Kush.

Similar strains in terms of flavor include Cereal Milk and the famous Trainwreck strain.

Medical Conditions

Mac 1 can help with the following medical conditions.:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Stress

There are CBD levels that are not very high. Adding a bit of CBD flower or eating a CBD edible can allow the THC to interact with this cannabinoid.


Mac 1 price on average is $15-$20 per gram, $55-65 per 1/8th oz, $100-$110 per 1/4 ounce, and $200-$220 per 1/2 ounce.


Mac 1 seeds can be found online at various seed banks such as Seeds Man and Expert Seed Bank.  

Final Verdict On The Mac 1 Weed Strain

Mac 1 is just Mac on steroids as the genetics have been tweaked to produce stronger effects and flavors. If you are looking for an incredible happy high that also helps clear your mind of negative thoughts, Miracle Alien Cookies X1 is for you.

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Keep in mind that this strain can pack a punch while simultaneously stimulating a person’s appetite.

Mac 1 can be tough for a beginner to grow as it is a pretty sensitive strain. Getting the help of a professional grower can be immensely helpful as they can give you insider tips on growing the strain.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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