MAC Daddy Strain Review: Best for Unwinding at Night 2023

If you are looking for a very calming Indica that deals out a heavy but relaxing body high then MAC Daddy is the marijuana strain for you. MAC Daddy strain is a cross between MAC and Grandaddy X, and not surprisingly the dominant terpene is Limonene which derives from the Miracle Alien Cookies Genetics. Early research suggests that Limonene terpene can help to reduce stress and elevate moods, making MAC Daddy the perfect strain for total body and mind relaxation.


In this article, I smoke the MAC Daddy strain from Exotic Blooms a local DC weed dispensary, and break down the effects, taste, smell, and cosmetics. I’ll also be taking a closer look at the primary cannabinoids and terpenes to understand the total entourage effects of the MAC Daddy weed strain. Let’s dive in!

Key takeaways for MAC daddy strain:

  • MAC daddy strain delivers a very calming and relaxing body and cerebral high.
  • The primary terpenes found in MAC Daddy is Limonene which is believed to promote relaxation.
  • I recommend MAC Daddy for nighttime and evening medicinal use, as it works great for sleep aid and pain management.

What does the MAC Daddy strain feel like?

MAC Daddy Strain Review

MAC Daddy Strain from Exotic Blooms Dispensary

MAC Daddy is a beautiful potent Indica and delivers a very calming body high. The effects initially hit fairly fast, starting in your head with a cerebral rush and then slowly settling in a much more relaxed body buzz. You will feel euphoric in the head while waves of pain relief surge throughout the body.

What I loved about MAC Daddy was how fast the strain hit me, so it makes for much more accurate dosing without any onset delays. I smoked this strain late in the evening and it gives you that “stoned” feeling, nice and heavy on the eyes, and perfect for unwinding into a deep sleep. For more MAC strains I love I recommend Banana MAC and MAC 1.

Who this strain is for: If you are looking for an Indica dominant strain great for pain management, uplifting moods, and promoting sleep then I recommend the MAC Daddy strain. If you are looking for a more energetic strain, I recommend Wookies for a talkative high and Laughing Buddha for a light beginner social strain.

MAC Daddy strain entourage effect

The overall entourage effect for MAC Daddy was relaxed, euphoric, and physiological relief. The cannabinoids and terpenes in MAC Daddy synergize in the body to maximize the plant’s therapeutic and cognitive profile, giving the overall “entourage effect” which is MAC Daddy’s unique signature high that so many have come to love. 


In this section, we review the four primary terpenes found in MAC Daddy strain and the potential effect each of these terpenes plays.


Disclaimer: The terpene profile may vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your MAC Daddy strain from. This section is meant to help you understand how the terpenes influence the effects of this strain, but more research is needed to understand fully how terpenes affect the body from consuming cannabis.

MAC Daddy terpene profile:


Carene: 0.18%

Pinene: 0.01%

Myrcene: 0.12%

Camphene: 0.09%

Humulene: 0.04%

Limonene: 0.24%

Linalool: 0.1%

Phellandrene: 0.1%

Caryophyllene: 0.1%

Why MAC Daddy is perfect for evening relaxation

MAC Daddy strain is most abundant in Limonene and Carene terpenes, which are both believed to promote relaxation and calmness. I love smoking this strain in the evenings where I could just kick my feet up, relax, and let all the stress of the day melt away. In this section, we look at the two dominant terpenes found in MAC Daddy weed strain.

MAC Daddy is crossed from the MAC strain which is Limonene-dominant. The genetics passover as  MAC Daddy’s primary terpene is Limonene accounting for almost a quarter of the entire terpene profile. Limonene has been suggested to help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and produce a sedative effect. While more research is needed to understand just how much cannabis terpenes have an impact on how we feel, in my personal opinion smoking the MAC Daddy strain felt deeply relaxing and was an amazing mood stabilizer. 


Not usually taking the spotlight, Carene is the second most abundant terpene found in the MAC Daddy weed strain. While Carene is sometimes blamed for dry mouth in cannabis strains, it’s also believed to promote feelings of euphoria, calm, and uplifting moods. Overall, I believe MAC Daddy is the perfect strain not only for sleep and pain but also for bringing moods to an overall sense of calm, allowing the mind and body to unwind and relax.

When is the best time to smoke MAC Daddy strain?

MAC Daddy’s four dominant terpenes Limonene, Carene, Myrcene, and Phellandrene are all believed to promote a sense of relaxation and calm, while the Phellandrene terpene is believed to promote sleep. This makes MAC Daddy the perfect strain to smoke or consume during the evenings and nighttime after a long day of work.

The third most dominant terpene found in MAC Daddy is Myrcene. Early research suggests that Myrcene has a calming and soothing effect on both mind and body. In holistic medicines, Myrcene is used as a sedative to help promote muscle relaxation. While more research is needed to understand the effects of trace amounts of cannabis terpenes and the human body, in my experience smoking the MAC Daddy strain I found waves of muscle and tension relief in the body, perfect for evening or nighttime relaxation.

Phellandrene is the fourth most abundant terpene found in MAC Daddy. Not surprisingly, the Phellandrene terpene is believed to calm the mind and body, reducing stress, and encouraging sleep. MAC Daddy is the perfect nighttime strain for relaxation and sleep, and I do not recommend it for morning and daytime smoking as it will decrease productivity.

What are the primary cannabinoids in MAC Daddy strain?

The primary cannabinoids found in MAC Daddy strain are THC, CBC, and CBN. While CBC (cannabichromene) does not produce any euphoric or psychoactive effects like THC, it’s believed to bind with certain cannabinoid receptors in the human body including those linked to pain perception making this strain great for pain management. 

CBN on the other hand is believed to support mind and body relaxation and sleep, but more research is needed to understand the isolated effects of cannabinoids. Overall the primary benefits I felt when smoking the MAC Daddy strain were for pain, sleep, and relaxation.


Disclaimer: The cannabinoids in your MAC Daddy strain can vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your strain from. This section was meant to help you understand the effects of the cannabinoids in your strain.


THC: 22 - 30%

CBD: 1 - 1.21%

CBC: 0.35 - 0.4%

CBG: 0.01 - 0.04%

CBN: 0.03 - 0.25%

THCB: 0.02 - 0.14%

How do MAC Daddy nugs taste and smell?

MAC Daddy is one of the more unique smelling and tasting strains with a very skunky pine aroma, yet the taste has a very spicy and sour flare to it. This is because the dominant terpene Limonene gives MAC daddy its sour notes while the Myrcene, Linalool, and Caryophyllene deliver a spicy touch to the taste buds. 

Carene: (lemon, wood, sweet)

Pinene: (piney, sweet, spicy)

Myrcene: (sweet, spicy, earthy)

Camphene: (minty, musky, earthy)

Humulene: (bitter, woody, earthy)

Limonene: (sweet, citrus, tangy)

Linalool: (floral, spicy, earthy)

Phellandrene: (herby, woody, citrus)

Caryophyllene: (spicy, earthy, sweet)

What do MAC Daddy Nugs look like?

MAC Daddy nugs usually have a nice fox-tail structure, with a nice mix of beautiful mint green and olive green foliage. You should see a nice intertwining of orange hairs and purple and lavender (see the photo above of the MAC Daddy strain from Exotic Blooms DC dispensary). Overall the strain should be covered in a nice coat of sugary trichomes but the purple foliage isn’t always present in the MAC Daddy nugs because this depends on cultivation techniques.

Final Thoughts

Here at Gentleman Toker, we review cannabis strains from all across the United States to help you find the best weed strains and avoid the not-so-good strains. From New JerseyPhilly, and even the best weed in Hawaii, the Gentleman has got you covered! In this article, I bought the MAC Daddy strain from Exotic Blooms, a DC gifting dispensary.

MAC Daddy is a cross from the Limonene-dominant MAC (Miracle Alien Cookies) and is the perfect strain for having a relaxing evening to yourself. The dominant terpenes and cannabinoids in MAC Daddy all promote relaxation, calm, and restful sleep, making this strain great for ending the night. If you love the Indica effects and want a more versatile strain that can be used for evening relaxation or daytime productivity I recommend the Purple Punch strain.