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Skunk

The Skunk strain of cannabis (sometimes referred to as Super Skunk) is 60% sativa and 40% indica, meaning it is a slightly more sativa-dominant strain (cultivar) with average THC levels ranging between 16 and 20%.

Sensi Seeds created the Skunk strain by combining the Afghani and Skunk #1 strains of cannabis. When creating new strains, Skunk #1 is used often due to its popularity among growers due to its reliability and uniformity, as well as the wide range of phenotypes it can produce.

The Afghani strain originated in the Middle East and was brought to the United States in the 1970s. Both strains are indica-dominant and are known to give the consumer a deep body high without affecting their concentration. Some consumers even report feeling energetic after smoking the Skunk strain, further testament to this variety’s wide range of possible chemical combinations and compositions.

When smoked, the Skunk strain will produce a deeply aromatic and pungent cannabis aroma that many consumers love. When the strain is inhaled, it has a very sweet and fruity flavor profile that surprises many people.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

16%-20%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%

Strain types

  • 40%Indica
  • 60%Sativa

Aromas

  • Pungent
  • Skunk

Flavors

  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Sweet

Terpenes

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

Flavonoids

Effects

Skunks has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Hungry
  • Relaxed
  • Sleepy

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

When considering which strains to buy and consume, it’s essential to be aware of the effects that come from consuming them. The Skunk strain has a few key positive and possible negative side effects that you need to be mindful of.

Medical Applications

The Skunk marijuana strain has many medical benefits due to its ability to alter your mood. It has helped many people who suffer from common medical conditions such as:
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many cannabinoids and terpenes that can relieve stress and aid relaxation, including THC, CBD, myrcene, and humulene. Appropriate use of medical cannabis can help control the release of the stress hormone cortisol.

Medical cannabis can also help alleviate anxiety by modulating serotonin transmission.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Terpenes like limonene can also help improve mood.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Ccannabis contains plenty of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory compounds that can be useful for managing pain and reducing the need for stronger, more addictive painkillers. Some of these compounds include THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal

Dosing

Growing

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The Skunk strain is considered easy to grow, so if you’re just starting your cannabis growing journey, it’s a great strain to get started with. The strain grows well outside in moderate conditions and is known to be resilient to common molds and pests.

However, when growing Skunk strain outside, you need to consider that the strain is very pungent and can attract the attention of neighbors and other people passing by your garden. For this reason, most people prefer to grow it indoors where the climate can be controlled, and extractor fans are used to remove the smell.

Like other sativa-dominant cannabis plants, you can expect your Skunk strain plants to grow to a medium height and yield about 18 ounces per square meter when grown indoors and 20 ounces per plant outdoors.

Height

Skunk strain plants grow to a medium size compared to many other cannabis strains, which means they grow about 4 to 8 feet tall. During the growing process, they require very little maintenance, whether grown indoors or outside in your garden.

Humidity and Temperature

The Skunk strain thrives in a moderate climate and is very resilient when grown outdoors. However, most people prefer to grow the strain indoors due to the strong, pungent smell that the plants emit. They can control the temperature and humidity and remove the smell using extractor fans.

Flowering

You can expect a flowering time of eight to 10 weeks when grown indoors. To maximize your yield of Skunk strain buds, you can wait closer to 10 weeks before harvesting your plants. When grown outdoors, it will typically start to flower in late September or early October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Skunk strain good for?

The Skunk strain is known to help people to relax and unwind but still be left in a state where they can think clearly and focus. For this reason, many people like to consume this strain during the day. Due to its ability to lift your mood, this strain is great for people who suffer from mood disorders like anxiety, depression, and stress.

Is the Skunk strain an indica or a sativa?

The Skunk strain is 60% sativa and 40% indica. This means it gives the consumer a full-body high and a slight head high that helps maintain focus and stay fully present. This mix of effects means the Skunk strain is a great one to consume at all times of the day.

How does the Skunk strain make you feel?

For most people, the Skunk strain helps them to feel relaxed and stress-free but at the same time not overly sleepy — especially if consumed in small doses. If you’d like a sleepy sensation, you can up your dose, and this flexibility makes it a great strain to have on hand.

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