Super Skunk Cannabis Strain Review

Hybrid Cultivar, Product Review

[Skunk #1 x Afghani][90% Indica][18% THC]

I find that a lot of strains that people only consider for sleeping, I prefer all day long. Super Skunk is one of those, for the sensitive Indica smoker it may knock you right out for a peaceful night’s sleep. However for me it provides a calmness and relaxed state that makes me able to start my day, continue on with my day OR pass out after my day is through.

The strain first appeared in 1990 in Amsterdam and by 1992 had won the Cannabis Cup there in the mostly Indica genre with a 3rd place appearance in the all around. With the genetic parentage of an Afghani Indica and classic Sativa Skunk #1, the hybridization is old school in the friendliest sense. You’ll feel a familiarity in the effects as the Afghani relieves all your stresses and the Skunk lifts your spirits.

How Does It Hit the Senses?

These buds generally grow slightly rounded and densely packed, they’re like rocks and should definitely be ground up for the best use of your flower. The color is more of a forest green lightened by a visible array of trichomes. Dark orangey brown hairs are sprinkled methodically throughout each nugget. The first whiff delivers a layered bergamot citrus scent which finishes with a sweet cocoa aroma. The familiar skunk is not lost in this smell scape but it’s also certainly not highlighted. That skankiness found in most Skunk #1 hybrids combines with the Afghani in this cannabis strain to create the rich cocoa undertones. When you take a hit the taste is all to familiar of the wonderful scent. The richness layered in the musky orange flavor stimulates the palate. It almost delivers that sweet earth flavor on inhalation and morphs into a bright citrus on the exhalation.

Super Skunk will grow like the squatty little Indica plant that it is. It takes about 45 to 50 days to flower and is an easier strain to grow. She will perform well indoors and in a greenhouse setting located in temperate zones.

What is the effect?

For me the effects take hold in seconds by directly relieving all ocular pressure. As the muscles in the eyes begin to unwind you’ll feel a smooth wave a pain relief run first through your face and then melt down your neck and shoulders to inevitably relax your entire body. After noticing the initial physical realm of calmness you’ll begin to realize that your mind is also releasing all of the anxieties that formerly took weight. You will get anywhere from 1-3 hours of effect from this flower, as I said if you are sensitive to Indica this may be a sleepy time only strain for you.

It will lighten your mood and give you the ability to let go of the little things, personally a welcome feeling in my daily existence. Riding out the effects of Super Skunk is a pleasant experience, like taking a little row boat out on a calm evening. For your first time medicating with Super Skunk make sure you test it in the evening in a safe, comfortable setting. Everyone’s body is different and it is best to try anything 70% Indica or above with the ability to remain safe if you feel a wave of sleep coming on. Safety is key!

Use to aide with: Chronic and severe pain, PTSD, stress and anxiety, appetite stimulation, insomnia

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DJ Short's Flo Cannabis Strain Review

Product Review

[Purple Thai x Afghani][60% Sativa]

This strain was created by the master of Blueberry himself, DJ Short out of Colorado. Then it was shipped out to Amsterdam. The hybridization combines two absolutely classic strains for an uplifting, true hybrid. I was extremely excited to see this strain because I am a huge fan of DJ Short’s Blueberry. Flo delivers that soft and airy vibe of the Blueberry with an active and stimulated mind of the Purple Thai back genetics.

How Does It Hit The Senses?

You will see Flo buds grow in dense, light green hues with almost purple undertones. There are short fat orange hairs all throughout the flower. The smell hits you first with a sprig of citrus and ends with a bright earth pine, sort of like lemongrass sprouting from fresh soil. I found the Flo takes me a couple of hits to really ‘get there’, but it is a perfect strain for the medical cannabis beginner and will last about 1-2 hours. If you’re looking to grow this strain it will have about 60 day flowering and can be grown in or outdoor, but loves a greenhouse setting.

What is It’s Effect?

So this is a super functional high, so much so it can feel just plain normal for some. In the medical cannabis world that is a major thumbs up fact about a strain. As I hit this one it starts between my eyes and works its way back through my brain. An almost immediate body buzz emanates throughout your muscular system as you feel our cares float away. As most 60% Sativa hybrids go, it is very mentally active while still remaining a teensy bit dreamy in the mind. The body will experience slight relief form nausea and gastro intestinal issue. You may find yourself locked to the couch about 20 minutes in, but if your general demeanor is that of getting things done the Flo will be a nice avenue with which to do your errands.

Use This For Relief From: This strain can aid in the relief of stress, nausea, stomach pain and issue, and depression. As this is another hybrid it will help to balance those with adrenal issues caused by things such as PTSD.

Sour Kush AKA Headband

Product Review

[OG Kush x Sour Diesel][60% SATIVA]

If you haven’t noticed yet I’m not a huge fan of Sativa strains, they tend to trip me out in the realms of psychedelics like acid and mushrooms. Unfortunately that isn’t copacetic to my daily life, I generally like to get all mentally packed up before I take a trip if you pick up what I’m throwing down. So with that in mind my favorite Sativas live just on the border of 50/50 hybridization like this lovely classic, Sour Kush. My dispensary refers to it as Sour Kush but apparently it has the same genetics as Headband. The effects are similar and the genetics are as elusive, ranging across the board from full Sativa to full Indica in the realms of reviewers out there. I will let you guys know my exact experience from this particular version grown out of Flagstaff, AZ.

How Does It Hit Your Senses?

The buds grow in a beautiful dense, short and fat christmas trees. They vary in light green and light brown patching with a musky lemon scent that hits the nostril with an antiseptic/diesel aroma. Pack it up in the bong or pipe for a one bowl wonder, just a nice juicy hit and you will feel immediate effects. If you’re choosing a joint/blunt route take 1-3 hits for the same effect. The taste is like that of fresh lemon juice and turmeric, a sweet earth citrus. If growing this hybrid beauty expect a 9-10 week flowering time.

What are the Effects?

Effects started for me in the back of the brain, deep in the part of your head that connects to your spine. I felt rapid energy release into a silly but focused stimulation in my mind while releasing pain points in my body. This is one of those really silly strains, I found myself just huge smile laughing and focusing on the fun side of life like I did when I was a child. This hybrid zone (60% Sativa – 60% Indica) is my silly zone, I know that most times those strains will give me the familiar Sativa uplifting I need with out any psychedelia and anxiety included. Definitely consider this strain to relieve your stress, anxiety, migraines, headaches, PTSD, and some body pain. Also use this for adrenal balancing, if you’ve been in a very high stress environment or had a very traumatic experience this zone of hybrids will help to balance that adrenal imbalance you may have acquired.