Skunk is a hybrid marijuana strain that has influenced cannabis on a global scale, having produced a slew of Skunk crosses since its introduction in the late 1970s. Skunk was developed by Sacred Seed Co. using genetics from all over the world.
Afghani, Acapulco Gold, and Colombian Gold varieties converged over several generations in an intricate selective breeding process, and the genetic cornerstone of countless cannabis hybrids was born.
Skunk spawned several offspring, which were later harvested in the gardens of Sensi Seeds, Dutch Passion, Flying Dutchmen, Nirvana Seeds, and Royal Queen Seeds.
This bud has an aromatic blend of sour skunkiness and subtle earthy notes, as the name suggests. This hybrid boosts creativity with its high-energy buzz, while Skunk ‘s potency alleviates stress and appetite loss.
What is Skunk Weed
Unfortunately for some smokers, ‘skunk‘ has merely become another generic term for cannabis, while real Skunk is a distinct strain with origins reaching back to the 1970s.
It remains a high-quality strain that provides an outstanding ‘high’ with good yields. It is also a tolerant strain that can grow well in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, and in greenhouses.
In other places, such as the United Kingdom, the name “skunk” no longer necessarily refers to a specific strain, but rather to high-quality marijuana of unknown genetic origin.
Young people in numerous nations are now referring to their homegrown marijuana as ‘skunk.’ but it also casts doubt on the weed’s genuine genetic nature.
Skunk Strain History
Skunk #1 was first bred in the 1970s, far from being a new type of cannabis that has only just developed (as is usually misrepresented).
According to some accounts, the first crossing occurred in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, in 1969. By 1980, Seeds of Skunk #1 was available for purchase in the United States.
Although some samples may have found their way to Europe in the late 1970s, the first verified arrival of Skunk #1 in seed form in the Netherlands occurred in 1982.
These genetics have been passed down through the generations. Skunk #1 is still one of the most consistent and reliable cannabis strains on the market.
It is likely to have given birth to more other cannabis types than any other hybrid since in existence of the term cannabis.
Dutch Passion has protected their original Skunk #1 name in order to protect the real Skunk legacy. Other ‘high-end’ seedbanks are also transparent about which of their strains are authentic skunks.
Although the surviving seed companies may offer good-quality strains with the skunk moniker, this does not guarantee that they are identical to the original skunk.
Of course, genetics of the kind possessed by Skunk#1 are popular with breeders/seed producers, and it has been extensively employed for cross breeding.
When Dutch Passion produced more Skunk types, they were very careful to only use the ‘Skunk’ label when the master breeders produced a type that was entirely ‘true’ to the skunk history.
In the case of Dutch Passions, Skunk #11 is one example of a strain that rightfully bears the ‘Skunk’ moniker.
Skunk #11 was the first Dutch Passion strain to sell a million seeds and is still considered a classic today. Other high-quality members of the Dutch Passion Skunk family include Ultra Skunk, Skunk Passion, and Orange Bud.
Skunk is plainly the name of a North American mammal, and its cannabis slang meaning is closely related to it.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of its strong namesake strain is an aroma that is reminiscent of skunk spray.
Some of the hybrids generated from the original, such as Shiva Skunk, have more developed pungency, while others (such as Sensi Skunk) lean more towards the sharp sweet citrus side.
Skunk #1 was so groundbreaking for cannabis farmers (especially in colder locations) that the name ‘skunk’ has become synonymous with robust, seedless, high grade cannabis.
That was similarly to how Coca-Cola was introduced in 1886, leading to the term ‘cola’ becoming a generic phrase today.
Skunk Weed Effects
This strain is derived from unpollinated cannabis plants, which naturally have higher quantities of THC. The ingredient that provides recreational users with the ‘stoned’ sensation they desire from the drug, but can also bring unpleasant side effects such as paranoia and hallucinations.
The stain is thought to be more potent than hash and herbal cannabis. That’s because they have higher quantities of CBD (cannabidiol), a chemical that serves as an anti-psychotic and counteracts some of THC’s harmful effects, according to researchers (tetrahydrocannabinol).
It’s been suggested that cannabis with high THC levels and no or extremely low CBD levels can cause people to develop psychological problems. The researchers tested a high-potency skunk, which contained roughly 14 percent THC.
The risk of psychosis is three times higher for users of powerful “skunk-like” cannabis than for non-users, according to previous research by the same researchers based on a study of 780 persons.
Hash usage, which is a milder version of the drug, was not connected to an increased risk of psychosis according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
There is sufficient evidence to show that those who use cannabis, particularly at a younger age, such as around the age of 15, have a higher than average risk of developing a mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.