The Skunk #1 marijuana strain has been around for quite some time, and it remains a favorite for good reasons. Skunk #1 has become a go-to strain for recreational users, medical patients, and breeders. This strain is appreciated and respected in the cannabis community. It is even considered by some to be a revolutionary strain. You may have even sampled this incredible strain before without knowing.
Skunk #1 is the parent plant to popular strains like Jack Herer, Green Crack, Grape Ape, and U.K. Cheese among others. So, if you have tried one of these in the past, you have already had a small taste of the magic of Skunk #1.
Skunk #1 Origins
The Skunk #1 marijuana strain was brilliantly developed by Sensi Seeds in the Netherlands back in the 80s. Their scientists selectively crafted a combination of three landrace, pure genetics strains to masterfully create Skunk #1.
Skunk #1 is a classified indica dominant hybrid consisting of 65% indica and 35% sativa. But, this particular indica dominant hybrid produces effects that are unlike the effects indica plants have a reputation for.
This strain’s THC levels are lower than some of the other popular strains at only about 15-19%. However, this makes it great for beginners to try or for medical patients who want to start out with something a little less potent. While this strain’s THC levels aren’t off the charts, the levels are still good, and the plant is known to be very effective.
Skunk #1 Strain: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Much like its name suggests, Skunk #1 has an almost overwhelming skunky aroma. Its pungent scent has become recognized as a favorite from recreational users to connoisseurs alike.
As far as the taste, many say the Skunk #1 strain not only has an earthy flavor but also a hint of sweetness.
Skunk #1 is known as a beautiful crop boasting colors ranging from light-yellow and faded green sugar leaves to bright orange pistils twisting throughout. Overall the plant has an average healthy look but, you will be able to recognize the Skunk 1 strain as soon as you get a whiff of its unique aromatic scent.
Skunk #1 Marijuana Strain Growing Information
While not the easiest crop to take on, the Skunk#1 strain is still a relatively low-maintenance crop compared to many others. When you first get started, the cultivation process should be pretty easy, but later on, you would need to observe the crop closely for signs of mold. Skunk #1 can become susceptible to mold and if not caught in time, mold can take out your entire crop.
While originally an indoor crop due to the cold climate in the Netherlands, the Skunk #1 strain can now be grown indoors or outdoors. If grown outdoors Skunk #1 needs to be cultivated in a warm and sunny climate.
If cultivated indoors, the plants will need lots of light, and the temperature will also need to be controlled at a warm degree. The indoor space will need to be properly ventilated to avoid mold.
Skunk #1 has a flowering period of about 8-9 weeks, and its harvest will be around mid-October. This strain yields an average to large harvest. Its outdoor crops produce around 16 ounces a plant while indoor crops typically produce around 18 ounces per square meter.
Skunk #1 Strain Positive Effects
The original Skunk #1 strain has unique effects being both invigorating and relaxing. This strain has the potential to deeply soothe and relax the body sending you into an almost trance-like state.
However, as far as the mind goes, this strain is known to energize the brain—boosting creativity, inspiration, and motivation. Skunk #1 may put the body in full relaxation mode but, it is also known to be very uplifting producing a head high that makes you feel generally happy.
This strain is best enjoyed late in the day because of its full body relaxation effects. However, even though it produces feelings of calm and relaxation, it will also make you feel very awake. Skunk #1 isn’t a strain you want to use before you try to get to sleep. It’s more so the strain creative types might use if they enjoy working in the evening or late into the night.
Skunk #1 Strain Possible Negative Side Effects
Skunk #1 seems to produce more pros for its users than cons. The most serious side effect associated with this strain is dizziness. But, dizziness is rare. The most common side effects are dry mouth and dry eyes.
Taking a few precautions beforehand can help you avoid these mild side effects. Make sure to drink plenty of water or other hydrating fluids before, during, and after your high. Doing this will also help you avoid dehydration which can turn into a more serious side effect. Grabbing a few bottles of moisturizing eye drops from your local pharmacy and keeping them on hand will also help with the dry or even red eyes.
Skunk #1 Marijuana Strain Medical Benefits
Because Skunk #1 has lower THC levels and is not overly intoxicating, it is a great natural alternative for people with health conditions.
Its uplifting effects makes it effective for combating depression or anxiety. However, keep in mind that when using any strain of marijuana for a mental condition, you should always start with a small dosage and only increase if needed. This is because marijuana can increase anxiety or paranoia in those who are prone to it. With Skunk #1 being less potent, when used in small doses it can be a great strain to start with.
If you suffer from a physical condition, you may actually need to consume a higher dose of Skunk #1 for it to be most effective. If you want fast and effective results for physical pain, you should try Skunk #1 in the form of concentrates, tinctures, or edibles.
Medical conditions Skunk #1 may help relieve are:
- Chronic pain
Final Thoughts on Skunk #1
Revolutionary and a parent plant to many popular strains, Skunk #1 is overall as unique as its pungent aroma. If you want to relax while having your brain stimulated and inspired this strain might be what you are looking for. Skunk #1 may also help those who deal with depression, anxiety, fatigue, or physical pain, who want a natural alternative for relief.