Much like Pokemon, marijuana strains evolve. Sometimes, this leads to a new strain. In the world of cannabis, there is an affinity for cross-breeding different strains to create whole new strains for consumers. Oftentimes, these new strains are named by putting “Super” onto the name of the original strain. Much like how a Squirtle becomes a Blastoise, Skunk has become Super Skunk. Of course, Skunk still exists. The classic strain is still there. However, there is also now Super Skunk, a different strain that may be right for you. Maybe they are both right for you! It’s time for us to tell you everything you need to know about Super Skunk, a strain that has been a popular addition to the world of marijuana.
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What are the origins of Super Skunk?
Super Skunk is a strain that was born out of a hybridization of two classic strains. Those strains are Skunk #1 and Afghani. Skunk is an OG cannabis strain. It’s been around since the 1970s. Few strains have the legacy and popularity of Skunk, also known as Skunk #1. In fact, the winner of the very first Cannabis Cup in 1988 was Skunk #1. It then ended up popping up in multiple winners that were bred from the Skunk strain. Afghani is a popular strain as well, and both Skunk and Afghani seeds can be found in the Growers Choice Seeds store. Skunk # 1 is one of the most-balanced hybrids you can find, as it is 50-percent indica, 50-percent sativa. It also boasts 18-percent THC, the psychoactive chemical compound found in marijuana. Afghani, meanwhile, is 100-percent pure indica and it tends to hover around 21-percent on the THC scale.
What are the characteristics of Super Skunk?
You know that Super Skunk is a combination of Skunk #1 and Afghani. Two classic strains that have birthed a worthy heir, not that either of those strains is going anywhere. Super Skunk takes characteristics from its parentage, but this is a different strain. So what are the characteristics of Super Skunk? By combining a true, balanced hybrid with a pure indica, you get an indica-heavy hybrid in Super Skunk. The THC content tends to be around 19 percent, which is substantive, but not terribly high. There is also a pretty notable CBD content in Super Skunk. CBD is a different chemical compound from THC. It is known for its physiological effects, but it is not psychoactive. The experience of smoking Super Skunk has been described as “clean,” while the flavor has been called smooth and fruity. Then, there is the aroma. Super Skunk is truly its parent’s child on that front, specifically Skunk #1. Super Skunk is pungent and, yes, skunky. Its smell may remind you of a skunk’s aroma, though others have compared it to cheese or ammonia. That makes for a scent that is not for everybody, but it’s clearly for some people. Skunk #1 didn’t win the first Cannabis Cup because the smell was unpleasant, and Super Skunk has been able to go strong since the 1990s for a reason.
What is the experience of using Super Skunk?
Super Skunk gets its odor from Skunk #1, but its effects are more in line with Afghani. The strain leans heavily into the Indica experience. Super Skunk provides a robust body high. It’s known for a heavy, potent effect on that front. This strain is super relaxing, both for your mind and your body. Super Skunk is a chillout strain, not an energizing strain. You can use it on days when you want to kick back. The mental effects will be there, due to the presence of psychoactive THC, but Super Skunk is much more about the body high, and it brings the goods on that front. Users can expect to experience serious relaxation from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes.
When should I use Super Skunk?
Super Skunk is not for a “wake and bake” experience. The relaxing effects of indica can impact, and limit, energy, and motivation. It’s for chilling out and decompressing, not being productive. Additionally, indicas often lull users into sleep. Super Skunk can do that as well. You could find yourself dozing off when you smoke Super Skunk. It may be best to use this strain at night, specifically once you are ready to go to bed. You may find yourself falling asleep, and if you aren’t prepared for that, it can be inconvenient. Super Skunk can do great things for your bodily sensations, but you have to find the right time for it. Generally speaking, that is the nighttime. It is, in fact, the right time.
Are there medical uses for Super Skunk?
Many people use marijuana recreationally. Super Skunk can be used for those purposes. On the other hand, it is also a good strain for medical use. These days, you may not even need a medical license to get marijuana to use it medically. You can think of marijuana as being available “over the counter” essentially. Of course, at Growers Choice we believe in growing your own plants for personal use, whether it’s recreational or medical. Super Skunk has some positive effects when it comes to medical use. As a relaxing strain, Super Skunk can be great for anxiety. Perhaps the best use for Super Skunk is sleep disorders, though. You can even use it when you are struggling with insomnia. At night, smoke a little of this skunky strain and you could be getting the best sleep of your life. There are other medical uses for the Super Skunk strain. Some of them include:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of appetite