Featured Strain: Island Sweet Skunk

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Variety: Sativa Dominant Hybrid (70/30)

Lineage: Afghani Indica+Acapulco Gold+Colombian Gold > Skunk #1 >Island Sweet Skunk

THC:17% and up

Original Breeder: Federation Seed Company

Island Sweet Skunk is a strain born and bred right here in Canada by Federation Seed Company. Just as the name would imply, it is a sweet and skunky variety that is potent and as relaxing as a day on the beach. Island Sweet Skunk is a Canadian Cannabis Cup winner, taking home third prize for top sativas by Trees Victoria. Its sweet and skunky flavors with a hint of tropical sunshine make it the perfect strain for night out on the town, or a chill evening at home.

 

MEDICINAL USE

The unique cannabinoid fingerprint makes Island Sweet Skunk and ideal medical choice. As an uplifting strain, it is often turned to for relief from the symptoms of depression. The high levels of CBG also make it great for those who suffer from anxiety. CBG helps to counteract some of the feelings of angst or dread one might experience with strong bud, making it a preferred strain for alleviating stress associated with mood disorders. Cannabigerol also helps to reduce pressure as an anti-inflammatory, and has also been found to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.

 

GENETICS

Island Sweet Skunk is bred primarily from Skunk #1. Skunk #1 is a legendary hybrid, hailed by High Times Magazine as one of the top 25 strains of all time. It is a cross of landrace strains from around the world to include Afghani (indica), as well as Acapulco and Colombian Gold (sativas).

 

CANNABINOID & TERPENE PROFILE

Island Sweet Skunk is a potent strain that usually tests between 17 and 20 percent, although grow conditions will play a factor in cannabinoid profile. It is a fairly low CBD strain, however it is rich in CBG, or Cannabigerol which has also shown an affinity for relieving pain, thus making ISS an ideal medical strain. The primary terpene is Myrcene, which is common in cannabis, and is responsible for the earthy, skunky flavors. Myrcene is also found in many fruits and vegetables, hence the familiar essence when smoked.

 

FLAVOR & EFFECTS

Just as the name would imply, ISS is primarily a skunky weed, with fruity and tropical overtones. The effects could be described as uplifting and energetic. The rich cannabinoid profile makes for a tingling body buzz, while the head high is euphoric and focused. Island Sweet Skunk won’t lock you into your couch, and it won’t get in the way of an active day. For those who want to avoid getting stuck in a fog, Island Sweet Skunk will keep you on track and going until you’re ready to call it a day.

May 17, 2017

by Davie Dabbs aka Popeye

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Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.

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