Lemon Skunk is one of the prominent skunk strains. Given the name you might have already guessed what this strain is all about; skunk dank with lemony hints. This is not untrue as Lemon Skunk has the dense smell of skunk which comes out when the buds are combusted.
Lemon Skunk is an award-winning Sativa dominant strain with THC of about 22%. Users describe this strain as a thought-provoking strain with potent psychoactive properties. It also provides exhilarating and energizing body effects that culminate in a complete body stone.
The effects start with a surge of mental stimulation and excitement. Afterward, the user will gradually feel like their extremities are getting heavier. In an hour or two, a deep sleep will check-in. This makes lemon skunk a great strain to be used in the evening.
Lemon Skunk has been used to relieve pain and inflammation. It can also be used by patients with stress, anxiety, and depression as well. Given the THC amount, it is a useful strain for people suffering from low appetite problems.
Lemon Skunk is a hybrid cross between two different strains of skunk; one from Vegas and the other from Holland. The Skunk was later crossed with a “lemony” strain that is unknown. DNA genetics are behind this powerful strain.
Lemon Skunk is an easy strain to grow. It thrives both indoors and outdoors and requires little THC during the growing period. Indoors it takes 55-65 days to mature. Outdoors you can expect to harvest in late October.
Lemon Skunk has nugs that are dense and sticky from the thick resin glands on the surface of the buds. The buds have a light green color with a tinge of olive. Expect to find some tiny little hairs that are deep brown; these are the pistils.
Lemon Skunk may be a bit rough for a novice user because of the harsh skunk smell. At first, a user may cough before they get accustomed to it. On the exhale you may pick out some citrus and spicy notes. The taste is herbal and dry but can be enjoyed with the right smoking technique.
Patients have used this strain to treat depression, nausea, chronic pain, and everyday stresses. The CBD levels are roughly 0.5% in some tests, this helps to counteract some of the negative effects of THC.
This is a Sativa dominant hybrid strain with 60% Sativa and 40% indica. It has 22% THC and 0.5% CBD.
Lemon Skunk is a hybrid cross between two skunk strains; one from Vegas and the other from Holland. The third parent is unknown but it has to be a “lemony” strain.
It was created by DNA genetics
Patient Reported Positive Effects
The best part of such a cerebral strain is the mind-stimulating effects that come with it. Patients have used this strain for inspiration and to spur creativity. This strain allows patients to experience intense feelings of hope and enthusiasm. Patients struggling with perpetual sadness can experience happiness with this strain.
Patients have reported the following positive effects:
Patient Reported Negative Effects
Like any marijuana strain with reasonably high THC levels, overconsumption may cause serious side effects such as greening out. This happens when a user gets confused, paranoid and sick after consuming too much cannabis. As much as the effects may wear off on their own most users may get frightened by this experience.
Patients have also complained of:
• Dry eyes and mouth
• Mild headache
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
On rare occasions patients have complained of extreme paranoia. This mostly happens when a patient uses too much than they can handle. Lying down may help to wear off the negative effects.
Medical Benefits of Lemon Skunk
Lemon Skunk has moderately high CBD content making it a powerful medicinal strain. CBD offers relaxing properties that promote sound sleep. It also offers anti-seizure benefits. CBD helps to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC.
It also has high THC levels which help to combat a lack of appetite in chronic disease. THC causes the munchies and this can be a positive benefit for patients who are struggling to get their appetites up.
Both THC and CBD have strong anti-inflammatory properties. This is helpful for patients with different inflammatory conditions such as eczema, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disease, and celiac disease. Research has shown that inflammation is at the root of most chronic conditions.
This strain is also useful in combating chronic insomnia that may be related to pain, fatigue, stress, or depression.
Patients have used this strain to treat:
• Lack of appetite
• Autoimmune disease
• Nausea and vomiting
Lemon skunk has a rich terpene profile that is made up of myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene.
These terpenes, essential oils, each have unique therapeutic potential. When combined with cannabinoids as full-spectrum compounds they promote cannabis synergy.
Terpenes also provide the different unique smells that are present in plants. Lemon Skunk has a predominant skunk smell which is due to the heavy presence of myrcene. It also has a strong citrus smell due to the presence of limonene.