A powerful cannabis strain that smells similar to skunk-spray is simply referred to as skunk. This strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is responsible for close to 50% of cannabis gene pools. Skunk cannabis originated in the Netherlands and eventually moved its way across the entire globe.
During the 1970s, the skunk strain found its way to America and is known as the most common cannabis strain, almost to the point of being a generic cannabis-related term. The more recent skunk marijuana strains don’t smell as powerful as they once did, but the skunk label is not going to disappear anytime soon.
Skunk weed was developed through crossbreeding Afghanistan and Pakistan strains with taller sativa plants that came from South America and Asia. The end product was skunk cannabis, with an extremely potent odour and a fairly high concentration of THC. Skunk weed is a strain that is known to be fairly tolerant and can be cultivated indoors and outdoors.
It is also a predictable strain used in many other sub-strains of cannabis. Skunk weed’s potent varieties can range from 10% to 14% in THC content. One estimate found that 70% of cannabis sold in the UK is skunk cannabis. Skunk weed is so common because it can be counted on every time to reliably achieve the same effects for its consumers.
Consumers like that they can easily tell what strain they are smoking just by smelling the skunk in it. This translates to a strain they can trust, because skunk weed strains are not easy to fake or reproduce. Skunk weed has been well-known to be used as an insecticide to ward off bugs.
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I had to triple bag my skunk weed because the smell was so potent in my house, and even then, the smell was still seeping through. But it still produced a great high.