Name: Skunk #1
Genetics: Mexican x Columbian x Afghani
The Skunk #1 strain is one of the first developed hybrids that delivers an almost 50/50 mind-body experience. The Colombian (sativa), Mexican (sativa). and Afghani (indica) genetics give this hybrid a near-perfect blend of effects split equally between mind and body.
Commonly used as a stable breeding strain, Skunk #1 seems to sneak its way into the genetics of a lot of the strains I have reviewed lately and a lot of the most popular strains on the market today in general. Just to name a few, you can find Skunk #1 in Jack Herer, Grape Ape, Cheese, Green Crack, and I could go on and on. The point is Skunk #1 is an impressive mix of some of the most tranquil strains from around the globe. This strain is sure to be the building block of more hybrids as growers continue to develop new and improve existing strains.
Skunk #1 was the first commercial hybrid ever established. It originated in California by way of the legendary Sam "the skunk man" following his release from prison in 1982. Skunk #1 is a pest- and disease-resistant strain that has been bred into countless other strains and forms the backbone for much of the cannabis DNA floating around today.
Looks and Smell
Although a sativa-dominant hybrid, the appearance of the plant is more squat and indica in nature. The plant is characterized by large fan leaves and short internode gaps that explode into dense, rounded bud clusters. Flowering can be very fast, and there is an extremely high flower-to-leaf ratio. The nugs themselves are light green with a little bit darker leaf tips. This batch of buds was pretty well groomed with the occasional leaf left here and there. Skunk #1 does not blow you away with the crystal/trichromes content, but it is certainly no slouch either. The strain sparkles beautifully in the sunlight and the crystals become more apparent.
Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of Skunk varieties do not smell all that skunky, but rather a pungently sweet and slightly fruity smell often carrying an element of creamy citrus.
Skunk #1 is popular among medical marijuana patients and recreational users alike for its fast-acting, soaring high that is accompanied by a uplifting full-body buzz. The flavor of Skunk #1 is lightly sweet with a thick strong smoke; honestly the strain is not really known for its taste, but its mix of sweet and hashy flavors is a callback to the early 1970s/1980s origins of commercially grown marijuana. The effects are relaxing yet uplifting—a hybrid in the truest sense. Skunk #1 will elevate your mood while keeping half the body grounded with the couch nearby. The high of course is quite excellent and definitely set the world ablaze in the 1970s when Skunk was the strain on everyone's lips. Even today with all the monster hybrids with huge THC contents being produced, many feel the skunk high is still unique and unbeatable.
Skunk #1 is a hybrid strain that has influenced cannabis on a global scale, parenting a horde of awesome skunk crosses since it first hit the scene in the ’70s. Skunk #1 uses diverse genetics from around the world; Central and South American and Afghani varieties converged through an intricate selective breeding process that spanned over several generations, and the rest is history. One of the most important genetic cornerstones in all of the cannabis realm, Skunk #1 is probably a building block of your favorite hybrid.
Skunk #1 is considered easy to grow, highly resistant from pests and molds, making it a popular strain among growers. A great strain for prolonged, all-day medicating sessions that require significant pain medicine without feeling bogged down by a bunch of heavy feelings. This all makes Skunk #1 especially appealing to patients suffering from chronic pain, chronic inflammation, anxiety, migraines, depression, and stress. Skunk #1 is quite simply one of the most important cannabis strains ever created. As one of the first established sativa-indica hybrids, its history stretches back at least 30 years. In that time, Skunk #1 and its countless decendents have directly affected worldwide cannabis culture more than any other variety.