Coming by way of DNA Genetics, Lemon Skunk is an award-winning Sativa-dominant hybrid whose lovely lemon flavour and high THC content saw it included on the 2009 High Times list of top 10 strains. Having been portrayed as thought-provoking, energetic and powerful, Lemon Skunk is sure to provide you with an encouraging productive nudge, so do not be surprised if one moment you are led on your couch watching TV and the next you are scrubbing away at the stain on your kitchen floor that you have left untouched for the past two weeks. This is a productive strain if I’ve ever seen one.
Growing Lemon Skunk is a straightforward process and therefore is suitable for both experienced and novice growers alike. Thriving both indoors and outdoors, this plant usually grows to a tall stature and flowers quickly at around the 7-9 week mark, yielding a sizeable amount of around 510-600g/m2. However be warned, Lemon Skunk has very bushy tendencies so regular trimming is needed if you want to avoid a chaotic environment.
The buds are dense and resiny and tend to be extremely light green, coated by the commonly found orange hairs and crystal-like trichomes. Flavorwise Lemon Skunk stays true to its name with its deliciously sweet and citrusy taste which is reminiscent of fresh lemon and lime. Like its taste, the aroma given off by Lemon Skunk is also true to its name and gives off a skunky sweet smell, but more of a citrus oil scent as opposed to a fresh sour lemon scent. This is a classic citrus strain in its entirety.
MCR labs tested lemon skunk with the next results:
After the first inhale, you will notice an uplifting surge of cerebral stimulation that will often result in you getting into a pensive, reflective and creative mood. This strain will also get you feeling exhilarated and energetic, and will enhance your productivity so that you are doing things you wouldn’t have had the motivation to do beforehand (like the washing up!). After a few hours, you will notice that the numbing and calming effects of the body stone start to take over, and inexperienced smokers may find themselves feeling a little sleepy after the initial cerebral stimulation wears off, so it is recommended that you smoke this strain in the evenings or on weekends.
Lemon Skunk is a great medicinal strain for pain relief, especially in the case of chronic migraines, and its mood elevating qualities will go down well with those suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. Its other notable medicinal uses include helping with nausea, eating disorders and helping those with insomnia to sleep.
Negative effects generally include a dry mouth and eyes, but occasionally one might experience possible paranoia, anxiety, and dizziness, especially when the strain is used in high doses.