Known as one of the oldest hybrids out there, Skunk berry is slightly shrouded in mystery. Cultivated from unknown growers, it’s a cross between Blueberry and Skunk which yields a balanced 50/50 strain. It’s the winner of multiple awards, including best hybrid in 2012 at the High Times’ Cannabis Cup as well as the #1 rec hybrid at the 2016 THC Championship.
Skunkberry can put you on blast depending on what kind of batch you get, with THC levels known to reach up to 40% on the very high end. Many users find that 15% is more of a realistic average, which still isn’t anything to shake a stick at. As the name entails, it possesses a strong smell and flavor, pungent with skunk and berry notes. Hints of citrus, specifically lemon, also grace your nose and palate as you take a hit.
Novice smokers or those who are particularly sensitive need to be very careful with this strain, as it’s prone to inducing some strong psychoactive effects which can lead to hallucinations. Initially, users will feel an uplifted and euphoric high that lends itself to creative or social pursuits. Don’t be surprised if you come down with a case of the giggles as the high kicks into full gear. As you begin to experience its indica side, you’ll feel incredibly relaxed and get both the munchies and a case of couch lock. Skunkberry is best used at night time or even right before bed because of its strong sedating effect.
A full mind and body high makes Skunkberry an awesome choice for those with chronic pain, as you feel waves of pain relief wash over you soon after taking a hit. Individuals with depression and anxiety could benefit from this strain in small doses, and your appetite will be boosted with ease even if you have trouble keeping food down. Expect your high to last several hours, as Skunkberry takes you on a ride that eventually ends at a place of calm sleep.