Island Sweet Skunk strain

Island Sweet Skunk


Island Sweet Skunk or ISS is a hybrid strain consisting of 80% Sativa. It originated from Canada and has been cultivated for decades in British Columbia. ISS was first bred by the Vancouver-based Federation Seeds by crossing Skunk #1 with an undisclosed Sativa strain. Its origin still remains a mystery to date. ISS is moderately potent, having a THC level of about 19-21%. Despite that, it became first in the Canadian High Times cannabis Cup in 2013.

Island Sweet Skunk grows tall and produces dense, sticky colas, round, deep-green buds, and burned yellow pistils. The bud is covered with a layer of white trichomes, giving it a lighter appearance. 

ISS gives high yields outdoors when grown through the Sea of Green (SoG) method in warm and sunny regions. Indoor growers can also get good harvests under controlled conditions. Its flowering period ends in 8-9 weeks, during which it requires support. It is ready outside in mid-October, giving a yield of about 39 ounces per plant.    

The aroma of ISS is much like its name: sweet and skunk. The strain lets out a room-filling aroma of fruity goodness. The smell and taste are very much alike! Its creamy smoke is citrusy and tropical, leaving a sweet hint in your mouth on exhale.

The Island Sweet Skunk’s high starts with a perky upbeat followed by a soft-body buzz that leaves you energetic and relaxed at the same time. It is the best daytime marijuana strain that uplifts your moods and motivates you to get something going. Smokers often report improved focus, creativity, and concentration. These effects make ISS ideal for housework, art and craft, hiking, social events, gambling, exercising, etc.

ISS can be used to treat depression, anxiety, stress, migraines, fatigue, nerve pain, anorexia, AFF, etc.

Positive effects

  • Sedating
  • Euphoric
  • Uplifting
  • Energizing
  • Creative

Adverse effects

  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Paranoia
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