Island Sweet Skunk

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About Island Sweet Skunk

Island Sweet Skunk, also known as ISS or Sweet Island Skunk, has been cultivated on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, for decades. Nirvana's version of this strain made the High Times Top 10 Canadian Strains of All Time list in 2013.

First bred by Federation Seeds, this hybrid should not be confused with Sweet Skunk from Spice of Life. This strain is heavily influenced by Skunk #1 as well as a 1970's California Skunk called Sweet Skunk. A Vietnam veteran brought Sweet Skunk to Federation Seeds, where it was crossed with an unknown Sativa. Smelling and tasting like sweet citrus with a bit of skunk, Island Sweet Skunk is a strain that starts with a perky upbeat high, quickly followed by a soft body buzz.

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This hybrid can have as much as 19% THC and may be effective daytime medication for minor aches, arthritis, nausea, and appetite loss. Island Sweet Skunk can encourage a good mood and can be used to treat depression, anxiety, and stress. Users often feel focused and creative. It may also help with migraines, fatigue, and nerve pain.

Typical Effects

Cotton Mouth
Cotton Mouth

Common Usage


Island Sweet Skunk is easier to grow than many other Sativa-heavy strains. It grows well in the Screen of Green setup. It can do well inside, but because of its height and the space it requires, the strain may do better outdoors or in a greenhouse. During the eight to nine week flowering period, plants will need to be supported. Growers may harvest yields of over 200 grams. Outside, this strain usually finishes in mid-October.

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October 3, 2023

Kathryn Christman

I'm getting ready to harvest my girl and she's going to be really good. Nice size plants and full of big juicy buds. Smells sweet and definitely I smell the diesel.

March 22, 2022


Sweet 🍭 Island 🏝 Skunk 🦨 (AKA: Island Sweet Skunk) by Caliva is an Sativa Dominate Hybrid containing 27.98% THC. Average wake & bake high that gets the day off right. Tops about this strain was the sweet tropical skunk scent & flavor. 🚬 Enjoy The Pleasure Of The Smoke 🚬

November 14, 2020

Jean Michel

Wow vraiment très bon,le buzz est énergique et on ce sent bien pour avoir du plaisir et discuter ou jouer à des jeux Il rend très heureux!!! Bonne poff a tous

September 6, 2020

Midnight Toker

One of thee best Sativas in my opinion. It tastes like no other strain I have come across. Pure island summer vibes with a tropical fruit taste to it. The smoke is medium body and smooth. The high is a clear minded happy Sativa high which makes me want to chat and book a trip to tropical getaway. Great strain for hanging with friends and exploring nature. If you like Sativas, I recommend the Sweet skunky island.

July 2, 2019

Nathan Calvert

Powerful medicine. *Due to potency, not a beginner stain* The aroma is unique but pleasant. It's a combination of sweet-smelling fruit and skunk. The taste is a sweet, smooth fruit flavor that washes over your taste buds with a nice skunky finish on the exhale. You feel it right away in your head, giving you a light-headed intensity that could be interpreted as being dizzy, melting into a euphoric, uplifted head high. But that's not all this strain has to offer, as you start to get a tingling sensation in your limbs, as stress and tension just melt away. Giving you relief from tense muscles, stress, pain, and depression. Then, just as you thought you've experienced everything this strain has to offer, a whole new level of high sets in taking you to amazing heights. Allowing the effects to last for hours. In all, I could not recommend this strain enough! This is going to be a strain I seek out to purchase for the foreseeable future.