About Skunk Dawg
Skunk Dawg is a mostly sativa strain that provides the energy and focus needed for all kinds of daily activities. This hybrid is a cross between Super Skunk and sativa favorite Chemdawg. It’s as pungent as it is potent, though, and users trying to stay discreet should take any needed precautions. Skunk Dawg’s THC content has been measured at levels from 18% to 24%.
Skunk Dawg catches the eye with its medium to large-sized flowers, most of which maintain a chunky, roughly spherical shape. Despite their sativa influence, these globes of green have a markedly indica bud structure, with a dense central core and tightly-coiled leaves. The leaves themselves are a bright shade of lime green and are twisted through with curly, rust-colored pistils. A crown of translucent, milky-white trichomes caps off these flowers, making them very difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.
You might not expect a strain name Skunk Dawg to have a conventionally appealing scent -- and you’d be right. When properly cured, flowers of Skunk Dawg have all the skunky funk of their Super Skunk parent. A closer whiff, meanwhile, may reveal some notes of earthy musk lurking underneath. Grinding up these sticky balls releases a powerful gasoline-like odor. When Skunk Dawg is combusted, it burns with a harsh, sour smoke that may cause coughing or watery eyes. On the exhale, this heavy smoke has an astringent, chemical-like taste and some lingering skunkiness.
Skunk Dawg leaps into action right away, hitting the smoker with a pressure around the face and lower forehead soon after ingestion. Other initial sensations include flushing in the cheeks and stimulation of the salivary glands. Once these strange tics die down, though, consumers will find themselves thinking in a more fast-paced manner. Ideas (or even inanimate objects) may take on a new fascination and complexity. This cerebral headspace can help users work on detailed analytical or logistical tasks; it can also lift inhibitions on creativity, allowing smokers to work on artistic projects or simply to daydream. When this buzzy bud is shared in social settings, its thoughtfulness and energy can spark free-flowing conversation, even among relative strangers.
After some time, Skunk Dawg’s physical properties become increasingly apparent. Users may feel a new weightiness in the core and limbs and, if previously active, may find themselves making a beeline for the closest comfortable couch. Mental acuity and concentration may still be possible at this point, but some smokers may lose their prior motivation. Those who still have the requisite energy, though, may enjoy participating in activities that stimulate both body and mind -- including gaming, exercise, and (given the right conditions and company) even sex. If dosage is increased, Skunk Dawg may just lead to entrenched couch-lock. Because of its eventual decline into sleepiness, this strain is recommended for evening or nighttime consumption.
Skunk Dawg’s far-reaching effects can have many applications for medical cannabis patients. Its early thoughtfulness can help those with attention deficit disorders to work on one task at a time. Its generally upbeat vibes may temporarily relieve mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, Skunk Dawg can numb aches and pains, whether they’re mild and injury-related or due to chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties may help with common discomforts like cramps or headaches. Because its initial sense of mindrace comes with some risk of recursive, paranoid thinking, Skunk Dawg is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Unfortunately for at-home growers, seeds are not available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to cultivate should obtain clippings from mature plants, which can be fostered as “clones.” These may thrive indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The sativa-inflected plants can be somewhat tall and may require growers to prune back their crops to keep height manageable. Finally, just as Skunk Dawg is a stinky smoke, it can be a very pungent grow; those looking to keep their indoor grow rooms on the DL should invest in odor control measures like carbon air filters or exhaust fans.
A boldly-flavored hybrid, Skunk Dawg may be of interest to sativa fans as well as terpene fanatics. Its mostly energetic effects can provide all-day stimulation.