About Sunlight Skunk
Sunlight Skunk is a well-balanced hybrid with a fruity, floral aroma. This strain was created by the Oregon-based company Zion Botanicals and is derived from the genetics of staple hybrid Skunk #1. Although somewhat difficult to come by, this is a potent strain that deserves sampling if spotted on dispensary shelves. Sunlight Skunk’s THC levels have been measured at between 17% and 22%.
Flowers of Sunlight Skunk are marked by a medium to large size and a tapered, spade-like shape. These buds cling together in an indica-typical fashion, with a dense core composed of tightly-coiled leaves. These small, broad leaves are a mossy green and are twisted through with curly orange pistils. Finally, plentiful trichomes cover the nooks and crannies on these buds, catching the sunlight (and possibly contributing to the strain’s name) to give the flowers a wet, dewy appearance.
When properly cured, Sunlight Skunk’s flowers give off a fruity tang. A closer whiff may also pick up on some herbal and floral notes, like eucalyptus. Grinding up buds of Sunlight Skunk, meanwhile, may yield the sour and slightly chemical odor of skunk, mingled with some hints of diesel. When burnt, the strain gives off a thick and harsh smoke that may tickle the sinuses and palate with its acrid odors. On the exhale, this smoke tastes skunky and slightly fruity.
Sunlight Skunk’s high begins set in relatively quickly after users have toked. Some early signs of the strain’s action include a twitching sensation around the lower forehead and temples, as well as a disorienting headrush. As these strange tics die down, smokers may feel a sudden change in their patterns of thinking. Ideas or concepts that might not otherwise catch their interest can seem to take on a new fascination and complexity. Consumers may also find themselves immersed in a kind of freely associative thinking in which ideas jump from one to the next. Those who are so inclined can put this cerebral mindset towards productivity on detailed, demanding tasks. For those who aren’t feeling quite as focused, though, Sunlight Skunk can simply provide a soothing buzz that’s makes household tasks or errands around town somewhat more enjoyable. When it’s shared in social settings, Sunlight Skunk can also provoke lively conversation and good vibes.
As this high wears on, Sunlight Skunk begins to exert effects on the body as well. A heavy physical feeling may affect eyelids and limbs alike, making any active users feel suddenly tired and weighed down. If consumption is increased, this relaxation can progress into full-on couch lock. In such cases, Sunlight Skunk is better suited to passive activities like lounging at home than it is to complicated analytical tasks. As a result, the strain is recommended for consumption beginning in late afternoon or early evening, when its range of effects can be fully appreciated.
A recreationally versatile strain, Sunlight Skunk can have a wide application for medical cannabis patients as well. Its sharp sense of focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to zone in on one task at a time. Its mood-enhancing properties can temporarily improve the outlook of those with mild to moderate stress or depression. On the physical side of things, Sunlight Skunk can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may take the sting out of discomforts like cramps and headaches. Because it comes with an elevated risk of paranoia and overwhelming mindrace, Sunlight Skunk is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Unfortunately for those looking to grow Sunlight Skunk at home, seeds of the strain have not been made available online. Instead, prospective growers should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to foster “clones.” These can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success depends on a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although there’s little information available on best practices specific to growing this strain, its indica-leaning buds suggest that plants have a short, bushy stature and that they flower within a relatively brief 8 to 9 weeks.
With a high that’s appealing for indica and sativa lovers alike, this rare gem is a must-try for those who run across it. When it’s consumed in public, Sunlight Skunk’s pleasant aroma is sure to turn some heads.