When a marijuana strain contains a combination of two legendary lineages, you immediately sit up and take notice. It is a fact that Skunk, Haze, and Kush have changed the way we grow and enjoy weed. These three iconic strains are the building blocks of the genetics of most herb we find on the market.
Skunk first arrived on the American scene in the 1970s and has given birth to strains such as Skunk #1, Critical, and Skunk XL. Haze also came from the 70s and had nicknames such as Neville’s Haze and Original Haze. Popular Haze strains included Silver Haze and Amnesia Haze. Varieties of Kush were imported to America in the 1960s and 70s, with the strain coming all the way from the Kush Mountains. Critical Kush and Bubble Kush are two of the best known.
In any case, the subject of today’s review is Skunk Haze, a cross of Haze and Skunk #1.
What is Skunk Haze?
As a breeder, there is pressure when you develop a marijuana strain that involves any of the three major lineages. This pressure amplifies when you combine any two of them. Fortunately, Mr. Nice Seeds has hit the mark with Skunk Haze, a Sativa dominant (70%) hybrid with a THC content ranging from 17% to 23%.
With a CBD content of approximately 1%, Skunk Haze also has medical potential. There is a separate CBD Skunk Haze which offers a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, so you benefit from healing without the high. However, this is certainly NOT the case with regular Skunk Haze, which is potent and WILL ensure you enjoy all of the benefits associated with THC’s psychoactive high.
Skunk Haze Aroma, Taste, and Appearance
If you have ever sampled any Skunk variety, you will know what to expect. Its pungent odor means it is not a strain for clandestine smoking! The skunky scent and flavor of Skunk #1 are noticeable in its offspring. However, Skunk Haze also has sweet and herbal notes, with a hint of citrus. The result is a delicious strain with a delightful aftertaste. Skunk Haze normally produces tall plants with large buds that are not particularly dense.
Skunk Haze Grow Information
Unfortunately, Skunk Haze is not an easy strain to cultivate. Indeed, it is necessary to have a reasonable degree of experience before attempting to grow this strain. Even if you have the opportunity to grow it outside, the strong smell means your nosy neighbors may uncover your weed garden.
Even if you live in a state where growing is legal, the last thing you need is for people to be aware of what you’re doing. It is also a fact that weed grown outdoors must be out of the sight of the general public. If you grow indoors, make sure the room has an excellent ventilation system to take care of the smell. Skunk Haze thrives in a warm climate with lots of sunlight.
When growing indoors, make sure your plants receive plenty of light. As Skunk Haze can grow thick, it is a good idea to trim the plant as the foliage becomes too dense. This strain also grows well when you use the Screen of Green (SCROG) method. This involves building a screen above your plants. When they start to grow through the screen, tie down the branches.
When grown outdoors, Skunk Haze can reach a height of six and a half feet, which is actually short for a sativa. Once it is ready for harvest, it yields up to 18 ounces per plant. When you grow it inside, its flowering time is 9-11 weeks, and it provides a yield of approximately 18 ounces per square meter planted.
Skunk Haze Effects
As it is a combination of Skunk and Haze genetics, you won’t be surprised to learn that Skunk Haze is extremely powerful. It provides users with an intense cerebral high that eliminates stress and pain. In most cases, you will feel uplifted and happy. It is also likely that a few smokes of Skunk Haze will provide you with an energy boost.
After the head high comes the body relaxation as the Indica aspects of the strain begins to take over. You will feel at ease but should not reach the couch lock stage. However, its potency means that newcomers may be overwhelmed and forced to lie down.
Medical Benefits of Skunk Haze
As you receive a powerful cerebral experience, Skunk Haze is potentially useful for people suffering from a mood disorder. It is also said to be effective against stress, and may even improve your quality of sleep. Its potency also ensures it is called upon by individuals with chronic pain from conditions such as cramps and muscle spasms.
Possible Negative Side Effects
Typical side effects include dry eyes and dry mouth. You can deal with this issue by ensuring you are hydrated before using this strain; we also recommend drinking glasses of water while consuming Skunk Haze.
Its potency means you should approach with caution. It causes a raft of sensations almost immediately after use, so if you’re not used to dealing with strong marijuana, it could enhance feelings of anxiety or paranoia. Even if you are a seasoned cannabis user, we recommend using a small amount, to begin with, before gradually increasing it.
Final Thoughts on This Marijuana Strain
Skunk Haze is a marijuana strain that promises a lot, and delivers! It is championed as a balanced mind and body healer, and its light green buds tinged with orange are a sight for sore eyes. It is an excellent strain for evening use, but we would not recommend using it to kickstart the day.
The mental stimulation and physical relaxation it provide might be too powerful for some. If you are a beginner, or else you have a low tolerance to weed, Skunk Haze is probably not the best option. However, if you can handle the potency, you will absolutely love this energizing strain that boosts creativity and focus, while easing stress and soothing pain.