In other marijuana strain guides, we have already mentioned the link between strain names and the Star Wars series. The Skywalker strain is another proud member of this family. Unless you have never even heard of the franchise, you’ll know that Luke Skywalker is one of the principal characters.
Mark Hamill recently reprised the role he played in Episodes IV-VI in the last three movies in the saga, where he has become a Jedi Master. While the Skywalker character continually battles the forces of evil, the Skywalker marijuana strain will soon make you incapable of fighting anything. Relaxation is the order of the day with this strain, and you will inevitably sink to the couch where the use of the Force would be handy to help draw things to you.
It is definitely not for novices and in the medicinal marijuana world, it is feted as an excellent sleeping aid.
What is the Skywalker Strain?
Skywalker strain weed is a balanced hybrid and a cross of Masar and Blueberry. It is the creation of a well-known Amsterdam lab by the name of Dutch Passion Seed Company, who have managed to create a splendidly mellow weed. It is often confused with the much-hyped Skywalker OG strain, and experienced users believe the ‘original’ version is better than its OG counterpart.
While it is usually classified as ‘balanced,’ Skywalker tends to have indica-leaning effects which become apparent as your body and mind feel a sense of calm. It is also a relatively easy strain to cultivate, which only adds to its appeal.
The aroma of the Skywalker marijuana strain is sharp and can quickly fill a room. It has a beautiful scent akin to a field full of blueberries, and the fruity sweet smell should make your mouth water. The aromatic experience is an accurate preview of the delightful taste sensation to come.
First and foremost, the sweet blueberry taste is very apparent. Indeed, experienced users could pick Skywalker out of a line-up in a blind taste test; such is its distinct flavor. You will get pine cone notes amidst the fruit, and there is also just enough spice to give this strain a kick.
It is a sticky and resinous strain with an elegant appearance. The nugs have sage green buds with the merest hints of purple, and they are covered in light orange hairs. Skywalker weed has a vast number of trichomes; so many in fact that the strain positively glistens when you hold it up to the light.
The calyxes and overall structure look light and airy, and the buds I saw were clearly dried and cured by an expert hand.
Skywalker Strain Grow Info
Those who purchase Skywalker strain seeds find that it grows best indoors. You have the option to grow it outdoors too, but you need to live in a dry, sunny, and warm Mediterranean climate. Whether you grow it inside or outside, keep the temperature range between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Outdoor growers will also benefit by topping the plant regularly so that it grows in a sizeable bushy shape. Make sure you stake down the colas when they begin to swell in size. This strain is exceptionally resistant to different diseases, mold, and mildew, which make it a good option for first-time growers. When cultivated outdoors, Skywalker is ready for harvest by mid-October, and it yields up to 18 ounces per plant; although some growers claim they get 28 ounces!
All things considered, however, you may find it even easier to grow Skywalker indoors. The key is to ensure your grow room replicates a dry and sunny climate. A hydroponics setup is ideal for indoor growing, and you should consider implementing the Sea of Green (SOG) method.
If you decide to use organic soil, top-dress it with worm castings as you force your plants into flowering. Skywalker plants are moderate eaters and thrive when the humidity is kept on the low side of average. When grown indoors, this strain’s flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and it can produce approximately 14 ounces of bud per square meter planted.
THC Content – Highest Test
The THC level of Skywalker cannabis ranges from a moderate 15% to a more intense 23%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The CBD content of Skywalker can reach as high as 1%, which is why it is often used as medicinal marijuana.
What Can I Expect When I Use Skywalker?
If you use enough of it, you will be so high that you may imagine yourself as a Jedi Knight! If you are feeling nervous or else you can’t seem to relax, sit back and have a few tokes of Skywalker. It offers a steady buzz that makes you feel at ease with yourself and your surroundings.
Once you up the dosage, it hits you with extreme sedative effects. Initially, you may feel uplifted, happy, and possibly even euphoric, but eventually, the relaxing high spreads throughout your body and ensures you have no inclination to move from the exact spot where you are lying or sitting.
You should definitely not use Skywalker during the day unless of course, you have no plans. It is an excellent option in the late evening or at night. If you want to feel a clear-headed high, don’t use too much.
Medical Benefits of the Skywalker Strain
The most obvious benefit is as a sleep aid. Users claim that when you use enough Skywalker, it becomes incredibly hard to remain awake. Therefore, if you have severe insomnia, it is worth giving this strain a try. The sedative effects also make Skywalker a nice option if you need something to relax you after a stressful day.
The potency of Skywalker also suggests it is a useful option for anyone looking to manage their pain symptoms. It is prescribed to patients with period cramps, joint pain, and muscle aches. This strain has even been prescribed for people with anxiety and depression since it is said to help improve your mood.
Possible Side Effects of the Skywalker Strain
Never use Skywalker if you are about to operate heavy machinery! Some users have claimed they suffered from a minor headache once the high subsided. As it is a potent form of marijuana, Skywalker could also make you slightly dizzy if you’re not used to strong herb. Common side effects include dry eyes and a dry mouth.
Final Thoughts on the Skywalker Cannabis Strain
Skywalker is a hybrid that balances the effects of sativa and indica fairly well, although, in the end, the cerebral high is followed by a mellow feeling that usually leads to couch-lock. It is a worthy option if you need to manage medical conditions such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and stress.
Skywalker is a gorgeous strain to look at, and it also looks & smells fantastic. The main problem is that using too much of this mouthwatering strain could keep you rooted to the spot. As such, make sure you only use it in the late evening or at night. In the vast majority of cases, it won’t make you feel paranoid, nor should it cause your heart to race. Begin with a small amount, see how it affects you, and work from there.