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Lemon Skunk - The Herbal Cure
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This strain was a classic-looking one which had the perfect bright oranges and greens that recalled its old-school origins in the Skunk #1 family. We appreciated how dense the trichomes were, and also how well-preserved everything was in general. This sample was of average density, but the dryness level seemed to make it feel more dense than normal because there was little give before it began snapping and breaking apart. Harvest-timing was well-done in our estimation, with about 15% amber trichomes creeping in among the mostly swelled-up, large-headed clear and cloudy heads. We found some tiny seeds in some areas of the buds, but the presence was minor overall. We also thought the trim could have been tightened up a bit to show off the large calyxed structure, but the remaining leaves were very frosty, and it wasn’t seen as a real flaw. This is certainly an appealing strain, both in the hand and up-close, and this particular example was frostier than many Lemon Skunks we’ve seen.
Though it wasn’t the most pungent aroma prior to being broken apart, this sample still had a definite lemon presence, with a sweet but not candy-like aroma. Having reviewed our share of Super Lemon Haze, the Lemon Skunk influence in that strain was clear from this one. Once it was broken apart, the pungency stepped up a big notch, and a crisp lemony sweetness came out more directly, with a hint of sweet Skunk in the background.
The flavor was enjoyable, though less sweet and more earthy/skunky, with the only real lemon presence coming on the exhale. We felt that the smoke was fairly expansive and it seemed to fill the chest easily, causing coughing on the unexpectedly large hits but otherwise hitting the throat smoothly. It burned away to a mottled medium gray ash with some white specks, showing it received a quality flush, though not a perfect one.
(We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Mood elevation, mental energy, muscle relaxation, minor to moderate pain relief, appetite stimulation, fatigue, and migraines.
This was a very good example of this genetic line, displaying a distinct lemon quality in the aroma and flavor areas while checking off a variety of our boxes in the other areas. Though we did find a few small flaws, the grow overall was very well-done, as was the post-harvest care. We really liked how quick the effects came on, as well as how the potency seemed to stay at a nice even ’7' throughout most of the experience, making this a lasting med that worked espeically well for the morning (seemed to make the duration even longer). This one is versatile though, as the final effects were somewhat sedative, making this one that