Lemon Skunk (The Herbal Cure)

Written by KindReviews on October 25th, 2011. Posted in A, Blog, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, The Herbal Cure

Lemon Skunk Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  The Herbal Cure

Grade:  A

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Lineage:  Clone-only Skunk strain supposedly derived from old Sacred Seeds stock, originted in Las Vegas — see the KindReviews Strain Profile on Lemon Skunk for more info

Price:  $45/8th

Appearance:  (8.5/10)  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.

Aroma:  (8.25/10)  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.

Taste: (8/10)  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.

Effects:  This was a rather “facial” med to start, getting right into the eyes and face and creating a pressure that seemed to push outwards.  Noticable effects were also present through the jaw and neck area, but mostly stayed above the shoulders initially.  We felt a definite increase in mental activity and mood, but also noticed that our bodies seemed to lag behind, feeling comfortable and and smoothly relaxed compared to the excitable mental state.  We felt a little spacey at times, jumping back and forth between mental tasks and sometimes losing the details in the mix, but overall it was functional.  One thing we noticed is that though the effects were not astoundingly potent, the decrease that normally happens at about an hour of effects seemed to be very slight,  and we felt that it stayed medicinally-potent longer than most strains.  A smooth decline did have us a little on the sleepy side once it receded, but nothing too dramatic.

Duration:  2 – 2.5 hours medicinal-level potency, 3+ hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits:  (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Mood elevation, mental energy, muscle relaxation, minor to moderate pain relief, appetite stimulation, fatigue, and migraines.

Overall:  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

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Comments (2)

  • April 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm |

    Lemon Skunk is one of my favorite strain. Beside this my other favorite strong strains are Grand Daddy Purp, Snowcap, Blue Dream, Jack Herer and Sour diesel are great too.

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