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Island Sweet Skunk


Island Sweet Skunk Strain

Island Sweet Skunk, sometimes referred to as Sweet Island Skunk or ISS, is an old strain that is cultivated in Vancouver, Canada. In the USA, the strain is bred by Nirvana Seeds. Nirvana’s version of Island Sweet Skunk made the High Times Top 10 Canadian strains of all time in 2013. While this strain is now bred mainly by Nirvana Seeds, it was initially bred in Canada by Federation Seeds. This strain is heavily influenced by Skunk #1 as well as a 1970’s California Skunk called Sweet Skunk. A Vietnam veteran is said to have brought Sweet Skunk to Federation Seeds, where it was crossed with an unknown Sativa. Smelling and tasting like sweet citrus with a bit of skunk, Island Sweet Skunk is a strain that starts with a perky upbeat high, quickly followed by a soft body buzz. The THC levels of ISS are moderate, between 15-19%. It can be an effective medication for use in the daytime and it is an 80% Sativa dominant strain. It provides a noticeable uplift of cerebral energy that is euphoric but by no means overwhelming. Users will be happy and uplifted while still remaining peaceful and coherent. In line with Sativa dominant strains, the buds of Island Sweet Skunk are loose and fluffy. Island Sweet Skunk has a medium flowering time and the buds have lots of amber and yellow hairs. The most common attributes attributed to island Sweet Skunk are happiness, energy, and relaxation. Island Sweet Skunk is an easy strain to grow but has very low yields. A mild, moderate, pleasant and effective strain that is perfect for a boost and ideal for new cannabis users. Island Sweet Skunk has a sweet flavor and a tropical smell with some Skunk undertones which adds to its appeal as a wonderful recreational, social and medical strain. It is possibly one of the most versatile strains on the planet.

Why do Patients Use Island Sweet Skunk?

Island Sweet Skunk is a very common medical strain of marijuana. This is because it provides a definite uplift to all patients with zero chance of any harmful side effects. It is most often recommended for the treatment of anxiety and depression and is also used for minor aches and pains as well as nausea. It is known to give energy and motivation without any jittery after effects and is loved by medical patients the world over. Effects of this strain last around 2 hours. Users often feel focused and creative. It may also help with migraines, fatigue, and nerve pain.

Medical Uses of Island Sweet Skunk

Minor aches and pains.
Nerve Pain

Side-Effects of Island Sweet Skunk

Dry Mouth
Dry Eyes

Information about Island Sweet Skunk


80% Sativa 20% Indica


Parentage of Island Sweet Skunk unknown, though most certainly has Skunk #1 in its lineage.

Stoned Meter

Island Sweet Skunk has a rating of 8.8 on the stoned meter.

THC Level

THC levels of Island Sweet Skunk are between 15-19%.


Island Sweet Skunk is bred by Nirvana Seeds.

Flowering Time

Flowering time of Island Sweet Skunk between 8-9 weeks.

Ideal Growing Method

Due to the height and space requirements, better kept outdoors or in a greenhouse.

Plant Height

Island Sweet Skunk can grow over 6 feet tall.


Island Sweet Skunk generates a low yield, merely 200 grams per square meter indoors.

Growing Skills

Island Sweet Skunk is an easy strain to grow, easier than other Sativa strains.

Potential Problems

Plants need to be supported during the flowering stage. Needs lots of space.


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