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Island Sweet Skunk Marijuana Strain

Island Sweet Skunk is a Sativa marijuana strain originally from Vancouver, BC. The perfect daytime strain for recreational or medical marijuana enthusiasts alike, Island Sweet Skunk will leave consumers feeling energized and happy.

Island Sweet Skunk is a Canadian native that's quickly spread around North America. This zippy Sativa is great when you need a little extra energy, or need daytime pain relief. This strain may also go by the names Sweet Island Skunk or ISS. Marijuana consumers can expect THC levels around 16-25%, while the Island Sweet Skunk’s CBD content is roughly 0.1%.


Island Sweet Skunk Experience

A nice Island Sweet Skunk is like a strong cup of coffee. This Sativa was originally cultivated in Vancouver, British Columbia from Skunk No. 1. Breeders at Federation Seeds brought this strain into existence and it has since proliferated along the West Coast of the United States and Canada.

As an 80% Sativa hybrid, Island Sweet Skunk will give you some get-up-and-go. Yet, the cerebral effects of this marijuana strain are accompanied by a very soft feeling of bodily relaxation. Patients with neuropathic pain conditions and mild aches and strains tend to enjoy this plant.

Recreational cannabis consumers will like the boost of focus and creativity this strain provides. Its ability to slightly relax muscles and ignite your energy make it a good option for a night out dancing.


Traits of Island Sweet Skunk and Island Sweet Skunk Seeds

The name of this strain perfectly explains its aroma. This pungent plant has a unique tropical scent with plenty of sweetness and musky skunk. Marijuana consumers often find that this strain has a bit of an herbal grapefruit flavor. The slightly sour, citrus flavor of this strain perfectly complements its energizing effects.


Medical Benefits of Island Sweet Skunk

Recreational consumers enjoy the energizing effects of this strain, but medical marijuana patients also find a number of uses for this lively Sativa.

  • Medical cannabis patients can find daytime relief from pain conditions, headache, daily stress, and chronic fatigue with Island Sweet Skunk

  • Those dealing with the effects of arthritis may find this strain helps them manage their symptoms

  • Nausea will quickly fade with just a few puffs of this weed





Flowering Period

50 to 60 days

Average Yield

High: 500 to 700 g/m2 indoors, 750g to 1500 g/plant outdoors

Outdoor Harvest Date

Late September to mid-October

Average Height

Tall: 5 feet and above

Growing Tips

This is an easy sativa strain with high yields and a quick flowering time. Indoors, Island Sweet Skunk is well-suited for sea of green (SOG) and screen of green (SCROG) setups. Just make sure there is plenty of circulation and consider pruning lower branches to increase air flow. It also does well in both hydroponic systems and in soil. Maintain optimal grow room temperatures between 70 and 80°F (21 to 27°C) and things will go smoothly. Keep humidity levels at around 50%. When left to its own devices, this strain likes to get bigger and bigger. Outdoors you may need to support the colas and spend some time tying this strain down. In cooler climates, it does well in a greenhouse or somewhere sheltered with ample sunlight.


Bellevue, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Las Vegas, Nevada
Denver, Colorado
Detroit, Michigan
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Grow Difficulty


Food Pairing

The strong grapefruit flavor in this strain pairs well with black pepper, basil, tuna, sushi, and spicy chili peppers and sriracha sauce.

May Help

Gastrointestinal Disorder


Caryophyllene - Pepper
Limonene - Lemon
Myrcene - Musk, mango
Pinene - Pine
Terpinolene - Wood

Negative Effect(s)

Dry Eyes
Dry Mouth
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