Lemon Skunk by SunMed Growers UPDATED! 12/07/2020

STRAIN: Lemon Skunk
PRODUCER: SunMed Growers
MEDIUM: Flower
POTENCY: MED-high
THCa 28.53% /THC .66%/ THC VA .19%/ CBD .14%/ CBDA .05% / CBGA 1.42%/ CBG .14% /CBCA .65%
CLASS: Sativa
LINEAGE: 
Info provided by Lydia at SunMed Growers, thank you. 
Lemon Skunk is a cross between two Skunk phenotypes both chosen for their exceptionally intense lemon aroma and flavor.  

PURCHASED: Ethos/ Catonsville Mission Medical Dispensary @missioncatonsville
NOTABLE TERPENES:
1. Terpenolene  1.404%
2. Occimene 0.796%
3. Beta-Myrcene 0.679%
4. Limonene  0.431%
5. Beta-Pinene 0.306%

APPEARANCE, AROMA + TASTE:

APPEARANCE:

detail of lemon skunk red hairs
The buds in both eighths I purchased from Ethos/ formerly Mission Catonsville were comprised of one large, possibly 2+ gram bud and a few smaller conically shaped and very. dense nuggets. There were several shades of green present in the leaf portion of the buds. The stigma/pistils/“hairs” are a brilliant orange. mangled together in sumptuous clusters of deep rusty red. Trichome coverage is blanketed overall but sporadically found in concentration in some areas as can be seen in the above image.

Trichomes are semi-opaque indicating their adequate maturity at the time of harvest.
There is some “cookie-type” strain resemblance here as well when looking at some of the buds’ overall structure.

Good For Bowls and Rolls: This batch definitely requires the use of a grinder to break down the rock hard buds.

AROMA 

  • Sweet-lemon
  • Citrus-lemon
  • Artificial- detected some lemon cleaner aroma Musky- distinct earthy skunk aroma at distances
  • Herbal- strong aroma of Mint equal to, if not more present at times, than lemon

TASTE:

  • Sweet- lemon
  • Earth- some soil-mineral like earthiness that was actually quite pleasant
  • Misc. – faint intermittent taste of (black) lico

tree shaped lemon skunk bud

EFFECTS (MIND +  BODY)

MIND; 

  • + Instantaneous sensation of euphoria/ well being
  • +“Brain-buzzy” feeling overall
  • +elevation of mood overall
  • +some pleasant sensations of anticipatory excitement
  • +Quickening of thought /cognitive activity
  • +Progressive waves of mental euphoria
  • +Increased ability to focus [STANDOUT EFFECT]
  • +Mentally energizing/ motivating
  • + some perception distortion: visual, aural/auditory, mostly auditory
  • + Facilitates introspection of thought (this is mostly positive, personally speaking. But I also believe it can sometimes augment feelings of anxiety when strains are ingested at higher doses)

NOTE: Lemon Skunk may not be a good strain for patients that suffer from anxiety or panic disorder-

I say this because of the potential for Lemon Skunk to be a hard-hitting intense Sativa which some my find to cause or increase anxiety or paranoia.

BODY

  • + “body buzz” in waves
  • +immediate ocular and facial pressure
  • -/+ mild increase in appetite w/ successive sessions
  • -dry “cotton” mouth+ Dry eyes [STANDOUT BODY EFFECT]
  • +/- some sedation and heaviness of body that will induce sleep  **
  • -/+potential for haze-daze**
  • +Physically/ Sexually Arousing

**in higher doses/IMO

oblong shaped lemon skunk bud

BEST USED: Morning – Afternoon – Evening

Lemon Skunk is definitely invigorating and without much anticipatory excitement that some may perceive as anxiety. It offers a clean cerebral high that can facilitate productivity in the morning hours. Medicating in the evening was just as enjoyable.

There is also a definite heaviness that can transpire at higher levels of ingestion. I wouldn’t say Lemon Skunk is a good strain for winding down primarily, but with these high levels of  Myrcene (.30% )and Caryophyllene (.43).  and defintiely f Terpenolene at 1.00%) it can and will sedate, especially after successive sessions in the evening.

buds of lemon skunk strain

APPLICATIONS (MEDICAL + RECREATIONAL)
MED;
Could help mitigate or alleviate. some symptoms associated with:

  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • ADD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Anxiety/ panic disorder/ panic attacks

REC;

  • Lends itself to activities requiring attention to detail / increased focus
  • Artistic endeavors/ creative pastimes/ hobbies/ etc.
  • Can be socially/ conversationally stimulating
  • Gardening/ yard work/ etc
  • Misc- a good Morning strain but in smaller doses sense it may cause a type of focus-distraction: you may get embroiled in a an activity that would normally not hold interest Bc of it is inconsequential

A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE…

This batch of Lemon Skunk by SunMed Growers has an energizing euphoria that is quick to develop and and late to leave.  Along with its more uplifting sensations, the overall effect transitions into a deeper, more physical experience which has a stoned, haziness as things begin to wind down.  Because, despite its cerebral uplift, the levels of Myrcene (.30% ), Caryophyllene (.43%), and Terpenolene (1.00%), provide a hefty amount of physical euphoria, which eventually leads to a restful sleep.

detail of lemon skunk strain

CONCLUSION:
Lemon Skunk is a potent sativa hybrid offspring of two Skunk phenotypes, most likely Skunk#1 X Citrus Skunk with a fast acting and hard hitting intense cerebral rush and a strong undercurrent of muscle relaxation, this strain seems to cross the spectrum of classic Marijuana effects, both cerebral and physical.

THE LONG ROAD HOME (…my toke)

I have to state right off the bat that I always seem to enjoy at least the flavor and aroma of any strain with enough limonene content to have “lemon” in the name.
Lemon Skunk was no exception. Although, more than the obvious skunk-like aroma at a distance, upon closer olfactory inspection, and even more so once ground, SunMed Growers’ Lemon Skunk exhibited a very strong component of a mint aroma.

lemon skunk bud on lemon skunk by sunmed label

It reminded me very much of the smell of an after dinner mint. This was equally appealing and only complimented the rich smoke produced by this strain. This pervasive aroma of mint was so strong in this batch that the name Lemon Mint Skunk seems more accurate.

This particular aroma seemed to transition, once combusted and then exhaled, as a sort of burnt ginger flavor at times.
I purchased this half expecting more of a cerebrally dominant experience. What I encountered was more of a full bodied, well rounded Sativa-Indica that not only set my mind into overdrive but situated my body in a sort of Indica induced caccoon of fuzziness which wasn’t unpleasant to say the least.

lemon skunk bud on sunmed label on green stripe

Lemon Skunk, at least this batch of SunMed Growers’ Lemon Skunk has a real classic stoned effect that seems to check all the boxes so to speak: I was euphoric, mentally stimulated, focused, uplifted, physically relaxed, my appetite was ignited, and to be honest, after several sessions I was only able to close my eyes and think pleasant thoughts, or at least I was distracted from any negativity, and I fell asleep peacefully.

lemon skunk buds in front of sunmed bottle

Again, I’m going to attribute this to the level of Terpenolene in this batch which is technically above 1.00%. I don’t think I’ve seen in a batch of any strain in Maryland thus far except for my most recent review of Cinderella ‘99 by Harvest/Modern Flower of all strains. Again, another strain typically thought to be a high energy Sativa with a body high, yes, but usually to a lesser degree.

Both of these strains affected me in this way and it seems attributable to their shared higher than average levels of Terpenolene.

lemon skunk bud displaying bright rust red hairs

On another note, and for what it’s worth, I personally did not find Lemon Skunk to be necessarily a socially stimulating strain. With the overall increase in cerebral activity I was perfectly content to be solitary while focused on something enjoyable.

SunMed seems to be on top of their game with these recent strains hitting dispensaries in late 2020. Definitely for me in this they rank

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