Cherry Skunk Strain

Cherry Skunk is an interesting strain. Though its genes present a mostly Indica structure, its psychedelic high is associated with an uplifting cerebral buzz. And, unless it is smoked in large amounts, its effects are not physically debilitating or sedating.

With THC levels from 14% to 18%, Cherry Skunk is undoubtedly versatile. Its buildable high presents beginners with an opportunity to increase their tolerance. At the same time, it allows seasoned users to enjoy the kick of a potent strain.

In creating the sweet-tasting Indica, unknown breeders paired the Sativa-leaning Skunk Dawg and the elusive Poppa Cherry. The intense clearheaded high, of course, is an inheritance from the former. Meanwhile, the latter likely influenced its offspring’s cherry-flavored terpene profile and body buzz.

Sadly, Cherry Skunk is as difficult to trace as its Poppa Cherry parent. Moreover, to this day, its breeders remain an unsolved mystery.

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    Information about Cherry Skunk:

    ORIGINSkunk Dawg and Poppa Cherry
    EFFECTSHappy – 10
    Relaxed – 9
    Uplifted – 9
    Hungry – 8
    Aroused – 8
    Dry eyes – 5
    Dizzy – 6
    Anxious – 3
    Paranoid – 1
    FRAGRANCEBerry, skunky, earthy, spicy
    FLAVORSBerry, cherry, skunky, sweet
    MEDICALDepression – 10
    Stress – 10
    Lack of appetite – 8
    Pain – 4
    Fatigue – 2
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate September to mid-October
    THC CONTENT %14% to 18%
    CBD %Up to 1%
    INDICA / SATIVA %70%/30%
    INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATESemi-humid climate

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Unlike the head-slamming effects of its Sativa leaning counterparts, Cherry Skunk’s initial onset is slow and gradual. Most likely, users will not notice the strain’s creeping psychedelic buzz until they attempt to stand up. But, for those paying attention, the high begins with an uplifting rush that enhances the mood or leaves one introspective.

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    At this point, some usually feel slightly hungry. After all, releasing all the pent-up stress is a little draining. For convenience’s sake, it is best to have some snacks prepared nearby.

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    Cherry Skunk does more than positively alter behavior. As the soothing sensation ebbs down from the temples, it loosens away tightness in the muscles and melts away tension. Replacing its place is a relaxing heaviness in the core and limbs. Though intense, it is freeing. In fact, some may even find it a little arousing.

    Overall, Cherry Skunk is a versatile but powerful strain that is best toked on a lazy afternoon or at night, with a loved one.


    Cherry Skunk has a sweet scent reminiscent of candied cherries. At times, however, its earthy undertones permeate in the air and make the bud seem freshly picked. Broken apart, a blend of skunk and spice tickles the senses.


    Carrying over to its flavor is Cherry Skunk’s scent. Its blend of berries and cherries is deliciously sweet and sour at the same time. On the other hand, its aftertaste is a spicy skunk that is surprisingly smooth on the throat.

    Adverse Reaction

    Like other strains, Cherry Skunk dries the mouth and the eyes. Both are usually unavoidable but are easily remedied by a glass of water. However, users may have to watch out for the momentary dizziness that comes as the high hits the body.

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    Cherry Skunk also has the potential to trigger anxiety or cause some users to feel slightly paranoid. Besides individual tolerance, dosage plays an important role. For this reason, cannabis enthusiasts should tone and pace their consumption.

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    Thanks to its chemical compounds like THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids working together, Cherry Skunk remains an invaluable strain to the medical community. It retains its value by addressing various mental and physical issues affecting its users.

    People with depression, including those whose mental illnesses have been accelerated by stress, find comfort in the strain’s powerful cerebral buzz. This is because it replaces self-sabotaging thoughts with an innate sense of confidence in oneself.

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    The same psychoactive compounds also promote a hearty appetite. As such, one of the best times to use Cherry Skunk is an hour or two before a meal.

    On the other hand, its analgesic properties help eliminate body pain caused by cramps. Not only does it keep muscles from sudden contracting, it also relaxes the body and fights against fatigue.

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      Because of its Indica-leaning structure, Cherry Skunk is very manageable. It grows short and sturdy. In fact, its dense buds are supported by strong lateral branches. Naturally bushy, it may need a trim every now and then. Aside from allowing light to spread evenly, pruning will also encourage plants to pour their energy into producing more buds.

      Cherry Skunk performs well regardless of its growing environment. Its hardiness allows it to withstand sudden changes in temperature and weather. Nothing too extreme though, as it can hamper and even kill the plant. Pests are also another factor to consider. For this reason, commercial growers prefer growing their strains in greenhouses and other indoor growing spaces.

      As it hits the flowering stage, Cherry Skunk’s buds turn into a dusty green surrounded by olive leaves curling in slightly. Perfectly complementing its colors are streaks of amber pistils and a thick coating of sticky resin.

      Flowering Time


      Indoors, Cherry Skunk produces up to 12 ounces of buds per square meter within 7 to 9 weeks. Using the Sea of Green method can increase yields as its Indica structure makes it naturally branchy.


      Growers from the northern hemisphere should begin to see their batch flower before the second or third week of October. Cherry Skunk typically produces more than 12 ounces of buds per plant.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Cherry Skunk? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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