Island Sweet Skunk Strain

Island Sweet Skunk is a Canadian native that was brought about by modifying the original Skunk #1 strain, resulting in a mind-blowing sativa-dominant hybrid like no other. It has maintained its popularity due to its many healing attributes, and is widely requested for in the medical cannabis scene.

Indica /
Indoor yieldOutdoor yieldFlowering period
20% / 80%21oz/ m²39oz/ plant7-9 weeks indoors, late September to mid October outdoors

This sweet and fragrant bud was originally created in Vancouver, British Columbia, when breeders at Federation Seeds cultivated it from its parent strain, Skunk #1. The result became an instant success and is now considered one of the most popular West Coast strains out there.

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Island Sweet Skunk was very appropriately named, as it represents the Skunk lineage quite well, and reeks of an island in the sun. This hybrid is said to contain strong tropical fruit notes, and its energizing yet unwinding properties describe perfectly what a true island getaway should smell and look like.

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Island Sweet Skunk weed strain attributes:
ORIGINDescendant of Skunk #1
EFFECTShappy – 10
uplifted – 9
energetic – 8
euphoric – 7
creative – 6
dry eyes – 8
paranoid – 8
headache – 3
anxious – 2
FRAGRANCEEarthy, pungent, herbal, woody
FLAVORScitrus, fruity, grapefruit, skunky, sweet, tropical
MEDICALstress – 10
depression – 9
pain – 5
headaches – 5
fatigue – 4
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSlate September to mid October
THC CONTENT %16%-25%
CBD %0.10%
INDICA / SATIVA %20% / 80%
OUTDOOR YIELD39oz/ plant
CLIMATEwarm and sunny outdoor climate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEhigh resistance to common diseases

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Island Sweet Skunk is quite a beauty, and she shows this not only in her physical presence, but also in the many beneficial effects this strain has on its users. This hybrid is primarily a good-mood inducer, and you won’t be able to help yourself – the negative thoughts will simply melt away and make room for better vibrations.

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This strain is all about the uplifting things you can possibly feel, Island Sweet Skunk will give you the boost you are likely looking for, and keep you in a good place for hours on end. This sativa-dominant strain is also great at providing you a spurt of energy, and works its wonders better than a cup of coffee ever could.

Island Sweet Skunk Effects
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Island Sweet Skunk will make you succumb to a unique euphoric state that will keep you elated throughout the day. This strain can encourage you to be more creative than usual, providing you with many new ideas and keeping you in an inspired place, where you can stay focused and become more productive.


Island Sweet Skunk has an exceptionally special aroma that will instantly fill the room with all its fruity goodness. This strain smells like fresh grapefruit mixed with a potent skunky scent that will make you think of all sorts of citrus fruits.

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This particular skunk strain smells and tastes very much like you would imagine, considering its fitting moniker. Island Sweet Skunk has a creamy smoke that will make you think of citrus and tropical fruits, and its flavor will linger and leave a sweet hint on your lips.

Adverse reactions

Island Sweet Skunk is a pretty strong and potent strain, and should be approached with care if you are an inexperienced smoker. This bud kicks in hard and can cause a feeling of paranoia in some, especially if you are prone to feeling anxious when high.

Island Sweet Skunk Adverse Reaction
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Other more common side effects from this bud are that of a dry mouth combined with dry and itchy eyes and feeling slightly parched. You may also feel a slight headache when smoking this particular hybrid, and this may be combined with a little anxiety, but doesn’t usually last long.


Island Sweet Skunk is a wonderful strain for patients who are looking to escape their debilitating and inconvenient symptoms. This strain is a well-oiled healing machine, making you feel more relaxed and worry-free, and reducing other feelings that may arise due to chronic and persistent stress.

This hybrid is also great at curing mood-altering ailments such as depression and anxiety, allowing you to function in a more positive and relaxed manner. Island Sweet Skunk can give you energy which can also prove itself to be useful if you are suffering from chronic fatigue or simply need a boost.

Island Sweet Skunk has proven itself to be a powerful way to fight chronic pain as well. This multi-talented sativa-dominant hybrid is known to reduce back pain, muscle spasms and headaches greatly, allowing patients to go about their day with renewed motivation, leaving the aches behind.

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Island Sweet Skunk is a high yielding beauty, which just adds to its appeal. Growers don’t need much experience to attempt to cultivate this tropical-smelling beauty, as it is a no-fuss plant to care for. Yields can be maximized if you pay close attention to its humidity levels, with its main preference being around 50%.

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Flowering Time


This hybrid can yield an average of around 21 ounces of fresh and fruity bud. Island Sweet Skunk takes around an estimated 7 to 9 weeks to flower and flourish and be ready for a harvest.


Island Sweet Skunk can yield generously when cultivated outdoors, with its average yield around 39 ounces per plant. This hybrid is usually ready for plucking around late September to the middle of October.

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


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4 comments on “Island Sweet Skunk Strain”

  1. I.S.S. was grown and bred on Vancouver Island I believe and it’s one of my favs, I’m definitely more of an indica girl but this one…..even if its sativa…is in my top 10. Growing, smoking, edibles etc….but i tried both seeds and clones…..clones all the way!!! I’ve even cut from a few mums I grew for friends…not one complaint!!

  2. Growing my first few Island Sweet Skunk plants right now. Seems like a nice plant ti me. I’m in flower with my first at 45 days today. Been cutting buds for smoke :(. Next plant wont experience the early cutting stress. Love the taste and smell and Effects

  3. I ordered some ISS seeds recently due to some good reviews, only my second grow and only one male out of 10 seeds which was unexpected but nice as they were feminized seeds not feminized, I lucked out I guess. I put 4 in the hydro and the only male showed up early and easy to spot. This strain grows like crazy… huge leaves. I switched to flower mode recently and I still had to keep pinning them down to the screen of Green for another couple of weeks. I bought an extra light today a COB X5 and now have 3 LED lights in a 4 x 4 tent and hoping to see huge buds eventually the flowers starting to appear and pretty big for just a few weeks in flower mode. Looking forward to smoking some Canadian Island sweet Skunk!

  4. Yes sir, I have grown this strain in organic living soil now for last three years and i can say you discribe her well by stating she tastes like a tropical vacation! She actually does work great for my medical condition. Just came across your review though you are dead on with that!