Skunk #1 was created by David Watson — also known as Sam the Skunkman — and this strain serves as the genetic backbone for many of today’s cannabis strains. Sources trace its origins to 1970’s California. It’s present in countless crossbreeds, and is a descendant of an Afghani landrace strain crossed with Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold. Refining his crops over many years, Sam the Skunkman selected phenotypes with the best yields, early flowering times and dense, resinous buds. It was one of the first well-known indoor cannabis varieties, and won several awards, including 1st place at the inaugural High Times Cannabis Cup in 1988.
Skunk #1 is recommended for people suffering from emotional distress, migraines, anxiety and stress disorders as the Sativa-style high is good for mood lifting and stress relief. Amnesia is recommended for use during down times. This strain is also beneficial for individuals suffering from insomnia. nausea, depression, and ADD. Also good for PTSD.
Flowering period is 8 to 9 weeks.