Medical Marijuana review: Big Skunk
Enjoy the old school charms of this classic strain
Over the past year, having sampled so many different types of cannabis with the sole intention of conveying my experiences, I have learned to reserve the word stoned for certain types of flower. Stoned is the word I use to describe something that’s led to my head feeling like a boulder sitting atop the shoulders. At any minute it could just fall off and come crashing to the ground, making an enormous thud. Stoned does not necessarily equate to tired or drowsy, though it doesn’t preclude it, either.
Big Skunk got me stoned. I tried it on three different occasions with similar results each time. It went straight to my head and filled the entire thing with sensation. There is something very old school about getting stoned, and Big Skunk delivered. It also spaced me out every time I tried it, robbing me of my concentration. This is not a good strain to try if you need to get something done.
Despite it stoning me good and hard, I can’t say Big Skunk robbed me of any energy. I took two different walks on it, and both times felt sufficiently energized.
Against my better judgment, one afternoon I DynaVaped a capful of Big Skunk before meeting up with old friends for lunch. This was a meet up I’d been looking forward to for weeks. I should not have gotten stoned before attending it, and yet, precisely because of the nature of the get together, I thought it would be a good situation in which to give Big Skunk another try. While it didn’t actually prevent me from having a good time (I mean, cannabis almost never does), I could tell I was not quite as engaged and as in tune with the groove of the conversation as I should have been. Again, spaced.
Also worthy of note: I inhaled the cheeseburger I ordered, with absolutely no thought whatsoever as to how it might have appeared to the other four people I was dining with. Once it was gone, I realized everyone was still eating. Not me. Damn you, Big Skunk! On another afternoon, I again noticed it gave me the serious munchies, as I noshed on three different foodstuffs in a row.
So, when I say Big Skunk is old school, hopefully you can see why I’d label it as such, given that it made me stoned, spaced and starving. Contrary to its name, I thought Big Skunk had rather a pleasant, earthy smell.
Big Skunk is a Hybrid strain, evenly split between Indica and Sativa. Its primary terpene may be Camphene, but I can’t find much info on this. According to WeedMaps, Big Skunk 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.” 1988! Ha! That’s before some of y’all were probably born (and a few years before even I started using cannabis). Old school, I says.
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