Lemon Skunk Shatter
Lemon Skunk Strain
Lemon Skunk Shatter is a sativas-dominant hybrids bred from two Skunk #1 phenotypes, with the mother plant coming from Las Vegas and the father plant from Holland. This cross resulted in a strain with a strong peppery lemon flavor and sweet, skunky aroma. Primarily found up and down the West Coast, Lemon Skunk is recognized by its beautiful yellow and golden orange nugs.
Lemon Skunk Shatter Potency
Shatter is an especially potent form of concentrate, with a THC content ranging anywhere from 70-90 percent. This is about five times as potent as unrefined cannabis flower in which the THC content rarely exceeds 30 percent. As with most concentrates, however, the exact potency level varies from strain to strain.
Lemon Skunk boasts a higher than average potency level, with THC levels reaching up to 22 percent. This strain also holds high CBD levels, but these levels aren’t high enough to treat conditions that respond to CBD.
Lemon Skunk Shatter Effects
Once consumed, Lemon Skunk delivers a heavy cerebral high that boosts energy and promotes both creative and introspective thinking. Fans of this strain most commonly report feelings of happiness and euphoria that can effectively lift anyone’s spirits. Users will also experience a numbing body stone that causes slight sedation, making Lemon Skunk better suited for sedentary activities. Inexperienced users occasionally report feelings of drowsiness once the heavy cerebral stimulation subsides.
Lemon Skunk Shatter Benefits
There are quite a few notable benefits to consuming shatter over other forms of cannabis. Shatter allows cannabinoids to enter the bloodstream very quickly, resulting in an almost instantaneous onset of effects. Like all concentrates, smoking shatter prevents the need to inhale large amounts of burning plant material, and this reduces your lungs’ exposure to harmful chemicals. In addition, shatter’s brittle nature makes it much easier to handle than sticky waxes or oils. Shatter also has a longer and more stable shelf life compared to other concentrates.
More specifically, Lemon Skunk is an excellent strain for relieving uncomfortable symptoms and simply shedding the weight of daily stresses. It is particularly effective for daytime pain relief, especially for those suffering from chronic migraines. The mild physical effects are also useful for promoting restful sleep in insomniacs. Lemon Skunk’s mood-elevating properties help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression as well as improves general mental and physical relaxation.
How to Take Shatter
There are a multitude of ways to consume shatter, making it a viable option for all types of cannabis consumers. The most common method, known as “dabbing”, requires the use of a specialized water pipe called a dab rig. This process involves breaking off a small piece of shatter and placing it on a metal tool (the “dabber”). The next step is to use a blowtorch to heat up the nail, the heating element of the dab rig. Once the nail is heated, the dabber holding the shatter is swirled around the inside of the nail. This melts the shatter and creates a vapor which you can inhale through the rig’s mouthpiece.
You can also smoke shatter without a dab rig by crumbling and sprinkling it on top of flower in a joint or bowl. Interestingly, this method can actually enhance the potency and effects of your unrefined flower.
Shatter is even suitable for those who wish to avoid inhalation entirely. Unlike many other concentrates, shatter melts easily into a liquid form. You can then add this liquid into a baking recipe to create a delicious and highly potent edible.
Unfortunately, there is no universal dosage guide that suits everyone’s consumption habits, and different people can require very different doses. Calculating an ideal dosage depends on factors such as weight, health, body chemistry, mood, and desired level of effects. For example, a patient treating chronic pain will require a higher dosage than someone trying shatter for the first time. The recommended starting dose is 10mg THC to gauge effects. First-timers should start with the lowest possible dose and slowly increase until you find the dosage that works for you.
Lemon Skunk Shatter is a wonderful daytime concentrate that boasts a broad range of both medical and recreational uses. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, you’ll easily appreciate this strain’s fragrant aroma and delightfully citrus flavor. Treat yourself to some today, and enjoy a shatter experience unlike any other!