Originally Aired: June 7, 2017
Here are the top 5 facts of the Cannabis strain known as Zkittles.
Tim Mattson runs the CannaBus Culture Film Festival June 22nd at the Wythe Hotel Cinema in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
So Tim before we get into all this tell us about the CannaBus Culture Film Festival…
Now Tim a couple things have changed since you were here last time. It’s warm enough for us to get back into the studio and we now smoke at the very beginning of the show. So let’s take a moment to do that now.
Fact Number 5: History & Lineage
Zkittlez is an indica-dominant strain with a mix lineage of Grape Ape an Indica strain and Grapefruit a sativa as well as another undisclosed strain. It’s bred by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz.
Zkittlez took 1st Place in the 2016 Emerald Cup and 1st Place for Indica at the 2015 Cannabis Cups in San Francisco and in Michigan.
Fact Number 4: Positive vs Negative Effects
Despite the fact it leans towards indica it provides a very clear-headed, active, focus, and alert feeling with a body high that is relaxing, calming, and stress relieving as you come down from the peak of your high.
The effects include Relaxed, Happy and Euphoric. It can make some users a little sleepy. Medically it works great for Depression and Stress. It has limited effect on nausea, pain and insomnia. It can definitely cause serious dizziness, dry eyes and dry mouth. Very few people also experience headaches.
Fact Number 3: Sativa vs Indica & THC/CBD Levels
Zkittlez is an even split with 50% Sativa and 50% Indica. The THC is supposedly between 9 and 15%.
Fact Number 2: Appearance, Smell & Taste
It literally smells and tastes like skittles!! The strain has a sweet candied citrus, lemon zest. When smoking it smells like someone left a bag of skittles on their dashboard on a very hot day. It’s a mix of citrus zest, tropical punch and those jellied citrus candies you eat at Passover.
The nugs also look amazing as they explode in a spectrum of light green hues.
Now here’s a crazy story about this strain. I was smoking this with some friends in a hotel room. We had the jar open for maybe ten minutes beforehand. After we were done smoking I walked around the room and the place smelled like fresh lemon. It was like the cleaning people had just polished the countertops. The smell just lingered in the room afterwards. I’ve never experienced anything like that before.
Fact Number 1: You Gotta Smoke It to Know It!
So how do we feel?