The cannabis strain called Skittlez, which is often spelled with a Z to avoid problems with the brand name, was indeed named because of its terpene profile that gives it a scent similar to the candy. When you break up your buds of Zkittlez, its fruity, tropical aroma intensifies and may make your mouth water. Its delicious scent and flavor helped it win first place at the 2016 Emerald cup as well as first place for indicas at the 2015 Cannabis Cup in San Francisco and Michigan.
THC levels of this strain average at around 9%, making it a perfect choice for novice consumers. A well-cultivated batch of Zkittlez produces buds portraying a spectrum of bright greens and slight purple hues, along with a layer of trichomes that give it a shiny appearance not unlike coated candy.
Zkittlez is indica-dominant but reviewers have noted its ability to both relax the body while stimulating the mind, bringing on uplifted inspiration. Fans of this strain like how it often improves focus and heightens the senses, while improving mood and simultaneously relieving tension in the muscles and joints. Medical consumers indicate this is a strain they’ve used to help in reducing stress, pain, depression, and even fatigue.
On the negative side, Zkittlez has been reported by reviewers as sometimes causing headaches when too much is consumed in one sitting.
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The parent strains of Zkittlez are the indica Grape Ape and sativa Grapefruit. However, it’s believed there is yet another strain crossed with these two but its name is currently unknown. It first blossomed under the care of 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz.