Special K

THC: 24% CBD: <1% Nighttime

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About this Hybrid Strain

A hybrid cannabis plant (50% indica/50% sativa) that consistently churns out chunky, lumpy, lime-green buds, Special K’s aroma carries a tropical citrus twist with liberal dashes of spice. Pistil production comes a little later than is average for most strains, but after harvesting, there should be a healthy coat of orange hairs across its flowers. When burned, it tastes saccharine and earthy, with hints of mesquite.

Lab tests show it can reach as high as 24% THC, making this an incredibly potent plant.

Smokers should know Special K can quickly induce couch-lock. With heavy eye lids, the mind may wander off into a borderline psychedelic experience, which is great for unwinding on a rainy day, but may get in the way of sessions requiring more focus or productivity. Although Special K may help with nausea or moderate pain, it’s best for treating cerebral issues like fatigue or low moods.

The most commonly reported side effects from Special K is irritated eyes.

Lab Data

Cannabinoid Lab Data
Cannabinoid Amount
THC: 24%
CBD: <1%


The lineage behind Special K is a little foggy, but the generally accepted parentage for this strain is Slyder and Western Winds.

Genetic Lineage

Special K - Hybrid Cannabis Strain
Hybrid Special K

Frequently Asked Questions About Special K

What is Special K?

Special K is an evenly-balanced hybrid strain that shares its name with a popular breakfast cereal but is unrelated to it. It is known for its potent effects and unique flavor profile.

Where does Special K come from?

Special K is believed to be a cross of Slyder and Western Winds.

What does Special K smell like?

Special K typically has a pungent and skunky aroma with hints of earthiness, sweetness, and citrus.

What does Special K taste like?

Special K has an earthy, herbal, with citrusy notes flavor profile. It has undertones of pine and spice.

What color does Special K have?

Special K buds are generally a lighter green shade, dense, and fluffy. The buds have orange pistils that pop in contrast to the green and a thick frosting of white trichomes.

What effects does Special K have?

Special K is said to deliver a powerful cerebral buzz that is euphoric and improves any mood to a more happy state. It is also said to provide relaxation which can help alleviate stress and anxiety.

Is Special K an Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid?

Special K is an evenly-balanced hybrid strain.