Skittles apparently gets its name from its decidedly fruity aroma and flavor; there are also notes of Skunk and diesel fuel in the taste and smell of this strain. The bud is multi-colored, another indicator of Skittlz’s similarities to Skittles the candy. This marijuana strain is sativa-dominant, with a sativa/indica ratio of about 60:40. It’s the result of a cross between Pure Power Plant, a potent sativa also known as PPP, and Wakeford, a rare hybrid with Skunk and G-13 genetics. Skittles produces a calming, potent euphoric sensation with mental relief and a strong case of the munchies. That alone makes this a good choice for patients suffering from wasting or eating disorders, though it’s also an effective treatment for migraines and other headaches, inflammation, nausea, and chronic physical pain. There are few widespread reports of negative effects caused by smoking this strain, but as usual, dry mouth and watery eyes are probably the most common. Skittlz is very hard to find, though dispensaries on the West Coast may have it. It’s decidedly uncommon elsewhere, including on the American black market.
Visually, all shatters may appear to have the same consistency, but the physical texture of individual products can vary from extremely brittle to a taffy-like snap-and-pull quality. This inconsistency gives some insight into an individual product’s cannabinoid profile.
Specifically, shatter that’s higher in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) will tend to be sappier than a product with a higher level of tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA), which will be much more brittle by comparison. At room temperature, THC is a sappy oil, giving shatter with a high THC content a more viscous consistency, whereas THCA is solid at room temperature, yielding a fragile concentrate that’s easier to break apart.