While its moniker suggests it is a beast ready to lunge at its users, Shark Shock pleasantly surprises the community with its soothing and buildable high. If anything, the only thing that the predator preys on is stress so users are free to float in a sea of euphoria.
Of course, having legendary parents made it easier for the strain to be crowned as the king of the ocean. Its initial burst of energy is an influence of Skunk #1. The silly and upbeat trait that turns just about anything into a funny anecdote is also a trait of the quintessential skunk.
Meanwhile, the addition of White Widow helped solidify its structure. It also complements its cerebral enthusiasm by promoting a sense of calm all over the body, anchoring one in a heavy state of relaxation.
The resulting Great White Shark aptly gained the nickname ‘Peacemaker’ during the 90s. It delivers a sweeping high that truly sends one sinking deep into inner peace. Indeed, one toke of this can guarantee its users a great escape against the dullness of their routine. At the same time, its high gives patients something comforting to get their teeth into. No wonder it has won several accolades since then.
|Shark Shock Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||White Widow x Skunk #1|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20/80|
|THC %||12% to 21%|
|CBD %||6% to 9%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||500 to 600 g/sqm / 450 to 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Shark Shock smells strongly of earth, a trait common among high CBD strains. It reeks of skunk, too, which gives a sense of familiarity to cannabis connoisseurs. Balancing it out, however, is a sweet yet sour note of freshly squeezed lemons that give it a zesty kick. Its smoke can be rather acrid though and may prompt mild coughing fits.
Those looking for a thrilling high will enjoy swimming with the sharks – or in this case, toking one. It hunts on mental and physical stress, fiercely attacking those that hinder users from having a good time.
Beginners may have to test the waters first as slightly over-indulging in the predatory strain may just provoke its potency. However, taking a hit or two ever so lightly will bring out its playful side. Inviting smokers to a functional afternoon are waves of energy flowing in that allow gleeful thoughts to glide over. With inhibitions unhinged, delving deeper into profundity and getting lost in philosophical queries is possible albeit in a rather lazy contemplation.
This cerebral stimulation is then complimented by a creeping physical stone, one that slackens worked up muscles. The body buzz is definitely the perfect ender to the initial pick-me-up as it restores lost energy throughout the week or day. Moreover, its revitalizing effects begin from head-to-toe. Indeed, a bowl of this ganja is a great companion for a content night of unwinding.
Due to the potency of this strain, Shark Shock’s cerebral kick may be disorienting for beginners. Those sensitive to its effects may experience a temporary dizziness or headache. While cases of spiked anxiety are rare, it is still recommended to start with low dosages and build up only when necessary.
Using Shark Shock can also lead to a cottonmouth and red eyes. For veterans, the dryness is a small price to pay for the amazing high. However, beginners may find the dry spell a little irritating. In such cases, it is best to stay hydrated throughout the session to ease the discomfort.
Medical Use and Benefits
Swiftly coming to the aid of patients in peril, Shark Shock tears a variety of ailments to pieces as it bears a rare and imposing CBD concentration of up to 9%.
Its uplifting onset washes away toxins from one’s system, creating more space for happiness to fill. It wraps the mind in a safe, stress-busting blanket that soothes weary spirits. Allowing one to mentally reboot is an energizing buzz that eases those distressed from fatigue.
As such, sufferers of depression or anxiety will find this helpful in keeping one feeling refreshed and oddly optimistic. This spills over to physical relaxation as the body is showered with a holistic sense of tranquility.
Its THC of up to 21% may also add a factor as its analgesic properties prove to be a great advantage against day-to-day conditions like migraines, arthritis and muscle spasms.
Growing Shark Shock
A low-maintenance strain, Shark Shock is a great choice for beginners and veterans alike. It can grow on its own and is highly resistant against various environmental issues like strong gusts of winds due to its sturdy stalks. Its hardy structure is also evident in the way its branches do not break off at the weight of its heavy buds.
Rarely does the plant’s height go beyond 180 cm too. Still, it is better to trim and prune the plant often to evenly distribute light among the lower branches as well as improve air circulation. Indoor growers with limited spaces will have to top the plant early to keep it short.
Applying other growing techniques such as the Sea of Green (SOG) method which encourages lateral growth, bud density, and a faster flowering period. It will also do well in a hydroponics setup.
Indoors, it takes about 7 to 9 weeks for the plant to fully mature before producing a yield of 500 to 600 grams of buds per square meter.
Grown in a farm or garden in the northern hemisphere, the plant yields between 450 to 500 grams of buds from the last week of September toward the middle of October.
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