Cannasseurs have been delighting in the Zkittlez strain since it won the 2015 Cannabis Cups in San Francisco and Michigan. This indica-dominant cultivar is the offspring of two highly flavorful strains, Grape Ape and Grapefruit (plus a secret third strain,) bred by Terp Hogz and 3rd Gen Family, per Leafly. With its sights set on lethal levels of THC and sweet, candy-like terps, this strain is like a tropical vacation. It will warm and lift your spirit, whisking you away to a state of happy homeostasis, while simultaneously making you alert to the fact that you’re incredibly stoned.
The rainbow of colors that cover a Zkittlez nug hint at the origin of its name. When you get a whiff of the powerful terpene profile you fully realize this strain smells exactly like candy. Green hues blend with a vibrant purple on the leaves that are contrasted by the intensely orange pistils. Nugs are literally sopping wet with resin and trichome coverage. When you break down a couple of nugs of any given Zkittlez strain you’ll find your fingers appropriately sticky. The intense aroma, once you crack open a nug, reassures you why this strain often sits on the top shelf at any shop. You’ll also often find it extracted into oil for the true cannabis connoisseurs to enjoy via dabbing.
The flavor profile of this strain is borderline unreal. Imagine if grape and lime Skittles came together into one unique flavor that combines a mixture of grape, fruity citrus, and just a hint of spice. The three main terpenes in this strain are caryophyllene, humulene, and limonene. This combo explains the strong relaxation qualities of the strain while also lending reason to why it doesn’t completely knock you out. The strong presence of caryophyllene in this strain suggests the stimulating, alert cerebral high the Zkittlez strain can immediately give. Typically, when a strain has Grape Ape lineage you see myrcene stepping in to offer floral and herbal notes. So, it could only be from the undisclosed third strain that it’s crossed with that caryophyllene comes out so strongly in the genetics.
The medical benefits are naturally high with this strain because of its potency and relaxation-inducing effects. Users may potentially experience a high that lends relief to fatigue, inflammation, nausea, and stress. Zkittlez can be smoked throughout the day to possibly find the relief you need to power through until the end. Those with tense muscles should try a few puffs of this strain after a stressful day at work.
Find Zkittlez At Diamond Green
Refine is one of the most noteworthy extractors in Washington State’s i-502 industry. They do any strain they extract justice, as they veritably did with their Zkittlez premium cartridge. You can pick up a full gram of it for $45. Refine’s premium cartridges contain Refine Activated Distillate (RAD,) which means cannabis-derived terpenes have been mixed in for maximum strain-specific flavor and effects.