Originally developed for medical purposes, this Cannabis plant traces its roots to the state of Michigan. It was grown and developed with the single aim of assisting patients manage painful diseases, especially for lifetime diseases. It is also used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition, the doctor may choose to recommend Michigan Skunk to manage panic attacks in patients owing to its smooth high. For those who use it recreationally, this Cannabis creates a tingly buzz that may wear out after a period of four hours. The users attest to the fact that the first hour is usually the most sensational, and will cause numbing of the limbs. Some have likened this feeling to the one you would get while floating on water, and somewhat light headed. For this reason, it has been used to treat insomnia, seeing as it causes users to easily drift to sleep. Some use it to enable them sleep during the day, especially those who have demanding work schedules that require them to be awake at night.
The parents of the Michigan Skunk belong to a large family because its traits are obtained from the Skunk, the Hawaiian Cannabis as well as the Hindu Kush. The plant will exhibit characteristics that are of indica traits because the plant is dominantly indica. The ratio of these traits occurs in 7:3, that is for indica:sativa. It is for this reason that the use of the Michigan Skunk is extremely effective in management of pain. Ideally, this plant will produce at least 8 ounces of analgesics for ever plant that has reached the height of four feet. The plant also has a relatively short flowering period lasting just about 10 weeks. After this period, the plant enters the maturation phase where the buds begin to exhibit red hairs. This happens alongside the formation of a purple or crimson hue. Usually, around this period the plants will also yield a skunky smell. For the new Cannabis user, this may be a repellant, but the effects of the Michigan skunk are well worth the odor. The plant is best grown indoors, and this is why it is important that the soils are prepared well in advance. Another factor to remember in this preparation is space. Since this plant grows very fast, the branches formed tend to widen out so that if the space availed is small, the rate of growth is hampered. Ample space in addition to the correct growth medium is a sure way to get good yields. Should you choose to grow the plant outdoors, ensure that you top the plant severally to cater for plants that grow tall. This will also allow for maximum yields during harvesting. This plant is easy to grow, so if you would like a new hobby, or you simply want to have you own supply of Cannabis, this is the way to go. The only thing that you should do is to make sure you get high quality seeds as this will have a direct impact on the Cannabis that you harvest.