The term skunk is often used incorrectly to refer to cannabis generally, but in fact skunk is a distinct cannabis species with a potent aroma.

Sometimes called ‘skunk weed’ or ‘skunk cannabis’, skunk is a specific strain of cannabis, however the term is commonly misused in the media to define any highly potent type of cannabis. Skunk strains are typically indica strains with high concentrations of THC and a very distinctive, potent smell.