Arctic Sun is the product of two famous strains, Skunk #1 and White Widow, from Flying Dutchmen. The cross of these two powerful strains has resulted in a potent high that is hugely popular with users around the world.
The strain has been found to have THC levels ranging from 18% all the way up to 22% and above. Arctic Sun buds are dark green with amber hues, orange hairs and crystal white trichomes. They have a fuel-like aroma that is accompanied by a hint of flowers. The flavor profile is very similar but it is surprisingly skunky sweet when exhaled.
The high from Arctic Sun is what sets it apart. It is a well-balanced, sativa-dominant high that flows through ups and downs without going too far in one direction. The strain will warm you while having a sedative like effect on the body. It begins with a cerebral rush that will remove any stress and then energizes users enough to keep them happy and relaxed. Essentially, it goes from a very “up” high to a very “down” high that will have you very sedated.
Arctic Sun is popular with medicinal users as they say it can ease chronic pain and tension. Furthermore, many say it can help with nausea, digestive problems and fatigue. On the mental side, people have found it can help with depression, bipolar, and stress. However, it is not recommended for those with severe anxiety or PTSD.
It is a strain that can be grown equally well indoors and outdoors, and it can produce an above-average yield. However, the plant grows very tall, which indoor growers need to be aware of. The flowering time is usually 8 to 9 weeks.