Western Sunset Strain Review

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Even though Acreage Farms cultivates and sells this flower under the name of Western Sunset, the seeds that give life to this strain are called Shark Attack. For this reason, most people call it that.

As its name suggests, the buds of this hybrid burst with yellow, purple, and red hues just like a sunset. A medley of fruity flavors is produced, from very pungent, blending in the aroma of fresh lemon to delicate floral notes. With narrow internodal spacing and broad leaves, this flower is compact and branchy.

Western Sunset is a classic hybrid strain that, by crossing Super Skunk and White Widow, came to life a long time ago, resulting in a solid 70:30 indica-sativa ratio. Remember to take it easy when you’re smoking this strain, which typically contains up to 16% of THC and 10% of CBD. Western Sunset is known for its length of effect; that’s why it is great for reading, drawing, or just taking a nap.


There are four main terpenes that help this strain be effective for users to chill and clear their minds. First, we have alpha-pinene, which brings a heavy pine-tree smell and a sweet taste to the herb. It helps with cancer-related aches, asthma, ulcers, anxiety, and pain.

Myrcene is responsible for the Western Sunset's peppery, spicy, balsamic scent and has therapeutic soothing effects. Then, with its anti-inflammatory effects, humulene is the one that gives this strain a subtle earthy, woody, and spicy note. Finally, caryophyllene fills the nose with a spicy, funky warmth, similar to cinnamon and cloves, which is best for relieving tension and reducing anxiety.


The effects of the Western Sunset strain are true to those of a great indica. Expect a full-bodied relaxation and a gentle body buzz mixed with intense euphoria. Western Sunset high starts with an uplifting cerebral onset that helps users feel relaxed inside. Then, you will experience a feeling of happiness that removes negativity from the mind, keeping the mood upbeat.

A tingling sensation from the temples appears to work its way to the rest of the body after about an hour or two. In its wake, it reduces tension by untying knots in the muscles. Getting back to one's initial limberness, the Western Sunset strain reconnects your mind to an increased focus.

For those suffering from insomnia or anxiety, Western Sunset may be a perfect option because it relaxes both the mind and body, inducing a state of intense calmness. The strain is known for its therapeutic properties as it can be used to treat medical conditions such as insomnia, muscle spasms, anxiety, and even persistent pains and aches since it loosens the body and muscles, providing a strong and pleasurable effect.

Western Sunset Strain Genetics

It’s all about how far you're willing to go with each phenotype when it comes to cannabis. Surprisingly, by breeding White Widow and Super Skunk to grow Western Sunset, they achieved the full spectrum of a great cannabis strain.


A cross of White Widow and Super Skunk, Western Sunset produces The terpene-rich profile inherited from the parent crops infusing the flower with rich earthy aromas which are sweet yet subtly contracted with a hint of tangy sourness.

Super Skunk creates bold, soothing effects that your whole body enjoys. In order to help alleviate symptoms linked to chronic stress and discomfort, medical marijuana patients prefer Super Skunk. For anyone who loves an extra skunky smell and flavor, including a spicy and pungent taste, this strain is the perfect pick.

Apart from its high 16% THC level, White Widow is globally known as a legend thanks to its perfect genetic balance of 50% indica and 50% sativa. A strong burst of euphoria and energy, stimulating both social interaction and imagination, breaks through instantly. The taste is clean and pine-fresh, with a touch of citrus on the exhale, producing an invigorating and tasty experience while smoking.

Growth information

Western Sunset, like other Indica-leaning strains, can tolerate the brunt of multiple unpredictable growing conditions. And, while the Mediterranean climate is preferred, it can easily survive in the colder Northern hemisphere weather.

Flowering time

  • 7-8 weeks


  • Indoors: 500g/m²
  • Outdoors: 1000g/m²


If you’re interested in cultivating Western Sunset yourself, you can find its seed here in Dinafem Seeds. They are popular for having the best feminised seeds. The Western Sunset strain is definitely a good option if you are fond of strains with distinctive flavors and aromas. Yet, it might be hard to get your hands on these beautiful buds.

At Botany Farms, we serve customers the most popular, top rated, and delicious hemp strains you could find on the market. For this reason, Cherry Blossom is a great alternative for those wanting to find Western Sunset. With an 11% CBD level and 14% of total cannabinoids, Cherry Blossom is packed with a mellow set of effects best enjoyed during the evening after a long day as we feel that it truly is a perfect stress-melt.


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