Skunk cannabis is often in the headlines for causing users to become "psychotic wrecks", with some newspaper reports linking the 'super strength' drug to mental health disorders, including schizophrenia.
But how much is really known about the potent form of cannabis?
HuffPost UK take a look at the main facts.
- 'Skunk' is a term often used interchangeably with cannabis, but skunk cannabis is a much more potent form of the drug. It has around two to three more times of the main active ingredient - tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
- The powerful strains, which were originally created by crossing two cannabis plants, are believed to have originated in the US before being taken up by European growers in hothouses.
Skunk cannabis is usually grown in greenhouse-like conditions
- Skunk cannabis, like marijuana, is a Class B drug. This ranks it alongside amphetamines, barbiturates and mephedrone. The penalty for possession is up to five years in prison, while dealing the drug will see you landed with a sentence of up to 14 years.