So... skunks smell like weed?? What do you know - is there a similar effect too? I googled skunk-sniffing and found out that there is a kind of weed called 'skunk' cultivated in Southern Sweden (at a place called Skåne, fittingly). Now it all comes together...sort of...!
There is almost no difference between the smell of skunk weed and an actual skunk. There are many varieties of pot and most have a delicate, incense-like scent. The reason people smoke skunk is simply that it is the strongest variety.
But the story isn't about skunks and pot: it's about the growth of delusion and strange mindsets that result from it.