White Ice comes from the breeders at Sensi Seeds and it is a 3-way cross between Northern Lights, Dutch Skunk, and Afghani. This is the type of strain that is perfect for those with medical ailments, as it is an extremely heavy Indica variety. It is said that the ratio of Indica to Sativa is about 80-20. You can expect the THC levels to come in at around 20%, so if you’re a first-time smoker, be sure to go slow. If you over-indulge, couch-lock will ensue and you will be useless for hours. People love this as a nighttime strain that helps them relax and feel a nice body high. White Ice marijuana has won awards for being one of the top 10 best strains to make hash with, however, little is known about it overall. It is clouded in mystery and can be comparable to drivers try to find their way home in a whiteout snowstorm; you know it’s out there somewhere, but you can’t seem to find your way to it. Some are not even sure what it looks or smells like. It is almost like Big Foot in a way, an urban legend that some have proof of and others can’t seem to find no matter how hard they search. We can go off of user and breeder reviews to get an insight into the very mysterious White Ice marijuana strain.
OriginsBred by Sensi Seeds, White Ice comes from three popular strains: Dutch Skunk, Afghani, and Northern Lights. These are all Indicia-dominant hybrids and is the reason why White Ice gives users such an intense body high. Let’s take a look at the parent strains to get a better understanding of White Ice.
Dutch SkunkThis strain comes from Jordan Of The Islands. It is an Indica-dominant hybrid that is said to be very high yielding, making it an ideal strain for those who wish to cultivate marijuana for large sums of money. Information on this strain is even harder to find than its child strain. Since it comes from the skunk family it is said to have an earthy and dank aroma to it.
Northern LightsNorthern Lights is one of the most popular and famous strains of all time. It is a pure Indica that has great genes; it is a descendant of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains. First produced in Holland in 1985, it is extremely resilient, fast flowering, and has resinous buds. Northern Lights has given rise to other heavy hitting strains like Shiva Skunk, and Super Silver Haze. Overall aroma is sweet and spicy.
AfghaniThe ever-popular Afghani strain is known within the marijuana community for its massive Indica effects that are popular with the heavy stoner community. The stoner community isn’t just those who smoke weed, but rather those who prefer weed to leave them with a substantial body high, to the point they can’t move. It gets its name from the region where it is harvested, which is the Afghanistan mountains. Growers love cross breeding this strain due to its outstanding resin production, which is something that can be passed on through its genes. Overall aroma is sweet and earthy.
Growing White IceWhite Ice has a short flowering time between 45 and 55 days. This is said to be an easier strain to grow, as are most Indica-dominant strains, because they are very resilient to mold, pests and common types of mildew. If you are growing outdoors, be sure to harvest in September. Growing outdoors or indoors can give growers the expectation of the plant to be very average in height. Having average size plants mean indoor growers don’t have to worry about space being cramped. Something interesting to note is that when you are growing, the females almost resemble small Christmas trees. This is because they are covered in white crystals that resemble snow and the overall leaf structure is very bushy.
Flavor, Aroma, and AppearanceAs for appearance, you will notice that the plant is very dark green with dark purple on the leaves. You will also notice that tiny white crystals cover the plant, almost giving it an ice-covered look, hence the name White Ice. One more thing to note is the buds are extremely dense and thick compared to other strains. The aroma is said to be very sweet. People who have smoked White Ice comment on the fact that it gives off a very warm and inviting aroma. Consumers who don’t prefer to smoke weed might not want to consume this via smoke or vape due to the smoke density being on the thicker side. In this case, your best option is to consume this strain via edibles. Edibles can be purchased pre-made or a second option is to get bud, which can then be cooked down and made into butter. Then you can be add it to your own baking. As far as the flavor, hints of lemon and sugar hit your nose upon first-smoke. Some people say that it has a potent lime taste, but the majority of people will agree that it just has an overall citrusy flavor. White Ice is said to be like drinking a cup of citrus tea with a lemon, which makes it very appealing.
MedicalIf you are someone who deals with stress and you use marijuana to reduce the levels, you will enjoy White Ice. With high levels of THC and potent Indica effects, consumers find themselves near stress-free after indulging in White Ice. Note: Stress is one of the most common reasons that people use marijuana medically and you will typically notice that Indica-dominant strains are the most prescribed for medical reasons. Stress can be related to minor things such as having house chores to do and can be brought on by major life changes like a death of a family member. No matter what brings on stress, it is important is knowing a bit of White Ice can be great to sooth the mind and potentially give people mental relief they have been looking for. Those who have trouble sleeping at night can take solace in the fact that White Ice will pretty much put you to sleep quickly. This is the type of strain that people will typically consume while in bed and it is said to work extremely well, even for the most sleep-deprived. It has a longer high time which can benefit people who can fall asleep but can’t stay asleep. If you are an individual who struggles with depression, you may be able to find relief with this strain. It doesn’t have a ton of cerebral effects, but it has enough THC to make you feel good and give you a more positive outlook. Muscle spasms are greatly improved for patients after White Ice marijuana is consumed. If you struggle with muscle aches and spasms, this strain can be used to treat them. Because it has such strong Indica effects, you will find your body extremely relaxed and the brain receptors will trick your body into thinking it’s perfectly healthy.
Noteworthy HelpVeterans who have been struggling with PTSD can definitely find solace in White Ice. There have been a lot of reports from veterans saying that this strain has really made a positive impact on their overall sleep patterns. Therapy for everyone, especially veterans returning from the war, is different and can vary from person to person. Some have a hard time opening up and talking to a therapist; in this case, they find white ice helps them work through their thoughts on their own. In others, it can relax them enough to go into a clinic and talk to someone who can guide them. Use of White Ice can allow veterans the ability to open up to others, so that they can be guided into living a normal life again. A notable person to mention is Mike Tyson. He has been publicly speaking out about his use of marijuana. This is a strain that he would enjoy, since it decreases your stress and anxiety levels. He was able to get off of drugs and turn his life around with the use of medical marijuana.
EffectsEuphoria is an effect to mention as White Ice completely warms your body and makes you feel good. Some people can’t get enough of the Indica effects, because you feel them throughout your body, whereas, Sativa effects have you feeling it more in the head. An Indica strain with THC such as this one, is going to allow the users to feel good with both their body and mind. Relaxation is another effect that is prevalent with this strain. Upon consuming this strain, users are hit with an intense body high as noted above. This body high is more pleasurable to those who are mentally sensitive and can be compared to a body high some people feel when they are drunk.
Possible Negative Side EffectsConsumers have noted that they have felt extremely dizzy when smoking this strain. There are some intense THC levels in White Ice, so make sure that you’re taking it easy, especially if you’re a novice. Dry eyes and cottonmouth will also be present. Like always, just have some eye drops and water with you. Your eyes may not feel dry but it will help reduce the redness, which can come off as pink eye to some people.
Similar Indica Heavy StrainsOther similar strains to White Ice are:
- Blue Mystic
- Northern Lights (Parent Strain)
- Special Kush #1
- Bubble Kush
- Pineapple Kush
- OG Kush
- Fat Banana
- Speedy Chile
- Royal Cookies
RecreationalBecause White Ice is such a heavy Indica hybrid, you can expect it to be enjoyed for more docile activities. If you’re in the mood to kick back, relax, and watch a movie, you may find this strain to be your friend. People use this recreationally with activities they typically do before bedtime such as: