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Desert Snow
Hybrid 50% S, 50% I
Dominant terpene
Limonene 0.32%

28 - 30%


0.6 - 0.88%


0.2 - 0.34%


Spicyherbal, Citrus



The Desert Snow strain is a super rare, evenly balanced hybrid (50% Sativa / 50% Indica). Even though the weed has unknown parentage, modern growers still try to uncover its genetic backbone. With the terpene composition dominated by limonene and linalool, the Desert Snow marijuana bud has a spicy herbal taste typical for cannabis, with sweet woody undertones and citrus notes on the exhale. Being a well-balanced hybrid, the Desert Snow weed has a potent high that starts with rushy euphoria, mental sharpness, and energy boost. Then smokers will enjoy a total bliss of relaxation away from any racing thoughts and stresses. With a super high THC level of 28-30%, the Desert Snow strain is recommended for veteran smokers.

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Other cannabinoids contribute to the entourage effect and include the following ones:

  • CBD 0.6 - 0.88%
  • CBC 0.31 - 0.44%
  • CBG 0.2 - 0.34%
  • CBN 0.09 - 0.15%
  • THCV 0.06 - 0.35%

Terpene Composition of Weed

Being a perfectly balanced hybrid, the Desert Snow strain has varied terpene composition dominated by limonene and linalool. The weed has a sweet woody taste featuring a spicy herbal exhale. With a citrus lemon aroma that is also accomplished by earthiness and burning spices, the Desert Snow also has floral and berry overtones due to its terpene profile.

There are many other terpenes in the Desert Snow marijuana. The most prevalent include:

  • Pinene
  • Myrcene
  • Valencene
  • Phellandrene
  • Caryophyllene

Effects Desert Snow Boasts

The high provided by the Desert Snow strain starts with a rush of creative and motivating euphoria that uplifts your mind and builds a happy state. Once your mind reaches mental sharpness, clear-headed energy allows you to perform any task on the to-do list. Soon you will notice how your body relaxes, and the pains of the day are washed away. By the end of smoking, you will achieve a totally and completely relaxed state without being sedated or feeling sleepy. You will also notice how stress, anxiety, aches, and tension are melted, leaving you totally at ease and peaceful. These combined effects make the Desert Snow weed a perfect bud for treating medical patients that suffer from:

  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lack of appetite

Side effects may appear in those who are sensitive to cannabis compounds. Most common include:

  • Dizzy
  • Hunger
  • Tingly
  • Dry eyes
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Heightened sensory perception

Tips on Growing the Desert Snow Strain

According to growers, the Desert Snow buds have thick fluffy heart-shaped nugs covered in yellow-green colors, dark brown hairs, and a coating of bright golden crystal trichomes. The weed flowers within 52-62 days, allowing growers to pick the yield on the last day of the growing cycle. Both indoor and out, the Desert Snow cannabis reaches 30-60 inches in height.

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Strain details

Desert Snow Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 28 - 30%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.6 - 0.88%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.31 - 0.44%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.2 - 0.34%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.09 - 0.15%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.06 - 0.35%

Desert Snow Terpene Profile

Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.05%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.07%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.32%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.28%
Valencene Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties. 0.18%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.07%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.04%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 52 - 62 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 62 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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