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Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 18.4 - 19.6%

CBD 0.52 - 0.7%

Effect Happy

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Diesel

Ice Strain Information


Medium High
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Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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The Ice strain is a hybrid of 50% Indica and 50% Sativa. It was created via crossbreeding of several parent strains such as Northern Lights, Afghani landrace, Skunk #1, and Shiva. It features a THC level of 18-21% along with a CBD content of 0.28-0.56%. The breeder of Ice is Nirvana Seeds, which is one of the largest growers in the industry. It is based in the Netherlands.

The strain has got its name due to white dense trichomes, which cover the buds and look like clouds. It has gained immense popularity and was a winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1998.

Strain Smell and Taste

Since the strain is a Skunk type in its lineage, this means it has a diesel smell. Consumers can also expect an earthy, chemical, and spice taste. Some consumers find woody, berry, and mint flavors that spread across with smoke. These strong and specific flavors are suitable for specific types of users.

The Most Common Effects

The strain can be used occasionally and for short time periods due to its potency. It is strong and provides all effects and benefits immediately. Users can experience happiness, relaxation, euphoria, increased focus, and uplifted feelings.

Ice is rich in terpenes (myrcene, limonene, and humulene) that help people who are depressed and sad, but high feelings are not long-lasting and soon start to decline. This weed type is good for evening and nighttime use.

In addition to multiple bonuses for recreational users, Ice is packed with various medical benefits. The smoke spreads through the air channels in the lungs and relieves the symptoms of asthma. The strain shows impressive results in treating chronic pain, depression, stress, gastrointestinal disorders, and insomnia. It stimulates appetite and reduces inflammation. Therapists recommend this marijuana type to ease the symptoms of muscular dystrophy, hypertension, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

There are a few negative effects that may be experienced by Ice weed strain smokers:

  • low blood pressure;
  • red eyes;
  • dry mouth;
  • headaches;
  • paranoia;

Growth Information

Growers adore Ice strain because it can be easily cultivated both indoors and outdoors. This marijuana type is very popular, and the seeds are easy to find. It produces high yields (2-4 oz. /ft2 indoors and 4-6 oz./ft2 outdoors) with incredible white trichomes. It flowers in 64-73 days, while the harvest time is 79-86 days. The strain is resistant to common plant diseases and offers high resin production. Due to a manageable height, the plants are great to be cultivated in places where space is limited.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 84% Voted
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Dry eyes 49% Voted
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Paranoia 27% Voted
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Ice 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. 18.4 - 19.6%
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. 0.52 - 0.7%
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. 0.3 - 0.84%
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. 0.26 - 1.52%
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. 0.34 - 0.28%
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. 0.34 - 0.84%

Ice 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. 0.08%
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. 0.13%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.01%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.09%
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. 0.13%
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. 0.04%
Pulegone Pulegone is a less-common terpene found in peppermint and catnip, for example, with a sweet and minty aroma. In small amounts, pulegone could be found in some cannabis strains. It is reported to offer anxiety-relieving effects, increased cognitive performance, and sedative properties. Could remove dizziness. 0.14%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.09%
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. 0.13%
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. 0.16%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 64 - 73 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 79 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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User Reviews 6

Pot Guy

Good buzz, good smell. And the taste is more than awesome. Its fantastic. No harshness at all.

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the taste is insanely fuel when vaped

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Weed Farmer

This strain is easy to grow. My outdoor plants are amazing. I topped them several times and now theyre nice bushes. Btw Ice hits fast! This stuff can put u right to sleep if u are a newbie. The bud hit me like a shotgun and sent me to sleep.

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A stunning hybrid. Makes me pain-free, good for meditation

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Jason F.

Ice is good overall. No paranoia or anxiety. Swoop up the flower if you like chemical odors.

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Ms. Green Eyes

Im always trying new strains, but this one and Dogwalker OG have a special place in my heart. I like diesel and earthy flavors. Very uplifting and relaxing! Perfect before bed or going out with friends, but you can function in the day if you need, too.

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You can grow the strain indoors or outdoors. The outdoor growing is a bit more complicated and it involves taller plants. But, the yield is higher as well. Indoors the growing is much easier and a plant can reach 120 cm in height. The yield is 400-500 grams per square meter.