Italian Ice

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 14.5 - 18.5%

CBD 0.88 - 1.36%

Effect Sleepy

Side Effect Paranoia

Flavor Pungent

Italian Ice Strain Complete Review And Information


Medium High
10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%


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


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Italian Ice strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. It was originally bred by Cali Connection through the crossing of Forbidden Fruit with Gelato 45. The resulting Italian Ice comes with a THC content of around 15-18% and sometimes even 25%. This makes it a very strong weed that may not be suitable for beginner smokers. This marijuana has a very sweet aroma and Linalool as a dominant terpene. It causes strong effects of relaxation, which makes it ideal for the late evening.

Taste and Aroma of Italian Ice

The main aromas of the buds include:

  • Sweetness
  • Blackberry
  • Grape
  • Sourness

All of these combine to give it a complex aroma that has more sweet notes than sour ones. The flavor is similarly fruity with some musky notes. Tokers can also notice spicy, earthy and ammonia tastes. The main sweetness comes from Carene and Phellandre in the strain composition.

Italian Ice Strain Effects and Benefits

This cannabis is great to smoke if you want to relax completely. It provides users with a strong head and body high. It also has the tendency to lead to couch-lock, so it should be smoked with a little care if you're planning to do something afterward.

Because of the strong body high it provides, Italian Ice weed strain may also be used to relieve chronic pain. It can quickly relax the whole body, causing sensations of pain to be taken over by those of calmness. But before using it for medical purposes - consult your doctor.

Information for Growers

If you can manage to get its seeds, which seem very hard to come by, the plant can grow easily. It is also easy to be cloned if you have some cuttings at your disposal. It can be cultivated indoors as well as outdoors. The yield is very good, and you will have the buds ready in 69-74 days. But some growers say Italian Ice buds are easier to find in dispensaries than seeds on the Internet.

Interesting fact about this strain: Italian Ice strain is known to be one of the easier strains to clone or grow. So it is perfect for beginner growers, you don't need special experience to grow it.

Author: Denys
Last Reviewed:
May 6, 2022

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Italian Ice Strain Cannabinoids

THC 14.5 - 18.5% 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.
CBD 0.88 - 1.36% 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.
CBC 0.52 - 0.67% 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.
CBG 0.41 - 0.72% 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.
CBN 0.05 - 0.11% 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.
THCV 0.49 - 0.76% 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.

Italian Ice Terpene Profile

Carene 0.27% Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief.
Myrcene 0.1% 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.
Camphene 0.03% Camphene is terpene common for carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Camphene has a damp, pungent, herbal, minty aroma with pine undertones. In cannabis, mostly found in Indica strains. Camphene causes cooling sensations, having anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects.
Linalool 0.33% 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.
Phellandrene 0.27% 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.
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 54 - 59 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 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

Italian Ice strain lineage

Italian Ice Terpene and Taste Chemistry

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I can't sleep without this strain ...

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jon smith

OMG. its almost like FLO, the dj short one. smells and taste like it. and even grows like it. the true FLO is lost, but this is its identical twin. only more head foggy. amazing for my anxitey. please tell me if you agree if youve tried both.

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Italian Ice is an indica-leaning hybrid (60% Indica and 40% Sativa).
Smoking this strain will make you happy and sleepy due to deep relaxation.