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Russian Snow
Indica 0% S, 100% I
Dominant terpene
Linalool 0.25%

18 - 19%


0.31 - 0.55%


0.08 - 0.09%


Spicyherbal, Sweet



Russian Snow is pure Indica that has South Indian and South American landrace strains in its genetics. It was bred by crossing White Widow with AK-49. It has got its name due to an abundance of resin, which covers the buds with milky crystals. The THC composition is average and amounts to 18-19%. 

Russian Snow Strain Information

This cannabis variety is rich in other cannabinoids that are present in the plant in the following ratio:

  • CBD 0.31-0.55%
  • CBC 0.29-0.37%
  • CBG 0.08-0.09%
  • CBN 0.08-0.15%
  • THCV 0.09-0.17%

Since this phenotype features moderate potency, it can be consumed by cannabis enthusiasts of any THC tolerance; however, its smoke may be slightly harsh for beginning smokers.

Strain Taste, Aroma, and Major Terpenes

The weed aroma is formed due to the terpenes secreted by the plant. The initial smell is primarily one of flowers and pepper provided by caryophyllene. When combusted, the flowers smell more pungent. As affected by linalool, the scent can become spicy and herbal. The aroma can also be complicated by sweet notes due to phellandrene.

Common Effects of the Russian Snow Strain

The effects provided by the Russian Snow strain are not typical for the kush with Indica genes. It fills users with a lifted sense of ease and calm, which is accompanied by laser-sharp concentration and focus. If people continue smoking, the relaxing effects will increase and spread from head to toe. The high can also provoke tingles and induce giggles in consumers.

People who are seeking relief from the following conditions can benefit from using this pot:

  • Migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Stress

Unaccustomed marijuana smokers may get side effects from using Russian Snow such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Tingles
  • Panic attacks

Information for Cultivators

The flowering stage of the Russian Snow strain lasts for about 63-68 days. It develops relatively short plants (30-60 inches high) and forms heart-shaped nugs with a super thick coating of trichomes. In 59 days, indoor cultivators receive average yields that amount to 1-2 oz. per 1 ft2 planted range. Since it’s a pungent weed variety, gardeners may require odor control measures to counteract the smell.

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Strain details

Russian 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. 18 - 19%
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. 0.31 - 0.55%
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. 0.29 - 0.37%
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. 0.08 - 0.09%
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. 0.08 - 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. 0.09 - 0.17%

Russian Snow Terpene Profile

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. 0.09%
Geraniol Geraniol is a terpene initially contained in geraniums, as well as lemongrass, lemon peels, roses, blueberries, and carrots. The aroma is a sweet rose scent with notes of citrus. Geraniol features anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and neuroprotectant properties. It's rumored to have side effects such as allergic contact dermatitis or sensitive skin irritation. 0.12%
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. 0.05%
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. 0.25%
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. 0.14%
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. 0.18%
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. 0.18%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 63 - 68 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 59 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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