Black Ice is a highly potent Indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. It typically has a ratio of about 70 to 30% Indica over Sativa, which results in more of a body high and a powerful couch-locked feeling initially. Black Ice buds are surprisingly pretty, with deep purple and orange coloring woven throughout as well as a dense layer of trichomes (also known as keef) covering the buds.
Its distinct smell and taste characterize this strain, featuring woody, earthy, spicy, and berry notes. Some users have described it as a mix of hay and florals.
The Black Ice strain was first bred by Moon Seeds as a crossbreed between Black Domina and White Widow, although some may also breed it with Oreoz. Black Domina is a highly popular strain, and Moon Seeds is well-respected as a grower and curator of cannabis.
Black Ice’s terpene profile includes caryophyllene, humulene, linalool, pinene, and myrcene, which are good for anti-inflammatory purposes, appetite suppressing, anxiety, focus, pain relief, and sedation.
This potent strain offers consumers both euphoric and sedative effects. Its properties of pain relief might be of good use for individuals struggling with chronic pain or pain resulting from an injury. Black Ice is also renowned for its relaxing effects, which might help treat patients with insomnia.
After ingesting Black Ice, you’ll notice strong feelings of calm and pleasant, mild euphoria. This strain can help you maintain focus and productivity, although you may experience some initial feelings of couch lock and sleepiness. Once those effects wear off, however, you should feel relatively clear-headed, de-stressed, and uplifted.
You can find the Black Ice strain in most cities with dispensaries, as it’s a popular choice for both sleeping and chilling. If you’d like to try growing it yourself, it’s not too challenging of a task. You can grow it indoors or outdoors, but it requires specific conditions to thrive in any environment.
It likes a warm, dry climate ranging between 70 and 80 degrees during the day with a 10-degree drop at night. This plant doesn’t tolerate overfeeding well, so be careful not to overdo it when providing nutrients. You’ll also see bigger yields with regular trimming.
When the trichomes become cloudy in appearance, it’s time to harvest the buds!