Information about Ice Queen:
If cannabis users are asked why they indulge in such a powerful and potentially harmful plant, the answer can always vary. There are those who are simply taking their chances on the plant’s supposed medicinal benefits while others are more interested in its psychedelic effects.
Either way, users are never disappointed. But, that is if they choose the right strain that suits their individual needs. To wit, strains with high CBD levels are the perfect varieties for anyone who wants to maximize the plants’ medicinal value. On the other hand, recreational users who are looking for a more potent high should look for strains with impressive THC concentration.
The latter is definitely not for everyone. It takes sufficient experience and tolerance for a user to be able to handle such strength. However, for every seasoned user, the higher the THC levels, the more interesting the experience will be.
That being said, these types of strains are definitely more popular among recreational users with very high tolerance to THC. One good example is this particular variety with an astounding 25% maximum THC level. To top that off, it also has some really interesting play on its flavors and aroma that somewhat lightens the overall strength of the strain. This strain is known as the Ice Queen.
Ice Queen was developed by TGA Subcool Seeds by crossing the hybrids Cheese and Space Queen. The strain is said to have as much as three phenotypes. That being said, it is usually normal for the appearance of the strains to vary.
Information about Ice Queen:
|ORIGIN||White Widow and Cinderella 99|
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Happy – 9
Creative – 8
Sleepy – 7
Euphoric – 3
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Insomnia – 10|
Stress – 9
Pain – 8
Depression – 4
Lack of appetite – 3
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, herbal, lavender, rose, pepper|
|FLAVORS||weet, herbal, and spicy|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10|
Depression – 5
Nausea – 5
Lack of appetite – 5
Insomnia – 4
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 to 10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late October|
|THC CONTENT %||18% to 23%|
|CBD %||1% to 2.3%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||10%/90%|
|INDOOR YIELD||16 to 18 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||20 to 35 ounces per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
The name Ice Queen might not entirely sound as tough for a strain with as much as 25% THC concentration, but it actually is a pretty potent strain, to say the least, and it is definitely not the kind of strain that beginner should be messing around with.
The strain is Sativa dominant, so users should expect a significantly powerful cerebral high. To wit, users should feel generally uplifted at the onset. This will be accompanied by feelings of happiness, heightened energy a sense of euphoria.
Ice Queen’s overall high is relaxing but not to the extent of sending users into a couch lock. Instead, users will simply feel more lazy and sleepy which makes the strain an ideal nighttime treat but can also be used during the day depending on the user’s preference.
Judging by the name and genetic origin of this strain, one can expect it to have a combination of creamy and cheesy aroma. In reality, it does smell as such but with some vanilla, cherry and skunk tinge in it as well. Surprisingly, cheese and cherry go well together, at least for this particular strain.
The flavors of Ice Queen are also boasting of creamy vanilla and sweet cherry. Others may also notice some hints of chemical and pine. Nonetheless, this unique concoction of flavors results in an overall taste that is reminiscent of a delicious fruit cheesecake.
Although side-effects are quite normal for all cannabis varieties, users should even be more careful when it comes to smoking strains with very high THC content such as Ice Queen.
Cases of dry mouth and dry eye are the most common adverse reactions among users. While these are significantly less serious conditions, other side-effects of Ice Queen may also involve users feeling dizzy, having headaches and experiencing signs of anxiety.
Note that these adverse reactions are most likely felt by users who indulge on larger doses or when users are less tolerant to the powerful effects of its high THC content.
With a CBD level that does not really exceed 0.69%, Ice Queen is not as notable as other strains with higher CBD concentrations when it comes to its medicinal value.
However, it is still proven to be helpful in alleviating certain health conditions. Ice Queen’s uplifting effects, for example, is especially effective in aiding users who are dealing with stress and depression.
The relaxing Indica effect of the strain, on the other hand, may relieve signs of fatigue, pain and even insomnia.
Ice Queen is a novice-friendly strain, so this is a very promising strain even for first-time growers. At the same time, prospective growers can choose to cultivate the strain either indoor or outdoor.
For indoor cultivation, Ice Queen works well with SOG method regardless if growers use soil or hydroponics in their systems. Outdoor cultivation, on the other hand, requires a cooler climate in order for the strains to thrive better. It is also advised to stay away from frost and to plant the seedlings in a spot where they can get as much sunlight as possible.
If Ice Queen is cultivated indoors, its flowering time should take 8 to 10 weeks before the buds are ready for harvest. This type of cultivation should produce a total yield of up to 16 ounces per square meter.
In the case of outdoor cultivation, growers should expect the buds to be ready for harvest by mid-October with a total outdoor yield of 16 ounces or more per plant.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Ice Queen? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.