Italian Ice is an Indica-dominant weed strain that comes from the rich lineage of the Forbidden Fruit and Gelato 45 brought together by the Cali Connection team. The result is a moderately potent strain that offers a THC content of somewhere around 15%. However, some cultivars somehow manage to get it as high as 25%, which puts it well in the top-tier strains in terms of sheer potency. So, if you are going to buy it from your local dispensary or order it online, just ask your vendor about the THC content. If you are an experienced smoker, you might want to opt for a more potent version of this weed, and if you are a newbie, a standard 15% variant would be a preferable option. Let’s take a closer look.
Thanks to its Gelato 45 lineage, the Italian Ice strain offers a rich bouquet that will remind you of sweet berries and grapes. If you crack the bud open, you will sense a sweet and somewhat sour aroma of berries that are sweet and tingly to the nose. The smoke itself is going to be smooth and just slightly irritating if you use a joint. If you smoke it using a bong, the cool smoke is not going to irritate your throat at all. You should note, though, that the smell is quite strong and that smoking outdoors would be a dead giveaway if that is something you worry about. Apart from the fruity flavors, the users would also notice pungent earthy notes in the smoke, which is typical for most strains of cannabis. So, if you sense the smell of Italian Ice, you know there’s somebody smoking weed around.
Italian Ice offers a rich terpene profile, which contributes to its amazing aroma:
As mentioned, this is an Indica-dominant strain, which means it is best suited for stoners who love to just chill and kick back in their chairs while they smoke. More potent variants of Italian Ice will knock you off your feet and produce a strong relaxing effect that might end in tight and rejuvenating sleep. At the same time, you are going to experience a euphoric effect and a sense of happiness. This makes Italian Ice a perfect stoner weed.
It is also used for medicinal purposes by people suffering from chronic pain and insomnia. Thanks to the strong relaxing effect, this weed is perfect for killing the pain and helping the users to chill completely. Also, if you experience problems falling asleep, this strain of marijuana might also be used as a potent remedy. Naturally, before you decide to use weed for medicinal purposes, it is important to consult with your doctor and see what they tell you. Despite most people using weed without any concerns, if health is something you are worried about, you should approach it systematically. That way, you can avoid possible risks and make sure weed actually benefits you rather than hindering your condition.
Growing weed on your own is tricky, even if you have some experience in that department. With Italian Ice, it can be grown both indoors and outdoors, but outdoors growing is preferable if the climate is right. Admittedly, though, the seeds are quite challenging to come across and you might have a hard time finding them online. But if you do find them, the best idea is to take them outside and try to grow them outdoors if you live in a warm and dry climate. The flowering time is somewhere between 60 and 80 days, depending on the conditions. You will need some basic fertilizers too. If you grow indoors, a basic hydroponics station will suffice. The plant is not tall, but the yield is good, so you’ll be able to harvest some 100-200g of buds from a single plant.
Weed is a peculiar substance that offers a number of solid benefits while being relatively harmless. Whether you are a newbie or an experienced smoker, the best course of action is to consume weed in moderate amounts. If you are completely unfamiliar with how marijuana works, it is better to start slow, take a small hit and wait for about 5 to 10 minutes to see how it feels. If it hits, you are going to know it, and if it doesn’t, just take another hit. Responsible consumption is the key to a healthy and joyful experience, so you should always keep it cool and not go hard in the paint with it. Despite there still exists a stigma around marijuana, people grow more and more accepting of it, and if you are planning to try it for the first time, it is better to start with less potent strains and see how it goes.