-50% Sativa /50% Indica
Ice is a near-even balance of sativa and indica genes, a descendant of Skunk, Northern Lights, Shiva, and an Afghani landrace (sativa/indica ratio 50:50). This strain, which is often confused with Ice Cream, won the 1998 Cannabis Cup as a hybrid. It has high THC levels, exceeding 20% in available samples, and that makes for a very potent, euphoric high that delivers a dramatic mood boost, an energetic kick, and a shot of creativity. The effects are simultaneously lazy and focused. Ice can be used to treat anxiety, chronic pain, sleeplessness, everyday stress, and lack of appetite. It shouldn't be used as the only form of treatment for seizure disorders, however, or for other conditions that respond to CBD, as Ice has little of that chemical. There are chemical notes to the flavor and aroma of this strain, as well as sweet-and-sour hints of citrus and other fruit. Dry mouth and red eyes are the most widely reported negative effects, while headaches, paranoia, and dizziness are also possible. Ice is a popular, effective choice on and off the legal medical marijuana markets, but it sells best in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Massachusetts.