White Russian is a legendary indica-dominant strain, known for its potency and power. It won “Best Overall” strain in the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1996 and is a cross between two legendary strains, the sativa-dominant AK-47 and the potent sativa strain, White Widow. Its buds have a pale green color with a moderate covering of white trichomes. Its aroma is earthy with hints of sweetness and pungency, and its smoke is harsh and dank.
The high of this strain has a fast onset and hits users with a rush of energy that uplifts their mood and increases their motivation. Its effects are mainly cerebral, providing a euphoric feeling as well as boosting creativity, introspection, and focus. White Russian also has a powerful body stone that relaxes the muscles, but won’t couch-lock users unless heavy consumption is involved. It is recommended to enjoy this strain during the daytime as it leaves users wired without the laziness. For medical purposes, it is known to help treat depression, stress, insomnia, and nausea.
Appearance, Aroma, and Taste
The buds of White Russian tend to be small to medium-sized. The leaves are a pale green and are moderately covered in white trichomes depending on the phenotype. The flowers have a mainly earthy scent with hints of citrus-like sweetness and cheese-like pungentness. When smoking, the flowers smell quite dank and is harsh on the lungs due to its slight spiciness.
Common side effects include dry eyes and dry mouth. Experienced cannabis users are more likely to handle the strong cerebral effects more than those who are inexperienced.