About White Haze
White Haze is a resinous, sativa-dominant hybrid that wields mental clarity with a slow burn of physical relaxation. Created by Amsterdam-based breeders Dutch White Label Seed Company, this bud may be a distinct phenotype of the staple strain Haze. White Haze’s complex aroma and soothing, multilayered high have impressed consumers enough to earn it the title of Best Sativa in the 2002 High Times Cannabis Cup. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 19%.
Flowers of White HAze tend to be small and pebbly when trimmed. These little nuggets cling together in popcorn-like formations and express a sativa-type bud structure, with fluffy leaves that spiral loosely outward from their central stems. The leaves themselves are fairly large and are a vibrant shade of spruce green. Finally, the thick coat of sticky white trichomes that gives this strain its name cover the flowers, making them appear icy when seen from a distance.
The most obvious scent wafting up from buds of White Haze is that of lemon. A second whiff reveals a sour, funky undertone. Meanwhile, grinding up these small buds gives off notes of earth and pine. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, White Haze gives off a smooth and easily ingested smoke. This smoke tastes woodsy with some hints of citrus on the exhale.
This strain’s buzzy effects take hold shortly after users have consumed its refreshing smoke. At first, a concerted pressure may take hold around the temples and eyes; some smokers also report a flushing in the cheeks. What follows is a subtle stimulation in mental processes in which otherwise unremarkable ideas or concepts take on a new fascination. This cerebral activity can make users more talkative and sociable, making White Haze a valuable bud to have on hand for party settings. It can also enable work on complicated, work-related tasks that require close attention to detail. For some, White Haze’s action on the brain can take the form of sensory distortion. Color or sounds may take on a new intensity, while trippy feelings of time dilation are also commonly reported. While uninitiated consumers may be disoriented by psychedelic effects like these, those able to sink into the bud’s spacey properties can amplify them with a visually-engaging movie. As time passes, a light body buzz sets in that may take the edge off of any earlier agitation or overstimulation. A tingle of relaxation may undo any tightly-held muscular tension and can allow deep breathing to happen more frely and easily. White Haze’s body high is not likely to couchlock users, though, instead granting them mild sedation while allowing them to maintain a lucid mindset. As time wears on, this strain’s ideal balance between mental and physical stimulation can enhance activities that require a full brain and body coordination -- including, but not limited to, dancing, gaming, and even sex. Because it tends to come with an unabated energy and an upbeat vibe, White HAze is recommended for daytime use; it can even be a fun strain to wake and bake with.
White Haze’s versatility gives it several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its cerebral onset may aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders, while its mood-altering properties can take the edge off of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, White Haze can numb aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties may take care of more minor afflictions like headaches and cramps. Because it's early feeling of mind race can veer into paranoia in the wrong set and setting, White Haze is not a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately for home growers, seeds of White Haze are available for sale online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor growth calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants tend to grow tall, and those cultivating indoors may need to occasionally prune back their crops in order to help them fit in limited grow spaces. White Haze flowers anywhere between 7 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and offers a high yield of flowers at harvest time.
White Haze is a great all-purpose daytime smoke for sativa lovers, especially those with a nose for terpenes. If you want to be particularly on the nose while smoking White Haze, enjoy it during a snowy day.