is marked by small to medium flowers that do little to visually convey
the strain’s power. These buds cling together in dense, clustered
formations and hold roughly spherical shapes. They have the dense, solid
structure associated with indica varieties. Leaves are a dark shade of
olive green and are twisted through with vibrant orange hairs (which are
actually pistils, botanical structures meant to catch pollen from
fertilizing male plants). Finally, true to its name, Ice Wreck is
covered in a thick, even blanket of translucent white trichomes, making
these flowers very sticky and giving them an icy appearance even when
viewed from afar.
When properly cured, Ice
Wreck’s flowers give off a fresh, woodsy pine scent. On closer
inspection, there are also some dank notes of damp earthy. Meanwhile,
grinding up or breaking open the small buds gives off a rich perfume of
incense and spice, perhaps testifying to the Afgahni indica
in this strain’s lineage. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Ice Wreck
gives off a harsh, acrid smoke that may tickle the smoker’s palate and
lungs, inducing tears and coughing. On the exhale, this rough smoke
carries a piney, peppery flavor.
Wreck’s high takes effect quickly, exerting a pressure around the
smoker’s eyes and temples scarcely before they’ve finished coughing.
What follows is a suddenly cerebral mindset that can be good for the
kind of freely-associative thinking that lends itself to both task-based
analytical work as well as more freewheeling, creative brainstorming.
Ice Wreck also brings a buzzy energy that’s great for accomplishing an
afternoon’s worth of errands or a similarly mundane activity like
cleaning. The strain’s strong cerebral nature, forcing smokers to spend
time in their own heads, can be disorienting for the uninitiated. In the
right set and setting, though, this energy can be uniquely lucid and
even social, provoking conversation and good vibes when shared with
As the high
progresses, a progressive body stone sets in, pulverizing any pervasive
muscular tension while allowing users to breathe more deeply and easily.
This mellow indica onset can take the edge off of the strain’s
initially cerebral properties, allowing smokers to kick back and chill
out. Ice Wreck is unlikely to become totally incapacitating, though.
Instead, its eventual blend of mental and physical stimulation can be a
great way to enhance activities that involve both brain and body
coordination, like exercise, video games, and even sex. Because of its
decrescendo down from energy into subtle relaxation, Ice Wreck is
recommended for late afternoon to early evening use.
bud’s versatile effects can have wide-ranging applications for medical
cannabis patients. Its upbeat, energetic properties may temporarily
relieve the troubling symptoms of mild to moderate stress and
depression. Its lasting sense of focus can also be a boon to those with
attention deficit disorders. Meanwhile, Ice Wreck’s physically relaxing
properties may soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due
to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia.
Because its early effects can be mentally fast-paced and disorienting,
this strain is not a good option for patients who are prone to panic or
who have a low tolerance for THC.