All About Hawaiian Snow

Are you considering trying Hawaiian Snow to see if this is the right strain of cannabis L. long photoperiod plant for your wellness needs? To help you make a confident, educated purchase, we’ve provided an in-depth look at this long photoperiod plant strain originally bred by the Green House Seeds, including growing tips, terpene profile and Potency potency, and the effects you can expect.


Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 1200 M2
Indoor Yield (g): 800 M2
Flowering Time (days): 12 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: last week of October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm):
Height: Tall
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 20
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 80
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant
Climate: hot, sunny weather

Growing Hawaiian Snow

Hawaiian Snow is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant bred from Hawaiian Long Photoperiod Plant and Laos known for its impressive height and high yields. This plant needs space as it can reach eight feet tall and grows long, heavy branches. Also, it does take longer to reach the flowering stage – usually around 12 weeks. When it does flower, it develops heavy, prolific buds, so it’s necessary to support its branches to prevent breaking. 

Indoor growers find that low stress training (LST) and nutrient rich soil produces the best results and yields over 800 grams per square meter. Outdoors, hot, sunny weather allows this plant to reach its full potential, often yielding up to 1200 grams per square meter by the end of its flowering stage in late October. 

Because it’s so large and requires fairly stringent conditions, whether you’re growing indoors or out, this can be a bit more of a challenge, making it best for experienced growers.  

How Does Hawaiian Snow Interact with Your Endocannabinoid System? 

All strains of cannabis L. long photoperiod plant and cannabis L. short photoperiod plant interact with your endocannabinoid system to achieve the effects you will experience. To better understand what this means, it’s important to know what the endocannabinoid system does. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a sophisticated cell-signaling network within the body that consists of neurotransmitters, receptors, and enzymes to carry and receive messages to and from the brain to ensure the body remains in balance (Lu, Mackie; 2016). The ECS regulates multiple functions in the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems (Komorowski, Stepien, 2007), including: 

  • Hunger and appetite;
  • Fatigue and sleep;
  • Mood and how we process stress, worry, and depression;
  • Inflammation, both acute and chronic;
  • Pain response, including joint pain and headaches;
  • Creating and recalling memory.

In order to create responses in the body necessary to fulfill these issues, the three components of the ECS have to work together. 

  1. Endocannabinoids: These are neurotransmitters that send signals by binding to receptors and are produced by the body.
  2. Endocannabinoid receptors: These sit on the surface of cells, reading the messages from endocannabinoids. CB 1 receptors are found in the central nervous system and aid in increasing appetite, elevating the mood, and aiding in sleep while CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system and responsible for immune responses. 
  3. Enzymes break down the endocannabinoids once they have transmitted signals. 

Understanding Phytocannabinoids

Cannabis L. long photoperiod plant and cannabis L. short photoperiod plant contain phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids that occur naturally within the plant and have a similar structure to the endocannabinoids produced by the body (Swift, Wong, Arnold, McGregor; 2013).  Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant phytocannabinoids in cannabis, though the amount of each varies from each strain. 

Potency is a psychoactive cannabinoid that binds to CB1 receptors to increase the appetite, induce feelings of euphoria, deepen relaxation, and reduce symptoms of pain, anxiety, and nausea. Because these are introduced into the body, not produced on an “as needed” basis the way that endocannabinoids are, Potency produces a more heightened or concentrated effect. 

CBD doesn’t produce a psychoactive effect, meaning it doesn’t make you feel “high,” nor does it bind to CB1 receptors. Instead, it extends the life of the endocannabinoids the body produces, which is why many people find it eases pain from inflammation, reduces worry, and aids in sleep (Laprairie, Bagher, et al. 2015).  

The concentration of both phytocannabinoids provides you with an improved look at the potency of the strain. Hawaiian Snow has around 23 percent Potency and around 0.17 CBD, making it a moderately potent strain with stronger psychoactive effects, while the CBD levels are lower but can still provide added relief for pain, nausea, and other concerns. 

Potency:  23.00%  CBD:  0.17%   CBN:  0.12%  

Terpene Profile of Hawaiian Snow

Terpenes are the chemical compounds found in plants that make up their unique aroma. There are hundreds of terpenes found in nature, and each one is found in different concentrations. In cannabis L. long photoperiod plant and cannabis L. short photoperiod plant, there are over 150 terpenes present, and each strain has a unique combination and concentration, which is why some strains may have a sweeter or more earthy aroma than others.

Terpenes are also found to interact with the ECS, and they will often enhance some of the effects of Potency. The three dominant terpenes in Hawaiian Snow are: 

  • Myrcene: This is an earthy, herbal aroma found in basil and hops. It is found to contribute anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic benefits (Surendran, Qassadi, Lilley, 2021). 
  • Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, warm aroma and is also found in clove, cinnamon, and black pepper. Studies have shown this terpene can assist in reducing inflammatory symptoms as well as stress and anxiety (Scandiffio, Geddo, Cottone, et al. 2020). 
  • Pinene: As its name suggests, this offers a refreshing pine scent that is present in pine trees and rosemary. Studies have found pinene also offers analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits (Salehi, et al. 2019).

The terpenes present in Hawaiian Snow blend to create an earthy, spicy aroma that’s reminiscent of incense, with bright notes of pine and eucalyptus and subtle sweetness. The smoke flavor is similar, though users report stronger tropical and sweet notes brought forth by complex flavonoids found in the strain. 

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant

There are two types of cannabis used for wellness: cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. Short Photoperiod Plants are known for creating feelings of deep, intense physical relaxation as well as euphoria, increased appetite, and improved sleep. Long Photoperiod Plants create a more cerebral experience, often providing the user with energy, motivation, and increased creativity as well as feelings of euphoria. Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plants often bring aspects of both types to create a more unique experience or to take off some of the edge of the dominant strain. 

Hawaiian Snow is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant of 80 percent long photoperiod plant and 20 percent short photoperiod plant.  

Physical and Psychoactive Effects of Hawaiian Snow

Looking at the Potency potency, CBD content, terpene profile, and type of strain, you can gain a fairly clear picture of how Hawaiian Snow affects your endocannabinoid system. Using this information, along with user reviews, we have found the following effects: 

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Energizing
  • Uplifting 
  • Increased focus
  • Increased creativity
  • Relieves pain from inflammation
  • Relieves anxiety and stress
  • Dry eyes 
  • Dry mouth

Overall, this strain is ideal for daytime use, without feelings of “couch lock,” so you can go about your day with plenty of energy and motivation while enjoying an elevated mood and freedom from the problems associated with stress, inflammation, anxiety, and other common concerns. 

Purchase Hawaiian Snow Seeds Today

If you feel that Hawaiian Snow is the right option, buy your high quality seeds today! Not sure how to determine the right strain to correspond with your goals? Let us help. Call us at [phone] and speak with an experienced member of our team or fill out the form below to get started. 



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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