All About Holy Snow

Are you considering Holy Snow by Greenhouse Seeds to see if this is the best Long Photoperiod Plant strain for your wellness needs? Our team at Green Nexus is here to help. If you’ve been looking far and wide for information about this award-winning strain, including how it affects your endocannabinoid system, the most appropriate growing techniques, and what sorts of effects you can anticipate, keep on reading.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 700 per Plant
Indoor Yield (g):
Flowering Time (days): seven to nine weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: Beginning October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm): 6 feet
Height Outdoor (cm): 6 feet
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Growing Holy Snow

Hawaiian Snow and Holy Punch were combined to create a strain that produces robust and uniform plants with exquisite Long Photoperiod Plant structures. Holy Snow is resistant to molds and bugs, and it thrives in a variety of settings. It frequently grows up to 6 feet tall indoors as well as outside. It is characterized by a short flowering duration with buds ready for harvesting in approximately seven to nine weeks, resulting in an average of 700 grams per square meter. It’s a stunning plant with brownish buds and coiled orange pistils. Allow it to remain in the flowering stage longer and you’ll get more resinous trichomes, resulting in a stunningly frosted appearance on your buds.

How Does Holy Snow Interact with the Endocannabinoid System

Let’s look at how this strain affects the endocannabinoid system to see how it works and what effects it has.

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a modulatory neurotransmission network in the brain. The endocannabinoids, transport and degradation proteins and cannabinoid receptors are all involved in this process (Mechoulam, Parker; 2013) that’s necessary for the body to maintain optimal functioning. 

The ECS is made up of three distinct components:

  1. Endocannabinoids bind to receptors on the cells’ surface and send messages between nerve cells.
  2. Enzymes that decompose endocannabinoids after they’ve completed their purpose.
  3. Essentially, the endocannabinoids act as chemical messengers between the brain and body. The two types of receptors are:
  • CB1 receptors are located in the brain and spinal cord. When under stress, endocannabinoids bind to CB1 receptors, triggering the release of serotonin or endorphins.
  • The CB2 receptors are present in the peripheral nervous system and immune systems. Endocannabinoids attach to CB2 receptors after an injury to stimulate the body’s immune response.

Due to the fact that the ECS acts as a link between the body and brain, it has an influence on several bodily processes (Battista, Di Tommaso, Bari & Maccarrone, 2012):

  • Inflammation 
  • Immune response
  • Appetite and hunger
  • Fatigue and sleep
  • Mood

Phytocannabinoids and Holy Snow

Phytocannabinoids are plant-derived compounds that mimic endocannabinoids in the body because of their chemical structure. Tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol are the most active phytocannabinoids in cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant,  and they affect the ECS.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) is the phytocannabinoid that causes the psychoactive effects of cannabis because as we explained above it directly binds to CB1 receptors in the brain. This in turn generates deep relaxation and feelings of euphoria. Occasionally, it also stimulates a feeling of hunger and helps reduce stress. Basically, this is the chemical that’s responsible for producing the “high” feeling.

Cannabidiol does not bind to CB1 receptors, but it protects endocannabinoids produced from breaking down, thus prolonging natural pain relief and other effects.

The potent Potency content of this strain makes it ideal for those who like a powerful experience. Around 23 percent Potency is present in Holy Snow, making it a highly effective variety that can create strong effects.

The Terpene Profile of Holy Snow

The chemicals that give plants their scents and tastes are called terpenes.  Recent research suggests that terpenes impact the ECS and frequently collaborate with cannabis to enhance the effects, providing a slew of health benefits. There are over 100 different terpenes in each cannabis plant, but some of them are more prevalent, giving the strain its distinct scent, taste, and health benefits.

  • Myrcene:  Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene found in Holy Snow. It provides a herbal scent reminiscent of basil, that’s very earthy in nature. Research shows that it helps with anxiety, and it helps safeguard against inflammation. (Surendran et. al., 2021)
  • Pinene:  This terpene is what gives Holy Snow its pine-like aroma. It can be found in other plants as well, such as basil, parsley, and rosemary to name a few. It boosts memory retention, acts as an antibacterial against certain types of infection, and reduces inflammation. (Kim et al., 2015)
  • Eucalyptol:   Eucalyptol has a spicy fragrance that is commonly used in mouthwash. This compound can be found in cannabis plants, rosemary, cloves, and eucalyptus. It’s known to have anti-inflammatory properties and also helps with muscle spasm relief. (Yu et al., 2018)

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant

The type of cannabis, whether it’s an short photoperiod plant or a Long Photoperiod Plant strain, also influences the effects you experience. Long Photoperiod Plants are typically the most energizing, while short photoperiod plants are more sedating. Holy Snow falls into the Long Photoperiod Plant category (70/30 Long Photoperiod Plant) due to its energetic effects. Long Photoperiod Plants are often used to fight depression, anxiety, and fatigue because of their uplifting effects.

Holy Snow: Physical and Psychoactive Effects

When you smoke or ingest Holy Snow, the effects usually begin to appear after 10 minutes of consumption. At first, it can cause a soothing sensation of increased relaxation and ease. Some people even experience feelings of happiness due to its euphoric properties. Then, as 20 more minutes pass by, this feeling will slowly fade and be replaced with an equally-calming wave of fresh energy.

Users report a sensation including both physical and mental effects after smoking this strain. This includes a feeling of calmness, where tension is released from the body. Users also often experience a sense of physical lightness and ease as muscle pressure dissipates throughout the body.

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Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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Kim, D., Lee, H., Jeon, Y., Han, Y., Kee, J., & Kim, H. et al. (2015). Alpha-Pinene Exhibits Anti-Inflammatory Activity Through the Suppression of MAPKs and the NF-κB Pathway in Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages. The American Journal Of Chinese Medicine, 43(04), 731-742. doi: 10.1142/s0192415x15500457

Mechoulam, R., & Parker, L. (2013). The Endocannabinoid System and the Brain. Annual Review Of Psychology, 64(1), 21-47. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-113011-143739

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Yu, N., Sun, Y., Su, X., He, M., Dai, B., & Kang, J. (2018). Eucalyptol protects lungs against bacterial invasion through attenuating ciliated cell damage and suppressing MUC5AC expression. Journal Of Cellular Physiology, 234(5), 5842-5850. doi: 10.1002/jcp.26359