White Buffalo is a Sativa-heavy strain of cannabis developed by Queen Bee. It is renowned for elevating the mood and, as such, is most commonly used by people that suffer from mood and panic disorders.
Below, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about this rare but wonderful strain.
White Buffalo is known for being highly potent, however, its potency can differ from batch to batch. On average, it has a Sativa: Indica ratio of 80%:20%.
This high Sativa percentage makes it a pretty potent strain even for those with a higher tolerance.
With this in mind, it’s not recommended that White Buffalo is used at nighttime as its potency has a tendency to keep you awake and wired. Ideal if you need to feel energized, but less than ideal if you’re trying to get to sleep.
What Is Buffalo Strain?
The White Buffalo strain is a rare hybrid of a Sativa strain and an Indica strain, and each of its parent plants is dominant in each. It’s known for its robust structure and its amazing ability to flower quickly, This is likely due to its Blackberry Kush Bay 11 lineage.
As a Sativa-dominant strain, White Buffalo is capable of producing a potent high. However, this high has been known to be almost debilitating when accidentally overdone.
How Was Buffalo Strain Developed?
We’ve mentioned briefly above how White Buffalo is a rare strain of cannabis. But why is it so rare? Well, it’s all to do with how it was bred.
White Buffalo was developed by Queen Bee and it was created by crossing the Romulan Strain with a Blackberry Kush Bay 11 hybrid.
Each of these strains is fairly difficult to grow on their own and so, perhaps unsurprisingly, their offspring proved just as difficult to create.
White Buffalo has a pretty varied taste with notes of herbs, plums, apple candy, and even diesel. Some users have noted minty tones as well. You may also find that you experience an extra kick of sweetness right at the very end.
Odor And Flavor
The odor and flavor of White Buffalo are as varied as the taste, and it can change between curing and grinding.
When cured, the buds have a delicate scent of pepper and pine that lingers. When ground or broken open, the odor changes and it has notes of diesel mixed with herbs and apple candies.
Once lit, the odor of White Buffalo changes again, and it’s been known to produce a distinct, pleasant aroma that smells like a citrus and plum orchard. You may also note hints of mint in the air.
Despite its name, the White Buffalo strain is fairly dark in color. It has a blue-purple hue that contrasts sharply with the orange pistils. It also has glistening trichomes, which are particularly beautiful when it’s close to being fully ripe.
The first thing you need to know about growing White Buffalo is that it’s incredibly hard to do. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it a shot, though. You just need to make sure you’re giving it everything it needs.
To begin with, it needs a lot of heat and light. As a Sativa-dominant strain, it prefers a climate with long summer and intense sunlight.
It also needs an equal amount of sunlight and darkness while it’s flowering. This makes it much easier for people living in the Southern Hemisphere to grow.
However, it is also pretty resilient and can handle lower temperatures to a certain degree. So, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you can still try growing it outdoors. But, for the most part, you’d be better off growing it in a controlled environment.
When growing White Buffalo indoors, you need to top the plant quite early on in its growth period. If you don’t it will grow to an almost unmanageable height. You’ll also improve air circulation and expose it to more light, so it’s definitely worth doing.
Flowering will occur around 7 weeks after you’ve sown your White Buffalo seeds, and you should get a harvest of around 16-ounces for each square meter of indoor plants. However, if grown outdoors, you’ll get up to 16-ounces per plant.
White Buffalo is known for its ability to create a euphoric effect for most people that use it. It’s also capable of relaxing and creating a spacy, cerebral effect. This is why it’s often used by people suffering from anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
As with all strains of cannabis, there can be some adverse side effects from using White Buffalo. Aside from dry mouth and a debilitating high if overused, here are some of these side effects:
- Dry Eyes
It is worth noting, however, that the risk of developing these side effects is pretty low if White Buffalo is used responsibly and in moderation.
Many people use White Buffalo to treat medical conditions, both under supervision and in a self-medicated manner. Here are a few of the conditions that White Buffalo users claim it helps them manage:
- Loss of Appetite
- Pain Management
- Stress Relief
The reason the White Buffalo strain is so effective in helping to manage these conditions is due to the fact that it is Sativa-dominant. However, it should be noted that its effectiveness is entirely dependent on the severity of each individual’s condition.
In all cases, responsible use is advised. When used irresponsibly, White Buffalo can create some of the side effects listed above as well as an almost debilitating high.
Are you still developing a tolerance for Sativa-dominant cannabis and need something a little less potent? Or, perhaps you’ve had a bad experience with White Buffalo in the past?
Here are some similar strains you can try:
- Cookie Monster
- Monster Cookies
- Sour Kush
- Strawberry Kush
- Aspen OG
As with White Buffalo, it’s best to use these similar strains responsibly and in moderation.
Here are White Buffalo’s cannabinoid details:
- THC: 18.0% – 21.0%
- CBD: 0.88% – 1.46%
- CBC: 0.31% – 1.49%
- CBG: 0.42% – 1.92%
- CBN: 0.1% – 0.23%
- THCV: 0.23% – 1.95%