White Shark Strain

Wondering how this strain of cannabis got its name?

Inspired by one of the most dangerous creatures in the ocean, The Green House decided to create this Sativa-dominant strain of cannabis to pay homage to the Great White Shark, which is a shark that lives in a variety of our world’s waters and poses a great danger to us humans.

White Shark Strain

So, while this particular strain of cannabis isn’t going to follow in the footsteps of the dangerous predator it has been named after, this strain certainly shouldn’t be underestimated, because the White Shark strain is a notoriously powerful strain of cannabis that has quite the kick!

For that reason, while it might not be the best option for someone who is just getting started out, it will be a great option for an experienced user who can handle the high levels of THC present.

To follow, White Shark is a mostly Sativa-leaning hybrid strain that incorporates two different Sativa’s hailing from South America and South India, as well as the classic favorite Super Skunk.

Otherwise referred to as Great White Shark, White Shark was one of the most popular types of hybrid cannabis in the ’90s, and even won an award in 1997.

In the present day, White Shark is back on the rise and has started to become more readily available thanks to it regaining some of its former popularity.


White Shark is a powerful Sativa-dominant strain of cannabis that was first created by the breeder known as The Green House. It is made of a cross between two Sativa strains that hail from Brazil and India, as well as the popular strain Super Skunk.

Typically, the THC levels of White Shark are known for being relatively high, although levels can vary from yield to yield.


As we have already briefly touched upon above, White Shark was initially introduced by breeder The Green House sometime in the 90s, and it was an instant success.

It combines elements of two Sativa strains that come from South America as well as South India, as well as an Indica-dominant strain that you might have already tried yourself – Super Skunk.

During its initial success in the 1990s, White Shark was given a variety of other names (including Great White Shark and Peacemaker) and also received a variety of awards during the 1990s period.

Strain Appearance

Easy to spot among other strains of cannabis, this Sativa-hybrid certainly stands out from the crowd thanks to its uniquely round buds that are adorned with eye catching calyxes that are soft and fluffy to the touch.

As for the pistils? They’re vibrant and striking and are usually shades of rich golden orange and deep red that are their most beautiful while harvesting.

Strain Flavor

Offering a crowd-pleasing flavor that’s sure to be a hit with newcomers and experienced cannabis users alike, White Shark has a deliciously moreish skunk taste that is enhanced by delicate notes of refreshing lavender, zesty orange, and an intriguing hint of clove.

As for the aftertaste?

You’ll be pleased to hear that White Shark offers an impressively mellow aftertaste that is comprised of elements of earth and wood, so you won’t have to worry about having to deal with a bitter aftertaste – even its smoke is smooth, and leaves a deliciously moreish tangy sweetness that will leave you wanting more.

Strain Aroma

If you’re the type of person who likes to smoke discreetly – then the White Shark might not be the best option for you!

This is because White Shark is an incredibly aromatic strain of cannabis that has an extremely potent citrus aroma enhanced by refreshing notes of lavender, clove, and even a touch of pine.

Not only that, but this citrusy-woodsy aroma will only be intensified whenever you pull off a nug, so this is something to keep in mind if you don’t want anyone to know.

Strain Cannabinoids

The usual cannabinoid levels for White Shark are as follows:

  • THC: 12-21%
  • CBD: -0.2%

As a side note, given the fact that the levels of THC can often vary in White Shark, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are doing your research prior to purchasing any, especially if you do not have an overly strong THC tolerance and don’t want to experience a bad high.

Strain Terpenes

The most common terpene that is found present in White Shark is myrcene, but pinene and caryophyllene are also present… which helps to explain the deliciously sweet and fruity fragrance of White Shark!

Strain Side Effects

As with all other strains of cannabis, there are a variety of side effects that you should be made aware of prior to trying it out for yourself. In particular, White Shark is known for having (on average) a very high level of THC present inside its makeup, so if you do decide to try it there is a strong chance that you will experience dry mouth, itchy eyes, nausea, and potentially even dizziness, too.

It should also be noted that due to the high THC level, White Shark might also induce feelings of anxiety and panic. For this reason, we do not recommend using this strain if you are not experienced in using cannabis.

However, if you would like to try it and don’t have an overly strong tolerance to THC, we recommend that you try a yield of White Shark that has a lower level of THC (some of the lowest levels we’ve come across are 12%) and make sure that you try it in a safe environment with people that you trust.

In addition to that, you should also make sure to have water nearby, as this strain might cause you to feel thirsty.

Medical Benefits

Believe it or not, White Shark is one of the most commonly used strains of marijuana in the medical community, as it offers a variety of medical benefits.

These include the ability to help reduce stress caused by everyday life, as well as help to increase feelings of general happiness and wellbeing in individuals that suffer from depression.

White Shark is also a fantastic strain of cannabis for helping to alleviate all types of chronic pain and is most commonly used to help treat headaches, muscle aches, muscle spasms, and even joint stiffness/arthritis.

Strain Review

There’s simply no denying that White Shark is a great strain of cannabis that can be used for both recreational and medical purposes.

When used correctly, White Shark has the potential to induce feelings of relaxation and happiness, while also being able to inspire feelings of positivity that will last all day long.

Alongside being ideal for sparking up and enjoying at the end of a long, stressful day at the office, White Shark doubles up as a pretty awesome medicinal marijuana and can be used to treat a variety of health problems.

Nevertheless, White Shark is typically known to be a pretty potent strain of cannabis that has the potential to feel overwhelming or distressing – especially at the very beginning of its high. For that reason, we don’t recommend taking White Shark if you’re just starting out.

All in all? It’s one of the best cannabis strains around – both recreationally and medicinally.

Although, if you’re a first-time user, we recommend that you refrain from jumping in the deep end too soon (pardon the pun) and work on building your THC tolerance prior to trying White Shark.

Strain Grow Info

White Shark grows best in a controlled, indoor environment, such as in a hydroponic growing environment.

It’s a hungry plant that requires plenty of nutrients in order to grow, and if given the proper conditions, it will thrive and produce an abundant yield at the end of its flowering period – which is between 8-10 weeks.

Usually, White Shark will be ready to be picked and used towards the middle to end of the month of October.

Strain Seeds

If you have some White Shark seeds to hand and you’d like to try growing them yourself, then we strongly recommend that you opt to grow them in an indoor environment, as White Shark seeds do not fare overly well in an outdoor environment.

However, if you would like to grow your White Shark seeds outside, then you will need to ensure that you are ensuring they are getting everything they need to flower, as White Shark seeds are known for requiring a lot of nutrients on a consistent basis during the flowering process/duration.

Strain Flowering Time

The typical flowering time for White Shark seeds is around 8-10 weeks.

Strain Yield

If your White Shark plants are grown in optimal indoor conditions, then you can expect to have a fruitful harvest of around 35-37 ounces per plant! This is incredibly impressive, and one of the largest yield-abilities of all strains of cannabis out there.

If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on the Black D.O.G. strain.

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