Much like its name, the White Buffalo strain is a rare and elusive strain. It has a gorgeous coating of white tinted trichomes and is known for being quite unpredictable.
- 1 What is The White Buffalo Strain?
- 2 Lineage and Producer
- 3 The Flavor Profile
- 4 Where Can You Buy White Buffalo Seeds?
- 5 Growing White Buffalo
- 6 Flowering
- 7 What Gives White Buffalo the High?
- 8 Conditions White Buffalo is Commonly Used to Treat
- 9 The Adverse and Negative Effects of Using White Buffalo
- 10 Quick Reference Guide
What is The White Buffalo Strain?
The White Buffalo strain is one of the hardest strains to come across. It has a strong ‘pick me up and go’ sort of buzz that has been said to resemble the effect of energy drinks. This is due to how, just like with energy drinks, there is a spike of energy that can sustain you for a period of time, before a quick onset of drowsiness takes over.
This is not the sort of crash that one would associate with coming off of a sugar high. There aren’t any cravings or withdrawals, it just gently lulls you off to sleep as your muscles relax and your body and mind drift away.
If you can manage to get your hands on this uncommon strain, also known as “Tatanka”, you better prepare yourself for a wild ride. The White Buffalo strain can have a moderate kick that even a novice could handle, or it could suddenly buck so hard that only a seasoned veteran could hope to tame it.
Lineage and Producer
What makes White Buffalo so rare is the manner in which it has been bred. Developed by Queen Bee, the White Buffalo strain was created by crossing the Romulan strain with a Blackberry x Bay 11 hybrid. Replicating this process has been quite troublesome for growers.
The Flavor Profile
Crops of White Buffalo have been known to emit a distinct yet pleasant aroma, that smells faintly like a citrus and plum orchard. When properly cured the buds take on a delicate smell that lingers between pepper and pine. When broken open or ground, it releases a sweet diesel smell mixed with apple candy and herbs.
Smoking White Buffalo produces a smoke that has the slightest of minty tones. The taste is similar to sour candy apple, citrus, and plum.
Where Can You Buy White Buffalo Seeds?
Buying White Buffalo seeds can be risky. Some dispensaries claim to be selling White Buffalo seeds, but that may not be the case. Real White Buffalo seeds are even rarer than the plants themselves.
If you want to grow your own crop; your best bet would be to get your hands on a cutting to clone. Most White Buffalo crops need to be produced this way, as the seeds for this strain have been known to spontaneously pop open like popcorn kernels.
Growing White Buffalo
Where you live will have a huge impact on how you can go about growing your White Buffalo, as well as when you could plant and harvest your crop. White Buffalo requires semi-humid Mediterranean climates. Places where summers are long and the plants can get an equal amount of day and night.
Growing White Buffalo close to the equator or in the southern hemisphere can be a relatively easy growing venture for outdoor producers.
In the northern hemisphere, however, the summers are shorter, and nights can be longer. White Buffalo is a hardy and resilient plant that can tolerate the low temperatures. Yet the lack of sunshine does slow the development of flowers, delaying harvest until later-October, mid-November.
This is why most growers choose to produce White Buffalo in climate-controlled growing conditions. This doesn’t mean growing indoors will be any easier. White Buffalo grows tall and thick, so growers need to top their plants and start training early to help ensure that adequate airflow and light can reach enough of the plant.
Where you grow White Buffalo; indoors, outdoor, northern/southern hemisphere, will have an impact on how quickly the plants can produce flowers.
In an ideal climate, crops can flower within just 7 weeks. With a shorter summer, less sunlight, longer nights, and cooler weather; White Buffalo may not produce any flowers for up to 10 weeks.
When grown Indoors, plants can be expected to start flowering within 8-9 weeks. In either case, the plants produce a thick coat of resin-rich, snow-white trichomes, hence the name “white”, and small dense clusters of buds.
White Buffalo is a great crop for those who are looking for a plant that produces a good amount of harvestable plant matter, 16oz per plant Outdoors, 12oz per 3ft² Indoors, or a good amount of resin.
What Gives White Buffalo the High?
White Buffalo is a Sativa-dominant strain, 80%-20%, with a marginal amount of CBD 0.1%. The THC content is a little harder to pin down. Some test results have shown THC levels to be as low as 13%, others a little over 25%.
These multiple test results showing up to a 10-15% difference, doesn’t appear to be a case of faulty testing practices or cross-contamination. It looks as though White Buffalo is just that unstable of a cannabis strain.
There are growers out there who would have you believe that some of their plants can produce buds of significantly varying strengths. Then there are users who would attest to the strength of their stash, changing from time to time.
Conditions White Buffalo is Commonly Used to Treat
Whether it’s through self-medication or under advisement, many people have taken to using White Buffalo to treat several medical conditions. The success rate or effectiveness of White Buffalo is open for debate. But based on user testimonies, here are a few of the conditions people have treated with White Buffalo and their average effectiveness.
1) Loss of Appetite
White Buffalo isn’t renowned for creating as strong a munchies craving as other strains. Yet it can help with nausea, encouraging some users to eat more.
Can be moderately effective – 6
The uplift euphoric and energetic effect of White Buffalo can help some people suffering from various forms of depression.
If you do suffer from depression, it is best to first seek medical advice before trying to self medicate.
Can be moderately effective – 6
Much like a strong cup of coffee can perk you up, so too can a hit of White Buffalo. Just how potent this strain varies from batch to batch. However, most users have found that the effects of White Buffalo is enough to help get them through the middle of the day.
Be warned though. The comedown has been known to make people very drowsy, even if they don’t suffer from fatigue. So avoid using White Buffalo first thing in the morning, and test it out for yourself and see if, or when it may make you tired.
Can be very effective, with caution: 8
4) Pain Management
There are many types of chronic pain, from nerve pain to soft tissue, and even pain caused by cancer. For this reason a simple yes it works, or no it doesn’t isn’t a fair assessment. As such we will assume that the pain in question is acute, meaning short term, soft tissue damage caused by a sprain, impact, or broken bones. In this regard, yes most users have found temporary relief from using White Buffalo for pain management.
Highly dependent on the mindset and condition of the individual, as such, it can be effective.
Timing it just right with White Buffalo is very important for treating insomnia. Taking it too late in the day could have the opposite effect of keeping you up all night.
The trick is to take it during the day, and timing it just right so that when you start coming down, you’ll be able to melt away and drift off to sleep.
Very mixed. If not timed right not very effective. If timed perfectly, work extremely well.
6) Relieving Stress
The uplifting euphoric sensation, coupled with the energetic effects of White Buffalo, makes this strain a good choice for relieving stress.
Muscles can relax, focus can be shifted to more important matters, and the well-rested, relaxed sensation that takes over the whole body once the effects wear off, just help your stress to melt away.
Can be very effective: 8
Even though White Buffalo can have a relaxing and calming effect, it can also stimulate the brain. This is counterproductive for anxiety as thoughts can start to race unchecked if you take too much of the stuff.
If you do suffer from anxiety, it is best to first seek medical advice before trying to self medicate.
Responsible use is advised
Mild cases of ADHD can benefit from the focus and creativity that White Buffalo can induce. The burst of energy can become troublesome if the user doesn’t have an outlet to focus their energy on.
Highly dependent on the extent of an individual’s condition, as it can be effective.
The Adverse and Negative Effects of Using White Buffalo
Aside from the negative repercussions that can come from overuse or abuse of any substance, White Buffalo is just as safe to use as any other cannabis strain. Other than a very high chance of Dry Mouth, responsible consumption of White Buffalo has relatively low risks for the following effects:
- Dry Eyes
Quick Reference Guide
|Growing Difficulty||Indoors Moderate|
|Growing Conditions||Semi-Humid Medaterainian |
Lots of sunshine
Equal Amounts of Day and Night
|Disease Resistance||Hardy and Resilient|
Blackberry Kush x Bay 11
|Bud Growth||Small Dense Clusters|
|Flower Develop||Indoors 8-9 weeks|
Outdoors 7-10 weeks
|Indoor Yield||12oz per 3ft²|
|Outdoor Yield||16oz pr plant|
|Fragrance/Aroma||pepper and pine|
citrus and plum
|Flavor Profile||sour apple candy|
Concentration and Potency
|Sativa : Indica Percentage||80% : 20%|
|THC Percentage||19% common|
As low as 13%
As high as 26%
|Duration of Effects||hours|
Effectiveness as a Treatment
|Loss of Appetite||Can be moderately effective|
|Depression||Can be moderately effective|
Can be very effective
|Pain Management||Situational Low-Highly Effective|
|Insomnia||If timed right can be effective|
|Stress Relief||Can be very effective|
|Anxiety||Can be effective|
|ADHD||Situational Low-Highly Effective|
Risk of Adverse Effects
|Dry Mouth||Highly Likely|
|Dry Eyes||Moderate Risk|
|Anxiety||Moderate to High Risk|