When it comes to a strain of cannabis that is well-known and potent, the White Widow strain is at the top of the list. From being mentioned in TV shows to having lines in rap songs dedicated solely to that strain, White Widow is undoubtedly still a top dog in the cannabis world, even after over 20 years of existence.
The history of White Widow starts with its creation in the Netherlands over 20 years ago by Green House Seeds. It quickly became popular in the ’90s, especially in Dutch coffee bars, and then spread throughout Europe. It’s hard-hitting, potent effects quickly made it a household name in the cannabis community worldwide. In fact, it won the High Times Cannabis Cup award in 1995.
White Widow strain is a combination strain of usually 60% Indica and 40% Sativa, however that depends on who is growing it. It is a crossbreed of South Indian Indica and Brazilian Sativa, which gives it the whole body euphoric effect that many enjoy.
Since it is considered a balanced strain, users have the best of both worlds. The THC levels range on the higher end at 20% to 25%. Also, the resin produced is useful for making quality hash.
The White Widow strain has been the mother to some other popular high-potency strains such as the White Rhino (which is a combination of White Widow and an undisclosed American strain) and the Blue Widow (a combination of White Widow and Blueberry).
The taste of White Widow is a combination of fruit and pepper. It starts out as smooth but can be strong for new smokers (ie. you may do a bit of coughing). Its aroma is pungent and will linger around for some time.
Effects & Uses
It’s no secret that White Widow packs a powerful punch when smoked. It produces a full-body high that leaves the consumer feeling mellow, yet focused. However, large doses can cause anxiety and paranoia.
The good thing about this strain is that its high quality makes it a perfect match for medicinal use. White Widow can be a great option for treating depression, PTSD, stress, and mood disorders. It can also provide pain relief from menstrual cramps, side effects of Crohn’s disease, and migraines. White Widow is known to stimulate appetite and reduce nausea, especially for people undergoing chemotherapy.
The White Widow plant produces medium-sized buds with light green and sage-colored leaves. The pistils are a deep orange color. The plant gets its name from the white resin-tipped trichomes.
Although this strain produces a strong effect, it is somewhat difficult to grow. It can be grown outdoors as well as indoors, but it is indoor growth that produces the frosty white tips that the strain is known for. It can also be grown either by hydroponics or the traditional soil method.
The flowering time is between (8) eight to (9) nine weeks, and then the buds are ready for harvesting. At full maturity, a plant can reach approximately 32 inches.
There is no doubt why the White Widow cannabis strain has remained the popular choice for over 20 years. With its strong potency and positive benefits, White Widow will continue to be one of the top strains in the years to come.