If there is any one strain whose name has been thrown around for nearly 2 decades all over the world and people just still aren’t getting tired of hearing about it, that would be White Widow. She’s euphoric, downright stimulating and mind-altering, making any reality you might be living in totally and completely enhanced, and in a positive way.
It’s pretty obvious why the White Widow strain is the one that cannaisseurs, beginning cannabis enthusiasts, patients and stoners just can’t stop buzzing about. Best of all, if it wasn’t for our worthy and trusted White Widow, other out-of-this-world marijuana such as White Russian, Blue Widow and Black Widow, would not exist. The White Widow strain is one we should be thanking, for making our world a better place and filling it up with delicious weed that sets us all into an upward spiral of good vibes and good times.
What Is White Widow?
Winning the High Times Cup in 1995 when it was first released, and recognized by all as being one of the most popular marijuana strains in the world, White Widow is classified genetically as a hybrid, with a slight indica dominance, although mostly a it emits a fine balance between sativa and indica (60% indica, 40% sativa). Even if indica genetics might technically dominate White Widow’s makeup, its effects surely don’t represent your typical indica characteristics, with a high that does anything but make you tired, couch-locked or lethargic. Instead, White Widow is upbeat, mesmerizing and will relax your body, but won’t cause your mind to want to fall asleep.
This beautiful girl was originally bred by Green House Seeds in the Netherlands during the 1990s and soon after developed into a coffeeshop favorite, fronting all the menus of many of the coffeeshops in Amsterdam and throughout the rest of Holland. White Widow’s parent plants give a clear explanation for why this strain has such a balanced energy, originally descending from a breed between South American (sativa) and South Indian Indica. With both parents being categorized as landrace strains, it seems obvious that White Widow would turn out to become one potent and pure (genetically speaking) strain, whose effects can be felt in the exact same manner; with strength and clarity.
Additionally, the White Widow strain has become legendary for its immense resin production, which tops the charts on all fronts, paired up impeccably with a THC level that is in the 20-25% range, all adding up to be a real deal high tied together with mad medicinal benefits. In every sense of the word, White Widow weed could be declared a “perfect” strain, or at least as close to perfect as earthly possible.
White Widow Aroma, Flavor, Appearance
Those who regularly consume White Widow, have described its aroma as pungent, strong, stinky (in a good way of course) and sometimes spicy or fruity. In fact, the White Widow strain is considered to be so strong smelling, that you can literally feel its aroma from across a large room the minute you crack open your air-tight ganja jar. If you are planning on consuming White Widow with discretion, this is not the strain to experiment with, unless you take extra preventative measures to keep the stinky scent under wraps, (smoke outside, eat and edible, use air filters or spritz a scented air spray).
Depending on the batch of White Widow you try, typically you can expect an earthy and woodsy flavor, with sweet as sugar undertones that have consumers addicted to this type of marijuana. Sometimes, certain batches of White Widow express a particularly fruity or spicy taste, feeling as if you have just bitten into a ripe peach or juicy apple, mixed in with spice like nutmeg or cinnamon, along with the usual herbal, woodsy notes.
Appearance wise, White Widow is laden with frosty, bright crystals that glisten and gleam the minute any source of light hits these buds. Underneath that snow covered first blanketed layer, glimpses can be seen of fat and lose sage green buds that are stacked up together in tall colas, ready to be cut apart and trimmed down for smoking. Long bright orange pistil hairs reach straight up to the heavens, curling on their way, joining the lengthy light to dark green water leaves that often express an ombre-like color gradient in their appearance, making them rather delightful aesthetically.
White Widow Grow Info
White Widow is a hearty, survivor strain, making it a suitable option to cultivate professionally for any individual that has at least some experience with growing cannabis, even if this experience is sparse. White Widow weed is resistant to molds, bugs and even colder climates, which is why, when cultivated it often grows successfully without much fuss, as long as the basic conditions and needs of this strain are being met. Originally, White Widow was bred to be grown as an indoor strain, but those who are blessed with sunny weather and a warm climate, can successfully cultivate this frosty strain outdoors.
White Widow’s flowering period is around 8 weeks, but it can be grown for 2 more weeks in order to obtain the snow capped frosty look that is so often attached directly to this strain. If you are choosing to extend the flowering process to 10 weeks instead of 8, it is vital to induce a bit of stress into your girls, by shortening your light cycle from 12 hours daily down to 8 hours. This will keep anything negatively drastic from happening to your plants during this 2 extra weeks, and will generate plenty of accumulated frost, so you can get the appearance you desire from your crops. You can look forward to your White Widow growing to about 2 feet high indoors, with much greater, yet varying heights for an outside production.
Grown indoors, it is possible to successfully use the Sea of Green and Screen of Green methods alongside your usual cultivation process, and White Widow seems to flourish in hydroponics, soil growth, or any other indoor technique. A typical indoor yield is around 20-24 ounces per meter squared, which is average in relation to other marijuana strains you could have the possibility of cultivating.
If you are brave enough to take on the challenge of cultivating your White Widow outdoors, make sure to attempt to provide your strain with as warm of weather as possible, typically in the 65-80 degree (fahrenheit) range, with more than enough direct sunlight. Although White Widow weed is known for being somewhat resistant to colder climates, you don’t want to keep them in the cold too long, because you may risk all your hard work going to waste. An outdoor grown White Widow weed plant, typically yields around 21-25 ounces per plant, with the crop itself growing up to 6 feet in height, occasionally even taller. Harvest is usually in the end of October for White Widow, unless you are choosing the extended method of flowering.
Overall, growing the White Widow strain is fairly easy and even suitable for complete beginners if they are experimenting with the cultivation of just one plant in a closet or backyard. As long as you treat your White Widow well and give it the proper basic care, you should have some decent tasting cannabis in the end.
The White Widow Cannabis Effects
THC percentage wise, White Widow tops out at a stunning 20-25% level, making it one of the strongest and most potent cannabis strains in the world, alongside Afghan Kush and AK-47. Due to high levels of resin, trichome production and therefore THC, the effects of White Widow weed are just as stunning as the numbers.
The White Widow strain leaves you feeling energized, yet relaxed, completely in a state of euphoria that will still allow you to function regularly mentally, maybe just with a slightly more positive overall energy. Expect your mind to become stimulated by this refreshing and invigorating reefer, one that often increases creative energy, as well as causes conversation and communication to flow naturally and with simplicity. White Widow weed is an ideal choice for those who are seeking a ganja strain that will not cause them tiredness, lethargy, or lack of energy like Indicas so often can, yet still don’t feel like complete stimulation and hyperness in their body, which is what often comes of consuming most strong Sativas. Instead, this gorgeous ganja is the quintessential happy, balanced medium between relaxed and alive or aware.
Medical Benefits of White Widow
Although White Widow has numerous medicinal uses, the most notorious relief this healing strain seems to provide is for individuals who are suffering from;
For those handling mental conditions (depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD), a smaller to average dose of this cannabis strain is probably best, for over consuming marijuana when dealing with a mental condition can lead to greater paranoia and anxiety. It’s vital in this circumstance to understand and know your limits well with reefer, and stick by those levels so you don’t end up in a worse position. For those dealing with the menaces of chronic pain, a larger, more potent dose is in order. Consuming edibles, concentrates, live resin, candies or fatter-than-usual bowls, are the best methods of obtaining higher amounts of THC.
Possible Side Effects of White Widow
The most frequently documented side effect reported by those who have consumed White Widow weed, is experiencing dry mouth. This can be resolved by drinking plenty of hydrating fluids, and always having an extra supply nearby you before, during and after your high. Occasionally, users have reported dry eyes, but this is much less regular than dry mouth. For dry eyes, affordably priced moisturizing eye drops can be purchased beforehand from your local drugstore and applied if you’re beginning to feel it necessary.
Final Thoughts on the White Widow Cannabis Strain
We hope you have enjoyed reading this White Widow review and that you not only found it to be thoroughly entertaining, but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of cannabis is the sole responsibility of the user and discretion should always be taken.