White widow marijuana is one of those strains whose name has been thrown around for two decades all over the world, and people still aren’t tired of hearing about it. White Widow strain is the strain that ‘cannaisseurs,’ novice cannabis enthusiasts, MMJ patients, and stoners just can’t stop consuming it. This strain is the brain behind other strains such as White Widow, other out-of-this-world flowers such as White Russian, Blue Widow, and Black Widow
The Basics of White Widow Strain
This strain won the High Times Cup in 1995 when it was first released, and was generally recognized as one of the most popular marijuana strains in the world. This cannabis is classified genetically as a hybrid with slight indica dominance though realistically, the strain mostly emits a fine balance between sativa and indica, with a roughly 60% indica and 40% sativa content. Though the indica genetics might technically dominate White Widow’s makeup, however, its effects surely don’t represent typical indica characteristics, with a high that does anything and makes the user tired, couch-locked, or lethargic.
White widow was originally bred by Green House Seeds in the Netherlands during the 1990s, and soon after became a European favorite. The parent plants of this strain give a clear justification of its balanced energy, originally descending from heirloom breeds of South American (sativa) and South Indian (indica) heritage. Both parents of this strain are categorized as landrace strains, explaining why White Widow turned out to become a highly potent and genetically-desirable strain, producing hard-hitting effects in terms of strength and therapeutic effectiveness. The immense resin production of e White Widow marijuana strain has made it to become legendary for its, as it routinely clocks in with THC levels in the 20-25% range thus producing a vibrant bud that offers a host of legitimate medicinal benefits
The Aroma, Flavor and Appearance of White Widow
Frequent consumers of White Widow marijuana have reported that this strain has a ‘skunkily pungent,’ aroma with a sophisticated hint of hempy spice and exotic equatorial berry. Users have revealed that the aroma of White Widow marijuana is so dynamic that most any smoker could probably sense its presence within a range of about 300 square yards. So for those planning on consuming White Widow with discretion, this is probably not the ideal strain to experiment with unless you take extra preventative measures to keep the stinky scent under wraps such as smoke outside, eat an edible, use air filters, or spritz a scented air spray.
Some consumers of white Widow have revealed that certain batches of this strain express a particularly fruity or spicy taste, feeling just like one of a ripe peach or juicy apple, mixed in with spice like nutmeg or cinnamon.
In terms of appearance, White Widow marijuana is laden with frosty, bright crystals that glisten and gleam the minute any source of light hits the nuggets. Glimpses can be seen of fat sage-green buds stacked up together in tall colas underneath the snow covered first blanketed layer, ready to be cut apart and trimmed down for the best smoke in the world.
This marijuana strain has long bright orange pistil hairs which reach straight up to the heavens, curling on the way and joining the lengthy dark green water leaves that express an ombre-like color gradient in appearance, which makes this scene rather delightful aesthetically.
White Widow Strain Growing Tips
White Widow is a suitable option for any individual who has at least some experience with growing marijuana explaining why it is usually described as a ‘survivor strain. This cannabis strain is fairly resistant to molds, bugs, and even colder climates, as such when it is cultivated properly, it can grow successfully without too much fuss so far as the basic conditions and needs of the strain are being put in place.
The flowering period of this strain is around 8 weeks, but it can usually be allowed to grow for two more weeks in order to obtain the snow-capped frosty look often attached to this cannabis.
For growers who want to extend the flowering process to 10 weeks instead of 8, it is vital to induce a bit of stress into the buds by shortening the light cycle from 12 hours daily down to 8 hours to keep anything drastic from happening to the plants during the two extra weeks and to generate plenty of accumulated frost to produce the desired appearance.
It should also be noted that indoors growers can successfully use the Sea of Green method alongside the usual cultivation process and equally White Widow typically flourishes in a hydroponics system, soil growth, or any other indoor technique.
A typical indoor yield of this strain ranges from 20-24 ounces per meter squared, which is pretty average in relation to other cannabis strains. For those who are brave enough to take on the challenge of cultivating White Widow outdoors should make sure to attempt to provide the strain with as warm of weather as possible, typically in the 65-80 degree Fahrenheit range, with more than enough direct sunlight.
Despite the fact that White Widow weed is known for being somewhat resistant to colder climates, it is advisable not to keep the plants in the cold too long, as they may risk your hard work going to waste. Outdoor yields range from 21-25 ounces of flower per plant, with the buds grow up to 6 feet in height and even taller. The crops are usually harvested in the end of, unless the grower chooses to extend the method of flowering.
The Effects of White Widow Cannabis
This strain tops out a stunning THC percentage of 20-25% level, making it one of the strongest and most potent marijuana strains in the world alongside heavy hitters like Afghan Kush and AK-47. This strain leaves the user feeling energized yet relaxed, in a state of complete euphoria that will allow him/her to function regularly with a slightly more positive overall energy.
The refreshing and invigorating buds of this strain often enhance creative energy and cause conversation and communication to flow naturally and with a simplicity that the user may not experience in his/her normal day-to-day life. As such White Widow marijuana is an ideal choice for those seeking cannabis that will not cause them tiredness, lethargy, or lack of energy, but rather a quintessentially happy, balanced medium
Medical Benefits of White Widow Marijuana
White Widow marijuana has been explored for use with numerous health conditions, the most notorious being relief from Depression, Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, Chronic painbA small to average-sized dose of this marijuana strain is probably best for those handling psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD because over-consuming cannabis when dealing with a mental condition can sometimes trigger greater paranoia and anxiety. As such, it is advisable to understand and know your limits well with marijuana, and stick by those levels so as not to end up in a worse position. For using this strain to treat chronic pain, It is advisable to take a larger, more potent dose especially in forms of edibles, concentrates, live resin, candies, or fatter-than-usual bowls.
On a general note, White Widow is truly one of the most iconic indicas of all time, and if you’re passionate about cananabis use either recreationally or medically, it is absolutely, positively, a must-try strain.
The most frequently-documented and reported side effects by consumers of White Widow marijuana is dry mouth just like with other marijuana strains. This can easily be managed by drinking plenty of hydrating fluids, and always having an extra supply nearby you before, during, and after smoking.
Some users have also reported dry eyes as well, but this is rarer than dry mouth and can be easily managed by getting moisturizing eye drops beforehand from any local drugstore and applied whenever the user feels they are necessary.