White Widow Strain
Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 60% Sativa / 40% Indica
THC: 18% – 25%, CBD: 1%, CBN: 1%
White Widow is a hybrid strain that many have been familiar with since the early ’90s. White Widow strain has global popularity and can easily be found atop a menu at almost any Amsterdam coffee shop. The prevalence of White Widow has greatly increased due to the television show Weeds and references within the rap industry. White Widow weed holds a pretty balanced 60:40 Sativa/Indica ratio ( Brazil Sativa x South Indian Indica) that leads one to a cognitive driven high with a relaxing undertone. Patients will opt for White Widow if they’re seeking a strain that allows them to unwind and relax while still maintaining a sense of mental awareness.
If there is any one marijuana strain whose name has been thrown around for two decades all over the world, and people still aren’t tired of hearing about it, that would be White Widow. In fact, it’s pretty obvious why the White Widow strain is the one that ‘cannaisseurs,’ beginning cannabis enthusiasts, MMJ patients, and stoners just can’t stop buzzing about. Really, if it wasn’t for our worthy and trusted White Widow, other out-of-this-world flowers such as White Russian, Blue Widow, and Black Widow would not even exist.
In our humble opinion, the trichome-laden White Widow cannabis strain is one we should all be thanking for making the pot-smoking world a better place – a place filled with good vibes, good times, and potent medicinal highs.
White Widow Strain Review: The Basics
Winning the High Times Cup in 1995 when it was first released, as well as being generally recognized as one of the most popular marijuana strains in the world, White Widow cannabis is classified genetically as a hybrid with a slight indica dominance. Realistically, the strain mostly it emits a fine balance between sativa and indica, with a roughly 60% indica and 40% sativa profile.
Even if indica genetics might technically dominate White Widow’s makeup, however, its effects surely don’t represent your typical indica characteristics, with a high that does anything but make you tired, couch-locked, or lethargic.
This beautiful girl was originally bred by Green House Seeds in the Netherlands during the 1990s, and soon after developed into a European favorite – highlighting almost every menu across the countless number of Amsterdam coffeeshops.
White Widow’s parent plants give a clear explanation of why this strain has such a balanced energy, originally descending from heirloom breeds of South American (sativa) and South Indian (indica) heritage.
With both parents being categorized as landrace strains, it’s probably pretty obvious that White Widow turned out to become a highly potent and genetically-desirable strain, with understandably hard-hitting effects in terms of strength and therapeutic effectiveness.
And of course, the White Widow cannabis strain has become legendary for its immense resin production, as it routinely clocks in with THC levels in the 20-25% range — all adding up to produce a vibrant flower that offers a host of legitimate medicinal benefits.
In every sense of the word, White Widow weed might just be qualified to assume the status of a “perfect” marijuana strain — or at least as close to perfect as earthly possible. In the pothead’s eyes, it doesn’t really get much better than WW.
White Widow Review: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Those who regularly consume White Widow marijuana have described its aroma as ‘skunkily pungent,’ with a sophisticated hint of hempy spice and exotic equatorial berry. In fact, the aroma of White Widow marijuana is so dynamic that most any stoner could probably sense its presence within a range of about 300 square yards. And rumor has it that Michael Phelps can even smell it underwater if someone cracks open a jar within about 200 ft of him.
With this in mind, if you are planning on consuming White Widow with discretion, this is probably not the strain to experiment with – unless you take extra preventative measures to keep the stinky scent under wraps (smoke outside, eat an edible, use air filters, or spritz a scented air spray to help kill the smell).
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.
Appearance-wise, White Widow weed is laden with frosty, bright crystals that glisten and gleam the minute any source of light hits the nuggets. Underneath that snow-covered first blanketed layer, however, glimpses can be seen of fat sage-green buds stacked up together in tall colas, ready to be cut apart and trimmed down for the world’s best smoke.
Additionally, the presence of the long bright orange pistil hairs reaches 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, making this scene rather delightful aesthetically. In our opinion, there really is not a more attractive or visually appealing marijuana strain than White Widow.