White Widow is aptly named for its hard, white buds, laced with crystal resin. The strain comes to flower in about 60 days, which is on the shorter end of the average growing time for weed (three to five months is a good guide).
Originally from the Green House Seed Company in Amsterdam, which has won dozens of awards for its products, White Widow was created in 1994 and is one of the company’s best strains, offering what has been called “amazing” resin production.
Resin is the sticky substance that forms on cannabis buds, which hardens into white crystals on White Widow. The World Health Organization notes that because of the resin in White Widow, it is a very potent strain. It can be broken down into an oil and used in cannabis by-products, including hash and CO2 oil. When stripped down to this form, it is quite strong.
“Buds of White Widow are chunky and somewhat conical and tapered,” Wikileaf reports. “The bud structure of the flowers are more sativa than indica, with a loose and fluffy texture that can be broken up somewhat easily despite its stickiness,” it notes.
1. This is a feel-good strain
White Widow will leave its user with feelings of happiness, plunge them into a state or relaxation and has even been known to induce a kind of euphoria. “An excellent choice for chatty social use, this strain is an all-purpose perennial favourite,” Wikileaf suggests.
Royal Queen Seeds further notes the strain offers “a stellar, almost psychedelic high. Smokers will feel this in their head, with a cerebral wave washing over them. The flavour is clean and pine-fresh, with a hint of citrus on the exhale, making for an invigorating and tasty smoke experience.”
White Widow is a good strain to use if looking to get high and have a straight-up good time.
2. Feeling stressed? White Widow has your back
While the strain is said to be effective to relieve symptoms of depression, chronic pain and insomnia, it’s rated highly for its stress-busting qualities. A study, published in 2018 in the Journal of Headache and Pain, shows medicinal users reported White Widow was one of the better strains to alleviate pain. Many of their reported ills revolved around headaches, chronic pain and arthritis.
It was also found that many medicinal users preferred a hybrid strain, which makes White Widow a good fit. Take a hit, sit back and relax!
3. But the strain does have its drawbacks
This bud may leave you high and dry (dry eyes and dry mouth, that is). Some users have also reported feelings of anxiety and paranoia. It is a very powerful flower, so users would do well to exercise a certain degree of caution and not overindulge. It may also cause pain and nausea.
4. White Widow has a far higher THC content than CBD