For twenty years, a strain has conquered the whole world, and since its reputation has not stopped developing: the White Widow
White Widow is a euphoric strain of cannabis, particularly stimulating, which, according to enthusiasts, increases your perception of things in a positive way.
White Widow Strain: The Basics
Winning the High Times Cup in 1995, when it was first released, and generally recognized as one of the most popular cannabis strains in the world, White Widow is genetically classified as a mild indica dominant hybrid. Concretely, the strain is above all a beautiful balance between sativa and indica, with an indica profile of around 60% and 40% sativa.
Although Indica genetics could technically dominate White Widow, its effects certainly do not have the typical indica characteristics, with a tiring and lethargic effect.
On the contrary, the high of White Widow provides an “optimistic” and hypnotizing effect, and will relax the body without making you want to fall asleep.
This strain was originally produced by Green House Seeds in the Netherlands in the 1990s, and soon after became a favorite in Amsterdam coffee shops.
White Widow's mother plants make it clear why this strain has such a balance, originally coming from strains from South America (sativa) and South India (indica).
With both parents categorized as earthy lines, it is evident that White Widow has become a very potent and genetically desirable strain, with striking effects in terms of strength and therapeutic efficacy.
White Widow is best known for her high resin production, as she consistently achieves THC levels in the 20-25% range, resulting in a bud that offers a host of medicinal benefits.
So some believe that White Widow would be the “perfect” cannabis.
Perfume, flavor and appearance
Those who consume White Widow regularly have described the aroma as acrid ripening, with a touch of spice and exotic equatorial berries. In fact, the aroma of White Widow is so varied that one could feel its presence within a radius of about 300 square meters. It is necessary to provide something to mask its smell in case of consumption.
Some lots of White Widow express a particularly fruity or spicy taste, like a ripe peach or a juicy apple, mixed with spices like nutmeg or cinnamon.
Appearance wise, White Widow is loaded with brilliant crystals that sparkle and glow as soon as a light source approaches. However, under this first layer, one can see sage green-colored buds piled together in large colas, ready to be cut and pruned.
In addition, long, bright orange pistil hairs are observed, curling up and joining the long dark green leaves.
White Widow is a robust one, making her a suitable option for anyone who has at least some experience growing cannabis - albeit with limited experience.
White Widow is quite resistant to molds, insects, and cold climates, which is why, when grown properly, she can grow without too many complications (provided the basic conditions and needs of the plant are met. ).
White Widow was originally bred to be grown indoors, but those lucky enough to have a sunny climate can successfully grow the strain outdoors.
White Widow's flowering time is around 8 weeks, but she can usually be grown for an additional two weeks to achieve the frosty, snow-covered look that is so often attached to this strain.
If you choose to extend the flowering process to 10 weeks instead of 8, it is vital to induce some stress by shortening the light cycle from 12 hours per day to 8 hours. This will prevent a problem from happening to your plants for the extra two weeks and generate a lot of frost build-up so you can achieve the look you desire.
You can expect your White Widow to grow to around two feet tall indoors, with much taller (but varying) heights for outdoor production.
Additionally, it is important to point out that when grown indoors it is possible to successfully use the Sea of Green method in addition to your regular growing method. And be aware that White Widow generally thrives in a hydroponic system, growing in soil or any other indoor technique.
A typical indoor yield is around 600 grams per square meter, which is pretty average compared to other strains. For growing White Widow outdoors, as warm as possible, usually between 18 and 27 degrees, with direct sunlight is a must.
Although White Widow is known for its resistance to colder climates, you don't want to keep the plants cold for too long. Harvest is usually done at the end of October for White Widow, when using the extended flowering method.
Overall, growing White Widow marijuana is quite easy and suitable even for beginners.
The effects of White Widow
In percentage of THC, White Widow dominates at a level of 20-25%, making her one of the strongest and most potent cannabis strains in the world, alongside Afghan Kush and AK-47.
The White Widow strain makes you feel energized and relaxed, in a state of total euphoria that will allow you to function normally, just with more positive energy.
Because of the high levels of resin and trichome production (and therefore THC), the effects of White Widow are just as amazing as its cannabinoid profile suggests.
It often strengthens the creative energy and makes communication happen naturally and with greater simplicity.
White Widow is an ideal choice for avoiding a state of fatigue, lethargy, or a lack of energy (as is often the case with indicas), but instead wants a balanced strain that provides relaxation while being mindful.
The medical benefits of White Widow
Although White Widow has been tested in the past for its medical benefits, it helps to combat the following ailments:
- Chronic Pain
For those who suffer from psychological disorders (depression, anxiety, stress, stress, PTSD), a low to medium dose of this strain of cannabis is probably best, as overuse of marijuana can sometimes lead to greater paranoia and anxiety when 'we are dealing with a mental disorder.
In these circumstances, it is essential to fully understand and know your limits with cannabis, and to stick to those levels so that you don't end up in an even worse situation. For those facing chronic pain, a stronger and more potent dose is needed. That is why the consumption of edibles, concentrates, resin, candies, etc. are the preferred methods in these situations.
Possible side effects of White Widow
The most common side effects documented by those who consume White Widow weed are that of dry mouth. Of course, this can be resolved by drinking a lot and always having an extra supply of water during and after consumption.
Every now and then, users report dry eye as well, but it is less regular than that of dry mouth. For dry eyes, hydrating eye drops apply whenever you feel it is necessary.
White Widow has therefore become an essential strain. Heavy THC, lack of drowsiness, and interesting medical effects make it a star cannabis among consumers around the world.