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).
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.
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!
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.
White Widow has a far higher THC content than CBD
Testing of the strain shows that it’s about 19 percent THC and just 0.10 percent CBD. It’s 60 percent sativa (known to have more uplifting, cerebral effects).
The high will hold on for a while
It’s reported that the high produced by using White Widow lasts a long time (1.5 to two hours, while the average is usually an hour), producing an explosive buzz. The high will also hit you pretty fast, so it’s good to take your hits in stride, as this is a strong strain. Need convincing? An article by Zamnesia notes, “The indica genetics will relax you into the couch before the sativa energy boost kicks in. It is fast-hitting, long-lasting and extremely pleasant. Just be cautious if you are a novice user, as it can easily overwhelm the unprepared!”