A Review of the White Widow Marijuana Strain

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The White widow is one of the widely-popular cannabis strains all over the world that offers a surprising boost of energy breaks and euphoria in an instant. It’s one of the oldest strains there is being around for more than two decades, and it hasn’t lost its appeal to new and experienced cannabis users and enthusiasts.

This cannabis strain is a downright euphoric and stimulating strain, bringing users to a place of good times and good vibes.

Overview and Genetics

The white widow strain is legendary for its surprisingly high resin production as an essential Sativa-dominant hybrid that is best known for its potent energizing effects.

The Dutch veterans Green House Seeds decided to cross the South Indian Sativa and the Brazilian Indica in the 1990s, which is a time when the Haze and the Northern Lights are what makes most of the underground cannabis market. What came about after crossbreeding the South Indian Sativa and the Brazilian indica was the White Widow which soon joined the high ranks in the cannabis market, and even snagged a High Times Cannabis Cup five years later, in 1995.

Although the cannabis strain is genetically classified as Indica-dominant, it produces a fine balance between Indica and Sativa, containing around 60% of Indica and 40% of Sativa, with an average of 20% THC composition.

With both its parents under the landrace strains category, it isn’t shocking that the White Widow turned out to be one of the highly-potent strains in the market, providing hard-hitting effects when it comes to therapeutic and strength effectiveness.


Appearance-wise, the buds of the white widow strain are completely enclosed in long-stalked trichomes, which gives the strain its white-gray feature, hence, its name. But under the snowy layer, there are sage green buds piled up in tall colas.

The white widow is one of the aesthetically-pleasing strains there are, with its bright orange pistil hairs that curl all the way up and join the dark green water leaves with ombre-like color. It also features a frosty and bright crystal that gleams when hit by sunlight.


Overall, the white widow is a poor choice for users who are accustomed to strains that are fruity and tasty as it relatively lacks in distinct flavor.

However, certain batches of this cannabis strain feature a spicy or fruity taste. Using the strain feels like biting a juicy apple or a ripe peach with hints of mixed spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.


One of the distinct smell of the white widow is its skunky pungent aroma, with a refined hint of an exotic equatorial berry and a hemp strain spice. The smell of this cannabis strain is so dynamic that users claim to easily sense its presence even from 300 yards away. The strain’s smell can also be described as a stinging scent and ammonia-like. And when the buds of the strain open, it gives an even more hashy odor that smells like incense.

Because of its vigorous smell, the white widow wouldn’t be the best strain of choice if you decide to use a strain in discretion.


Since it was bred in the 1990s, the white widow has become a European favorite. The strain highlights almost all of the menus of countless coffee shops around Amsterdam. Plus, it has also obtained a legendary status among the many cannabis users all over the world.

Effects of the Strain

The white widow is best known for being a euphoric and stimulating strain. Its effects include:


  • Happy: 59%
  • Euphoria: 55%
  • Uplifted: 50%
  • Relaxed: 45%
  • Creative: 38%

Because of its high THC content, the white widow strain can help you feel relaxed yet energized, a complete state of euphoria that still allows you to function well.

Medical Benefits

  • Stress Relief: 38%
  • Anxiety Relief: 28%
  • Pain Relief: 28%
  • Depression: 27%
  • Insomnia: 14%

With the potent effects of the white widow, it is important to take note of the dosage when using the strain. In other circumstances when too much of this strain is used, anxiety and greater paranoia ensue instead of relieving the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Possible Side Effects

  • Dry Mouth: 36%
  • Dry Eyes: 21%
  • Dizziness: 9%
  • Paranoia: 8%
  • Anxiousness: 4%

Terpene Profile

  • Myrcene (fragrant terpene that gives the strain an herb-like scent)
  • B-Caryophyllene (spicy terpene that gives the strain a black peppery taste)
  • Linalool (terpene known for its lavender and spicy aroma and it’s effective as an antidepressant, antibacterial, and anti-anxiety.


  • Main Parents: South Indian Indica (Sii) and South American (Sam)
  • Main Children: Big Buddha’s King Kong (Bkg) and White Label Rhino (Wlr)


  • Hybrid
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Height: 30-78 inches
  • Yield: 1-3 weeks
  • Flowering; 7-9 weeks

The white widow is one of the easiest cannabis strains to grow. And since it is a crossbred between two landrace genetics, this strain is especially resistant to changes in climate, making it easy to thrive with less than of the amount of care than other strains require. This strain will survive and produce massive yields even with minor obstacles.

It can grow outdoors or indoors, but for an indoor environment, the plant will usually not exceed one meter in height.
What Users Are Saying

Growers of this cannabis strain prefer it among other strains in the market because of its relatively easy and stress-free to grow. It can thrive at any environment and still produce massive yields. For smokers, on the other hand, a lot said that it’s one of the most potent strains in the market – an ideal option is one is looking to experience some good vibes.

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