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Black Widow

Black Widow is an award-winning hybrid strain (cultivar) honored with the High Times Cannabis Cup. This sativa-dominant strain is a cross between an unknown South American and South Indian sativa. One of the strongest strains yet fairly well-balanced, Black Widow’s indica properties make some users sleepy, while others will respond more to its energizing sativa effects.

Considered a daughter strain to White Widow, bred by Mr. Nice Seeds, Black Widow is easy to grow and known for producing high yields. Black Widow is a phenotype of the original White Widow, so it has the same genetics but expresses different physical characteristics. THC levels are high, sometimes leveling off at more than 20%. People use Black Widow for mental and physical benefits, notably relieving muscle spasms.

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Strain types

  • 35%Indica
  • 65%Sativa


  • Floral
  • Fruity
  • Skunky
  • Spicy
  • Woody


  • Lavender
  • Sweet


Black Widow’s terpene profile consists of pinene, terpinolene, limonene, and linalool, producing woodsy, floral aromas and sweet, smoky flavors. This blend of terpenes contributes to the strain’s mood-stabilizing effects.

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Pinene

  • Terpinolene



Black Widows has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Elevated Mood
  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxing

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Cottonmouth
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Hunger

The Black Widow strain offers its users a cerebral high that boosts their moods and relaxes their bodies. Despite its sativa-dominant profile, Black Widow users report it’s best saved for nighttime use as its high head can be rather intense. Also, keep some snacks on hand, as it tends to bring on the munchies.

Medical Applications

Black Widow reviewers report using this sativa-dominant hybrid for various medical purposes. With its distinct cannabinoid profile, it packs quite a punch and is said to alleviate muscle spasms, depression, and anxiety. It can also help stimulate appetites in those with eating disorders or those undergoing certain hunger-suppressing medical treatments
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Some people use Black Widow when they feel depressed and need a major mood boost. The strain delivers an overwhelming head high that many people describe as blissful. However, it is wise to dose slow and low when using cannabis to manage depression or anxiety.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Loss of Appetite

Black Widow’s CBG content makes it an excellent strain for inducing hunger in those with low appetites, like people undergoing cancer treatment or those with eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

Those interested in growing Black Widow can expect abundant yields featuring large buds coated in orange hairs. Snowy white trichomes adorn buds rich in terpenes and cannabinoids, primarily THC. Feminized cannabis seeds may be purchased online but are available in limited quantities.


30 to 60 inches

Humidity and Temperature

Low humidity; 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit


8 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Widow Good For?
How Does Black Widow Make You Feel?

Black Widow makes many users feel blissfully euphoric and is known as one of the happiest strains, despite its grim name.

Is Black Widow an Indica or Sativa?

Black Widow is a well-balanced sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that measures in at 65% sativa and 35% indica.

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