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White Widow

White Widow cannabis is one of the world’s most famous and popular strains and descends from South American sativa and South Indian indica plants. The original White Widow was created by the cannabis connoisseur Shantibaba when he worked at Greenhouse Seeds in the 1990s, and this Dutch strain won the Cannabis Cup in 1995, just after it was released. Seeds from this cultivar are still being produced and provided by Shantibaba through Mr. Nice seeds under the name “Black Widow.”

White Widow produces an extraordinary amount of resin; the plant becomes covered in white trichomes through flowering, which is how White Widow got its name. White Widow could be seen as one of the forerunners for today’s high-THC strains.

White Widow’s genetics have helped create many subsequent legendary strains like White Russian, White Rhino, and Blue Widow, but White Widow still reigns supreme in some cultivators’ eyes.

White Widow has an earthy aroma with an ammonia-like scent and hints of pine but, according to some, lacks the flavorful profile found in many of today’s strains. Those who are accustomed to popular fruity and tasty cross-breeds may be relatively disappointed in the taste of White Widow. Those who enjoy the taste of more earthy, herbal cannabis may enjoy this cultivar.

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Strain types

  • 50%Sativa
  • 50%Indica


  • Earthy
  • Ammonia
  • Pine


  • Herbal
  • Earthy


  • Terpineol

  • Alpha-Bisabolol

  • Humulene

  • Pinene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Limonene

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Trans-Nerolidol



White Widows has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energizing
  • Stimulating
  • Creativity
  • Friendliness
  • Euphoria

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Paranoia
  • Dry Mouth

White Widow is much-loved by all and provides unique effects. Users feel intensely energized yet relaxed, in a state of euphoria. White Widow stimulates your mind and raises levels of creativity, provoking conversation to flow naturally with others.

White Widow doesn’t usually bring the typical “couch lock,” tiredness or fatigue that other cannabis strains induce, but rather a happy, balanced, inquisitive medium ground that allows you to bathe in relaxation while being hyperaware.

Due to its energizing and mood-enhancing effects, White Widow is a staple at social gatherings and should be used with others. The increased flow and ease of conversation with others may promote a deeper sense of connection. However, it is important to remember that taking too much THC may induce anxiety and/or paranoia in some.

Medical Applications

White Widow is great at providing relief and aid to various ailments or situations. The cerebral effects make it a more popular choice in treating ailments of the mind rather than the body, and it’s often used to treat mild stress, depression, and anxiety. White Widow may be an excellent option for those looking to open up and speak freely about things they may be struggling with, as this strain provokes enriched communication and conversations.
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White Widow contains anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) compounds that can interact with several receptor systems in the body, including serotonin, dopamine, and endocannabinoid receptors, ultimately helping to improve mood.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

White Widow may be an excellent option for those looking to open up and speak freely about things they may be struggling with, as this strain provokes enriched communication and conversations.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



White Widow is a hardy and resilient plant, resistant to mold, mildew, and common diseases. White Widow is suitable for new growers with little experience, and as long as the plant’s basic needs are met, it will produce average or above-average yields.

White Widow weed can easily be grown outdoors and indoors. However, an almost Mediterranean climate, with temperatures around 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit (about 21-27 degrees Celsius, will provide optimal conditions for White Widow to thrive.

Typical yields for White Widow are 22 ounces per square meter for indoor plants and 22-25 ounces per outdoor plant.

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When grown outdoors, White Widow plants rarely exceed 6 feet in height; they grow bushy and wide instead.

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Humidity and Temperature

A Mediterranean climate with some humidity is optimal when growing White Widow.

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Expect White Widow to flower within nine weeks when grown indoors, and the plants are ready for harvest in early October when grown outdoors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is White Widow good for?

White Widow provides unique and uplifting cerebral effects that promote creative thinking and increases energy, relaxation, and connectedness. Therefore, it’s good for decreasing mild stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms, allowing one to ponder complex issues from different points of view and bond with others in social settings.

Is White Widow an indica or a sativa?

White Widow is a balanced indica–sativa hybrid with a 50:50 split between the two. Its balance provides the user with positive mind and body effects.

How does White Widow make you feel?

White Widow marijuana makes you equally curious, energized, and relaxed. It begins with providing a surge in cerebral stimulation, almost instantly enhancing your mood. The mental stimulation will have you thinking deeply, the conversation will flow freely with others, and you’ll have an increased focus.

The cognitive effects are balanced with White Widow’s relaxation properties, allowing you to feel calm and relaxed, even in this hyperaware state.

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