Purity / Potency
60% Sativa / 40% Indica
The white widow marijuana strain of marijuana is among the most famous and notorious hybrid strain worldwide. Initially developed in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds in 1994, the strain is a cross breed of a Brazilian sativa landrace strain and a resin-heavy South Indian indica. The strain is referred to as white due to its buds remaining white with crystal resin. The strain, which takes about 56-70 days to fully flower is exceedingly potent and is in three flavors namely, earthy, woody and pungent. Its high potency makes it favorite among coffee shops in Amsterdam, all over the world and as an essential ingredient in breeding other strains to increase their effectiveness. The white widow strain possesses various effects.
White widow strain provides various medical benefits. First, the strain relieves pain. The high levels of THC amounting to twenty-five percent gives it strong pain-relieving power that can relieve different kinds of pain such as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain, cramps in the legs and muscles and nerve damage, a relief that lasts for hours. Second, the strain can alleviate depression and stress. Its high sativa content enables it to create an upbeat mood for a user, lifting the spirits and feelings of an individual and inciting happiness and liveliness, ending depression and stress. Third, it improves appetite for people facing difficulties in feeding such as cancer and HIV patients by alleviating the feeling of fullness and nausea, building up an appetite. Forth, it fights insomnia by inducing sleepiness that lasts all through the night particularly when smoked or used right before sleeping.
White widow strain provides positive effects. One, it creates an euphoria. The THC chemical component in marijuana triggers the reward part of the brain to release the feel-good hormone, dopamine, making an individual feel good and uncontrollably happy. Two, the strain induces relaxation. It achieves this by exposing the receptors in the body that handle stress, mental and body fatigue to high levels of THC and cannabinoids, changing one’s mood, clearing the mind and releasing tension from the body. Three, the strain provides a means of energizing. The hybrid strain contains high levels of sativa, which refills the user’s energy enabling them to work on different activities without feeling worn out. Four, white window strain acts as the perfect way of achieving happiness. When a user utilizes it, one becomes happy, giggly and ably engages in social activities with ease. Also, it uplifts a user by relieving sadness, anger, and stress and replacing them with upbeat feelings that make a user happy.
White widow brings about adverse effects. Firstly, it leads to dry mouth. Continued utilization of the strain makes the THC to bind saliva-producing receptors in the mouth and shutting them off. Consequently, they stop the saliva glands from producing saliva, leading to dry mouth. Secondly, it leads to paranoia as the strain alters a user’s senses making them feel and see things that are not there but a product of their imagination. Thirdly, users develop anxiety. Taking a high dosage of white widow strain makes users develop frightening tendencies and negative thinking that scares them. Fourthly, use of this strain can cause dry eyes by inactivating the tissues in the tear film, resulting in eyes becoming dry. Additionally, the strain causes dizziness. When a user utilizes a high dosage of this strain, blood pressure drops, and blood flow to the brain reduces causing dizziness.
In conclusion, the white widow strain of marijuana is a great strain whose high potency brings about both medical and positive benefits. However, it also elicits side effects.