Originally hailing from the Netherlands, White Widow has achieved worldwide renown for its sugar-coated good looks, powerful mental stimulation and relaxing body sensations. This cannabis strain’s effects may also help those with anxiety, PTSD and depression find relief.
This Dutch classic comes from a cross between two indigenous cannabis strains: a sativa from Brazil and an indica from South India. White Widow was bred by Green House Seeds in the 1990s with the idea of producing a plant with resin-laden trichomes. The experiment was success: White Widow’s buds have a beautiful, frosty appearance—a nice complement to this strain’s sweet, mellow flavor.
This sativa-dominant hybrid has some pretty potent cerebral effects that can border on psychedelic, depending on the amount taken and the tolerance of the consumer. Most people however, report an energizing mental buzz allowing for enough clarity to enjoy a book or a stroll around the neighborhood. This strain’s indica roots also give it a pleasant body high, rounding out White Widow’s overall effects. This is a popular marijuana strain to encounter at Amsterdam coffeehouses, and it’s easy to see why—its relaxed, happy high is an excellent fit for social gatherings.
Medical marijuana patients suffering from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may find solace in this strain’s calming mental and physical effects. White Widow’s uplifting nature may also aid those with depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.