The frosty trichomes that give White Widow its name also give it a high potency with reported THC levels as high as 20-25%. As a hybrid strain, White Widow users report effects that are associated with both Indica and Sativa cannabis.
People have described the White Widow high in a variety of ways. Some users reported an uplift in mood, while others described it as “upbeat and mesmerizing, and will relax your body without causing your mind to want to fall asleep.”
While White Widow is part-Indica, the high it produces is reported to be more consistent with Sativa cannabis strains. Its reported effects would suggest this strain can help you to get things done and stay focused without getting too spacey. You may also enjoy White Widow in social settings as you may become chatty after smoking it.
White Widow users have reported using it to help with stress relief, chronic pain, and to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additionally, participants in a comprehensive study published in 2018 selected White Widow as one of the top 15 strains they used to alleviate insomnia/sleep disorders, mental health conditions + PTSD, and headaches1.
When you consume White Widow, you can expect numerous benefits and an enjoyable high. However, some users have reported undesirable effects as well, like dry mouth and dry/red eyes, though these are common side effects associated with smoking any cannabis strain. Additionally, and to a lesser extent, a smaller group of users have indicated experiencing increased paranoia and anxiety after consuming White Widow.
To many cannabis community members, the benefits of White Widow seem to outweigh its side effects. If you are considering picking up some White Widow to give it a try, start with a smaller dose as you discover how it affects your body. Furthermore, before using White Widow or any cannabis product to medicate, it is strongly advisable to consult your physician first and work with them on finding the best approach.