White Widow Overview
White Widow has been an incumbent in the cannabis world since the early 1990s. It was first bred as a balanced hybrid in the Netherlands by the company Green House Seeds. Garnering immediate popularity, this strain won the High Times Cup in 1995 when it was first released. Its ancestry derives from a cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a South Indian indica landrace. Landrace is the name for a perennial cannabis strain that originated around India. Often, sativa landraces move across the globe, while indica landraces are isolated in the arid, mountainous regions around Afghanistan and Pakistan. The White Widow strain is well-known for its rapid onset and brainy effects.
Users have reported increased perception of their immediate surroundings, the elevation of mood, and increased energy and focus. Thus, White Widow can bode well for people who are hoping to batten down and complete a task, or just get outside and enjoy nature. Medicinally, this strain may attenuate symptoms of attention deficit disorders, and reduce lethargy in those suffering from fatigue or depression. White Widow has also been implicated in migraine relief. Similar to other potent cannabis strains, its effects can sometimes verge on paranoia and users should begin with small doses. The aroma associated with White Widow has been described as pungent and skunky with hints of hempy spice and berries.