I will never, ever forget the first time I consumed the White Widow cannabis strain. In the mid-90’s my best friend Eric kept telling me he had a friend that had acquired the best cannabis he had ever seen. Considering that my friend Eric always had the best cannabis that I had ever seen, I was instantly intrigued. ‘It is the frostiest cannabis of all-time, hands down!’ he would say at the time.
This was way before the days when I could just whip out a smartphone and look at images on Google. I had visions running through my head of cannabis covered in frosty trichomes. The strain was incredibly expensive ($420 per ounce to my friend’s dealer) and extremely limited. My friend Eric got my hopes up a number of times claiming that he would be able to buy an eighth to share with me just to dash my hopes by coming back with something else.
But one day my friend delivered. It wasn’t an eighth to share like we were hoping for, but instead was just one gram that my friend paid $25 for. ‘$25 for one gram, what an idiot’ I remember thinking to myself at the time. But then he pulled the bud out of the black film container that he kept his stash in at the time (classic 90’s style), and holy sh#t, it was the absolute frostiest thing that I had ever seen before. It looked like the bud had been rolled in sugar.
My friend warned me before he passed me the pipe to be careful hitting it because the effects would come on quick. He wasn’t lying. It was literally as quick as the smoke hitting my lips. I was instantly stoned out of my mind. ‘There is no waiting on that stuff, huh?’ my friend asked me, noticing that I just went from 0 to 420 in the blink of an eye. I have never experienced that with any other strain I have ever consumed.
What I didn’t know at the time is that the White Widow strain is big on THC content. THC content in White Widow varies depending on who grows it, but when grown properly it can be one of the highest THC content strains around. When it is grown properly it also looks OUTSTANDING, as seen in some of the pictures below:
The main terpenes in the White Widow strain include:
The White Widow cannabis strain was created in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds in the early 1990’s. It’s a cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace strain and a South Indian indica. White Widow seemed like it was a common strain in Oregon dispensaries a few years ago but now is much rarer. I called dispensaries all over my area and none of them had it in stock, and one dispensary told me they haven’t seen it come through in about two years. If you see White Widow in your area, and it is the real deal, swoop some. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Euphoria is through the roof with the White Widow strain, making it perfect for listening to music, watching movies (especially comedies!), and reducing stress. White Widow Feminized are a good bet if you are looking to grow your own. Below is an amazing video of the growth cycle of the White Widow strain from our friends at ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com: