Updated on February 29, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
The White Widow cannabis strain was produced as a result of cross-breeding between Brazilian Indica and South Indian Sativa but has been bred primarily in the Netherlands. It has large amounts of resin production, which has, over time, become its unique differentiating factor.
White Widow is a Sativa-dominant hybrid with buds that are commonly spring green in color. Despite the stickiness due to the resins, these buds can easily be broken off, making it one of the easiest strains to manufacture. The buds can also be very commonly rather fluffy and tapered in texture.
When fully grown, the buds are covered with a layer of trichomes that are long-stalked in shape, allowing the buds to adopt a greyish-green appearance. While this strain does not have a very strong aroma associated with it, when you rip off the buds, you will notice a metallic ammonia-like smell, with slightly earthy undertones.
Most Sative strains are commonly associated with a fruity taste, but the White Widow has a rather earthy taste. The smoke of the White Widow is very pungent and can be smelled from relatively large distances.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out MarijuanaDoctors.com directory of cannabis strains so you can identify which meets your health requirements best.