- Easy to grow
- Very high level of THC
- Suitable for medical use
The name “black widow” has been used many times throughout history to describe famous people. More importantly, it describes the infamous, such as sports legends, musical geniuses, serial killers and suicide bombers. But, when it comes to the cannabis community, this name refers to a sativa-dominant hybrid as powerful as the deadly, venomous spider after which it was named.
Even with such a deadly name, this strain of cannabis is a favorite among many savvy smokers. Originally known by an entirely different name, it is incredibly potent. Its euphoria is guaranteed to transform your cranky mood and leave you feeling jolly. Prepare for the emotional boost and cerebral high delivered by the black widow strain.
Black widow is a very potent strain of cannabis with between 15% to 28% THC contents. It comes with some effective medicinal properties while offering a decent level of CBD. This sativa-dominant strain is about 65% sativa and about 35% indica.
|Sativa or Indica||35% – 65% Indica/Sativa|
|THC Level||High up to 25%|
|Yield||Up to 14 oz Indoors|
|Flowering period||Average (56 days)|
|Good for||Indoor, Medical, Beginner|
Origin Of Black Widow Marijuana Strain
The Black Widow marijuana strain is acclaimed to have been developed by Shantibaba. He was once a co-owner of Green House Seeds (GHS). When he left the company to establish Mr. Nice Seeds, the strain was known as White Widow.
Shantibaba took the strain with him and created a new cannabis strain using the original Brazilian sativa and the South Indian indica-dominant hybrid. But, because GHS was still selling their seeds using the name White Widow, Shantibaba renamed his strain Black Widow. He wanted to distinguish his unique cannabis strain from his competitors’.
Since Mr. Nice Seeds has the proprietary genetic properties of Black Widow, the strain is now believed by many breeders as the White Widow strain in seed form. To this end, both avid users and marijuana growers love this cannabis strain.
Effects Of Black Widow Strain
Marijuana dispensaries and long-term users recommend that Black Widow be used in the evenings. This is because it makes most users feel relaxed and sleepy. It provides a mild body high effect that can make you desire more of your bed or couch.
The effects of Black Widow are largely euphoric. It is possible to induce slight headaches and dizziness in new or occasional users. Some other users might also experience dry mouth and eyes. However, the effects are not always harmful, as they may also feel some form of mental creativity.
Because this strain contains up to 28% THC, its euphoria can be quite powerful, especially for new smokers. With a THC concentration that high, it’s no surprise that happiness is the result.
The first-time smoker should be aware that Black Widow could produce paranoia in users. There is the initial feeling of feeling high and light-headed, but it could swivel around to turn to unpleasant feelings in first- time users. So, if you’re a newbie, use this strain with caution.
Medical Uses For Black Widow Marijuana Strain
Although the Black Widow strain is often used as recreational marijuana, it also contains a lot of medicinal properties. To this end, it is used or dispensed as medical cannabis for the following the following purposes, among others:
- Stimulate appetite
- Relieve anxiety and stress
- Cure insomnia and induce peaceful sleep
- Relieve chronic pain
- Relieve depression and cure nausea
- Stimulate mental alertness and creativity
Black Widow users report feeling more focused. This helps combat fatigue, making it easy to function better during the day. A word of caution – this only occurs when you use this marijuana in small amounts.
This cannabis strain delivers a cerebral high. It helps to uplift mood, sending its users to a level of elation like no other. It helps manage stress, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder and various anxiety disorders.
Because of its potent indica properties, Black Widow helps medical marijuana patients manage chronic pain, and in some cases, alleviate it altogether. This strain of cannabis delivers a sedative-like effect, making it a powerful sleep aid for those suffering from insomnia.
Taste And Aroma Of Black Widow Strain
The Black Widow strain delivers some potent euphoric effects. It comes with a strong, skunky, sweet aroma with a piney, fruity overlay. Its fragrance is almost as powerful as the punch it delivers.
And, the flavors of Black Widow are just as impressive. It tastes much like it smells, with a nutty aftertaste. Enjoy the sweet, earthy flavors of wild betters while smoking this marijuana. You’ll find both the aroma and taste of this cannabis strain irresistible.
Growing Black Widow Strain Of Medical Cannabis
All amateur cannabis growers will enjoy cultivating Black Widow because of its resistance to pests, molds, and mildew. Significant rainfall can have a negative impact on its yield. So, grow this strain indoors or in a greenhouse.
You can expect the plant to flower and create buds within 8-10 weeks if cultivated indoors. Look forward to harvesting between 12 to 16 ounces of usable cannabis per square meter when growing indoors. Many growers harvest about 14 oz of usable Black Widow cannabis per 3 square feet. There also the perfect size for growing indoors, as the plant only grows to be about 3 feet tall.
Prefer to grow your marijuana outdoors? Expect yields of 11 to 14 ounces of usable marijuana per plant when performing outdoor cultivation of Black Widow. Outdoors, plants can grow up to 6 feet in height.
Patience is required to grow Black Widow because this is not a fast growing strain. It begins to flower within 70 to 90 days, depending on the phenotype. There are however two types of known phenotypes for the Black Widow. There is the short and fast variety, and there is the tall and slow option. The buds of this strain are purple-colored and can look almost black. Green-to-purple buds of this plant look like licorice covered in frost, with orange-colored hairs.
Growing this strain is very easy, and can be done with the right knowledge and skills. All you need is to start with high-quality, black widow seeds.