Black Widow is an award-winning Sativa-dominant Hybrid strain known for its extreme potency and intense body high.
Black Widow is an award-winning Sativa-dominant Hybrid, taking first place at the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup. Highly potent, this cannabis strain delivers an intense cerebral high and rapid onset feelings of euphoria, living up to its namesake as both beautiful yet wicked—novice consumers, take caution.
Black Widow Experience
This herb is a cross between Brazilian Sativa and South Indian Indica cannabis strains, founded by breeder Shantibaba. A deviation of its cousin strain White Widow, this Hybrid is very potent, with some of the highest THC levels present in popular marijuana strains—ranging from 21% to 28%.
This powerful marijuana strain quickly delivers both a body as well as a cerebral high. In addition to feelings of euphoria, people may experience an increase in creativity, relaxation, and appetite. Because of its extremely strong effects, it is not recommended for novices or first-time consumers.
This flower is ideal for both recreational and medicinal nighttime use, as it has sedative properties which help to relieve anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, appetite loss, and chronic pain. Its intense body high may induce drowsiness or dizziness—this isn’t a strain to be taken lightly.
Traits of Black Widow and Black Widow Seeds
This cannabis plant yields bright green buds with brilliant dark purple and orange-red hairs and frosted white crystals. Dense and thick, Black Widow gives off an earthy pine aroma and flavor, which can range from subtle and sweet to thick and pungent.
Seeds can be obtained directly from the original breeder. They typically flower in 7-9 weeks, often not fully maturing until week 10.
Medical Benefits of Black Widow
Unlike its poisonous namesake, this herb can actually be a valuable remedy for a number of conditions, symptoms and ailments.
- Medical patients use Black Widow to find relief from chronic pain and appetite loss
- Those with mental health conditions like anxiety, depression or insomnia use Black Widow for its relaxing and uplifting properties, and to relieve stress and sleeplessness
- For everyday use, this strain can help improve focus and decrease stress