Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medicine and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain will best serve my needs ?’ Each strain of marijuana has both cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are the main parts of the strain. Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports many positive effects of the THC. One strain which is good for medical and recreational purposes is called the White Widow marijuana strain. Here we’ll cover where it comes from, how its used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.
THC: 20 %
CBD: 1 %
The strain has a higher level of THC (20%) when compared to the level of CBD (1%), making it a strain that is good for recreational purposes, but there are also things it can help with medically as well. Even though the THC levels in this strain are high, the CBD has its effects as well. This is a hybrid strain made from at least two different marijuana strains, making it stronger than a normal strain. This hybrid comes from an indica strain that is Brazilian, and a sativa strain that is from India. These are original landrace strains which make up the white widow. It was started and grown in the Netherlands by a company known as Dutch Vetrans Greenhouse Seeds. This strain was an original strain which was started back in the early 1990s and has numerous hybrid strains that are made from it. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably thought to be used more for recreational purposes, but testimony shows it as being medically effective as well. These conditions include being used for attention deficit disorder, fatigue, depression, anxiety, acute or chronic physical pain, and even migraines. The strain can also help with physical pain as well, but is more prone at helping mental and psychological conditions. The majority of users probably use it for it’s many psychoactive effects though. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals with some conditions mentioned such as depression or anxiety, the level of relaxation that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. There are some individuals that suffer from seizures reporting THC strains as helping. No strain of marijuana should be used unless you first consult and are cleared by your doctor to do so. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based on testimony of individuals which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?
What effects does it have ?
When using this strain, it is good for its effects that come from both the CBD, although it is low, and the THC that it has. Because of the balance between the indica and sativa, these effects are not one sided, but more balanced than with many other strains. When you first start this strain, you should expect for the effects to take place rather quickly. You should experience what is known as a cerebral high which may last awhile. This should then be followed by a light level of mellowness and relaxation. The nice thing with this strain though is that the high or low isn’t so intense that you are not able to function normally. In fact, with the high that you experience also comes an increase in focus and awareness, possibly making you want to get more accomplished. There have been reports of the awareness being high enough that uncommon sounds are heard, and visual distortions. With this strain, you also do not have to be concerned about what is known as “couch lock” or an overly intense feeling of relaxation, requiring time to wear off. In fact, the relaxation brings with it the feeling of being energized, allowing for a euphoric feeling and the ability to converse with others. This makes for a good balance between being extremely relaxed like some strains can do, and hyperactivity which other strains cause. These effects are seen for both the experienced and the beginner, but more so on someone just beginning to experiment with marijuana. So who would benefit the most from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has a higher level of THC when compared to the CBD, but you still get the CBD effects. This is unlike most other strains that have a similar percentage of THC. Because of the effects of the THC seen in this strain, it is recommended to be used only by those more experienced in using higher THC strains. For anyone just beginning, a weaker strain concerning the THC levels should be used, working your way up to strains of this strength. An individual just beginning could use this strain, but it is advised that a lower volume be used until your body adjusts to it. Regardless of your level of experience, each individual should listen to their body in order to know when your system has had enough. It is especially good for anyone that wants to be in a state of relaxation, while still being able to function normally, or anyone that needs assistance with multiple medical conditions including depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD, and physical pain.
When should it be used ?
Since this strain has more of a balance concerning its effects of psychoactive effects, along with a low to moderate level of relaxation, it’s great to be used when ever you need energy and be able to focus. This would make it good to use prior to any projects you may have to do, or while at any kind of social event. Also, because there is no “couch lock” effects, it is good to use any time during the day. This may actually be good for morning use in low doses if you’re not a morning person and have things to do. It isn’t advised to use this strain though in the evenings or just prior to laying down. Other than late night use, this strain can be used any time during the day. Using this or any strain at home is advised until you know how it will affect you. The intensity of the effects that are seen may depend on the individual using the strain, since the individual with more experience may not have as intense of a reaction.
How to use it
There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in its original form through smoking or vaping. If you’re using this strain for physical pain, it may require a higher amount, which would be best to get from using capsules or edible substances. When using this strain, you should expect to experience a scent of ammonia, along with an earthy and pine like smell. The strain is also very stout and can be sensed at long distances, so it you want to be discreet about using the strain, it would be best to use outdoors. You should also be aware that the smoke produced by this strain is thicker than with other strains, which will probably lead to coughing, especially for those without much experience. Unfortunately each strain comes with some negative effects as well, and with this strain it may include things such as a dry mouth, or dry eyes. Because of this, you probably want to have a source of hydration near, preferably water or an electrolyte substance such as powerade or Gatorade. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of smoking and you know you’ll be using it for a while, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.
Raising the strain
For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is not hard to grow, The best option may be to grow this strain from a clone or healthy leaves of another plant, but there are companies which are allowed to see the seeds as well. (dutch veterans). The strain can also be grown either indoors or outside, but given but since certain factors are involved concerning the atmosphere (70-80 degrees F, Sunny, Moderate humidity), it may be easier to grow indoors. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. One nice thing about the strain is that it is mold resistant unlike some other strains, making it good for outdoor growth. It normally takes around ten weeks to harvest and this takes place in October, so seeds should be planted early August if growing outdoors. If directions are properly followed and you desire to grow it inside though, you should be able to do this at any time. The plant itself has been shown to grow to around 6 feet in height grown outdoors, while reaching only 2 feet if grown inside, making it good for either type of growth.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the White widow strain of marijuana is higher in THC (20%) than it is in CBD (1%), but it can be used for both medical and recreational purposes. The balance in the indica and sativa of the strain allow it to have both recreational and medicinal benefits which makes for both a form of psychoactive state, and relaxation. Medically it helps with things such as depression, chronic pain, migraine headaches, ADD, PTSD. and other conditions. For most individuals the relaxation felt will be enough to be mildly relaxed, while still being able to function normally. Because of the psychoactive effects, it is probably best suited for the experienced individual. The small to moderate relaxation makes it good for social events, or any time during the morning until early evening. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would like to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.