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The Most Popular Marijuana Strain: White Widow

The Most Popular Marijuana Strain: White Widow

In this article we will discuss:

White Widow is popular for a number of reasons. It is frequently used medically, recreationally, and for almost any reason in between. It is frequently on the menu at many Amsterdam coffee shops and has made top ten lists since its inception. It is technically an indica-dominant strain that evinces more sativa characteristics when you smoke it. White Widow marijuana seeds also tend to produce plants that covered in a “white” dusting of THC.

White Widow smoking effects

White Widow Smoking Effects

As mentioned above, the indica-dominant distinction is really just a reflection of the genes. White Widow is more likely to produce very heady, cerebral highs that you would normally associate with a sativa-dominant plant. This is, of course, a result of the sheer amount of THC that the plant harbors. The high is quick and powerful. It’s also a very social strain of marijuana to smoke (hence the reason why it’s commonly featured in Dutch coffee shops). It’s a strain that naturally produces a lot of good vibes and it tends to last much longer than most comparable strains. When the cerebral high finally dies down, you’ll start to feel some of the indica-influenced, body buzzes. Want to grow some White Widow? Download my free marijuana grow bible for more information about white widow.

White Widow plant features

White Widow Plant Features

Obviously, the major characteristic of this plant is that it comes with a great deal of THC. The “White” in “White Widow” is a reflection of just how covered the plant can get with psychoactive substance. White Widow marijuana seeds have historically been engineered to thrive in indoor environments (although outdoor growth is not out of the question). It is particularly useful for hydroponic growth. With White Widow, the leaves are long and green, but the plant itself is generally very short in stature. This, again, makes it ideal for indoor environments. White Widow flowers in about 7 to 9 weeks at which point you can expect yields of 21 ounces of bud per 10 square feet. Feminized seeds make this an attractive option for many growers. It’s also considered a great option for novices, especially those who want to try indoor growing.

White Widow medicinal use

White Widow Medicinal Use

Its widespread recreational use has brought White Widow to the forefront of medical research. Its effectiveness for several diseases has been studied extensively. Some ailments that White Widow can treat are cachexia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even hepatitis C. White Widow continues to see study after study that appears to prove its effectiveness for a large amount of medical uses. The energetic highs are also often ideal for anxiety and depression.

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64 thoughts on “The Most Popular Marijuana Strain: White Widow

By dave davey on 4 September 2013


By carrie222 on 13 October 2013

Takes my breath away! (yes, i’m a newbie {grin}).

By blair on 5 November 2013

I am an old guy with acute insomnia chronic pain mostly use for sleeping white widow does not sound like the right thing have a good 1

By SparqiVa on 17 November 2014

Have you tried any Haze variety or Super Skunk? Great for insomnia- and WW is supposed to have the body-buzz , deep relaxation after the cerebral effects wear off. I will repost after my girls mature & let you know how I’m sleeping. I have anxiety & insomnia too. Take care.

By [email protected] on 3 December 2013

3/4 of the time ‘white widow’ has more trichomes than ‘himalayan gold,’ the supposed dankest strain on earth.

By [email protected] on 3 January 2014

I want to order seeds but sight wont allow me to enter WWW White Widow coupon. Make sure I get free offer. Why are their no cust. comments or feedback. How do I know your company can be trusted to send strains I order with highest Quality.

By Nick on 23 January 2014

I got mine, except I didn’t get the free WWW seeds either, and I entered the code. it was descrete and fast. I highly recommend it. just don’t expect the freebees.

By JUDIEWHIT on 27 January 2014

Ist time grower of white widow strain, am in flowering phase at 6 weeks. Have 9 beautiful plants, indoor grow in tent with fluorescent lights. buds are great but lots of space between them…reddish hairs abound, looks like harvest may be in 1-2 weeks???? Thanks,
Lady Red…. started as a lark but am now hooked…using fox farm nutrients and soil.

By Robert on 23 May 2016

What nutrients do you use besides fox farm soil

By Kelly on 5 October 2016

I used fox farm soil with flora nova grow and superthrive and kellogs fish and molasses for vegging. then for flower I used flora nova bloom and the fox farm trio open seas,beastie blmz,and cha ching, and a earth juice hy brix molasses very little though strong stuff. I was very stealthy so I didn’t get as much sun as they needed but still came out very medical and I picked some early,not disappointed at all thank you and I ordered from you again.

By Roy ILGM on 5 October 2016

Thanks for sharing Kelly! Keep up the good grows!

By Robert on 29 January 2014

Hi All, thanks for commenting!

@Nick: everybody always gets the free seeds when they are promised! Your order however is from jan 17. The White widow Weeks ended on Dec 31st, over 2 weeks earlier. This was communicated in the newsletter.

But, I do see now that you managed to enter the WWW code with your order. I will have the extra seeds shipped to you as a courtesy. We Love happy customers 😉

@Rgianneschi: I answered your questions in your last 16 emails. Thanks for ordering! Hope your will grow some mighty big buds with my seeds.

@Judiewhite: nice work! Should be indeed ready in 2 or 3 weeks. Just watch the buds closely untill they look right.

Keep on sharing, keep on growing 🙂

Robert Bergman

By jason on 21 November 2015

I also ordered 5 plus 5 free got a total of 13 when shipped.only 7 germinated and r growing,the other 5 never even sprouted

By Jennifer ILGM on 23 November 2015

Hi Jason so sorry not all your seeds germinated, did you contact our customer service?

By Doc on 30 March 2014

the guys at I LOVE TO GROW MARIJUANA are true to their word. I ordered my seeds on a Monday and got them the following Tuesday and I live in the U.S. with no problem . Not the case with one of the big seed banks I will not be ordering from them again but I will be ordering from I LOVE TO GROW MERIJUANA again guarantee

By White Widow Seeds on 9 April 2014

No other marijuana strains is as popular as the white widow strain, most sold in coffeeshops too!

By 420talk on 19 April 2014

I have lung cancer and I love White widow. I have never been able to buy it in BC Canada. It makes delicious butter and does not have a heavy next day dragged down feeling to it. I LOVE growing MJ!!!!

By [email protected] on 22 April 2014

I have been attempting to grow white widow but so far out of 8 seeds I have only had one sprout and is growing nicely so far. The seeds just don’t seem to want to germinate. ILGM has sent replacement seeds once and it was in those that one sprouted but the other four failed so 1 in eight. I expect Robert will send me some more to replace those not germinating. I ordered a different strain so I can get a comparison to see if it is the white widow or what. I have now tried everything I know without success and I have been growing since 1969. The problem I have now is that 1) I am running an expensive light for one plant 2) If and when I do get more growing they will be way out of sinc with the one currently growing and my grow room only has room for three plants so I’m not sure how I will work this out now once I get good seeds. Time delay is killing me for a viable crop.

By lisa on 24 April 2014

garcher at fairpoint- Ever think that maybe, possibly it wasn’t the seeds?????I ordered my widow seeds from ILGM received them before I expected to.6 from 20 seeds that I germinated ( as our law only allows 3 flowering,3 vegetating per script) sprouted nicely and are well on their way to womanhood.

By workinn on 23 April 2014

Shipped on friday,got them on tuesday!! In the U.S.!!!! ILGM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Laura on 24 April 2014

I too have had germination problems with white widow. First 3 seeds in compost failed to germinate, next 3 in water , one ok and is planted on and is an inch tall now , second one started to germinate , but not going any further , taken it out of water now and is on wet tissue. 3rd one looks like it’s trying to split , but not going any further , is also on tissue now . All started together all at very different stages. ?

By James Townley on 25 April 2014

Thankyou for being TRUE…
got my seeds quick.
Looking forward to my first grow….

By Laura on 6 May 2014

Thank you so much , a told you I had trouble germinating all my outdoor white widow seeds, so you replaced them all, brilliant customer service 🙂

By katg117 on 9 May 2014

This is my first time growing. After weeks of studying the Grow Bible, getting every thing set up I finally ordered my seeds! I was excited and scared at the same time! Well I just received my seeds! A day earlier then I expected! I now understand what is meant by stealth shipping No one would have ever known what was in the package! Very cleaver! I’ve researched many sites for month before I decided to start growing I’m so happy I found this site! It’s the only one I need! Thank you all for all the support!

By [email protected] on 14 May 2014

Robert, I have not received the seeds I ordered. It has been over 21 days! PLEASE REPLY, THANK YOU

By R. S. REYES on 16 May 2014

I receieved my order in a timely manner, all seeds intact.
But, I have had no luck germinating.
10 seeds of White Widow & Super Skunk, germinated only 2 out of 4 seeds – by week 2 they’d grown approx. 3 inches, but came to a halt by week 3 and started to turn yellow, then wither.
I started over, somewhat a fortnight ago, 2 seeds of each strain planted in soil after sprouting – but none germinated.
I have kept my soil mix, potting/flower soil with perlite 70-30%, moist and occassionally spraying them with room temperature water when the top soil seem to dry.
External cool air supply and oscillating fan within the grow room, as well as suction for ventillation, 18/6 light – on average, 18-22 C.

Please advice.

By [email protected] on 3 June 2014

i got my order quickly and i got my freebies but most of all i really loved how y’all guys shipped them to me. once i went through everything i found all of them hidden. so cool guys.

By Nooman8r on 4 June 2014

just received package today as promised. 10+10 special all looks good.. now for the fun part. sometimes the leap of faith works!

By [email protected] on 14 June 2014

I was sent extra seeds that should have gone to the USA, when I reported this they was instantly shipped to the USA and I was told to keep them as a gift! You don’t get that service anyplace but I love growing.

By TMCannabis on 14 June 2014

Robert’s Indoor White Widow seeds grow like weeds. Germination at 100%. All 5 plants topped twice at 5 weeks and are thriving off the Love.

By justmebillc on 14 June 2014

Just wanted to comment on seeds. I purchased 20 white widow seeds and got 19 plants that are thriving in an outdoor environment. All I did was put them in water and within 48 hours they were sprouting and were placed in good potting soil. One month later they are very bushy (FIM,d them one time) and about 14 to 16 inches tall. I am really looking forward to September and October. Thanks Robert, you sell a quality product and ship quickly.

By jim on 23 June 2014

Hey guys ill be sending out my card tomorrow. Just wondering about how long it really takes to get your. order. I’m ready to get these girls going.

By June Eddings on 25 July 2014

send them to me…please…

By Lynn on 4 August 2014

grown her for several years in a greenhouse. She’s about 10 feet with one topping at youth 10-12 across. Lots of work. I’m up north somewhat so she’s doesn’t finish until Oct.; step ladders are set in anticipation. This year I went without but I think it was a mistake…I’m trying all new and or unfamiliar strains.

By randy_c on 11 September 2014

Video showing no top, trim or anything being done but buds look so good. Everything I read they should be top, trim etc.. should I or shouldn’t I?

By james on 10 October 2014

10/1 0/2014 Just sent you my payment for ord.#6833 .I hope all goes well.Happy Birthday Robert

By zepman on 15 November 2014

im growing some now, my buds better turn out like that…. go grow booster !!!!!!

By SparqiVa on 17 November 2014

I purchased Super Skunk and White Widow- got my beans in 5 days to US!! Awesome stealth & fun to find! The first set had beans that just didn’t germinate- I wrote and got very prompt response with suggestions on how to get WW to germ. They also cheerfully replaced my beans with new ones- super fast shipment again! Sometimes WW beans takes 4-5 days to open up guys, so don’t give up! I’m a newbie & I have a lady that is 8″ tall beauty SS and she just turned 1 month old. Got 2 more WW and 1 more SS that are looking gorgeous & healthy at just 2 weeks old! I found the paper towel method to be the best for my sprouts. Make certain it isn’t too cold where you are germinating- water in a paper towel gets COLD and can delay or even ruin the germination. Keep the paper towel moist , and under the lights to keep them warm. You won’t have to wait long 🙂 I am due to harvest my SS girl right at Christmas time- can’t wait! Thank you Robert! I won’t go anywhere else for my beans & I’ll be ordering again soon.

By asia noob on 19 November 2014

oh robert, i see you give free seeds.. can i get it too? im your no 1 fan.. just kidding

By F.N.G. FU_ _ ING NEW GUY on 3 January 2015

How tall should my wdows be .to start flowering

By KEVIN on 3 January 2015


By she on 10 January 2015

Order came (to u.s) no prob. Order was complete (w freebies) I germinated in wet paper towels and they popped in 2 day. Ha.d a good size plant by end of 2,weeks . using t5,grow light. Germ. 4 and all 4,came up! Perrrfect!!

By F.N.G. FU_ _ ING NEW GUY on 12 January 2015

Robert is the mad scientist of marijuana. Thnx brother

By Brandi and Joey on 27 January 2015

Our first time experience with ordering seeds online could not have been better. We ordered the White Widow 5 seeds + 5 seeds free offer on Sunday, Jan 11 and weren’t really sure what to expect. They arrived to us in Texas 7 business days later on Jan 20th. We germinated 3 out of 3 and within 3 days all are about an inch and a half tall and growing fast. Thanks ILGM for the great experience. Can’t wait to buy more seeds!

By mickey spillanr on 24 February 2015

As a retired professional gardener for the 5th largest city in US, and a stealth grower since 1970, let me offer some tips on germinating. First, I usually place seeds on a damp paper towel. I have placed them in a gas oven with just the pilot light on for heat. Usually see sprouts within two to three days. Keep damp. Have even placed them under heated waterbed mattress! Give them at least 8-10 days before giving up. I have had problems myself with Blueberry. But, Robert and ILGM, sent me replacement beans, and I now have nice plants. Thanks ILGM

By Marc Zappelli on 7 June 2015

You guys are awesome. Got me some white widoe autoflowering seeds..buy 5 n get 5 free…so far so good…4 have started…and i have germinating…saving 2 for later…definitely gonna get some more…wish i had the grow box 4.0…ill probably get it before winter so i can keep growing…using fox farm soil to see how it goes…cant wait till the final results…

By Jennifer ILGM on 8 June 2015

Hi Marc, We love to hear from our fellow growers, keep us posted on your final results.

By Ric Jones on 8 June 2015

I was worried when my seeds didn’t show up but my plant nutrients did! I was told they would resend some more, I was leary since I was about to harvest and needed the seeds to start a new batch.. True to there word the seeds came and they all germinated!! you guys Rock!!!!!

By Derwin on 12 June 2015

I ordered my first set of seeds nov 2014 after 2 days of info on the site still a little nervous about the first order i decided to place a second order to my surprise 7 days later i received my first order 1 month later still didn’t get my second order contacted customer support A couple weeks later got my seeds the end of feb 2015 placed 2 more orders didn’t receive either one once again contacted the excellent staff at ilgm they sent them right out 28 days later i received a package with a green customs sticker saying that my package was inspected by customs and of course no seeds ilgm will try different methods to get you your seeds about 2 weeks ago received both orders so my advice to newbies is order early before you are ready for them the site will tell you how to store them take advantage of the specials like this weekend 25% off I’m going to place 2 orders even though I don’t need them at this moment. I’ve seen a lot of feedback on received seeds and different weeks of the grow stage but not the finished product so here we go 1st order 10 ww 8 germinated at this point my only concern was to be able to get a buzz since it was my first grow around my 6th week of veg i left my grow room open went to store came back my whole house smelled like buds then i knew i was on to something kept 1 for a mother and flowered 7 60 days later great dense buds great smell my top colas 2.8 oz wet i figured at least 7 oz a plant so ilgm you have a happy satisfied customer for life good luck hope this helps someone you would never believe i have never responded or reviewed anything this is how confident i am with ilgm.

By Texas boy on 22 June 2015

How long would it take to get the seeds to me in texas, very interested

By Jennifer ILGM on 23 June 2015

Hi, Shipping to the US can take up to 20 business days.

By John Black on 15 August 2015

Had delivery problems with the mail service no fault of ILGM. They reshipped with extra beans for my troubles.. A great company with great communication and excellent stealth. If I can recieve them in Australia you can get them anywhere..

By bill on 6 September 2015

I to love growin ,got kush ,white widow and a strain that did not come from u guys , Chem dog #3 get in ready to harvest soon, can’t wait to try og,ww first time growin , been growin chemdog for years a favorite, was wonderin if u have ever tried this strain?and if so, do u have any seed?

By latewood on 7 September 2015

Unfortunately; If you do not see a strain you like in the seed shop; We do not have it. Sorry. I have never tried it. Good Luck with your OG, and WW. 🙂

By Rog on 8 November 2015

Hi Robert, this is my second grow with the he white widow it does ok but I get some discoloration like low potassium on a few of the leaves I don’t get this with other strains is this common. I grow under a 1000 w mh light and use a 50/50 mix fox farms happy frog and ocean forest I also lost 4 out of 10 seeds that just didn’t germinate. I like your service and just ordered 20 of the super skunk.

By latewood.ILGM on 9 November 2015


WW is a bit tempermental, IMO, All strains/hybrids are not created equal. Some strains take a bit of extra care. I generally make sure all my settings, temps, humidity, PH, and strength of solution is correct, and monitor the plants new growth.

By Thomas on 14 November 2015

Hey Robert, I just received my very first order from you containing 10 blueberry seeds. I’m a
first time grower. I’m very excited and nervous at the same time. Once I’ve completed
germinantion, can I place the seed in soil that’s mixed with soil from an organic compost pile? Is this better than using fertilizer? I’ll be ordering a different strain in January. Thank you very much.

By latewood.ILGM on 16 November 2015

Hi there, Thomas
It is not advisable to place a seedling into hot compost. It is more advisable to place it in a good starter medium, like ProMix BX.

You never want to over fertilize a small seedling or baby plant.

By John W Cox on 1 February 2016

I am just checking to see if you all have been sending me emails because I have had hacker got in my pc and I have to use face book at [email protected] don’t like it much .I am waiting on my beans to get here and ready to go .I tried another place a friend said was a good place to order .My bad I should stayed with you all .I had a few left from lasy WWF,PKFandIWR .I done have 2 ww and 1 pk up in about 4 days .I am waiting on my 5 for 5 sall on WW I order a week or so ago .I know I will get them .I always did last year .Fixing to buy my first tent . THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH JOHN W COX

By Gary B on 11 April 2016

I was skeptical about ordering From an International Co. And having to deal with Customs. Ordered WW and received the order within 8 business days . This was going to be my first grow so thanks to all the comments and advice on the forum. Germinated using the wet towel and on the 3rd day 2 seeds were good to go the 3rd took an extra day. Planted in Dixie cups that I had punched holes on the side and bottom. I used FoxFarm Ocean soil and added perlite at 1/6 ratio under 300w LED 18/6 all three sprouted within 3 days One thing I’ve had to battle is to wait and be patient. After 2 weeks I thought they were small at about 2 inches but went ahead and transplanted into 1 gal pots for 2 weeks then to 3 gal pots. I added another 300W LED plants are doing great they’re about 7 inches tall very bushy and healthy. Very happy with the results so far. Thanks again for all the advice

By Gary B on 11 April 2016

Just to add .. plants were watered with distilled water at about 7 ph after the 3 rd week added Fox Farm Grow Big and Seaweed extract at about 1/4 strength, had to add tap water to get the ph at about 6.8 ph. Temp. during the day 72 to 75F 68F at night with a fan blowing for most of the 18 hrs. while the lights were on.

By Flint on 12 June 2016

Hey ILGM and co. I’d like to thank everyone that helped me to start growing good bud! I will be trying the screen of green method next. Any tips?

By duke beebe on 4 October 2016

I ordered fruity pack, had a few problems,ilgm took care of it immediately. I ordered the widow and have excedllent results. couldn’t be happier, may God bless all.

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