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Robert Bergman

May 21, 2019

Throughout history, ‘black widow’ has not only been used as a nickname for famous people, but most especially, the infamous ones. From suicide bombers to serial killers, musicians to sportspeople, book to TV and movie fictional characters, people have always found good use for the nickname.

So, where did the nickname came from? It is probably taken from a species of spider with deadly venom, aptly named Black Widow.

While the Sativa Black Widow certainly is not deadly, it was also not always called by that name. Regardless, it is exceptionally potent and guaranteed to turn grumpy to jolly, as it gives a tremendous boost to how one is feeling and brings them on a cerebral high.

From what we have gathered, the original strain called White Widow was a creation of Green House Seeds. One of the co-owners, Shantibaba, took the parents with him when he left the company to found Mr. Nice Seeds. Using the South Indian Indica father and Brazilian Sativa mother, he recreated the strain and renamed it Black Widow.

Information about Black Widow Strain:

ORIGIN Brazilian Sativa and South Indian Indica
EFFECTS Relaxed – 10
Euphoric – 8
Happy – 8
Uplifted – 7
Focused – 6
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE) Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 7
Paranoid – 2
Dizzy – 2
Anxious – 1
FRAGRANCE Skunky, fruity
FLAVORS Sweet, woody, chemical, nutty
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Pain – 8
Depression – 5
Muscle Spasms – 5
Fatigue – 4
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS 63 to 70 days
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS Late September to early October
PLANT HEIGHT 3 feet indoor; 6 feet outdoor
THC CONTENT % 15% to 28%
CBD % 0.1% to 0.73%
INDICA / SATIVA % 35%/65%
INDOOR YIELD 12 to 16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 11 to 14 ounces per plant
GROWTH LEVEL Easy to grow
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE Resistant to pests, mildew, and molds

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

Black Widow is going to deliver a powerful kick, so potent that it is not recommended for novice users, let alone first-time smokers. With a THC that has been tested at up to 28%, this is one of the most potent cannabis strains. Almost at the onset, users will feel a buzzing head high that intensifies to euphoria. How can one not be happy about feeling elated?

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No matter how stressed you are, and we know stress causes one to have difficulty on focusing, the Black Widow takes care of that, but only is used in a small quantity. Start consuming more and the cerebral high it brings may leave one locked to a couch, though.

Black Widow Effects
Black Widow Effects – Image powered by Thewellnesssoldier.com

Black Widow also gives a moderate body relaxation, which at times is overwhelmed by the intensity of the head high. So, depending on how you tolerate the potency of this strain, you are either more focused and feel good about what you are doing, or you could stay on the couch and absorb the awesome euphoric bliss. This strain is best used in the late afternoon or evening.

Fragrance

Black Widow does not only have potent effects, but it also has a strong sweet and skunky odor with a fruity overlay of pine. Definitely, it has the fragrance and you are bound to find extremely agreeable.

Flavors

And if the fragrance itself is good, the you will be glad that the Black Widow tastes like how it smells, with an aftertaste of nuts. Incredible effects and delicious to taste, this strain is highly irresistible.

Adverse Reaction

As mentioned, this is not a strain for those with low tolerance and novice users. The powerful kicks set in as soon as one starts using this medical cannabis. In some cases, the sudden rush of euphoria and unfamiliar sensation may lead one to panic. So, yes, paranoia is one adverse reaction you want to be aware of.

Also, cannabis consumers are well-familiar with a common reaction, and that is your mouth and eyes feeling dry. Another reaction you want to be aware of is feeling dizzy, which is actually a normal reaction to the cerebral high.

Medical

No, this strain is not going to deliver a deadly venom to your body. Rather, it has medical benefits.

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One benefit of the Black Widow is that it could boost your focus, and with that, it also dampens the fatigue you feel, which actually allows you to function better. But that is only if you use a very small amount.

Black Widow Medical
Black Widow Medical

Now, the most popular medical use of Black Widow is in the result of how it induces the cerebral high. Because it uplifts one’s mood and bring a high level of elation, then it follows that it helps in management of stress, anxiety disorders, depression, and even bipolar conditions and PTSD.

It still retains its Indica property, which also helps in the alleviation of chronic pains. Because it does have a sedative like quality, the Black Widow could also help people with trouble sleeping.

Growing

Black Widow is a relatively easy strain to grow. It is also resistant to pests, mildew, and molds, which makes the task of caring for it easier. As it grows, you could expect to see dense bright green buds with purple and orange hairs with frosty trichomes during flowering.

You also have a choice of growing this plant indoor, outdoor, or in greenhouses. While it grows up to 3 feet indoors, Black Widow could grow as tall as 6 feet in an open environment.

Black Widow Growing
Black Widow Growing

Flowering Time

Indoors
Curiously, the Black Widow may not grow as tall as when grown outdoors, but the yield is higher when grown indoors. That means if you are to invest in larger grow tents with ideal lighting and other accessories, and using the Sea of Green (SOG) method, you might even increase its yield. The expected average yield in 8 to 9 weeks should be around 11 to 16 ounces per square meters.

Outdoors
The Black Widow thrives outdoors and could grow to as tall as 6 feet. It does love the warmer climate and lots of sunshine. So, during harvest at late September to the early parts of October, you might expect to have a yield of 11 to 14 ounces per plant.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Black Widow? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Robert

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The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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