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Robert Bergman

March 13, 2020

Those who like chai lattes, cinnamon rolls, or sugar and spice are in for a treat with this spicy-sweet strain. Chronic Widow is a super-energetic strain that can leave you feeling spacy, tingly, and completely euphoric. The head and body high both hit quickly to kick users out of the worst funk. The indica heritage takes over as the high eases off and leads to a peaceful sleep with light dreams.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
35% / 65%14-16 ounces per square meter20 ounces per plant65-70 days indoors, mid-October outdoors.

Chronic Widow has plenty of therapeutic uses. The euphoric head high is excellent for stress, sadness, and anxiety, while the body high helps ease tension and relieves chronic pain. The strain can have THC content exceeding 23%, so Chronic Widow hits hard, providing relief quickly.

Chronic Widow comes from a combination of White Widow and Chronic strains, making it an intense, indica-dominant hybrid.

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Information about Chronic Widow

ORIGINWhite Widow X Chronic
EFFECTSRelaxed, Sleepy
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)cottonmouth, dry eyes, anxiety, paranoia
FRAGRANCEEarthy, Spicy
FLAVORSEarthy, Spicy
MEDICALDepression, Insomnia, Pain, Stress
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS65-70 days
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSmid-October
PLANT HEIGHTTall
THC CONTENT %Up to 23%
CBD %< 1% CBD
INDICA / SATIVA %65% / 35%
INDOOR YIELD14-16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD20 ounces per plant
CLIMATESunny
GROWTH LEVELHard
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEHigh

Effects

Chronic Widow pulls no punches. With its sky-high THC content, users feel the head high begin almost immediately. It builds quickly into a euphoric, spacy buzz that’s full of energy. Worries disappear as the mood lifts. Small details fade away to reveal the bigger picture.

Chronic Widow users can easily exercise or work on fun projects without getting bogged down in the nitty-gritty.

About fifteen minutes after the head high is in full force, the body high builds. It is a relaxing high that spreads to every limb without producing couch lock. Instead, it’s energizing, with many finding they want to move and do things. This strain is a great choice for afternoon use as long as there are no fine details to handle.

In larger doses, there is a bit of a sedative effect as the high backs off. This makes a strong dose an excellent choice for evening use, inducing a night of fun before slowly drifting off to sleep.

Fragrance

The first impression Chronic Widow’s scent leaves is pleasantly earthy. Afterward, the spicy, creamy notes come through. The smell can be pretty strong due to this strain’s dense buds, but it’s pleasantly intense instead of overpowering.

Flavors

Chronic Widow is a smooth, rich, creamy smoke. It’s just a little spicy and just a little herbal. If you’re a fan of chai, Chronic Widow blends the spicy and sweet flavors similarly.

Adverse reactions

Like many indica strains, Chronic Widow can lead to cottonmouth and dry eyes. It also tends to cause “spacy” effects, so if you’re the kind of person who prefers to be in control, Chronic Widow can lead to some feelings of anxiety or paranoia. This is usually a result of taking too much at once. This can frequently be avoided by pacing consumption and trying a moderate amount at first.

Medical

Chronic Widow was developed for recreational use, but many enjoy this strain therapeutically.

When you need to get away from the world for a little bit, Chronic Widow is perfect. The euphoria helps drag users out of dark moods. Then, as the spaciness kicks in, they are sent to another plane of existence, free to ignore the worries of the outside world. This helps reduce anxious thoughts. People with depression and anxiety notice their mood lift almost immediately upon using this strain.

Chronic Widow has effects that are also good for stress and tension. The spaciness distracts from the problems that lead to muscle tension and headaches. The body high follows and relaxes muscles further, easing the pain of stressful days. This strain may also have anti-inflammatory effects that can soothe aching joints or help those with other forms of chronic inflammation and pain.

As the high winds down, the indica genes come through one final time, leaving users calm and ready for a rest. Insomniacs find this strain a welcome friend when facing sleepless nights. A good night’s rest after an evening with Chronic Widow can be delightful.

Growing

This lady is not for the inexperienced. However, if you have the skill to treat her right, she’ll reward you and then some. Chronic Widow is a little picky with its soil, temperature, and lighting requirements. In general, it grows best in medium soil. Growing in a greenhouse is perfect if you don’t have a naturally Mediterranean climate. If you’re growing inside, try to replicate the warm, sunny conditions this plant loves for the best results.

Keep humidity under control when growing Chronic Widow. Because of how bushy this strain gets, it is at risk for pests and mildew more than other strains. If you keep airflow consistent through your garden and keep humidity down, your plants will thank you.

Lighting is essential for this strain. The more light you can get to bud sites, the better your final harvest will be. The stronger your lights, the bigger the buds. With a plant that can provide such high yields, every improvement in growing conditions is magnified.

This large indica hybrid is perfect for growing with the Screen of Green method. The plant gets big and bushy quickly. Take advantage of that natural bushiness by spreading the branches into an even canopy in your ScrOG setup. This lets all your buds get equal amounts of light, so you don’t stunt the lower ones. You’ll see big benefits when it comes time to harvest your sticky, dense, and evenly sized Chronic Widow weed.

Flowering Time

Indoors

Chronic Widow flowers after about 65-70 days inside and reach about 5 feet high. Once they are mature, plants should yield 14-16 ounces per square meter.

Outdoors

The Chronic Widow strain grows very well outside in the right environment. Look for flowers in mid-October. Plants can reach up to six feet tall outdoors and should yield upwards of 20 ounces of kush per plant.


Chronic Widow’s high THC content along with its relaxing properties guarantee a good time, between the euphoria and relaxing effects. If that’s right up your alley, then make sure to check our Chronic Widow seeds in the ILGM seed shop, where we’ve got both feminized and auto-flowering seeds!


SHOP Chronic Widow

Origin

  1. Chronic
  2. White Widow

FAQ About Chronic Widow Strain

What is the Chronic Widow strain yield?

Chronic Widow yields 14-16 ounces per square meter indoors and 20 ounces per plant outdoors.

How much THC does Chronic Widow have?

Up to 23% THC.

What are the origins of the Chronic Widow strain?

Chronic Widow was first bred in Amsterdam, and was the result of a cross between Chronic and White Widow strains.

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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