CBD is a marijuana component that remains a topic of conversation among many enthusiasts including researchers. In adequate levels, it relieves a myriad of ailments such as the overwhelming anxiety of a person with chronic levels of stress or the physical pain brought about by aches. To help regenerate lost energy or decelerate the onset of other problems, it eases users into a deep relaxation that eventually leads to sleep. And, this is exactly what Jaime of Resin Seeds found when he created Cannatonic, a pioneer strain in the field of medical marijuana.
|Sativa/Indica %||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|30% / 70%||14 ounces per square meter||14 ounces or more per plant||9 weeks indoors, late September to early October outdoors.|
Information about Sweet and Sour Widow:
In 2009, Jaime partnered with Mr. Shantibaba from Mr. Nice Seeds to form CBD Crew. Their end goal was to create stable CBD enriched seeds and strains for people with health issues. Apart from their original creations, one of their more famous herbs is a twist on the legendary classic White Widow called ‘Sweet and Sour Widow.’
Essentially, Sweet and Sour Widow is just a CBD enriched White Widow. Like the latter, it produces a thick cast of resin that looks almost white with the same pungent scent of earth. Two of the major differences is the decrease of THC and the increase of CBD. With both at least 1:1 ratio of each other, the Indica-leaning strain is perfect for therapeutic purposes.
Many would assume that Sweet and Sour Widow only appeals to medical users. On the contrary, the strain induces a subtle head and body high that make it a wonderful beginner’s strain or for more experienced users looking to stay level-headed.
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Information about Sweet and Sour Widow:
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Uplifted – 5
Focused – 4
Tingly – 4
Aroused – 4
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 2
Dizzy – 1
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Pungent, sweet, onion, grass, earthy|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, onion, spicy, pepper, earthy, sour|
|MEDICAL||Pain – 10|
Stress – 10
Depression – 8
Insomnia – 5
Fatigue – 4
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to early October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||6 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||5% to 11%|
|CBD %||5% to 11%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||70%/30%|
|INDOOR YIELD||14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Warm humid climate|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Resistant to mold|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Sweet and Sour Widow contains anywhere between 5% to 11% THC. Hence, more experienced users are likely to feel nothing. In reality, however, it does induce a subtle psychedelic high that is potent enough for beginners.
Its initial onset may take some time to manifest though but, when it does, it begins with uplifting rush that gradually intensifies with each puff until it clears the mind. And, with a renewed sense of motivation, users stay focused all throughout the day.
In time, a tingling sensation ebbs down from the temples. In the rhythmic fashion of waves crashing into the shore, it soothes each muscle and plants a barely noticeable in the limbs. But, instead of immediately sending users off to dreamland, the body buzz relaxes tightness and frees away tension.
However, the newly found freedom from both physical and mental inhibition can be arousing to some. A natural aphrodisiac, Sweet and Sour Widow is a great bedtime companion for lovers with a relaxing night planned ahead of them.
Because of its 1:1 THC to CBD ratio, Sweet and Sour Widow is quite pungent with obvious overtones of sweet onions. Broken apart or combusted, the bud produces a grassy scent with undertones of wet soil.
A cottonmouth is always likely with marijuana use so is dry eyes. This is because certain cannabinoids inhibit the production of moisture in both the salivary glands and the tear ducts. While such symptoms are barely noticeable, they can be quite uncomfortable for beginners. However, downing an ample amount of water will rehydrate the body.
Though rare, Sweet and Sour Widow can cause users to green out. The condition is characterized by either dizziness or a headache and a subtle feeling of paranoia. For this reason, the strain must always be used in moderation regardless of the health benefits it brings.
CBD Crew is dedicated to providing premium CBD strains to the medical community. As such, it is not surprising that its products have gained international recognition for providing a reprieve against various conditions. Moreover, according to an April 2018 study conducted by Washington State University, it is cannabis varieties like Sweet and Sour Widow with equally high THC and CBD contents that have the most benefits both mentally and physically.
Arguably, the Indica-leaning strain’s best use is in relieving physical ailments. With its exceptional CBD levels of up to 11%, Sweet and Sour Widow eases away pain beginning from the temples. Meanwhile, its tingling effects subtly reinvigorate the body and get rid of fatigue.
Sweet and Sour Widow is also an excellent stress reliever. Its mood enhancing effects calm the overwhelmed mind of a person stunned by anxiety. At the same time, it helps manage depression by temporarily relieving symptoms of the mental illness such as self-loathing by encouraging confidence and an upbeat disposition.
In promoting overall wellbeing, Sweet and Sour Widow also encourages sleep especially after it has totally relieved both the mind and the body of tension.
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One of the many problems that medical marijuana growers face is the instability of producing CBD rich plants from a packet of seeds. In fact, according to one of CBD Crew’s founders, Jaime, only 5 out of 10 seeds develop into therapeutically beneficial strain. To address this problem, the breeders stabilized their products and ensured their customers with a full batch of herbs with at least 1:1 THC to CBD ratio.
With that said, Sweet and Sour Widow is a sturdy strain with light, airy buds that can withstand high levels of humidity. It may require trimming and early topping though as the plant can hamper its own growth through poor air or light circulation. Meanwhile, its height of up to 6 feet can sometimes be a problem for limited spaces. Early topping will not only keep the plant short but also encourage higher yields.
One thing to note though, Sweet and Sour Widow only comes in regular form. For this reason, aspiring growers need to apply germination techniques such as presoaking to increase the chances of producing calyx-filled females. Although, planting more seeds is also an alternative. Using Low-Stress Training will keep the female plant from turning into a hermaphrodite.
Like other Indica-leaning strains, Sweet and Sour Widow has a quick flowering time of 8 weeks with each square meter producing an average of 14 ounces of buds. Using the Sea of Green method, however, will shorten the blossoming time to 7 weeks.
Garden grown Sweet and Sour Widow matures between the last week of September to the first week of October. It yields an average of 14 ounces of buds per plant.
FAQ About Sweet and Sour Widow Strain
Sweet and Sour Widow yields 14 ounces per square meter indoors and 14 ounces or more per plant outdoors.
From 5% up to 11%
Sweet and Sour Widow was created by CBD Crew, where the product was a CBD enriched White Widow.
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