UW Strain

A mystery strain with undoubted strength, UW has risen to popularity since it was released into the public in the 90’s. This near pure indica is preferred by many indica lovers, but also by countless medical cannabis patients, who use this strain in order to find sleep, or relaxation.

UW, also known as U-Dub, is a full-bodied strain, with a mysterious back story. This plant is rumored to have a very interesting backstory that says this strain was created at a Pacific Northwest University in its medical research lab in the early nineties.

As legend would have it, it was subsequently stolen by graduate student, and the rest is history. UW is a pretty purple flower, strongly hinting on its strong indica effects. This plant grows densely, with sticky and resin covered buds that are sure to knock you our with its 80% indica knock out punch.

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    Information about UW:

    EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
    happy – 7
    sleepy – 6
    talkative – 5
    euphoric – 5
    dry eyes – 7
    headache – 3
    dizzy – 2
    anxious – 1
    FRAGRANCEearthy, spicy, sweet, pungent
    FLAVORSearthy, berry, pungent, woody, tropical, sweet, fruity
    MEDICALinsomnia – 10
    pain – 7
    stress – 7
    muscle spasms – 6
    lack of appetite – 6
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSmid to late October
    THC CONTENT %19%-24%
    CBD %0.10%
    INDICA / SATIVA %80% / 20%
    INDOOR YIELD12oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD15oz/ plant
    CLIMATEdry and sunny outdoor climate
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    UW is an almost pure indica, with strong sedative effects that are sure to plunge you into a deeply relaxing and regenerative state. This strain is all about feeling free from whatever occupies your mind and your body, and allowing you to live in an uplifted and soothing mood.

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    This strain has a high that creeps up on you and slowly but surely, and induces a lingering and body-heavy high that will make you feel sleepy over time. UW is likely to make you pass out at some point as the haze envelops you, but you are guaranteed to do so with a smile painted on your face.

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    UW will make you feel more talkative and social than usual, so it is the perfect smoke for introverts who want to spend a night lounging on a couch, engaged in an interesting debate. This plant can also make you feel euphoric and elated, with a fit of giggles almost guaranteed to occur throughout your high.


    UW has a strong and pungent aroma that further enhances its appeal, as it smells sticky and sweet, with a mix of spice. This plant has a presence that is mostly earthy and natural, specked with hints of zest and citrus, with a persistent fragrance that will insist on hanging in the air thickly.


    UW contains flavors that are mouthwatering in nature, with a colorful array of fruity notes that add pizzazz to this already colorful strain. This flower tastes pungent and woody on the inhale, with the smoke tasting creamy and sweet, and on the exhale, it leaves an earthy and berry stain on your lips.

    Adverse Reaction

    UW has some side effects that are due to its potency, with its 80% indica making itself known in the sedative side effects. This strain is likely to leave you with a dry mouthed sensation that will make you feel thirsty, but also you may experience some dry and itchy eyes and a general feeling of being parched.

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    UW can also be strong and slightly overpowering to some, and you may experience a headache in this case. Some users can feel slightly dizzy when smoking this power-indica, and in some rare cases, this may even turn into a little nervousness and general anxiety in some.


    UW is said to be one of the most recommended strains available today, for the treatments of chronic insomnia. Its heavy-bodied effects can enhance a greater state of relaxation, and invite even your mind to unwind and free itself from whatever is standing in your way of getting a night of rest.

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    UW is also used widely for the management of chronic pain. Many patients have found relief in this plant, as it can reduce the symptoms of muscle spasms, chronic migraines, joint inflammations and other minor yet unnecessary pain. Long time sufferers of arthritis have attested to this strain and its ability in alleviating joint aches.

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    Other medicinal uses of this strain include its ability to increase appetite in those who have lost it due to nausea and other illnesses. UW can also reduce symptoms of chronic stress, and can allow patients to feel relieved of their habits of worrying and constant anxieties.

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      UW plants are easy to cultivate as long as they are topped regularly and make sure that they get enough sunlight and moisture, especially when flowering. This strain can grow into a medium sized plant and can yield quite generously when kept in its ideal growing environment.

      Flowering Time


      UW grown indoors can be expected to yield an average of about 12 ounces of bud per square meter of plant, and takes an average of about 8 to 9 weeks to fully flower and be ready for a harvest.


      Growing this plant outdoors can yield an average of about.

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


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