Willie Nelson Strain

Willie Nelson is an uplifting plant that will make you feel like you are floating in the clouds, with your mind clear and your senses enhanced. This sativa hybrid is a favorite among artists, especially those who need a cerebral push in order to regain fresh and new inspiration.

Willie Nelson is a sativa dominant plant that was created by fusing the genetics of two famed landrace sativa, namely Nepalese and South Asian. Consequentially, this plant prefers an outdoor climate that is tropical, with lots of warmth and sunlight, where it can truly thrive.

This strain has rightfully bagged the first place sativa prize during the 2005 High Times Cannabis Cup, attracting even more fans. Willie Nelson has grown more and more popular since, earning its right to be named after a famous legend. These plants tend to take a little longer to flower than your standard hybrids.

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    Information about Willie Nelson:

    ORIGINNepalese sativa mixed with South Asian sativa
    EFFECTSuplifted – 10
    happy – 8
    euphoric – 8
    creative – 8
    relaxed – 7
    dry eyes – 3
    paranoid – 2
    dizzy – 1
    headache – 1
    FRAGRANCEcitrus, grassy, lemon, sour, sweet, herbal
    FLAVORSearthy, sweet, pungent, citrus, lemon, pine
    MEDICALdepression – 10
    stress – 8
    pain – 2
    fatigue – 2
    nausea – 2
    THC CONTENT %22%
    CBD %1%
    INDICA / SATIVA %40% / 60%
    INDOOR YIELD18oz/ m2
    OUTDOOR YIELD22oz/ plant
    CLIMATEhot and sunny outdoor climate
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    Willie Nelson is a classic sativa dominant hybrid in all senses. This strain can make you feel worry free and light-footed, with a positive vibe that will feel infectious to those around you. You are likely to lift your mood with this flower, as it will make you feel uplifted and freshly invigorated.

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    This strain is one of the best smokes to share with your close-knit social circle, and it will allow you to be talkative and share stories with enthusiasm and passion. Willie Nelson will make you feel euphoric and giggly, often leading you to drift off a little in your thoughts, but always coming back with more positivity.

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    Willie Nelson can push you to become more creative, and you will find yourself going over long forgotten ideas, with the desire to renew them. If you like to come home after a day at work and be physically active, then this strain can help you do just that, as it wont feel heavy on the body, allowing you to stay productive while being worry-free.


    Willie Nelson is a sour-smelling plant that will make your nose tickle upon first contact. Its grassy yet sweet aroma is fully enticing, with a general note of sweetness that dominates. Often this scent is accompanied by a fresh herbal presence with shocks of citrus fruit.


    Willie Nelson contains flavors that complements its aroma well. This sour smelling plant tastes sour and fruity as well, with a sour lemon being the most prominent of its flavors. On the inhale, you will notice a fresh pine taste, that will then become more pungent and sweet after you exhale.

    Adverse Reaction

    Willie Nelson has very few adverse effects for most consumers, with a dry cotton mouth being the most common one. Some report of dry and irritable eyes too, which can easily be avoided by remembering to stay hydrated during your high.

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    In less common cases, users have complained of a lingering feeling of mild paranoia, so it is advisable to keep your dosage low, especially if you are a novice user. In rare cases, you may feel slightly dizzy when smoking Willie Nelson, and might even be left with a slight headache in the end.


    Willie Nelson has some very useful medicinal effects, making it an obvious choice for those who are looking for something to combat their chronic mood swings with. Patients who suffer from depression are able to feel less negatively about themselves when smoking this strain.

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    This sativa hybrid can also help those who suffer from chronic stress unload their tired minds and find a more relaxed state. Willie Nelson can make you feel free from your worries, and is known for being especially effective if these patients are looking for a way to stay active after enjoying a smoke.

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    Willie Nelson isn’t the first choice for patients who suffer from chronic pain, although this strain can be useful if you are only experiencing relatively minor joint aches, headaches and spasms. Fatigue is well treated with this strain, and also nausea, as it can induce a heightened appetite.

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      Willie Nelson grows into a tall and lanky plant, with sour smelling buds that sprout from everywhere. This sativa does tend to take longer to grow fully, clocking in at an average of up to 12 weeks in some cases, but the results are very much worth the long wait.

      Flowering Time

      Willie Nelson grown indoors can yield an average of about 18 ounces of fresh bud per square meter. This strain can take around 10 to 12 weeks to flower, in some rare cases even needing a little bit longer before it is ready for a harvest.

      This sativa dominant plant grown outdoors should be ready for a harvest around the month of November. Willie Nelson can yield around 22 ounces of bud per plant during harvest.

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


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