Some four years ago, I entered one of the Bulldog Cafes in Amsterdam. As I glanced up and down the menu, my eyes lit up when I came across White Widow. Meeting my foreign stereotype, I did what, according to the locals, every American does upon entering a coffee shop in Amsterdam: I asked for White Widow. The reasons are twofold: the strain is omnipresent in the ‘Dam and until the advent of medical grade cannabis, White Widow was virtually impossible to come by in the U.S. While the strain is still extremely difficult to find on the East Coast (when I lived there, I never once saw it), it’s become a mainstay in the West Coast’s medical marijuana scene.

While White Widow is a bit of fool’s gold, the (typically) slightly Sativa dominant–there’s variation–the Hybrid is a solid strain. The reason it’s underwhelming is because, aesthetically, it doesn’t get much prettier than White Widow. White Widow is so rich in trichomes that its resiny tips are, when cured right, always frosted. It may not be the most potent kid on the block, but it’s got a sweet taste to it and with its sexy look, will continue to remain popular.

The Original Cash Crop: bushy, tasty, frosty!


When grown right, a this layercake of a bud will permeate a ray of white light. When done wrong, well, you should be able to see and smell for yourself the signs of an improperly cured nugget. A whopping 454 Dispensaries currently stock their shelves with White Widow. As always, make sure your White Widow fits the right profile.

Each day, will highlight a strain of Medical Marijuana. In an effort to show you that strains can vary much based on the environment they’re grown and what seeds are used. If you have smoked today’s strain of cannabis before, let us know what you think of it in the comments and if it looked like this.

Main image via SeedMine