Cannabis Review: White Widow from Conscious Care Cooperative
February 10, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Provider: Conscious Care Cooperative
Phenotype: 50/50 Hybrid
Effects: Hybrid, couch-lock, sensual, inspiring
smell/taste: fresh sweet pepper, vanilla
White Widow, a name you’ve heard before. With both hands I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve been handed a smoke said to be this notorious varietal. However, with the exception of once or twice none of these buds measured up to Widow’s reputation. Like the ‘Purple’ family it has become victim to its prominence in popular culture, leading to many a poor con. Don’t be discouraged, an aficionado’s eye won’t be needed to tell White Widow from imposters. The real deal? Like an evergreen in winter, she will be coated in white.
The initial smell of White Widow left the writer underwhelmed, but give the bud a squeeze and you may be rewarded with zest of green pepper that is tempered by a sweeter note- vanilla. Don’t expect an impressive translation after combustion if water filtration is in your line of smoke, but pleasantly full hits with a smooth exhale are a decent compensation.
Like the fantastical name White Widow ushers inspiration in, but make sure you keep it to first drafts. This smoke can be a great tool for those suffering from writers block-but it can also encourage a wild, wandering imagination. Best leave this bud in the jar during the final edit. White Widow has a ‘Haze’-like penchant for mental simulation, but still very much an Indica, she has a foot firmly in both worlds. White Widow boldly represents both sides of her heritage, the user may experience this as a heady psychedelic rush kept in check by a soaring body high to match.
For me this Cannabis went well with the evening transition, especially for the day time Sativa smoker. I found this smoke most pleasant around sunset, when it was time to change gears for group dinner, a night out, or exercising the imagination. Personally, I appreciated the bubbly come on, a fast acting rise, peaking pleasantly within 15 minutes. These initial effects have a shorter shelf-life than desired, but expect it to give way unassumingly to a mild and airy Sativa high that leaves lingering sensations in your upper body. With frequent low doses it is possible to sustain these effects indefinitely, and without fatigue.
If you choose to imbibe larger amount, be warned that White Widow rears her Indica side as the doses go up. After a certain threshold you may discover that White Widow has a diverse personality, the bubbly head rush is translated into your body high-active and trance inducing. White Widow won’t be any help going to sleep, but through this, expect a pleasant sense of calm and passive wonder.
For this writer, what was lacking in taste and smell was made up for in buzz type. I found White Widow’s consistently happy and uplifting effects to be fast-acting and of great use when controlling fatigue, depression, or lack of motivation throughout the entire day. White Widow’s positive, inspiring qualities have earned it a spot in my medicine cabinet, as well as my writer’s desk.
-Seattle Cannabis Journal