I’m covering a classic cannabis strain for the second time today for the ISMOKE channel. Yes, that’s right – I love White Widow so much that I’ve decided to cover it twice. Also, we now have a new format, 4K camera and this time it’s organically-grown white widow, so that all helped in the decision for a re-covering too.
Jumping straight into the review then, my thoughts on the Organic White Widow are as follows:
This phenotype retained its bud structure – the imported version I had last December has lost some structure (and a lot of trichomes), maybe due to being compacted/vacuum-sealed.
The organic White Widow sample I’m covering today is dense and well-developed, showing strong genetics.
The bud sample itself is nicely-sized, weighing in at approx 2.2g. It’s a light-green colour and has a reasonably good trim job. There are wildly apparent pistils with distinct copper colouration dotted around this sample in so much abundance that I cannot remove any more of the leaf without pulling multiple pistils away with it.
This sample has earthy, woody notes that make it smell rather old school in relation to a lot of today’s modern strains.
This organic White Widow also has a bit of an interestingly sweet aroma; it is the sweetest phenotype of this strain I’ve smelt, reminding me slightly of a haze cross.
When broken/ground up the bud produces a lovely pungency that makes me excited to get some into my bong to consume!
Hitting this through my bong, at first I didn’t notice too much of the smoothness I usually associate with organic bud, perhaps due to a contaminant in the bowl.
However, during the second hit, I notice the familiar wood flavour that had become apparent smelling this sample. I got a much nicer smoke through the second inhalation – very old school tasting, woody, earthy (not so much sweetness in taste).
White Widow is an indica-dominant hybrid, delivering 60% indica to 40% sativa and often up to 20% THC.
It won the High Times Cannabis Cup and Bio Cup in 1995, and has stood the test of time, still readily available in 2017 alongside many of its descendants – those are some good genetics!
I feel the relaxation hitting first, alongside some cerebral effects but this phenotype is noticeably less uplifting than a lot of the strains I’ve smoked recently.
My body feels good, but it’s not coming with the joy I usually get as the bong kicks in.
That being said, I still enjoyed it a lot – it’s great to be able to sample an organic expression of one of my favourite classic cannabis strains and to once again enjoy those old school Amsterdam genetics!
With great bud structure and smell this strain is certainly one to keep an eye out for. And grown in the UK, this phenotype of White Widow gets good marks from me.