White Widow is a strain of Cannabis developed in The Netherlands by Australian seed breeder known as "Shantibaba" from Mr. Nice and its known for its abundance of white trichomes and high potency. White Widow has been reported to leave the user with a relaxed feeling. It, like most indica marijuana varieties, is a good appetite enhancer. However, being a cross between sativa and indica (60% Indica, 40% Sativa) it also has the sativa quality of mood enhancement - bringing on an interest in activities one may not normally enjoy. The variety won the Cannabis Cup in 1995. White Widow grown in Amsterdam is known to contain up to 20% of the active ingredient THC. White Widow buds are covered in crystals, giving it an almost snowy look. As of late as 2011, it sells for approximately 8 Euros per gram in The Netherlands. In San Jose and Colorado Springs, it is available from dispensaries for Medical Marijuana patients for a donation of $8 US per gram.
White Widow is a strain that is relatively easy to grow to an experienced botanist, especially in Europe because of its resistance to mold and colder climates. The original White Widow was created using a pure Sativa land race from Brazil and was pollinated by an Indica-hybrid from southern India.