About the Sweet and Sour Widow Strain
The White Widow strain is a popular, but the folks who originally made it wanted to make a variation that was higher in CBD. They did this by crossing the White Widow strain with another, resulting in a 1:1 CBD:THC strain that is useful and effective for both medical and recreational users. With the balanced CBD and THC, which aren’t overly heavy, this is a good strain to use if you’re a beginner, or just looking to take the edge off.
- Sativa: 30%
- Indicate: 70%
- THC: 5-15%, average 8%
- CBD: 8%
- A variant of the White Widow Strain – CBD-enriched White Widow
- Indica-leaning strain
- Therapeutic and Recreational uses
Sweet and Sour Widow Strain and the Senses
The Sweet and Sour Widow strain is, well, sweet and sour. As with any cannabis it has the strong earthy, musky scent, but also has a lingering sweet onion flavor and a hint of spicy pepper. When broken or crushed, the scent diffused a bit to become grassier with a hint of wet dirt. The sour taste is more noticeable when exhaled.
The Sweet and Sour Widow strain flower is consistent with other cannabis flowers. It’s fluffy and round with the distinct orange pistils and crystal-like flecks of the trichomes.
Possible Side Effects
The standard side effects apply, cottonmouth (dry mouth) and dry eyes, which isn’t always noticeable, but more commonly reported with new cannabis users. This is easily managed through staying hydrated. Since the Sweet and Sour Widow strain is a 1:1 strain, it’s not unheard of for users to “green out”, which means you might feel some minor dizziness, a headache, or even a slight sense of paranoia. This is why it’s important to use this particular strain in moderation.
We’re including this note because it is a popular strain for medicinal and therapeutic uses because of it’s effectiveness. This very effectiveness may make users want to use more of it. So be forewarned, increasing the dosage can result in these side effects.
Sweet and Sour Widow Strain Uses
This strain is a balanced strain of CBD and THC, but not an overbearing load of either. That makes it of interest to all varieties of users, from beginners in medicinal and recreational use, to regular users.
- Depression, Anxiety, Stress
- Chronic Pain
- Mood enhancer
- Fatigue and Insomnia (depending on when taken!)
- Light recreational high (may take a few hits to reach the level you want)
Sweet and Sour Widow Effect
The lower levels of THC in the Sweet and Source Widow strain serves as a gentle guide to relaxation, especially noticeable for beginners or light users. The initial effect is slow, and may take a few hits to get started, and may give you a light high, depending on your experience and exposure to THC. But once it starts, you’ll have the sense of ease, peace, and happiness as the stress and pains of the day and the mind ease., basically feeling like you’re living the relaxing sensation of waves ebbing and flowing on the shoreline, bringing peace and gently taking away the tension.
As these melt away, you may notice a keener interest in the world around you, your clearer thinking, and increased motivation that allows you to stay more focused. If taken in a more intimate environment, it can stoke additional interests and attention as well, so you may want to share this with a loved one.
- Euphoria, Happiness
- Increased physical interest/response
- Light psychoactive reaction
Growing the Sweet and Sour Widow Strain
CBD intensive cannabis growing isn’t easy, and many have reported that roughly half of the initial seeds end up producing. This is why breeders have been including a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC, to help increase the effectiveness and reliability of the seeds for these strains.
The Sweet and Sour strain is a well bred strain that’s sturdy. It grows to about six feet, so you’ll want to consider the height when deciding on the growing environment. The buds are light and airy and are stable against high humidity. You will want to trim and top them early to help with light and air exposure, and manage the growth height. This also increases the yield.
This strain will require more attention in the form of presoaking and germination if not planting, to keep the female plant from turning into a hermaphrodite.
- Indoor Flowering: 8 weeks, can be shortened to 7 using “Sea of Green” method
- Outdoor flowering: end of September, early October
- Yield – Moderate, 14 ounces of buds
- Requires topping
- Requires germination
With the balanced THC and CBD, the combined interest from medicinal and recreational users alike, this is a good choice for general and beginner users. It’s a gentle strain that can give relief and relaxation alike, with effects that are mild enough to be encouraging and motivating, but not distracting.