Few strains of cannabis carry the same grandeur as White Widow.
A visit to more established cannabis markets, like Amsterdam will quickly confirm this claim, as White Widow is available from countless coffee shops and seed banks throughout the Dutch city.
Now the Alberta-based licensed producer Viridis Cannabis is set to release the infamous White Widow as part of its first batch of commercially available flowers.
In early August, Viridis Cannabis released a few photos of its crop, after the plants were transported from the company’s veg room and into its flowering room. The first crop is expected to hit the shelves this summer.
White Widow stats
- Indica: 60 per cent
- Sativa: 40 per cent
- THC: 24.1 per cent
- CBD: 0.70 per cent
- Genetics: Brazilian x South Indian
Since it hit the market in 1994, White Widow has won numerous awards in cannabis competitions around the world.
The strain’s origin, however, is contested in the cannabis world. Some believe White Widow is the creation of a breeder name Ingemar. Others claim the strain was created by Shantibaba, the founder of the Greenhouse Seed Co. and current owner of the Mr. Nice Seedbank.
Regardless of its origin, Viridis Cannabis is working with infamous, old school Dutch genetics.
White Widow is a cross between a Brazilian sativa and a South Indian indica. The strain gets its name from its appearance, as the flowers are usually painted with a thick coat of white trichomes.
The flower delivers a strong scent of pepper and citrus, and a flavor that’s sour then sweet on exhale. The strain is also the parent to many other popular flowers, such as White Russian, White Rhino, and Blue Widow.
On Feb. 1, Viridis Natural Health Products (Viridis Cannabis) o received its Cannabis Act Processing and Cultivation license from Health Canada to grow cannabis for the Canadian retail market at its newly-completed facility located in Edmonton, Alberta.
Viridis is the first company to receive a Cannabis Cultivation license in Alberta post legalization on October 17, 2018 and is now the tenth licensed producer in Alberta.