White Widow is a hybrid weed strain made from a genetic cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica. This strain is 60% sativa and 40% indica. White Widow is one of the most famous strains worldwide, first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds in the 1990s. Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity. White Widow is 15% THC, making this strain an ideal choice for moderate cannabis consumers. Leafly customers tell us White Widow effects include feeling energetic, talkative, and creative. Medical marijuana patients often choose White Widow when dealing with symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and pain. Bred by Green House Seeds, White Widow features flavors like woody, spicy/herbal, and earthy. The dominant terpene of this strain is caryophyllene. The average price of White Widow typically ranges from $8-$12 per gram. White Widow is a balanced hybrid that can be enjoyed by both indica and sativa lovers. It has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks and can be grown indoors or outdoors in mild climates. It produces chunky and conical buds with a loose and fluffy texture that are easy to break up despite their stickiness.
“Smalls” is short for “small buds” or “small flowers.” Cannabis smalls are the same part of the plant as products sold as “flower.” Since small nugs are a newer product and less common, “flower” is typically used to describe weed sold in large bud or pre-rolled form.Because cannabis is a plant, there’s a bit of art and science involved when growing it for cultivation. As with any biological entity, uniformity is hard to guarantee, particularly because the plant needs light and nutrients. Depending on the growing operation, some parts of the plant may not get as much sunlight and fresh air as everything else. These areas are usually closer to the ground, where it’s harder for light to penetrate, especially as the cannabis flowers and develops bunches of leaves. So, during harvest and cultivation, there is a collection of smaller buds left over. The grower doesn’t want to toss them as they’re still viable for processing, but they’re certainly not as premium as full-size nugs. The result is that many growers sell them at a cheaper price to manufacturers and dispensaries. The end result is “popcorn buds”.
If you want to get high on a budget, you can’t always spring for top-of-the-line flowers. Fortunately, popcorn buds come from the same plant, so they deliver a similar psychoactive experience, their appearance differs from the nuns people are used to seeing, but the smoke is an identical experience. Plus, you can buy more of them for the same price as a premium version. This way, you can pack your bowl or joint with just as much weed without paying a “high” price (pun intended).
A smaller size can be beneficial for a few reasons. First, if you’re trying to pack some weed for “on the go,” you can cram a few popcorn buds into your container more easily than a full flower. Second, when grinding and rolling a joint, you don’t have excess material to store for later. Instead, you can grind just a couple of these bad boys and be ready to go with no waste.