While White Widow is a bit of fool’s gold, even though the Hybrid is a solid strain. Like most strains that have been around almost 20 years, White Widow’s lineage can be traced back to landrace strains, reportedly coming from a Brazilian Sativa and a South Indian Indica, making it a truly worldly hybrid. While White Widow (the real kind) can be difficult to find in America and medical marijuana states, it quickly spread through Amsterdam like a virus in the 90s, and hasn’t gone anywhere since then. Almost every Coffee Shop in Amsterdam now has White Widow on their menus, partially because of its solidity, and partially because the strain’s name sells her. It’s (a true) urban legend that White Widow is the first strain any American will ask for when he or she enters a Dutch Coffee Shop. So if you receive a smirk or laughter when you ask for it in the ‘Dam, know that you’re not alone. The reason it’s underwhelming is because, aesthetically, it doesn’t get much prettier than White Widow. White Widow is so rich in trichomes that its resiny tips are, when cured right, always frosted. It may not be the most potent kid on the block, but it’s got a sweet taste to it and with its sexy look, will continue to remain popular.