The History of White Widow Cannabis

The History of White Widow Cannabis
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White Widow is without a doubt one of the most successful commercialized cannabis strains on the market today. Perhaps that’s also the history of White Widow is so problematic. This legendary plant has since its birth in 1994, won a number of awards, including the first prize in the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup. Known to be highly resinous and extremely potent, the plant has the ability to humble even the most experienced smoker and has been used in the making of countless new hybrids, always improving on quality. The Complicated Origins of White Widow Cannabis The name White Widow is usually linked with several different breeders and today almost every seed bank offers its own version of the plant, including Seedsman. The battle over who actually invented the strain has turned into a political struggle, dividing the public into two camps. Some believe that the White Widow was discovered by a man named Ingemar, while others take the side of another skilful breeder known as Shantibaba. Where White Widow Began – Version #1 The White Widow strain was first released to the public by the Green House Seed Company in 1994. The pedigree of this famous sativa/indica hybrid is made up of a pure Brazilian sativa mother and a South Indian, Keralan hybrid father. The exact origins of the mother plant remain somewhat of a mystery but the most educated guess is that it could possibly be the old school, Brazilian landrace Manga Rosa, which has a long history of spiritual use. As the story goes, the genetics were discovered during a trip to India where Shantibaba was approached by a man, who after sharing a joint with him, eventually led him to his farm in the mountains of Kerala. The farmer then introduced him to an indica hybrid…

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