Black Widow is an sativa dominant hybrid and has a high level of THC which can sometimes reach as high as 28%, so the powerful effects that it produces shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After a few hits, you’ll begin to experience an energetic uplift with a cerebral high that makes you feel talkative, more focused and euphoric. It’s important to be aware, though, that for some people couch-lock can be a side-effect of using too much of this strain.
Users report that there’s a fine balance between using the right amount of Black Widow to produce a fantastic high and accidentally overdoing it and ending up on the sofa for hours! This stain usually provides users with significant body relaxing benefits, but the intensity of the head high often leads users to fail to recognize how relaxed they are.
Unlike the deadly effects of the spider that this hybrid is named after, this strain produces effects that some users find very beneficial. Thanks to its indica content, this strain can increase focus, allowing you to function at higher levels. It also produces a cerebral intense high which boosts your mood. This makes it a popular choice for anyone who suffers from anxiety disorders, chronic stress or depression. These indica traits also produce sedative qualities that help users to sleep more soundly. It can also boost appetite. Since it’s known for inducing feelings of sleepiness and laziness, it is best saved for use in the evening.
As with any strain, Black Widow can produce some side-effects. As it is a very potent strain with THC levels that, in some cases, can be as high as 28%, it’s important to be aware that if you’re an inexperienced user or use too much, you could feel paranoid or anxious. Other common side-effects include dry mouth, dry eyes and dizziness. First time users may even feel panicked because of the strength of the effects. It’s therefore best used with caution, especially if you’re inexperienced with more powerful strains.