White Lightning – Hybrid
Cleverly named for how instantly the high hits you, White Lightning is like a bolt striking your head. A balanced 50/50, it’s the lovechild of White Widow and Northern Lights #5. Taking attributes from both of its parents, White Lightning is known for high THC levels and the intense ride that it takes you on.
White Lightning isn’t for the faint of heart, or for newbies for that matter, as it averages a THC content of 24%. Users know just by looking at the buds that they’re in for something special, as orange and purple hairs poke out from a dense layer of trichomes. Sticky resin can be found coating these lumpy mint green buds. Both the scent and taste of this strain are similar, with strong notes of sweet berry and a floral yet skunky aroma.
Imagine what it might feel like to be struck by lightning, and that’s similar to how quickly the high takes over your body with this strain. A cerebral high begins with happy thoughts and builds to a flat out euphoric state, often times accompanied by a buzzing that can leave your mind feeling a bit fuzzy. As the Indica effects start to kick in, you’re lulled into a calm that covers your entire body. Many note that this allows them to feel the effects from the sativa side without it being uncomfortable.
Medical cannabis users rave about White Lightning because of its strong high and ability to wipe out stress in an instant. While some claim that it’s beneficial for more serious conditions like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, others find that it does a better job of treating everyday pain like headaches or easing anxiety. Due to the heavy Indica effects, some medical patients like to smoke this strain right before bed and ease into a deep sleep.