Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Among the most famous strains worldwide is White Widow, a balanced hybrid first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds. A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica, White Widow has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth 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.

From Hexo, ” Featuring a very strong THC potency potential, Nebula is a White Widow indica. Known for its dark green, dark orange hairs and heavy dusting of trichomes, its density and extremely conical shape, this strain has floral notes, courtesy of myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene terpenes.

Note: Thank you Hexo for disclosing the underlying strain behind the names.

Benchmarking Hexo’s White Widow

On a 29% price drop review, Nebula aka White Widow by Hexo cost $18.94 for 3.5 grams with 15.53% THC packaged on August 7, 2019.  The flowers were dry with faint hints of an earthy spicy scent.

The “high” comes on in a sublime emersion.  Shortly after inhalation, the effects of mild awakening and cerebral thoughtfulness can be felt.  We slowly slipped into a deeper state of increasing euphoria and creative mindfulness.  Before we realize what was happening, we found ourselves in the White Widow world.  This is a medium grade White Widow experience.  We get a blissful dreamy state, which is the White Widow signature effect.

If there is a sweet spot for cannabis pricing, we would have to say $150 an ounce.  We need to recognize there is time and cost in producing a quality product.  We avoid anything cheaper because you get what you pay for.  At a $151 an ounce, Nebula’s effects are more than adequate.

Activity pairing for White Widow are after a long day and time to chill type of activities.  White Widow gives a smooth energy to revive and rejuvenate in a blissful creative cocoon.  The Indica heritage usually means a more restful ending.


Nebula (White Widow) by Hexo

These are heady times for Hexo coming off a 30% increase in Q3 revenues and stock price almost tripling in a couple of weeks.  Without taking their feet off the gas pedal, Nebula aka White Widow price dropped 29% as Hexo continues the price leader pressure.  While we have had much better rendition of White Widow, the price is right for Nebula.

THC: 15.53%

Quality: 7.5

Intensity: 7.4

Duration: 7.6

Total:   7.5

Cost: $18.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  We would for our table wine inventory.  Nebula is in the $5 a gram category but provides a $7 a gram effect, if that makes sense?  When we compare this to the bulk cannabis and their effects, we believe Nebula is stronger for about the same price.  The bottom line is Nebula is a decent product at a very attractive price.

On an investment note, the results of lowering prices has been illustrated by Hexo as explosive growth.  Adult use grams and grams equivalent increased 42%!  Unfortunately, Hexo is still losing money but we believe it is so close they can smell the money.  We just like to congratulate Hexo on a job well done!