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Willie Nelson

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 19.25 - 22.25%

CBD 0.06 - 0.43%

Effect Uplifted

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Sweet

All About Willie Nelson Weed Strain


High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


Newbie Skilled

Willie Nelson is a Sativa-dominant strain of cannabis that people love to use when they need to do some creative work. The Willie Nelson strain won the High Times Cannabis Cup back in 2005, a testament to its quality. It has THC content that starts from 16% and can go up to over 20%. Its CBG content can go as high as 2.05% too. With a 16% THC content, it is suitable for consumption by beginners but be vary of products with higher values. Willie Nelson has a sour and slightly fruity taste. It has Terpinolene and Pinene, among others, as the terpenes that produce such a flavor.

Main Effects, Medical Uses, and Side Effects

The most prominent effect caused by consuming some Willie Nelson oil, wax, or buds is the feeling of positivity and upliftment. It makes users happy and very energetic. Users also often feel very creative after smoking these buds and can get a lot of work done.

Because of its uplifting characteristics, this cannabis is also used to treat medical issues such as stress, depression, and anxiety. It is also found to be helpful for dealing with pain and fatigue.

Like other Sativa-dominant marijuana strains, this one can also lead to dryness of mouth, paranoia, and headaches.

Main Taste and Aroma

The dominant aroma emanating from Willie Nelson weed is that of sourness. You will also smell some grassy and woody notes. The taste is similar to the aroma, with sourness being the main flavor along with some fruity notes. Inhaling its smoke provides the taste of pine.

These characteristics are achieved because of the following terpenes:

  • Terpinolene
  • Pinene
  • Ocimene
  • Camphene
  • Carene

Information for Growers

Willie Nelson can be grown both indoors and outdoors; however, indoor growing is suggested for a better yield. When the seeds are sown indoors, the resulting plant can be quite tall and requires a lot of space. However, it comes with the benefit of a good yield. The flowering time of the plant is between 70 and 84 days so it requires some patience and care.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 94% Voted
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Dry eyes 69% Voted
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Paranoia 20% Voted
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Willie Nelson Strain Cannabinoids

THC 19.25 - 22.25% Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component.
CBD 0.06 - 0.43% Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps.
CBC 0.13 - 0.69% Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
CBG 0.18 - 1.12% Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure.
CBN 0.2 - 0.18% Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss.
THCV 0.26 - 0.61% Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V.

Willie Nelson Terpene Profile

Carene 0.07% Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief.
Pinene 0.14% Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects.
Myrcene 0.18% Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon.
Ocimene 0.05% Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
Camphene 0.17% Camphene is terpene common for carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Camphene has a damp, pungent, herbal, minty aroma with pine undertones. In cannabis, mostly found in Indica strains. Camphene causes cooling sensations, having anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects.
Humulene 0.01% Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies.
Limonene 0.07% Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief.
Linalool 0.01% Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes.
Terpinolene 0.24% Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Caryophyllene 0.04% Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects.
Total terpenes content 0.98%


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Growing Info

Flowering time 70 - 84 Days
Flowering type Autoflowering
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 88 Days
Yield outdoor < 5 Oz/plant (< 150 g/plant)
Yield indoor < 0.5 Oz/Ft² (< 150 g/m²)
Height indoor < 30
Height outdoor < 30

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Willie Nelson Terpene and Taste Chemistry

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User Reviews 23


Its great! Ive addicted to it. Try if you like earthy tastes.

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Sativa strains always help me with stress and anxiety, and Willie Nelson is one of my top picks. One thing is crucial while smoking WN: it leaves you clear-headed which is important for me…

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Weed Fan

I first tried this pot last year. Its a good and potent strain that made me energetic and talkative. You feel creative and can do a lot of work even if youre tired. I LOVE IT! But its more for experienced users.

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I had severe back pain and painkillers were not doing me any good. When I got my cannabis card this flower was among those that I got recommendations for. Helped ease the pain and would leave my body feeling so relaxed and energetic.

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When am in a celebrating mood, this is what I go for. Great head high and makes me happy.

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This is one of the best cannabis I know. Has many postive effects other than a good high.

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Left me with a heavy head not willing to try it again.

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The cerebral high is well balanced does not give me a clouded head. Nice stuff

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Relieves stress leaving you with a light head. Has a nice head high.

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I like the creativity and concentration that comes from this bud. I love it!

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#Duglas you probably overdosed. I choose to disagree with you, this stuff is amazing!

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Mary Ann

I disagree with those saying this shit is cool, made me anxious the whole day!

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Has all the amazing effects of a good weed.

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Best weed you can use in the morning.

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Great MJ to chat with friends.

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Half a blunt will leave you on cloud 9!

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Good for pain and aches.

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makes me happy and giggly

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Roll a fat blunt and your mind just opens up like a chest.

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Pure Sativa! Textbook example!

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Rosalyn Quincy

Good creeper, but takes about 40 mins to feel something

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Marion Jackson

Potent, tasty, uplifting and longlasting high

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Light that shit up before you go to work. Get that WOM badge!

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