Willie Nelson Strain

Willie Nelson Strain

The Willies Nelson strain was named after the famous country singer and cannabis activist – Willies Nelson. As the story goes, the singer tried it once and bought the entire first crop. The strain won Best Sativa in the 2005 Cannabis Cup. Nelson is a hugely popular figure among the cannabis community, as he actively campaigned for the legalization of marijuana for decades.

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson strain will make you feel uplifted with your mind clear and your senses boosted. This Sativa hybrid is a favorite among artists especially those who need a cerebral push.

Willie Nelson is an uplifting plant that will make you feel like you are floating in the clouds, with your mind clear and your senses enhanced. This sativa hybrid is a favorite among artists, especially those who need a cerebral push in order to regain fresh and new inspiration.

The strain makes its consumers giggle and gives an uplifting high with a refreshing taste as well. It has scents of pine and lemongrass. Willie Nelson marijuana strain offers you everything of the legend; good vibes, good times and creativity.

Nelson is also a co-chair on the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). In 2015, Nelson’s love of marijuana led him to set up his own cannabis company named Willie’s Reserve. The company sells a variety of premium cannabis-based products.

Like the great man himself, the Willie Nelson strain is also an award winner; it won top prize in the Best Sativa category in the 2005 High Times Cannabis Cup. Rumor has it that Nelson was so impressed by his namesake strain that, after trying it, he bought the entire first crop!

What Is the Willie Nelson Strain?

Willie Nelson
  • Use Time: Evening
  • Effects: Creative, Happy, Talkative, Tingly
  • Side Effects: Thirst and dry mouth, Low blood pressure, Insomnia
  • Common Usage: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Muscular dystrophy, Pain, Muscle spasms, Migraines
  • Terpenes: Pinene, Carene, Camphene, Ocimene
  • Taste: Earthy, Pepper, Pine, Pungent, Sweet, Woody
  • Color: Green

The Willie Nelson strain is a sativa hybrid created by Reeferman seeds. It is a cross between two landrace strains, namely Nepalese and a South Asian sativa.

In terms of its effects, Willie Nelson provides an uplifting, euphoric, cerebral high. Users also say it has a short-lived but stimulating, energizing effect that makes it a popular wake-and-bake option (as well as being a great social strain to enjoy with friends).

Willie Nelson weed provides an uplifting, euphoric, and cerebral high.

Others say the Willie Nelson strain makes them think more abstractly and creatively. Therefore, it may be a good choice for artists looking for a little inspiration. Given the nature of its effects, this strain is best-suited for daytime or afternoon use.


Willie Nelson marijuana’s fragrance is a combination of sweet, citrusy lemongrass infused with earthy and sour aromas.


The Willie Nelson strain has a citrusy flavor with a noticeable taste of pine on the inhale. The strain’s more intense and sweet flavors are prominent on the exhale.


A mature Willie Nelson plant grows quite tall and produces conical-shaped flowers. The plant’s dense, tight buds have a generous layer of resinous trichomes.

The plant’s reddish-orange pistils make this “Red Headed Stranger” quite a beautiful sight. (Apart from being the name of one of Willie Nelson’s albums, Red Headed Stranger is also the name of another cannabis strain named in Nelson’s honor).

Willie Nelson Strain Grow Info

Grow info

  • Flowering time: 70-84 Days
  • Harvest time: 88-95 Days
  • Yield indoor: < 1 oz/ft2
  • Yield outdoor: < 1 oz/ft2
  • Height indoor: < 30 Inches
  • Height outdoor: < 30 Inches
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Autoflowering

Indoor growers should note that a Willie Nelson plant can grow quite tall. Therefore, it is essential to top or FIM this plant during the vegetative stage to keep its height under control. Topping the Willie Nelson plant involves cutting the main stem’s tip, ideally at a 45-degree angle, using sterile scissors. Doing so will encourage the development of two new colas, as well as secondary branches.

Alternatively, growers may opt for another high-stress training (HST) technique known as fimming. While topping involves neatly cutting off the whole tip of the main stem, fimming involves cutting approximately 75% of it. Cultivators use the fimming technique to increase the number of new colas. Whereas topping will produce two new colas, fimming can produce four or more.

Experienced Willie Nelson growers also recommend using the Screen of Green (SCROG) or Sea of Green (SOG) method. Both of these growing methods maximize light exposure to the lower parts of the plant. Regular pruning will help improve air circulation as well, and keep the Willie Nelson plant’s shape under control.

Willie Nelson

Indoor Willie Nelson growers can expect an average yield of approximately 18 ounces per square meter. Outdoors, Willie Nelson plants typically produce around 22 ounces of bud per plant.

THC Content – Highest Test

The highest known THC level recorded in a sample of Willie Nelson weed is 22%. Generally, though, Willie Nelson weed has a THC level between 18-22%.

CBD Content – Highest Test

The highest CBD content contained in a Willie Nelson strain sample was approximately 0.5%.

Willie Nelson Effects

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 18 – 22%
  • CBD: 0.1 – 0.9%
  • CBC: 0.06 – 1.06%
  • CBG: 0.3 – 2.05%
  • CBN: 0.1 – 0.17%
  • THCV: 0.4 – 1.04%

Willie Nelson is a classic sativa dominant hybrid in all senses. This strain can make you feel worry free and light-footed, with a positive vibe that will feel infectious to those around you. You are likely to lift your mood with this flower, as it will make you feel uplifted and freshly invigorated.

This strain is one of the best smokes to share with your close-knit social circle, and it will allow you to be talkative and share stories with enthusiasm and passion. Willie Nelson will make you feel euphoric and giggly, often leading you to drift off a little in your thoughts, but always coming back with more positivity.

Willie Nelson can push you to become more creative, and you will find yourself going over long forgotten ideas, with the desire to renew them. If you like to come home after a day at work and be physically active, then this strain can help you do just that, as it wont feel heavy on the body, allowing you to stay productive while being worry-free.

Medical Benefits of the Willie Nelson Strain

As the Willie Nelson strain provides uplifting, euphoric effects, it may benefit cannabis users suffering from mood disorders or stress. That said, some Willie Nelson users consume the strain to manage painful conditions like headaches, arthritis, and muscular pain. Some may also find that the short-term energy boost provided by the Willie Nelson strain is good for counteracting fatigue.

The euphoric high produced by Willie Nelson weed is great to offer temporary relief from mood disorders like anxiety and depression. Additionally, the good vibes that come from smoking this strain can help reduce stress.

It is also used in treating pain and aches. It can be used to treat headaches, muscular pain, and arthritis pain.

If you need some form of an energy boost, this is the strain for you. The initial boost of the strain gives a short-term energy boost which makes it ideal for counteracting fatigue.

Willie Nelson isn’t the first choice for patients who suffer from chronic pain, although this strain can be useful if you are only experiencing relatively minor joint aches, headaches and spasms. Fatigue is well treated with this strain, and also nausea, as it can induce a heightened appetite.

Possible Side Effects of the Willie Nelson Strain

Willie Nelson strain users may experience mild side effects such as cottonmouth, or to a lesser extent, dry eyes. As mentioned earlier, the strain’s THC level can reach 22%. Therefore, novices or those who consume too much in one sitting may become paranoid, anxious, or have a headache.

When a strain is named in honor of an icon among the cannabis community, you hope it doesn’t disappoint. Thankfully, the Willie Nelson strain is an award winner – just like the legend himself.

The Willie Nelson strain is an award winner – just like the legend himself.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Sam_Good

    Got a batch in Toronto area. Beautiful, exotic taste-truly unique. Some of the finest I have smoked in over 30 years. The batch that I got has a good bit of purple throughout. One of the more exotic varieties around. Willie plays at our Rodeo next week and this variety is a legend just like its namesake. 100% recommended.

  2. Mr.Anderson

    I love Willie Nelson. It is better than a cup of coffee. It gives you energy and keeps you interested and focused on things. But the biggest thing is that unlike other strains it does not make you hungry! It is falling out of popularity as have had trouble finding seeds or product.

  3. Darielle J

    This strain was amazing for me, I smoke pretty heavily and it was able to give me a nice high that I don’t really get that often anymore. I will say the only negative thing I experienced from this strain was one of the people I smoked with who I believe hasn’t smoked before took one hit and about 30 minutes in started halucinating and screaming stop and quit and the top of her lungs for no reason at all. It took a a few minutes for her to calm down and come back to. Then it happened again about 15 minutes later. She says she saw something but couldn’t explain what it was, I’ve never seen any reaction like that to weed before. But for me it was an amazing high I’d just take it easy on the beginners.

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