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The Black

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 16.75 - 19%

CBD 0.35 - 0.64%

Effect Sleepy

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Sweet

All About The Black Weed Strain


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


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The Black is a potent classic Indica-dominant hybrid strain with THC levels ranging between 15% and 19% and a low CBD content (0.61-1.07%). Bred by Canada’s BC Bud Depot, the cannabis strain traces its origin back to Canada’s Vancouver Island with genetic lineage to the Afghani, Michoacán, Oaxaca, and Green Vietnamese strains. It was named after its unique growing characteristics since its leaves turn from dark purple to black during flowering. In 2008, this weed strain was named a Top 10 Strain of the Year by High Times magazine.

Tastes and Fragrances

The buds emit a grape-like and fruity scent with hints of spice and earth. When flowers grow they take on a different smell and radiate a spicy aroma. The scent profile comes with an expended flavor that hits the tongue with spicy and pepper taste. The notes of grapes and berries are also blended in, adding a sweet and sugary taste.

Effects and Medical Applications of The Black Weed Strain

The effects produced by this marijuana type are instant and typical for all Indicas. It is used as a sleeping aid and for pain relief. Consumers feel relaxed, happy, and euphoric.

These sedative effects are helpful for treating insomnia, anxiety, pain, and muscle spasms. The Black strain is powerful enough to cope with nausea, headaches, and loss of appetite. It is recommended to people with anorexia and other users who look to gain some weight. It is appointed for:

  • arthritis,
  • fibromyalgia,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder;

In single cases, The Black strain can provoke dizziness, nausea, dry eyes, thirst, and low blood pressure. Users may feel sleepy and lazy.

Grow Information

Thanks to the cannabis strain properties, it is popular among growers since it allows making wax concentrates, tinctures, and other medical products. The plants are ideal for both indoor and outdoor cultivation and give short and bushy trees. It takes them 49-56 days to flower. Cultivators can expect a generous 4-6 oz. /ft2 yield if the plants are grown indoors. If grown outdoors, the plant requires low-humidity, sunny environments, and tender care for high yields.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 89% Voted
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Dry eyes 53% Voted
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Hunger 22% Voted
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The Black Strain Cannabinoids

THC 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. 16.75 - 19%
CBD 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. 0.35 - 0.64%
CBC 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. 0.27 - 0.88%
CBG 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. 0.29 - 0.76%
CBN 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. 0.26 - 0.22%
THCV 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. 0.25 - 1.06%

The Black Terpene Profile

Carene 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. 0.04%
Pinene 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. 0.12%
Myrcene 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. 0.16%
Ocimene 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. 0.09%
Humulene 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. 0.09%
Limonene 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. 0.1%
Linalool 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. 0.04%
Sabinene Sabinene is a terpene with a peppery, spicy, citrusy, and piney aroma, presented in Norway spruce, Holm oak trees, black pepper, cardamom, and carrot seeds. Found in cannabis in small quantities. Allegedly, sabinene has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 0.07%
Terpinolene 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. 0.18%
Caryophyllene 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. 0.12%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 49 - 56 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 64 Days
Yield outdoor
Yield indoor 2 - 3 Oz/Ft² (~ 550 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 90 >

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In my previous review, I described Strawberry Banana, and The Black has identical effects on me. I pinched a nerve and wasnt able to sit, bend, and walk stairs. It hurt. I bought this strain from a dispensary and smoked it. Its magic! I have little to n

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Due to Indica roots, this weed made me couch-locked. I slept like a baby. Get rid of your sleeping pills!

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MMJ customer

fantastic sedative effects with zero negative reactions

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Jack and Mia

I tried lots of different strains, but this is the best Indica ever. Through bong, the taste upon exhale is woody and pungent. These are my favorite flavors. The flower offers a super euphoric body high and gives the utmost relaxation. However, it doesnt

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I suffer from insomnia and anxiety. Now fixed it with The Black strain!!

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If you want to remain productive, don’t use it in daytime. Leave it for the night when you need to unwind. You may have low blood pressure if overdosed. I cant really add anything about the taste. Weed like weed

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