The Black Marijuana Strain [Complete Review]
February 5, 2018

The Black Marijuana Strain [Complete Review]

Voted one of this year's top 10 Cannabis Strains
MarijuanaBreak Staff MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on February 5, 2018

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Few plants on Earth match the darkness and intensity of The Black marijuana strain…

Named after its distinctive color and dark appearance, The Black marijuana strain entered the cannabis scene during the 1980’s, but it was not until 2008 when this crop finally gained recognition from the High Times, becoming listed as one of the Top 10 Cannabis Strains of this year. The Black initially captivated its consumers with its profound looks, but once this marijuana strain was actually ingested, it immediately made those who tried it come back for more.

With many cannabis strains, the origins are sometimes known, but the producers are not. This is the opposite case with The Black- bred by the geniuses over at BC Bud Depot, these creators did not want the world to know where this exquisite marijuana strain came from, preventing the crossing from being copied.

For this reason, the genetic lineage of The Black is unknown, and it will likely stay this way for decades to come. Said to have origins from California and Vancouver Island in Canada, the lineage of this marijuana spans across two countries in Northern America, only adding to its eclecticism.

What Is The Black Marijuana Strain?

Although its name may seem a bit dramatic and possibly silly to some, The Black is actually a serious cannabis strain, offering immense medical relief for certain conditions. Classified as a mostly indica cannabis strain, this cannabis offers an intense body high, while its mental effects are a bit more moderate. Lab results have concluded that The Black sits at a ratio of 90% indica, 10% sativa, so while its sedative and pain-numbing abilities are plenty, it also involves an added element of sativa to mix up the effects a little.

Probably one of the most stunning features of this marijuana strain is when the crop begins to near harvest time. Starting out with deep purple leaves which are already gorgeous from the get-go, once it is time for flowering, these purple sugar leaves metamorphosize into a dark black shade, which can seem unreal when seen by the eyes. Just a little of The Black can go a long way, for its THC content ranks in at 18-20% on average, making it one of the top-tier cannabis strains regarding strength and potency.

The Black Aroma, Flavor and Appearance:

With an overpowering aroma that can be felt even 20 minutes after the bud has been put away, The Black marijuana strain reeks of pungency, emitting a scent that starts out fruity and grape-like, with added in hints of earth and spice, making for one intriguing combination. Later, once the flowers have been ground up, they take on a slightly different smell, radiating more of a spicy scent.

Once lit, this marijuana hits the lungs gently, offering a smooth, velvety texture that does not generate coughing or difficulties with breathing afterward. The flavor expands upon the scent profile a bit more, hitting the tongue with sensations of pepper and spice, blended with notes of berries and grape, all morphing together for an overall sweet and sugary taste. Some cannasseurs do regularly ingest The Black for its effects, but many claim that the aroma and flavor of this cannabis strain are actually why they keep coming back for more.

Appearance-wise, The Black is drop-dead stunning. The sugar leaves are a dark purple in color, deepening over time into jet black with undertones of gray, making for a spooky and alien-like aesthetic. In between the oddly colored sugar leaves are brassy orange pistils, tiny hairs that curl and twist, offering a juxtaposition against the cooler shades of the rest of the bud.

What certainly adds to the beauty of The Black is that its deep purple leaves are coated by a thick frosting of trichome crystals, which glisten and sparkle when placed underneath the light. This bud quite literally looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.

The Black Marijuana Strain Grow Info:

Little information has been released by BC Bud Depot regarding how to cultivate and produce this strain yourself, possibly because they do not want to encourage individuals to grow their own The Black. Some information is, nevertheless, understood. This marijuana strain is suitable for cultivation in both outdoors and indoors environments, but as with all cannabis strains, it requires tender love and care for a successful harvest. Certain climate conditions must be fulfilled, for this crop adores and thrives in a sunny and warm environment.

The Black is an indica, so it has the same typical growing stature of other weed strains in this category, mainly a short and bushy figure that does not take up much upwards space, but rather expands outwards. For this reason, The Black is a convenient marijuana strain for indoors cultivation, where it can even successfully flourish in an attic, storage closet or low-ceiling space.

Regardless of the location, indoors environments must mimic the warm and sunny conditions needed for proper growth, which means plenty of light should be present, as well as a working ventilation system and a way to monitor and manipulate temperature plus humidity.

The typical flowering period for The Black is short, only 7-8 weeks, and can be predicted when the buds transform from dark purple to a deep black shade. Outdoors harvest time typically falls during early to mid-October. Yields are rather generous, especially for an indica, with successful indoors plants producing 10 ounces per meter squared on average, while outdoors yields are around 12 ounces per plant. All in all, The Black is a pleasant cannabis strain to cultivate if you desire a strong indica and have some past experience with growing cannabis.

The Black Marijuana Strain Effects:

The Black is heavily indica, in just about every sense of the term. Its effects primarily impact the body, producing an immense body high, while the mind simply becomes uplifted and at peace. This marijuana strain often produces profoundly sedative effects, so much so, higher doses could make you fall immediately asleep.

For those who have built up a tolerance to cannabis, or only consume a small amount of The Black, this cannabis strain causes couch-lock, munchies, and complete body relaxation. It drops its user into a state of tranquility and peace, where the body is almost buzzing with serenity as it sinks deeper and deeper into bliss.

This cannabis strain is a quintessential option for those who would like to have a lazy and euphoric time, with no plans for the day. For this reason, The Black should not be consumed during the day, unless you have no plans except to chill out, eat lots of food and fall in and out of a sleepy state. However, during the evening, this cannabis is a real treat, offering plenty of joyous bliss, enjoyable moments and a body high unlike many others.

Medical Benefits of The Black Marijuana Strain:

Even if its effects are wide-spanning, The Black is most suited for those searching for pain management, stress relief, help with sleeplessness (insomnia), nausea, and lack of appetite. For stress, in particular, it is important to begin with smaller doses, because some individuals can react negatively to higher amounts of THC from any cannabis strain, further increasing anxiety levels.

To avoid this, start slow and build from there once it is understood how the potent levels of THC are affecting your mind and body. For insomnia, chronic pain, migraines/headaches, nausea, lack of appetite, eating disorders, muscle spasms, cramps and body tension, a higher dose of The Black is in order, so that the full extent of the effects may be experienced.

If smoking does not sound appealing, alternative methods of consumption not only keep toxins out of the lungs but they often times also offer higher doses by default. Some alternatives include edibles, tinctures, extracts, candies, gummies, chocolates, and concentrates.

Possible Side Effects of The Black:

As is typical with most indica marijuana strains, The Black does produce pretty intense dry mouth (cotton mouth) and dry eyes. These adverse effects, however, are minimal and easily manageable with just a little extra preparation and planning. Consuming plenty of hydrating fluids before, during, and after your high can keep unwanted dry mouth at bay, and also prevent the body from becoming dehydrated, which means fewer headaches or grogginess the next day.

By purchasing moisturizing eye drops from a local drug store or pharmacy before your high, and keeping them on hand readily available, you can avoid the discomfort tied with dry eyes, making the experience that much more pleasant. Side effects such as dizziness, nausea, and paranoia can occur in extremely rare circumstances, but this should not be a cause for concern, for the likelihood of these situations is uncommon and infrequent.

Final Thoughts of the Black Marijuana Strain

If you are an individual that is searching for an all-natural, herbal alternative to conventional medications or treatments for chronic pain, insomnia, chronic stress, muscle tension, migraines/headaches, nausea, lack of appetite, various eating disorders and other types of physical pain, then The Black marijuana strain may be a suitable option to begin your search with.

It is important to remember that the consumption of cannabis is the sole responsibility of the user, and discretion should always be taken. We hope you found this article to not only be entertaining, but also educational and informative. None of the information presented in this article has been reviewed by a doctor or medical professional, and therefore should not be interpreted as medical advice.

  1. Ryan McMurray
    Where in Nevada?

    Can you also suggest where to buy this Black marijuana from? I could not get it from the routine sellers I am used to buy other strains from. I just read this article and went on to buy, but seems like nobody has it at my place in Nevada. Any clue?

  2. diane
    where to buy

    Aside from the appetite thing, this sounds like it would help me immensely. Where in Central California could I purchase?

  3. Jeanne Manns
    Love to get Black

    Love to try Black.Can you tell me what state closest to Florida where i can go and purchase Black. I have a Florida State Medical Maraquana card. Thanks

  4. Melanie
    Dear Wizard:

    Dear Wizard:

    I suffer greatly from chronic migraines, RSD and fibromyalgia. I’m desperate for some pain relief. How would I be able to purchase any weed, vapor, editable etc.
    I appreciate any help you can offer me.
    God Bless, Mélanie

  5. Alison Milne
    Buy some black please!!!!!! Xxx

    Would love to try the black if anyone knows where I can buy it.failing that can I take you up on the offer of some seeds I have never grown any before hence why asking if I can buy some.
    Had chronic back shoulders and neck pain for 25years and as you can imagine I have been through every pain meds possible the back pain I feel all time but the shoulders and neck really are agonizing and I am suffering constant migraines which in turn make me sick from the intensity of the pain.its a miserable existence I live no wonder no one could ever love me lol Thanks for reading

  6. Den Lobach
    Black seeds please.

    Seeds please. I’ve had 4 spine surgeries resulting in 23- 2″ screws and 2-12″ rods in my spine. Need all the help I can find.

  7. Den Lobach
    Very detailed and descriptive.

    What a find!

  8. Roy
    Let’s grow together

    Where can I purchase seeds at

  9. Barbara Labinsky
    The Black for Fibro. Pain?

    Has anyone here tried The Black for the chronic pain and fatigue of Fibromyalgia?
    I hurt everywhere, all-the-time! Much of the time, I am bed-ridden. Even though I might be smiling and laughing on the rare occasions when I am able to go out with friends, (even with my meds.) I am still always in pain (even with my meds.). No one really knows or understands. I want something that absolutely crushes the pain but doesn’t leave me locked to the couch or scouring the kitchen for food — and I still want my mental status to be the same or even clearer (as Fibro. slows and/or complicates the thinking process and so do the meds. for it). Is this too much to ask for in this century?! Growing my own is not an option at this time. Any responses will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    1. JP
      Not Black, but these two strains

      I have severe neuropathic pain in my back and extremeties all of the time. It has been compared to the pain of bone cancer by some pain specialists, so I think I can relate to your pain fairly well. The Black is decent but not one of the top 3 for pain in my experience. In specific, you need help sleeping when you have a flareup and I suggest one of the, or both, following strains:

      1) Mandarin Sunset(NOT Mandarin Cookies)

      2) Kosher Kush

      Not only are they exceptional for pain and sleep, but they also elevate mood and provide euphoria, which is something chronic pain robs you of. This is worth traveling for and has changed my quality of life significantly. Trust and good luck

  10. Delinda Harmon
    I need help controlling pain.

    I had a total lumbar Reconstruction. The surgery is meant to keep me standing upright in walking but the pain is going to be on going and never ending. I also have arthritis and fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. All are very painful if this black is so good medicinally can someone please tell me I would be willing to buy the seeds so I can grow it myself here at home.

  11. Harold
    I need seeds

    How the hell do you buy. I can’t figure out how to buy shit.

    1. Wizard
      The true Wizard!

      I have the seeds u desire, these were created n another realm, not from or related to BC bud depo. As black as coal, as pretty as a fair maiden, as powerfull as a dragons breath,as sweat as honeysuckle, this strain is truely magical and compleatly unknown. Email me for a few free seeds.

      1. Shirley Maples

        Love the information. I’ve tried many ways to control my pain from MS, fibro, osteo and COPD. Certainly have a green thumb for growing. I would be blessed to have some seeds! Thanks and God bless you.

      2. Mona

        Wanting to sample your seed.

      3. Eddie Hollander
        I'll take some seeds

        I want some seeds? This would be great for my chronic pain and complex migranes.

      4. Danny Bradshaw
        I love growing

        This us sad,if love to pop a few black strains I wanted to post a pick of my pink shurbert it’s so purple it looks like it’s turning black

      5. Barbara
        Wise Wizard Seeds Please !!!

        Dear Wizard…I have severe chronic deep pains from being hit and run while walking with a car….and very bad insomnia….May I please have some of your black seeds please ???

      6. Judy Scobee
        Need a few of the Black free seeds for insomnia issues thanks

        Hi 👋 how can l get a few to grow out to use for insomnia

      7. Betty J Gehling
        Real helpful

        My man gets bad anxiety over nothing and doctors just want to keep giving him antidepressants, they only make him feel worse, this sounds exactly like what he needs,a few seeds for him to grow(if it works for anxiety)would be a god send

      8. Would love some free seeds of black.

        Great for pain?? Would love to try to grow this.

        1. Mike S
          Attention Wizzard


          Very interested in obtaining some of your black strain seeds, required for extreme chronic pain.

        2. Mike S
          Thanks for the information on the Black strain

          Very good site, very informative especially for someone like myself that uses cannabis as medicine.
          I would very very much like to take wizzard up on his offer but don’t know how you do it on this site..
          Looking forward to more articles and information on INDICA dominant strains for chronic pain and anxiety relief from severe ptsd. Thank You to all that contributed to this informative topic !
          My personal favourite so far for extreme pain is Black Tuna with a high THC content even though it has a higher Sativa content it Does Not create any anxiety I have found with Sativas or higher Sativa content Hybreds

          1. Robert Platshorn
            The Black Tuna speaks out.

            Mike it’s great that you like the Black Tuna strain for pain and it’s sativa lack of any undesirable side effects. What I do not like is that the Canadian seed company that sells the seeds as their premier strain and uses my story (Black Tuna Diaries) to sell them, has never contacted me for permission to use my name or offer even the tiniest royalty which would have gone to my Silver Tour that teaches millions of seniors the benefits of cannabis. As for the Black Marijuana strain reviewed in this article. Great review! I know that because I smoked it back in 1969 and wrote about it in Black Tuna Diaries. I know it’s genesis, and understand why the good folks at BC Bud want to keep it to themselves.

      9. Brian . . . B-Man
        Seeds Of Black

        Wizard , as a long time grower myself, I’m intrigued by the Black . l’ve had beautiful Purples during my winter grows , but no Black. If your offer of a few seeds still stands , I would love to trade some with you.
        I’m in SoCal , so with a greenhouse, it’s temperamental but not impossible. Grow On My Friend !

      10. don marchildon
        hoping thx

        very intrested im diabetics sounds promising would like a try thank you

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