The Black Cannabis Strain [Complete Review]

Voted one of this year's top 10 Cannabis Strains
MarijuanaBreak Staff MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on July 3, 2019

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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. Len

    In the late 60s I had something called black dunjy. It looked more like black dirt than flower. It was an aphrodisiac. I’d like to get it back again now.

  2. Daniel Wooten
    I love indicas

    The black strain sounds amazing never having personally tried it myself it sounds a lot like sugar black rose and maybe some of the other heavy Indica dominant black strains. They make for some great relaxing evening time smoke

  3. connie johnson
    "Black is the new Black!

    Have never seen this! It would be great for med patients . Send some to IL!

  4. Arial Heeman
    Awesome strain!

    This looks awesome. It would be bice to see more of this! Sounds like the medical benefits are Astronomical!!!!

  5. Alexis Barksdale
    Hoping the Black is where its at!!

    Wow! Sounds terrific. Cost for those seeds sound nominal considering what I’ve seen on line. I grow from seeds in the low grade product I’m able to get around this Backward State oh Texas, i know my result cant be much better. I’m a front porch grower of a few plants for myself, at different stages and hoping to get some “real” seeds. I think I will give this strain a go!!
    Thank you for the onformation

  6. Jaymie McCullers
    I Didn't Know

    This is the first I heard about this strain. It sounds like what I need to sleep through my intense pains. I prefer tintures, vaping & edibles over leaf but a certain brand makes a water bong type of vape that I would happily purchase if I had access to Black. My area doesn’t have a great variety of strains so I hope I can find it one day.

  7. Lena Gillispie
    Heard of but never had!

    I would love to try this, I live on WV, where we wait ages for anything that has to do with Medical Cannabis Identification Card. Anyplace close?

  8. Ray McAuley
    Purchase some black

    Where can I buy some black in Victoria Vancouver island?
    Sounds like i should experience black!!

  9. Bo Deanne
    A black from the past

    Back in the 70s, locked in to a strain called Black Sheva. Was said to come from Africa. The buds and stems were black, and it had a very strong fragrance. The best part: it was the strongest pot we ever experienced. Funny thing: I don’t think it was indica. More of a sativa on steroids.

    1. Bron Rich
      Black African.

      I recently recieved some African seeds from my father, they are big lanky sativas so dark purple they are black that i have yet to grow. But I do have a photo of some of the bud he sent me to sample, I can assure you it was black and had a very spicy / sweet peppery smoke.

  10. 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?

    1. Barbara
      Cream made from The Black.

      Dear migraine,chronic pain…etc.sufferers,I have grown Black and made it into a cream with 8 other pain and anti inflammatory herbs.It works in tandem with these other herbs,offering relief for even the toughest chronic pain of MS,fibromyalgia ,rheumatoid arthritis,knee and hip surgery,dislocation shoulder… have to keep using it as the inflammation will come back.Organic coconut oil will infuse the medicine on low heat.Look up how to make your own infused oils.It works!!

    2. Barbara
      Cream made from The Black.

      Dear migraine,chronic pain…etc.sufferers,I have grown Black and made it into a cream with 8 other pain and anti inflammatory herbs.It works in tandem with these other herbs,offering relief for even the toughest chronic pain of MS,fibromyalgia ,rheumatoid arthritis,knee and hip surgery,dislocation shoulder… have to keep using it as the inflammation will come back.Organic coconut oil will infuse the medicine on low heat.Look up how to make your own infused oils.It works!!

      1. Bill Marlo
        Oh where? Oh where do i find my love, oh where??

        PLEASE oh kind one.. Oh PLEASE! Tell me where i can find the one they call BLACK! Please grant me the way to the tree of sexy bling bling.

    3. Barbara

      I have been growing the Black since 2012,I got my seeds from BC BUD ,$75 for 12.

  11. diane
    where to buy

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

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