Did you know that there are 15 species of tuna? Admittedly, most of us only come across Skipjack, Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Albacore, so we forgive you for not knowing that bit of trivia! In any case, this review is only interested in the marvelous Black Tuna, but you won’t be eating it with a knife and fork!
You won’t find it underwater, but it will probably make you feel as if you are floating! This marijuana strain was bred by 5 Star Organics and named after a famous gang that smuggled weed to the United States. It is ostensibly a medicinal cannabis strain, but contains more than enough THC to give you a satisfying high.
What is Black Tuna?
Black Tuna is a hybrid and is a cross of Lamb’s Bread and Herojuana. 5 Star Organics created it in British Columbia, Canada, and its THC content ranges from 18-23%. It is not recommended for first-time users because of its potency. There is a little confusion over the precise classification of Black Tuna. Some users believe it is indica-dominant, but the general consensus is that this cannabis strain is a 50/50 hybrid.
Black Tuna made significant inroads into the Canadian weed market when it was unveiled, and 5 Star Organics came up with a stroke of marketing genius. As it had already named the marijuana strain after a Colombian smuggling gang, it went one step further by selling it in sealed tuna cans!
Black Tuna Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
It is only natural to be concerned about the smell of Black Tuna; imagine if it carried the scent of fish! Fortunately, this marijuana strain provides you with a pungent and skunky aroma with an earthy tone that makes it more pleasant than an afternoon at the fishmongers. Although, to be frank, Black Tuna has never been in danger of winning awards for its taste. While it isn’t awful, and the woody and herbal taste may appeal to some, it is merely ‘okay’ on that front.
The cannabis strain consists of relatively dense dark green buds with hints of a bluish-purple color. If you don’t wish to smoke it, you can enjoy Black Tuna in wax, shatter or concentrate form. It is also possible to purchase oil pens filled with this medicinal cannabis strain.
Black Tuna Grow Info
It isn’t easy to find growing information or seeds for this marijuana strain, although we know it can be grown both indoors or outdoors. Although data is limited, it is important to ensure that you follow the correct growing protocol. This means providing your Black Tuna plants with enough Nitrogen during the vegetative stage before switching to an increase in Phosphorus and Potassium feeding when it is flowering.
The flowering time is between 50 and 60 days. The typical indoor yield is 350 grams per square meter planted. Outdoors, a well looked after Black Tuna plant can yield a whopping 200 grams of marijuana.
Black Tuna Effects
Once you look past the sealed tuna can marketing gimmick, you will be very impressed by the effects of Black Tuna. As we already said, it is NOT a cannabis strain for neophytes because it provides you with a strong mental hit almost immediately. Soon, you will experience an uplift in your mood coupled with a sense of euphoria. It feels like a well-balanced hybrid to us because, after the initial hit, the cerebral high becomes more consistent rather than offering hard, fast, and intense mental stimulation.
Next, Black Tuna provides a physical body high that feels like a warm embrace. At this stage, you’ll feel your entire body relaxing, and you may want to lie down and allow the relaxation to wash over you. If you don’t feel an intense high right away, don’t consume more! Trust us, Black Tuna is potent, and if you use too much it is perfectly capable of sending you to sleep. It is unquestionably an evening strain, so don’t use it before work.
Medical Benefits of Black Tuna Cannabis
Some users enjoy using Black Tuna to alleviate stress and anxiety. However, it is chiefly used by those in search of uplifting sativa effects coupled with a sedative body high. Once you feel soothed and relaxed, there is no question that your stress levels will dissipate in any case. Black Tuna is also recommended for patients with mild depression.
As you can probably guess, the main reason to use Black Tuna is to combat chronic body pain. The utter relaxation you feel after a few tokes means you could find relief from all manner of painful medical conditions such as fibromyalgia. Black Tuna also happens to be popular among people with gastrointestinal stress, including problems such as cramping and nausea. Incidentally, some users also end up with a serious case of the munchies when the high wears off, so it could be an ideal strain to counteract loss of appetite.
Possible Side Effects Associated with Black Tuna
Without question, the biggest issue associated with Black Tuna is its potency, which makes it less than ideal for novices. As you may know, consuming marijuana with high levels of THC could cause side effects such as paranoia and anxiety. If you have never used weed before and suffer from an anxiety disorder, there is a possibility that Black Tuna will exacerbate the condition.
A more common reaction is dry mouth, which you can overcome by drinking plenty of water; really, this is advisable when using ANY marijuana strain. We recommend drinking liquid before you use Black Tuna.
Final Thoughts on Black Tuna Cannabis
It was 5 Star Organics’ flagship marijuana strain, and now that weed is legal for medicinal use in 30 American states plus D.C., this Canadian concoction is finally getting the wider audience it deserves.
Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, or stress, and if you need something to help you unwind and chill out, Black Tuna is one of the best options on the market. It is a marijuana strain you should use when coming home from work, because it will lift your mood and enable you to sleep soundly.