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Black Diamond

Also called Black Diamond Kush and Black Diamond OG, this mostly indica strain (cultivar) hails from Northern California. Reportedly good at treating muscle spasms and other types of chronic pain, Black Diamond is a THC-dominant cross between Diamond OG and Blackberry and is comprised of 90% indica and 10% sativa.

Expect earthy aromas of mahogany and diverse flavors of nuts, berries, and red wine to tantalize your senses. Black Diamond has one of the most dynamic scent and flavor profiles of any cannabis strain.

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Strain types

  • 90%Indica
  • 10%Sativa


  • Berry
  • Earthy
  • Woody


  • Berry
  • Fruity
  • Grape
  • Nuts


Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in Black Diamond, followed by camphene. These terpenes provide Black Diamond with its woodsy and earthy aromas.

  • Camphene

  • Geraniol

  • Myrcene

  • Ocimene

  • Pinene



Black Diamonds has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Comfort
  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxing

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Red Eyes
  • Thirst

Black Diamond is a great strain for relaxing after a long day. Its effects leave users feeling relaxed without a strong head high. Reviews of this strain indicate its pain-relieving properties resemble the properties of some narcotics, potentially making it an excellent alternative to certain prescription medications.

Medical Applications

Black Diamond reviewers report using this heavily indica-dominant hybrid for various medical purposes. With its moderate-to-high levels of THC, it’s a great strain for relieving chronic pain. Medical users of the strain also celebrate its ability to alleviate depressive moods.
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Some Black Diamond users report feeling mentally balanced when using the strain that is reputed to deliver a surprisingly smooth smoke. Although THC can sometimes lead to paranoia, some people claim that Black Diamond does not come with that side effect.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

Black Diamond seeds are not available for commercial sale. Growers hoping to cultivate this particular strain will need to take clippings from mature plants. Black Diamond plants have large flowers and leaves with purple hues.


Black Diamond plants are typical of indica-dominant strains in that the plants are typically short and bushy.

Humidity and Temperature

Black Diamond thrives in a humid climate with 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit daytime temperatures.


Black Diamond plants typically flower anywhere between 63 to 70 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Diamond Good For?
How Does Black Diamond Make You Feel?

This rare strain may make you feel subtle mental effects and is a good choice for people seeking a balanced psychoactive experience.

Is Black Diamond an Indica or Sativa?

Black Diamond is an indica-dominant hybrid strain at 90% indica and 10% sativa.

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