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Black Mamba

Black Mamba is an intense indica-dominant strain (cultivar) that crosses Grandaddy Purple and Black Domina (with some people claiming a bit of Blue Bubblejuice in the mix). Black Mamba is so potent that it derives its name from a venomous African snake.

The Black Mamba plant has 70% indica lineage and 30% sativa roots and features flowers with deep purple hues from anthocyanin pigments. At first glance, the dark colors of the Black Mamba plant can make it appear black rather than purple. Rich berry and pine aromas, paired with a fruity flavor profile, complement its striking appearance.

People use Black Mamba to relax, relieve aches and pains, and increase appetite. Relatively high THC levels averaging 20% make the strain ideal for treating numerous conditions, including anxiety, insomnia, and, in some cases, eating disorders.

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Strain types

  • 70%Indica
  • 30%Sativa


  • Berry
  • Floral
  • Pine
  • Skunky
  • Woody


  • Fruity
  • Grape
  • Lavender
  • Plum


Limonene is the most abundant terpene in Black Mamba’s terpene profile, containing moderate concentrations of pinene and beta-caryophyllene. All of these terpenes contribute to the strain’s anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Pinene



Black Mambas has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Elevated Mood
  • Relaxing

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Black Mamba users report an energy-inducing high that comes on quickly. Some describe the experience as a mind-racing trip best reserved for more experienced smokers. Medical marijuana patients with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain may find symptom relief from moderate use. Due to its ability to give its users an energy boost, Black Mamba is best consumed during the day.

Medical Applications

Black Mamba reviewers report using this indica hybrid for various medical purposes. With its moderate-to-high THC levels, it packs quite a punch and is said to alleviate pain, anxiety, and depression.
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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

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

Growers can expect dense forest-green leaves and flowers in deep shades of indigo. Frosty white trichomes coat the ample buds, which will blossom in early autumn when cultivated outdoors.


6 feet

Humidity and Temperature

Semi-humid; 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit


13 to 14 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Black Mamba is a strong strain that may make you feel hungry, euphoric, or sleepy, depending on your state of mind and the time of day you consume it.

Is Black Mamba an Indica or Sativa?

Black Mamba is primarily indica at 70%. A 30% sativa profile balances out this potent hybrid cannabis strain.

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