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Black Russian

An indica-dominant hybrid strain (cultivar) of Black Domina and White Russian, Black Russian is known for inducing the couch lock effect. This popular nighttime strain is rich in aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, berry, and sweet vanilla. It boasts 80% indica and 20% sativa.

Black Russian can have sky-high THC levels at up to 26%. This THC abundance can be beneficial for people seeking to increase their appetite and reduce feelings of nausea. Pain and insomnia are two other common conditions Black Russian may help alleviate.

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Strain types

  • 80%Indica
  • 20%Sativa


  • Fruity
  • Skunky
  • Vanilla


  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Fruity
  • Lemon
  • Mango
  • Vanilla


Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in Black Russian and contains moderate delta-3 carene. These terpenes cause anti-inflammatory (carene) and sedating (myrcene) effects.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Delta-3 Carene



Black Russians has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Couch Lock
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Black Russian is a sedating and pain-relieving strain, making it the perfect complement to a lazy afternoon or evening wind-down. Users say that it mellows them out and melts away their aches and pains.

Medical Applications

Black Russian reviewers report using this indica hybrid for various medical purposes. This high THC strain takes a second to hit its users, but when it does, it packs quite a punch and is said to alleviate pain and insomnia.
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Black Russian is a popular bedtime strain due to its natural sedative properties and potent medicinal effects that rival the strongest sleep aids.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Acute Pain or Post-Surgery Pain

Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe pain, the Black Russian strain may help you feel better. Its high THC content corresponds to lower pain levels in many people.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal



growing strains

The Black Russian cannabis plant features deep green foliage and colorful buds with crystalline trichomes. The strain’s pungent aroma calls for good ventilation in an indoor environment, and many cultivators prefer to raise the strain outdoors. It is one of the great indica yielders with an impressive maximum yield of 32 ounces per plant for outdoor grows with a flowering phase ranging from 7-8 weeks.


Small and compact

Humidity and Temperature

Semi-dry to avoid mold and mildew; warm temperatures


7 to 8 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Russian Good For?

Black Russian is good for feeling carefree and getting a good night’s rest after a long day. However, the high THC levels may be too intense for some people, leading to effects like couch lock or stupor.

How Does Black Russian Make You Feel?
Is Black Russian an Indica or Sativa?
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