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Black Velvet

Black Velvet is a perfectly balanced 50/50 indica/sativa hybrid strain with THC levels between 15 and 18%. Crossing The Black with Burmese Kush, Black Velvet weed is the brainchild of B.C. Grown Seeds.

Physically, the plant resembles an intense black-purple indica, which is short, bushy, and of high density. But the equal distribution of indica and sativa makes this hybrid strain (cultivar) a good choice for people seeking well-balanced effects.

The strain’s aroma is a bouquet of flowers, including roses and violets, while the tasty flavors of berries, lavender, and even a hint of chocolate shine through. Black Velvet is popular as both a daytime strain and a nighttime strain. Because of its dual indica/sativa parentage, Black Velvet makes some people feel sleepy, and others energized.

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Strain types

  • 50%Indica
  • 50%Sativa


  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Fruity
  • Pine


  • Berry
  • Blue Cheese
  • Cake
  • Lavender


The terpene content of Black Velvet is not clear, but the strain probably contains some pinene due to its pine-scented profile.

  • Pinene



Black Velvets has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Happiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Hunger

Black Velvet users report a balanced high that lifts the mood and relaxes the body. Best consumed at the end of the day, be sure to have snacks nearby, as this hybrid is known to cause extreme hunger.

Medical Applications

Black Velvet reviewers report using this balanced hybrid for various medical purposes. Its moderate THC and low CBD levels provide a mild high that may alleviate chronic pain and glaucoma symptoms and may help those with bipolar disorder and eating disorders.
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Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

People diagnosed with bipolar disorder (aka manic depression) should consult their physicians before using marijuana (especially THC-rich varieties), but some may find strains like Black Velvet helpful. The equally balanced effects of Black Velvet make the strain a popular choice among people seeking equilibrium and mood stabilization.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

These cannabis plants produce buds with a black-purple hue, but little else is known about them due to the unavailability of feminized seeds. But if you do get your hands on these elusive seeds, you may be able to produce an indoor yield of up to three ounces in a two-gallon pot.


Short and bushy

Humidity and Temperature

While climate information on Black Velvet is hard to come by, during the flowering stage, most cannabis plants require about 40% air humidity in mild, temperate conditions, no higher than 75 degrees.


53 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Velvet Good For?

Black Velvet may be good for treating chronic pain, insomnia, or low energy levels, depending on your personal body chemistry.

How Does Black Velvet Make You Feel?

Black Velvet may make you feel energized or tranquil, depending on how your body reacts to its indica and sativa effects. You may also feel a pleasant body buzz along with a cerebral high.

Is Black Velvet an Indica or Sativa?
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