“Black Diamond, also referred to as ‘Black Diamond OG’ or ‘Black Diamond OG Kush’, is a clone-only medical marijuana strain bred in the Northern region of California. This is an indica-dominant strain and is considered to be a rare strain. The THC levels of this strain can range between 18-24%. The buds of this plant are remarkably frosted with distinct trichomes. These trichomes are long and thin orange-colored hairs which shoot out of the denser buds. The aroma of this particular strain is found to be earthy and musky and will be more or less like that of red wine. When the user sniffs-up closer, this strain would smell highly pungent. The taste is similar to the smell and a strong indica taste will remain in the user’s throat for some time. This strain is recommended to be used as a nighttime smoke by insomnia patients as it is highly sedative. This strain is used for alleviating pains, muscle spasms, nausea and anxiety. Furthermore, Black Diamond tends to cause hunger in users and can be used by those who suffer from loss of appetite.”
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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In such a growing and experimental industry, science has made it possible for the creation of new strains to meet the unique demand of consumers. Hybrid strains are created when geneticists or growers cross-breed pure indica strains, sativa strains or other hybrid strains together to create a new plant, and they can lean towards either being indica dominant, sativa dominant or an equal 50/50 balance of its parentage. What is different about hybrid plants compared to indicas or sativas is that the range of effects are endless. Hybrid strains are very complex and can be bred to contain both sativa and indica characteristics, making them great for those looking for the best of both worlds, in a sense.