Black Tuna Kush comes from Lamb’s Bread and Herijuana. Both parent strains are known for their potency. When you take a whiff of this strain, you will notice an earthy scent that is fairly strong. The buds are large and fluffy. They are darkly shaded and have hints of purple. This strain has THC levels of around 15 percent but CBD levels of less than 1 percent.
Luckily, Black Tuna does not smell or taste like an old can of fish. Instead, it is named for a gang that smuggled weed into the United States using tuna cans. You will have an intense body high while feeling relaxed while using this strain.
About Black Tuna
It is a hybrid that was originally created in British Columbia. If you are using cannabis for the first time, Black Tuna is not recommended because it is fairly potent. Also, it is not entirely clear about whether it is an indica or a sativa. Generally, it is believed to be about half and half.
This strain became popular in Canadian markets when it was first created. But the company that created it later marketed it in the United States. They sold it in tuna cans because the gang it was named after had originally used tuna cans for smuggling.
Effects of Black Tuna Kush
Soon after taking a hit of this strain, you may feel happier and have a general feeling of euphoria. However, it is well-balanced because your cerebral high will most likely be more consistent after that initial feeling.
It also affects your body. It might feel like a warm embrace to you. Your body will likely relax, and many users find that they want to lie down to allow the feeling to wash over them. When you use this strain, you will likely have a feeling known as “couch lock.” That means you will feel tired immediately after using it. That means you will want to avoid using it during the day and instead use it after work or when you want to relax before bed.
Even though the strain usually offers an almost immediate hit, not everyone will notice something right away. But that does not mean you should take more if you do not get a hit immediately. Because of how potent it is, it can make you fall asleep if you take too much, and you will not enjoy your high that way.
Potential Side Effects
One of the biggest issues with this strain is how potent it is. You might accidentally take too much and have anxiety or paranoia. So, if you have an anxiety disorder, it is best to check with your doctor first.
You might have irritated eyes or a dry mouth. Luckily, a dry mouth is easily fixed with lots of water. But it is a good idea to drink lots of water before using any type of cannabis. Start hydrating yourself several hours before you begin your smoke. Keep a water bottle near you so you have no reason to forget to drink. It is also good to keep hydrated when the high wears off.
Black Tuna for Medical Users
Some people like using this strain because they believe it may help with anxiety and stress. But the main reason it is so popular is that it helps your body feel sedated while making you feel uplifted. If you feel relaxed and soothed, your stress levels will likely dissipate. Those who have little energy or mild depression often use the strain, as well.
Many medical marijuana patients use it because they believe the many terpenes in this strain might have some pain-relieving effects. When you start to use the buds, you will get a high almost immediately. Users find that the effects border on narcotic, especially since they feel so relaxed right after using it. That’s why so many people who have inflammation or pain enjoy using it. Some people believe that it may also relieve cramps, muscle spasms, or headaches.
As with many strains of marijuana, users often feel hungry after their high wears off. If you have a lack of appetite, this might be a good strain for you to try.
Although many medical marijuana users enjoy this strain, recreational users will enjoy the THC and the satisfying high that results.
Appearance, Flavor, and Aroma
Based on its name, you might be concerned about how Black Tuna smells or tastes. Luckily, it offers a skunky aroma that makes it more pleasant. While it may not win any prizes for its taste, some enthusiasts do like its herbal and woody taste.
The plant has fairly thick, green buds. There is a hint of blue and purple. If you do not want to smoke it, you can still enjoy using it in shatter, wax, or concentrate. If you can find a good dispensary, you can even get this strain in vape pens.
You can grow the strain outside or inside. The strain takes about 50 to 60 days to flower and is ready for harvest. However, the data on growing this strain is fairly limited. But as long as you follow the standard best practices for growing cannabis, you should have a good yield.
For instance, you should give the plant enough nitrogen while it is in its vegetative stage. Before it flowers, you should increase its potassium and phosphorus. The yield indoors will be around 350 grams for every square meter. On the other hand, growing it outdoors may give you more than that.
Black Tuna was always popular in Canada, but as other areas are also legalizing cannabis, this strain is becoming more popular. Whether you have stress, anxiety, or pain, this strain may be a good option for you. Just remember that it is best for experienced users because of its potency. You will also want to stay away from it at the beginning of the day since it can put you to sleep.