Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
One of the least popular strains of cannabis is the Black Russian. Though it is not the first choice of seasoned smokers, it has its own fans who swear by its name. A cross between Black Domina and White Russian, the indica dominant Black Russian induces sleepy and relaxing high with a pleasant tropical smell. The potency of Black Russian is anywhere between 12% to 26% THC.
Normally the Black Russian takes several minutes to show its effect after smoking. The effect starts with a tingle in the face and then slowly starts to make the limbs heavy. It facilitates deep breathing and helps in removing stress and tension. Its medical usage range from relieving anxiety, depression, and PTSD to being used as an analgesic to decrease pain. It is also used to treat headaches, indigestion, and insomnia.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out MarijuanaDoctors.com‘s directory of marijuana strains.