Strain Name: Black Tuna
Nose: AAAA – earthy, pungent and slightly spicy or herbal
Taste: AAAA – earthy, kushy
Burn: AAAA – Smooth burning with a white ash. Appears well flushed.
Visual: AAAA – Small to medium-large buds that are trimmed, slightly open, and covered in lots of curly, orange pistils and visible tricomes. Stem snaps, product is dried properly.
Info: This hybrid is a cross of the indica Herijuana and the sativa Lamb’s Bread. It was bred specifically to be high in THC for Chronic pain management. Pre-packaged meds were sold in sealed tuna cans as a fun marketing gimmick. The name comes from that and is also a nod to the notorious Black Tuna Gang that smuggled Columbian marijuana into the USA in the 70’s. The high is relaxed and happy. Great for pain, depression, stress and insomnia. Newbie users should be cautious as this can be a very potent strain that can make them uncomfortably high. Use in the evening when you don’t plan to move around much.
Black Tuna is a British Columbian strain created by 5 Star Organic to provide patients a powerful punch of THC that is ideal for chronic pain relief. This Herijuana and Lamb’s Bread cross has gained quite a lot of popularity in Canada for both its narcotic effect and its marketing that was whimsical –prepackaged meds were sold in tuna cans. flowers have a strong odor and will be streamlined, trichome-covered. Black Tuna doesn’t smell quite like fish, however; the name of the breed comes from The Black Tuna Gang that was famous for smuggling marijuana into the United States in the 1970s. Given its high and potency thc, this strain may be too much for the novice or moderate consumers.
The Black Tuna strain is famous all across Canada because it was created in British Columbia. The name of the Black Tuna cannabis strain creator is 5 Star Organic, specially formulating it to deliver a potent THC high that is able to relieve chronic pain. 5 Star Organic created the Black Tuna weed strain by cross-breeding two world famous strains known as Herijuana and Lamb’s Bread. A signature trademark of the Black Tuna hybrid strain is probably its potency, known for kicking its effects into high gear extremely quickly. A funny thing about the strain is that it is commonly marketed in specially made tuna cans, playing off of its unique strain name. Some of these tuna can weed holders have gained quite a bit of notoriety with marijuana paraphernalia collectors.
The Black Tuna hybrid is not a full indica or a full sativa. Rather, it was cross-bred with a sativa and an indica, putting it into a hybrid plant classification. The strain’s flowers are known for being hard and quite compact, or as some would say it produces super dense nugs. Once the plant starts to flower it puts out an extremely pungent sweet smell of earthy and woody overtones. You don’t have to worry about this strain smelling or tasting like tuna, as the strain name is simply a word play off of the Black Tuna Gang that became infamous for smuggling weed into the United States from Colombia.
The known effects of the strain are often described as relaxed, a bit sleepy, happy, euphoric, and even tingly. Some would say that this strain is not for novice smokers, as it has a high THC percentage that can be a bit overpowering for anyone not used to using herb. If you are a novice smoker and would like to try this bud out, then be sure to take it slow, one hit at a time.
As for the strain’s medicinal effects, it is often used or prescribed to treat chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, headaches, muscle spasms, and even PTSD. What should be noted is that while this strain is great for treating insomnia, it will not leave you as sleepy as a pure indica will. For example, if you drink a cup of warm coffee while smoking a bit of Black Tuna, then you might not end up feeling sleepy at all, but rather super happy and quite euphoric. The tingly energetic vibe that the weed gives you is also particularly nice.