Black ’84, also known as UW Black ’84, is one of a few elusive strains that managed to escape from the medical cannabis garden at the University of Washington in the early and mid-1980s. This mellow bud has secret origins, though some claim it is a cross between Mendocino Purps and Black Domina, secret breeders, and tests for THC levels have such a sweeping range it’s hard to know what is fact and what is fiction.
Black 84 is also thought to have Afghani roots, which may account for its sweet pungency. The nose is candy-like, with caramel and cream overtones complemented by hints of sour fruit. The sweet fragrance of Black ’84 is only an introduction to delightful taste. Tropical flavors of berry and grape burst in the palate at just the first draw. Sweet honeyed coffee and nuts also complement it. On the exhale, it leaves a peppery aftertaste.
Black ’84 Type of High:
During the onset, it first induces a soft euphoric head high. It can quickly melt away negativities as the mood turns upbeat. While mild, these cerebral effects can also be pronounced depending on the potency and consumption. It takes time before the physical effects even begin to manifest. Gradually, it creeps into the body, and in doing so, ushers in an uplifting feeling as tension loosens and muscles relax. As users drown in happiness and bliss, most eventually fall asleep even before the full effects of the hybrid leaves the body. The best time to use Black ’84 is in the late afternoon or during a lazy day. That is because apart from inducing drowsiness, it also has the potential to cause a couch-lock. For recreational use, this one stays pretty low key, giving you slight tingles and body buzzes, but for the most part it is relaxing and partially numbing.
The Black ‘84 strain is ideal for a lot of patients and ailments. For starters, the CBD in the strain makes it great for aches, pain, muscle tension and spasms, cramps, and soreness. Because of the low levels of CBD, however, it is not recommended for patients who require consistent CBD in their treatment such as epileptics. Additionally, this strain benefits those with depression,insomnia, and chronic stress.
Black ’84 is not particularly known to induce adverse effects such as increased anxiety levels. However, it does come with a few that are typical of using marijuana. Users can expect to feel the throat and the eyes dry. It is also possible that when one uses a tad bit too much, it may also cause mild dizziness.