Strain review by Frankthetank: Black Ruby

Strain: Black Ruby

Grower Name: Frank the Tank

Medium: Soil

Nutrients: General Organics “Go Box”, The Guano Company Budswell, Molases

Lights type and schedule (indoor): Started under Mars Hydro 1200W Led, Finished under Auto cobs, 24/0

Days from Seed: 86

Harvest Points: Took tops at day 76, took the lowers ten days later and day 86

Dry Yield (grams): 81 grams

Growth Comments: Black Ruby was a very easy, and resilient plant. She handled all nutrients well, as well as a change in light type mid grow, with no problems. She was a multi topped bush.

Comments on smell (during growth, harvest, etc.): During flower Black Ruby had a sweet skunky smell that stuck around during harvest. After a few weeks in the jar she has a creamy, musky, berry smell.

The Smell: Earthy, Berry, Skunk, Musk

The Smoke: When ingested through my vape, the smoke is very smooth, with a very interesting licorice/anise flavor that is still noticeable upon exhale.

Method of Delivery: Vape

10 – delicious Taste Inhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

8 Taste Exhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

5- ideal State of Dryness (Rate the dryness of the bud from 1-10 wet-dry where 5 is ideal)

10 – smooth Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)

7 Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)

The High: Black Ruby gives a very dreamy, euphoric, relaxation type of high. She is ideal for daytime use, or in higher dosages acts as a great sleep aid.

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects): 1 bowl through a vape excellent for pain relief, two will help you sleep.

6 Effect Onset (Rate how quickly the effect hit from 1-10 immediate-major creeper)

8 Potency (Rate the potency of the sample from 0-10 none-devastating)

The effect lasted: 2.5 Hours 

5 Tolerance build up (Rate how quickly tolerance builds from 0-10 none-rapid)


Rate on a scale of 1-9 where 1 indicates the worst time of day to consume this strain and 9 represents the ideal time of day.

4 Morning (wake up)

5 Day (work)

7 Evening (relax)

9 – ideal time of the day Night (sleep)

8 Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)

Do you personally consider this strain a keeper for long-term use


I am a Medical cannabis user

If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how this strain affects them

Psoriatic arthritis, ptsd, insomnia

This strain is excellent medicine for use as a pain reliever, sleep aid, anti-anxiety and also she has a great way of lifting your spirits during the day.

Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.

8 Sense of well being

9 – severe Euphoria

9 – severe Anxiety relief

7 Paranoia relief

5 Sex drive

9 – severe Sleep

8 Pain relief

6 Ability to rest or sit still

5 Thought process

5 Speech process

7 Imagination/creativity

7 Humor perception

5 Visual perception

5 Audio perception

5 Taste perception

6 Appetite stimulant

8 Introspective dreaminess

5 Paranoia

6 Confusion

5 Detachment from reality

5 Decreased reaction time

6 Altered thinking and memory

2 Altered vision

3 Bloodshot eyes

5 Reduced coordination and balance

2 Increased heart rate

2 Dry mouth

Final Comments: I really enjoyed having the opportunity to grow Black Ruby. She was a pleasure to grow, very forgiving, and gave a great harvest. She is a very medicinal plant that helps in all area of my medical needs. From daytime anxiety and pain relief, to acting as a night time sedative, I couldn’t be happier. Her recreational effects are also worth noting. She’ll have you laughing at a funny movie, or enjoying the dream like effect she gives while hanging out with friends. I can’t recommend this strain enough!

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