Strain Review by Medi: Black Stone

Black Stone

Strain Review: Black Stone

Grower’s name: Medi

Breeder: Stone

Medium: True Living Organics

Nutrients: AACT (ewc, kelp meal, composted cow manure, bokashi, myco, fish emulsion)

Lights: MarsHydro Reflector 96 diodes X 3w (180w draw)

From Seed: 98 days

Harvest Points: 15-20% Amber

Dry Yield: 32.9 grams

The Growth: This was an unstoppable plant from day 1.  She was very leafy with especially big fan leaves which autumned  into gorgeous shades.  Very little training other than leaf tucking and yet she grew like crazy and produced incredibly dense nugs.

The Smell:

[4] Earthy; [3] Musky; [6] Floral;  [6 ] Pine; [3] Spice; [3] Lemon; [4] Lavender


Additional comment: Black Stone has many layers of flavor to it, it has elements of Northern Lights, Afghani,  and then a very pronounced flower smell which I can’t get enough of.

The Smoke: 
The smoke is smooth reminding me of the Bluestone texturally, though not quite as smooth.  In the smoke the flower flavor is even more pronounced, with a hint of musk.  Vaped flavor has more pronounced pine notes with earthy/lavender bottom notes more similar to how I smell it.

Method of delivery (vape, joint, bong etc.): Magic Flight vape, Bubbler, and joint.

[7] Taste Inhale/[7] Taste Exhale

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[7] State of dryness

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[8] Smoke ability

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[5] Smoke expansion

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The High: 

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

[4] Dosage

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[4] Effect onset

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[9 ] Potency

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[2+] hours

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[3] Tolerance build up

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Usability

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.

Morning – wake up [3]

Day – work [2]

Evening – relax [9]

Night – sleep [9
]

[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?  Absolutely, this hits me like a freight train to the body with almost zero cerebral deficit.  The only reason I rated it so low for morning and work use is because it makes me so comfortable/relaxed I inevitably don’t want to do much.  Getting to sleep hasn’t been this easy since I was a teenager.

I am a:


- [ 9] Medical cannabis user

– [3 ] Recreational user

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If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how Black Stone affects them? 


Chronic Pain:  Black Stone is not as effective as the Bluestone in terms of taking care of my pain.  The way I test is to suspend the use of any other medications for my condition and use solely the strain.  This strain takes a 6/7 down to a 4-5.

Sleeplessness: Black Stone makes getting to sleep effortless, and the quality of sleep has been better as well.

Other: I get the impression Black Stone would be great for anxiety as I was really wracked from 15 hours of air travel Friday and this just melted me back and rebooted my mood into pure mellow.

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


 Positive Effect

[7] Sense of well being

[5] Euphoria

[9] Anxiety relief

[8] Paranoia relief

[3] Sex drive

[9] Sleep

[5] Pain relief

[8] Ability to rest or sit still

[3] Thought process

[3] Speech process

[6] Imagination/creativity

[7] Humor perception

[3] Visual perception

[3] Audio perception

[3] Taste perception

[7] Appetite stimulant

[7] Introspective dreaminess

 [1] Restlessness

[3] Detachment from reality

[4] Decreased reaction time

[5] Altered thinking and memory

[3] Altered vision

[1] Reddened/bloodshot eyes

[3] Reduced coordination and balance

[1] Increased heart rate

[4] Dry mouth

Final Comments: Though I have only had a few days with sampling Black Stone I feel confident in saying this is a strain worth growing regardless of condition/circumstances.  In the garden she was just an absolutely gorgeous lady to watch grow and mature, with incredibly dense nugs and a smell that changed and matured as she aged.  Despite only having a short cure so far the smoke is very smooth, and I’m sure that will only improve with time.  The effects are very spaced out and mellow, like a short vacation from the stresses of life.

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