Strain: Black Stone
Grower Name: MediScrogs
Medium: Roots Organics soil to start, mixed with KIS Organics water-only bag soil in the finishing pots
Nutrients: Some supplemental feeding from a Nectar For The Gods trial pack, including their calcium, fulvic, and bone meal products, some epsom salts, aloe, and coconut water, small amounts of molasses
Lights type and schedule (indoor): 18/6 Cob leds, 2 x 55w
Days from Seed: 70 to 85
Harvest Points: Clear and cloudy trichs, mostly fully cloudy, and cloudy with amber
Dry Yield (grams): Good yield relative to container size, satisfying performance
Growth Comments: I grew two different seeds of Black Stone. One was a bit older than the other but both were vigorous seedlings. Would have benefited from larger pots.
Plants grew well, vigorous, and were not fussy with the environment or nutrients.
Comments on smell (during growth, harvest, etc.): Normal weed smell during growth, not extreme but I always use a carbon filter.
Buds have an earthy, soil, coffee smell. Some grapefruit early on. Oily, greasy, earthy, coffee as it cures.
Early cut of second plant curing with a strong, unexpected liquor aroma of spirits cutting through the earth/coffee base.
The Smell: Diesel, Earthy, Grapefruit, Hash, Leather, Coffee
The Smoke: Smooth smoke brings the effects along at a gentle pace. Potent relaxing high. Removes anxiety, pain and stress. Healing .
Harvest points were very influential to the overall effect. Partly to mostly cloudy cuts were my favorite, gives a good relaxing and spiritual high. Mellow body and stress relief with a clear, inspired head. This is a relaxing and medical strain, so there is no need to ripen it to amber to get a beautiful smoke.
Cloudy/amber cut is more physically affecting. I feel the flower lost that beautiful uplifting quality and became more anodyne, more of a physical remedy and a downer. Good for sleep and pain.
Black Stone delivers a good, relaxing chill out with a clear inspiration, there is no anxiety in it so it would be suitable for a lot of types.
Method of Delivery: Bong
7 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)
9 Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)
2 Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)
The High: Good relaxing, soulful type medical stone, like a good old school hashplant, alleviates stress and physical pain, removes anxiety. Uplifting effect is desirable, is diminished by late harvest. Potency is very good but high comes along gently without stress or overly profound side-effects. In this sense I think it would be a good choice for a patient who is new to cannabis medicine.
Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.
The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects): 3 good rips
5 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)
2+ Hours the effect lasted
3 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.
2 Morning (wake up)
4 Day (work)
8 Evening (relax)
8 Night (sleep)
9 Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)
I am a Medical cannabis user
If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how this strain affects them
Degenerative back condition, pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression
Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.
9 – severe Anxiety relief
9 – severe Paranoia relief
3 Sex drive
9 – severe Sleep
9 – severe Pain relief
9 – severe Ability to rest or sit still
2 Thought process
1 – mild Speech process
2 Humor perception
1 – mild Visual perception
2 Audio perception
1 – mild Taste perception
9 – severe Appetite stimulant
6 Introspective dreaminess
1 – mild Paranoia
1 – mild Confusion
1 – mild Restlessness
1 – mild Hallucinations
1 – mild Anxiety or panic
1 – mild Detachment from reality
4 Decreased reaction time
2 Altered thinking and memory
1 – mild Altered vision
2 Bloodshot eyes
1 – mild Reduced coordination and balance
1 – mild Increased heart rate
3 Dry mouth
Final Comments: Black Stone gives a full body high and relaxation. It also clears the mind and allows spiritual insight and delight to the mind. I find the earlier cuts better in this sense. The effect comes on very gradually without any anxiety, it relieves stress and pain and gives a restful night of sleep. Black Stone also relaxes including abdominal muscles and digestion, and will ask you to eat, so be prepared if your stomach is empty – you will eat like a champion. LOL.
I see Black Stone having a lot of appeal for medical users that need pain or stress relief. Black Stone is suitable for patients that are new to cannabis, and should be satisfying to those that are seasoned already, with good medical body effects and a light and balanced head to match. Smooth smoke indeed!