Black Mamba, also known as “Black Mamba #6,” is an indica marijuana strain thought to be a cross of Granddaddy Purple and Black Domina. This strain features dark green and dense nugs that have a strong perfume aroma and a distinctly sweet grape taste that is reminiscent of GDP. Many users report an upbeat feeling that mellows into a state of deep relaxation. Touted for its long-lasting effects, this Black Mamba is one to curl up with, not run away from. Black Mamba is believed to be named after the deadly African snake (or perhaps the vengeful bride from the movie Kill Bill), so it’s no surprise that this strain is known for being strong (it might just knock less experienced users into nap time).
Black Mamba effects
Black Mamba also has a memorable aroma to match its eye-catchings buds. When properly cured, the flowers emit a sour-sweet, grape-like scent that invites consumers to take repeated whiffs. Rich base notes of pine emerge on closer inspection, giving the strain an earthy profile. Grinding up or breaking apart the buds yields a more herbal smell. When burnt, Black Mamba gives off a smooth smoke that tastes like sweet grape juice on the exhale. Notably, the strain’s purple color and grape taste are entirely incidental; while its color is determined by pigments, its flavor profile is dictated by compounds called terpenes. Finally, this can be a very pungent smoke — those looking to keep their consumption discreet should take any necessary precautions.
The high from Black Mamba hits hard and fast, initially manifesting as a pressure in the forehead and around the temples. Smokers may feel their powers of perception suddenly shift to pick up on external stimuli that might otherwise go unnoticed. Not only do sights and sounds seem more intense; smokers may also take increased stock of their own thoughts, which can jump around quickly in rapid association. This mind race can lead many to become talkative and social, more willing to engage with those around them. When used in isolation, Black Mamba can produce the energy needed to accomplish tasks like cleaning, organizing, or running errands. It can also set the stage for users to pore over deep philosophical or analytical questions. At its heights, this strain may induce trippy, almost hallucinogenic effects that can be enjoyable for seasoned smokers but may plunge newbies into panic or paranoia. Black Mamba is definitely a strain to enjoy during the day, as its energetic vibes are likely to leave users wide-eyed and red.
Black Mamba has a few benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. It can help those with mild to moderate cases of stress and depression to spend some time more consciously and mindfully. It may also help those with attention deficit disorders to maintain a clearheaded and lucid focus. This strain can also relieve the painful intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. As noted, Black Mamba’s strong genetics can contribute to some intense, recursive thinking. As a result, it is not appropriate for those who are prone to panic or anxiety or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Snow High has made seeds of Black Mamba available online. Its plants can grow very tall and may not fare well indoors. In order to be cultivated outdoors, the strain requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70-80 degree Fahrenheit range.
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