Black D.O.G. is an indica-heavy hybrid that has its origins in California’s fertile Humboldt County. It offers a complex flavour profile alongside a thorough body stone.
Black D.O.G.’s buds are medium to large in size and cling together in elongated, almost cylindrical shapes. These buds have a dense center characteristic of indica varieties but with long, feathery leaves that have more of a sativa character. The leaves themselves are a bright shade of spring green and are wound through with a high concentration of curly orange pistils. Translucent white trichomes finish off these buds, accounting for their psychoactivity and making them super sticky-icky.
Black D.O.G. gives off a predominantly woodsy, earthy scent with hints of fresh pine. A deeper whiff may pick up on some fruity accents lurking underneath. Grinding up these buds, meanwhile, yields a deeply musky odour that pays tribute to this strain’s Kush roots. When it is busted up in a pipe or joint, Black D.O.G. burns with a smooth and refreshing smoke that’s typically easy to inhale. On the exhale, this smoke mingles flavours of citrus and pine.
Black D.O.G. can be a creeper that requires several minutes before its effects become apparent — known for its headband effect. A trippy strain you can enjoy while listening to some music or making a beautiful piece of art. As this high wears on, Black D.O.G.’s physical effects, at first only subtle, may progress into a heavy body stone. Limbs and eyelids may be weighed down in equal measure, and any extended physical activity might require more effort than usual. Although Black D.O.G.’s initial mental high may persist, smokers may be stripped of some of their earlier energy and motivation. As such, this strain’s later phase is best suited to kicking back with likeminded friends while indulging in passive activities like binge-watching or snacking. Because of its mostly downbeat, sedated vibe, Black D.O.G. is recommended for nighttime consumption.
Cerebral onset can bring some measure of focus to those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its constant euphoria can alleviate the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Physically speaking, Black D.O.G. may be a balm for all kinds of aches and pains, both temporary and chronic. The strain’s headband-like feeling of pressure may be a particularly good way to relieve the intraocular pain associated with eye conditions like glaucoma. In properly relaxed conditions, Black D.O.G. may even counteract insomnia, lulling smokers into a heavy sleep.
Black D.O.G.’s deeply relaxing high is a great way to wind down after a stressful day of work. It’s as enjoyable savoured alone as it is when shared with friends.