As I’ve mentioned before, I’m often hunting down strains that work effectively at treating my insomnia. Years ago, when I lived in Colorado, the classic landrace Afghani Kush remained my standby for years simply because it worked so consistently for sleep. I’ve yet to find true Afghani in Illinois but I was delighted to find a direct descendant strain during a recent stop at Consume Marion, Black Afghan by Rythm.
Black Afghan is a pure indica cross of landrace Afghani Kush and Sensi Seeds’ Black Domina. This batch tested at 29.186% THCA and 30.333% total cannabinoids. Rythm provides the most robust terpene testing information I’ve seen on a label in Illinois. This batch tested at 0.148% b-myrcene, 0.046% a-pinene, 0.022% b-caryophyllene, 0.021% limonene, 0.013% linalool, and 0.007% b-pinene.
The flower was very dense, so much so that I weighed the product to confirm what I had was actually an eighth. It was 3.6 grams. Deep forest green buds were wrapped tightly with incredibly dark sugar leaves, living up to the Black Afghan name.The trichome frost was light and allowed the colors to really stand out. Broken down, the moisture content was just right leading me to the conclusion that the denseness was a result of good genetics and not a bad cure.
The scent from the jar was heavy leading with a musky and strong earth tone balanced by spicy black pepper. Hints of orange, lavender, and sweet honeysuckle appeared on the inhale but quickly fell away as the musky earth dominates the exhale. The flavors were classic indica: simple but still carrying a lot of depth.
Heavily cerebral at first, Black Afghan elevated my mood and made me talkative without energizing me. As the effects continued, my appetite skyrocketed. Then the sedation set in, and I was overcome with a heavy body buzz that lulled me to sleep. Strong and true to it’s indica roots, patients should find a calming appetite inducing sedative effect in Black Afghan that works well during the end of the day.
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