About Rare Darkness
Although it sounds like it could be a dramatic new celebrity fragrance, Rare Darkness is actually an indica-dominant hybrid prized for its flavor and its relaxing, enduring body high. Somewhat confusingly, Rare Darkness is the creation of breeders Rare Dankness. It is a cross between fruity favorite Grape Ape and (you guessed it) a Rare Dankness flagship strain, Rare Dankness #1. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured this strain’s potency at between 19% and 26% THC.
Flowers of Rare Dankness tend to be on the smaller side. The tightly-curled leaves adhere in a dense, indica-typical bud structure. Leaves themselves are a mossy green, shot through with shades of vivid purple. These latter colors are the result of an organic chemical change brought about by the stimulation of anthocyanin pigments by colder than average temperatures during the growing process. The strain’s already-colorful flowers are also dotted with milky white trichomes, accounting for Rare Dankness’ potency and super-sticky texture.
Inspecting the buds, users will pick up on a fruity aroma with traces of tart berry. Some musky grape notes are also at play. Grinding up or breaking open the flowers gives off some earthy and faintly skunky odors, possibly passed on from legendary grandparent strains Afghani and Skunk #1. Notably, Rare Dankness’ subtle grape flavor is incidental to its purple hues: while the colors of this strain’s leaves are determined by the aforementioned pigments, its taste is determined by chemical compounds called terpenes. The smoke generated by the strain is thick and lung-expanding and can be harsh, inducing coughing. On the exhale, Rare Dankness tastes like sweet grape tinged with some peppery spice. Smokers should note that this can be an especially pungent variety when combusted; those trying to keep their consumption discreet should take necessary precautions.
Rare Dankness asserts itself quickly, exerting a pressure around the smoker’s eyes and temples before any coughing fits have even ended. Within very little time, users feel more thoroughly relaxed and relieved of any lingering tension. Deep breathing may come more easily, as any contracted muscles begin to relax. Any cognitive effects from this strain manifest as hazy and dreamy thought association; this is more of a strain for daydreaming than for logically thinking through issues or problems. Even after one bowl, smokers report sensations of couch-lock and body melt. As dosage is increased, Rare Dankness may slowly and gently pull you into a deep sleep. It should go without saying, then, that this heavy hitter is best enjoyed at nighttime -- or at least during a particularly passive, lazy day.
Rare Dankness’ sedative effects have some clear benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. Psychologically speaking, it can help with the acute symptoms of anxiety, depression and PSTD. It can also dull aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to exercise or injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia. As noted, this strain can bring about sleep in the right circumstances, making it a good antidote to stubborn cases of insomnia. Because of its lack of overly cerebral sativa effects, Rare Dankness comes with a lower than average risk of paranoia, making it a good option for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Breeders Rare Dankness have made seeds of Rare Darkness available for sale online. Alternatively, prospective growers can obtain clippings from mature plants in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” This strain can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Rare Darkness’ plants grow short and bushy and are easily accommodated in indoor grow operations. Growers looking to bring out the full potential of this strain’s eye-catching purple hues should expose plants to cold temperatures late in the vegetative stage. Flowering happens within a relatively long 9 to 10 weeks when this strain is grown indoors. It offers growers a moderate yield for their efforts.
A tasty treat to enjoy after dark, Rare Darkness is an excellent choice for unwinding at home after a long day of work. It can also enhance mood and conversation in social situations -- but be prepared to share, as any bystanders may want to sample this flower once they catch a whiff of its spicy and fruity bouquet.