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About Sweet Black Angel
Sweet Black Angel is a heavenly strain with roots on opposite ends of the cannabis breeding spectrum. Created by Samsara Seeds (who have also given us Green Love Potion and Ultraviolet), this bud is a cross between resinous sativa Super Silver Haze and dark-leafed indica Black Domina. Named for a Rolling Stones song about civil rights activist Angela Davis, Sweet Black Angel offers a fruity flavor profile and a pervasive body high that’s sure to appeal to cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. Its THC content has been measured at between a moderate 15% to 18%.
Flowers of Sweet Black Angel are usually underwhelmingly small to medium in size. They have a roughly globular shape and can often be pointed at the ends. In following with their mostly indica lineage, these buds have a compact structure, with their small leaves overlapping and curled tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a deep olive green and are twisted through with curly brown and orange hairs -- which are actually pistils, structure meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants.
Sweet Black Angel has a predominantly sweet and sour aroma, somewhat like spoiled milk. On closer inspection, there’s also a hint of pine that brightens up the overall impression. Meanwhile, grinding up these dense buds releases a herbal, vegetal scent, possibly passed on from the Haze in the strain’s background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Sweet Black Angel burns with a harsh, acrid smoke that can easily trigger coughing. On the exhale, this smoke carries a berry flavor, accented by some pine.
Sweet Black Angel offers a slow creeping, high that may take several minutes before revealing itself to the user. Initial effects can be detected as a faint pressure around the eyes and temples and a flushing in the cheeks. Some smokers may also be hit by a feeling of sensory distortion that can disrupt their perceptions of depth as well as the passage of time. These sensations can amplified by playing trippy music or films for some atmospheric background noise. What little mental stimulation this bud offers comes in the form of easy, giggly amusement and a cloudy sort of daydreaming. Rather than puzzling through complex, analytical tasks, use Sweet Black Angel as way to kick back after a long day with some like-minded friends. As time passes or as dosage is increased, this bud’s physical sedation can become even more pronounced. Consumers may have difficulty in getting up from the couch -- and even if they can manage to stand, any subsequent physical activity may make them feel as if they’re wading through peanut butter. In the right setting, Sweet Black Angel can be strong enough to pull susceptible users into a deep, restful sleep.
Sweet Black Angel can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. Its generally easygoing, even-tempered high may temporarily take the edge off of the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Meanwhile, its physical-leaning properties can be used to dull pain, whether it’s chronic and disease-related or just minor, as in cases of headaches or nausea. As noted, Sweet Black Angel can even help those who suffer from insomnia. Because it is unlikely to lead consumers down a path of introspection and paranoia, this strain is a good option for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for home growers, seeds of Sweet Black Angel are available for sale online. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Like many indicas, these plants have a typically squat and bushy silhouette and may need to be pruned occasionally in order to encourage the flowering of any low-growing nodes. Sweet Black Angel flowers within 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in early October when grown outdoors. It offers growers a yield of about 46 grams (or 1.6 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Sweet Black Angel is a luxurious indica with a rich, fruity aroma to complement its sleepy, zoned-out effects. It’s as relaxing as -- and can sometimes be a nice accompaniment to - a hot bubble bath.