Black ‘84 Strain

Black ’84 has a fascinating history. Once grown in the medical garden of Washington University back in the 80s, the hybrid quite possibly was brought out by some stoners. A tall tale, most likely. Even its genetic lineage remains vague although many believe it is a cross between Mendocino Purps and Black Domina.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
30% / 70%10-12 oz/ m212 ounces per plant7-8 weeks indoors, Late September to early October outdoors.

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    Despite its somewhat mysterious past, the effects delivered by Black ’84 is real. Owing to its mostly Indica structure, users can expect a calming body high when used in moderation. Besides appealing to recreational users, the hybrid also brings a host of medical benefits too.

    In tests, the potency of Black ’84 ranges from 12% to 25%. In other words, it is entirely possible that some may get ahold of a gentler variety while others could end up with extremely potent buds. Hence, the best way to ensure that one does not end up using too much is to try it slowly.

    Fun Fact. It is also called UW Black ’84, an apparent reference to its rumored history.

    Information about Black ‘84:

    ORIGINMendocino Purps and Black Domina.
    EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
    Sleepy – 10
    Happy – 9
    Hungry – 6
    Euphoric – 4
    Dry eyes – 1
    Dizzy – 1
    FRAGRANCEFruity, pungent, honey, sweet, caramel, nuts, peppery
    FLAVORSTropical, berry, grape, sweet, honey, coffee, peppery
    MEDICALInsomnia – 10
    Stress – 10
    Pain – 6
    Lack of appetite – 5
    Cramps – 5
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate September to early October
    THC CONTENT %12% to 25%
    CBD %Less than 1%
    INDICA / SATIVA %70%/30%
    INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATEWarm climate

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    The THC levels of Black ’84 vary depending on growing conditions and the skill level of cultivators. Suffice to say; it is safe to assume that this hybrid is above-average.

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    During the onset, it first induces a soft euphoric head high. It can quickly melt away negativities as the mood turns upbeat. While mild, these cerebral effects can also be pronounced depending on the potency and consumption.

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    It takes time before the physical effects even begin to manifest. Gradually, it creeps into the body, and in doing so, ushers in an uplifting feeling as tension loosens and muscles relax. As users drown in happiness and bliss, most eventually fall asleep even before the full effects of the hybrid leaves the body.

    The best time to use Black ’84 is in the late afternoon or during a lazy day. That is because apart from inducing drowsiness, it also has the potential to cause a couch-lock.


    Black ’84 has a remarkable fruity aroma laced with a pungent scent of honey. Adding to the sweetness is a crème caramel with undertones of nuts and pepper.


    The sweet fragrance of Black ’84 is only an introduction to delightful taste. Tropical flavors of berry and grape burst in the palate at just the first draw. Sweet honeyed coffee and nuts also complement it. On the exhale, it leaves a peppery aftertaste.

    Adverse Reaction

    Black ’84 is not particularly known to induce adverse effects such as increased anxiety levels. However, it does come with a few that are typical of using marijuana. Users can expect to feel the throat and the eyes dry. It is also possible that when one uses a tad bit too much, it may also cause mild dizziness.

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    Recreational users may find the relaxing qualities of Black ’84 an incentive for using it. But for medical users, its cannabinoids can indeed be a source of comfort. For example, an individual dealing with cramps may find its muscle-soothing trait useful. For the most part, people can use it to reduce body pains.

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    Use it in moderation so as not to cause a couch-lock and its tendency to make people feel hungry is helpful as an appetite stimulant. And, its ability to induce an upbeat feeling allows users to fight off stress. Black ’84, as mentioned, can cause drowsiness. To this end, insomniacs can use it to get quality sleep finally.

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      One of the things that growers can appreciate about Black ’84 is that it is a short plant. Considering that most people cultivate marijuana indoors, short bushy plants are favorable compared to Sativa. Not to mention, it also has a quicker flowering period. Once mature, it boasts of dense dark green buds with flashes of lime are all covered in trichome.

      The seeds of Black ’84 are not widespread. However, it should not prove to be impossible to find in Washington or even Oregon.

      Flowering Time


      Black ’84 is expected to have a flowering period of 7 to 8 weeks. With proper care, each square meter will produce between 10 to 12 ounces of buds for growers.


      In the outdoors, this fragrant Indica produces flowers between late September to early October. Yields are slightly above average with each plant producing more than 12 ounces of buds.


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      FAQ About Black ‘84 Strain

      What is the Black ‘84 strain yield?

      Black ‘84 yields 10-12 oz/ m2 indoors and 12 ounces per plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Black ‘84 have?

      From 12% up to 25% THC.

      What are the origins of the Black ‘84 strain?


      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Black ‘84? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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