Dark Star Cannabis Strain Review

June 10, 2020 Marijuana Strains Comments Off on Dark Star Cannabis Strain Review

Dark Star Cannabis Strain

Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder where you are. But have you ever wondered where the hell is a Dark Star? You can’t find it, because it’s an imploding ball of gravity that traps light within. No twinkle, Sherlock.

But what kind of experience could a Dark Star be if you smoked it? Fortunately for you curious cats, here’s something you can enjoy. Borne out of a combination of astrophysics and counterculture rock inspiration, the Dark Star Cannabis Strain is born.


Origins of the Dark Star Cannabis Strain

The Dark Star Marijuana resulted from the combination of formidable Cannabis strains, one of which is an award-winning strain. Mazar-I-Sharif and Purple Kush were combined to create the Dark Star. The credit of inventing this strain goes to T.H. Seeds, who at the time, was thoroughly inspired through the song of the same name by the San Francisco-based band Grateful Dead.

The Mazar-I-Sharif Strain is a popular strain grown within the far north area of Afghanistan, where nutrient-rich and well-watered soils produce this monster of a plant. Allegedly capable of growing up to 4 meters in height, the Mazar-I-Sharif plant is a legendary Indica strain known for its immensely potent mind-numbing and immobilizing effects. One can attribute its strong sedative effects to this parent strain.

The Purple Kush injects the Dark Star with such award-winning radiance as only its parent could. Having previously won in the High Times Cannabis Cup of 1999, the Purple Kush was widely considered one of the best Indica strains the cannabis world has had the pleasure of experiencing. With its signature purple appearance, this heavy-hitter boasted amazing taste and a strong Indica experience.


Dark Star Cannabis bud


Appearance and Aroma

As a pure Indica strain, Dark Star boasts a classic Indica appearance. The plant grows relatively short with bushy and wide leaves. The buds appear dense and round with a generous coating of trichomes that speak of its resinous cannabinoid content. The leaves in themselves can be a source of visual splendor as they possess a dark purple color in and around the nugs making for an illusion as if you are looking at an actual dark star.

The aromatic experience of the Dark star can be a unique experience, depending on which discerning olfactory sense is scrutinizing the marijuana. Usually, users will be treated to a very earthy aroma with accents of pine. For the more earnest smeller and provided the bud has reached maturity, you may also appreciate the smell of blackberries. This cannabis strain is a dark star indeed.

Not being one to succumb to competition, the Dark Star once smoked boasts a strong flavor meant to tantalize your taste palettes. It begins with an earthy taste with accents of grapes and blackberries. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Dark Strain may just be right up your alley as it serves an amazing experience for your cannabis-hungry taste buds.


Experience and Effects

The Dark Star experience is a fan favorite for many marijuana users due to its high CBD content. A pure indica strain in the fullest sense of the word, the Dark Star strain produces a strong but relaxing high meant to stop you in your tracks.

The experience begins with a heavy body high, easily creating a couch-lock state when taken in larger amounts. It’s not as seriously potent as other strains in its categories and many veteran users may find themselves wanting. For the conscientious newbie user however, this may just be a great introduction to indica strains in general as it provides a classic experience.

It can also provide a significant sedative effect which makes this strain perfect for nighttime use. Make sure you have nothing else planned for the rest of the day as this drug will only motivate you to kick back, relax, and binge on that Netflix series you’ve been meaning to finish since last month.


Dark Star Cannabis flower close up


Growing and Processing

The Dark Star strain seeds are readily available for purchase in most stores. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Many cultivators prefer growing this indoors however, as you will have better control over the factors affecting its growth. Opting to grow this outside entails a great deal of attention to ensuring a warm environment with sufficient sunlight exposure which may prove a difficulty for some.

When grown indoors, you will need to invest in high-quality soil or a hydroponics set-up to maximize the plant’s growth. The plant’s structure requires a rich amount of nutrients which means deciding on an appropriate nutrient delivery system is paramount to success. Do well to control the humidity as well to prevent the onset of harmful molds and mildews that can potentially spoil your growing outcomes.

Provided you have ensured all of this by this point, you are well prepared to receive a good harvest of the Dark Star. When grown indoors, usually the flowering period takes about 10 weeks. The yield may amount to an average of 16 ounces per square meter. Outdoor cultivators may be treated to a more generous harvest of up to 24 ounces of bud per plant. It will usually be ready for harvest in the last week of October if done through this means.


Who Is It For?

The Dark Strain can be the perfect strain for beginner marijuana users who want to get started on less potent cannabis varieties. This is also a great introduction to the indica strain in general as its effect profile is particularly streamlined for a pure indica experience. New users will be treated to a solid relaxing and sedative experience and can get a great reference point for what a couchlock could be like.

Veterans looking for a potent indica experience elsewhere as the Dark Star does not necessarily stand out in this department. Many other strains offer more intense and powerful indica experiences and the Dark Star can just be relegated as a “back-up” strain in case your favorite indica is not available in the local store.


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