Black Russian the marijuana strain has almost nothing in common with Black Russian the drink, except maybe that they can both get you messed up. But Black Russian the strain stands on its own, providing effective medication for anxiety, low mood, chronic pain, sleeplessness, and stress. This strain is an indica-dominant hybrid with a sativa/indica ratio of about 30:70, a cross of two favorites: White Russian and Black Domina. Those genetics provide a calming, sleepy body buzz combined with pleasant mental relief. THC contents test above 16%, making this a relatively potent selection. But CBD numbers are much lower, less than 1%, making this a poor choice for treating seizures or other disorders that respond to CBD. Black Russian has a sweet, tangy flavor with hints of fruit and a pungent aroma that blends notes of candy, spice, sugar, and the tropics. The bud has a light green appearance with bright orange hairs. Side effects aren’t widely reported for this strain, but users should expect dry mouth, dry eyes, and possible paranoia.