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Black Tuna
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Lineage: Lamb’s Bread and Herijuana

Flavors:  Woody Notes, Herbal and Spicy

Aromas:  Pungent, Skunky and Earthy









Black Tuna

Black Tuna Marijuana ONLYGAS
Black Tuna Marijuana ONLYGAS

Black Tuna Overview

The cannabis market is flourishing these days. You can buy products in every way, shape, or form, including gummies, pre-rolled joints, chocolates, drink boosters, crumbles, and many more. Moreover, they come in various cannabinoids, potencies, and flavors and have numerous medical and recreational purposes.

But, for a good old smoker, nothing beats the feeling of taking a hit of your favorite OG strain and happily waiting for the effects. Therefore, we devote this article to all weed enthusiasts and aficionados, with the goal of introducing them to Black Tuna, a marijuana strain known for its potency and sealed tuna cans.

Before we start with the review, we believe that it’s important to mention that Black Tuna is not a very heavily researched cannabis strain. In fact, seeing how many people enjoy the benefits and the taste of this strain, we’re surprised that there isn’t much information or research.

We assume the lack of research is a result of many popular strains being available. To be honest, we understand. People who haven’t tried this cannabis strain probably want to stick to some popular strains, such as OG Kush, Wedding Cake, Cookies, etc., as their names sound delicious, unlike Black Tuna, whose name, well, doesn’t.

However, as we said, there are those who love it. Many people who wanted to experiment, accidentally or on purpose, have tried Black Tuna marijuana and were delighted. When you add customer satisfaction to the potential benefits, you’ll get a strain that deserves a thorough review.

We made this article to answer all of your questions about Black Tuna weed, including its effects and potential medical benefits, THC content, growing practices, flavor, and aroma.

Black Tuna in General 

Even though Black Tuna marijuana is considered a pure Indica, the statement is partially true. In fact, it is a well-balanced hybrid, able to offer both excitement and relaxation. The strain is highly-potent with up to 27% of THC, meaning a few hits can knock out moderate consumers and even advanced smokers.

Besides the mixture of a strong smell and heavy, earthy flavor, Black Tuna is also famous for its effects and potential benefits for people suffering from chronic pain, insomnia, stress, and other mental and physical conditions. However, the breed is popular the most for its history and the way it was introduced on the market – in sealed tuna cans.


There are weed users who are quite interested in finding out more about the flowers they want to try. They research the origin of the marijuana plant as far as they can, trying to determine the fragrance, flavor, and effects of a particular breed.

Now that we have covered the Black Tuna strain lineage, we should move to the part that has more information. We’ll talk about Black Tuna cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Later, we’ll check the smell and taste of the Black Tuna marijuana.

Cannabinoid profile

  • THC – 16.75 – 20% (the highest tested THC percentage is 23%)
  • CBD – 0.26 – 1%
  • CBC – 0.30 – 0.90%
  • CBG – 0.22 – 0.92%
  • CBN – 0.06 – 0.24%
  • THC-V – 0.20 – 1.10%

Terpene profile

  • Carene – 0.07%
  • Pinene – 0.05%
  • Myrcene – 0.1%
  • Ocimene – 0.03%
  • Caphene – 0.04%
  • Geraniol – 0.09%
  • Humulene – 0.03%
  • Limonene – 0.07%
  • Linalool – 0.08%
  • Bisabolol – 0.12%
  • Terpinolene – 0.22%
  • Caryophyllene – 0.1%


History of Black Tuna

While there are many strains whose names suggest the flavor, aroma, and origin, that’s not the case with Black Tuna. In fact, its name has an interesting history. Black Tuna was named after the Black Tuna Gang, the group that smuggled weed into the United States. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about smoking fishy-tasting buds.

As we said, this marijuana strain was created in British Columbia by 5 Star Organic by cross-breeding Herijuana and Lamb’s Bread. The company had an interesting marketing idea on how to introduce the strain on the market. It delivered cannabis in tuna cans.


Hitting a rock while researching for the lineage of a particular strain happens more often than you think. That’s because cannabis plants are often cross-bred to obtain new variants with mixed yet unique features. That’s why cannabis consumers can enjoy so many variants that are even hard to memorize.

Lamb's Bread, one of Black Tuna's parent strains in week 4 indoors.
Lamb’s Bread, one of Black Tuna’s parent strains in week 4 indoors.

While there are multiple landrace strains, most of the buds we use are obtained by cross-breeding, and Black Tuna is not an exception. If we have to draw a lineage line to determine this breed’s ancestors, we will not have much information. The variant was created by 5 Star Organic as a direct result of crossing Lamb’s Bread and Herijuana.

Herijuana (Herojuana) is an Indica-dominant hybrid created from Petrolia Headstash (Afghani-related) and a Kentucky strain known as Killer New Haven. Even though we can find information related to Petrolia Headstash, it’s not comprehensive. As for the Killer New Haven, researchers have yet to discover this breed’s origin.

On the other hand, the research regarding the Lamb’s Bread comes to a dead end. The cannabis strain has a mysterious lineage, and while some consider it a hybrid, many are certain the strain is a landrace. Coming from Jamaica, this strain has excellent uplifting Sativa effects.

Grow info

It’s considered that the Black Tuna marijuana was made by 5 Star Organic. However, our research shows that the breed already existed when the company decided to take over the business and implemented a whimsical marketing trick to increase sales.

Black Tuna "dying on the vine" right before indoor harvest
Black Tuna “dying on the vine” right before indoor harvest

Furthermore, Black Tuna seeds are not so hard to find, despite popular opinion, especially if you seek them in a comprehensive seeds bank or in one of over 4,000 dispensaries in Canada. Another popular opinion is that Black Tuna growing info is hard to find. Well, expert growers don’t agree!

This cannabis strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors, with an indoor yield of around 12 ounces per square meter and 7 ounces per plant if grown outdoors. The flowering period ranges between 50 to 60 days. If grown outdoors, the flowering period of this strain is from late September to early October.

Black Tuna in week 6 indoors
Black Tuna in week 6 indoors

Similar strains 

If you want to smoke other strains similar to the Black Tuna strain, you should first set your search criteria. Two breeds can be similar because of multiple reasons.

For starters, the Black Tuna is a hybrid with a well-balanced Sativa-Indica ratio. Therefore, if you want to experience the potential effects of both species, you should look for a marijuana strain such as Blue Dream, Pineapple Express, Wedding Cake, Chiquita Banana, etc.

If you’re looking for a marijuana strain with a similar aroma or flavor to black tuna marijuana, you should try Afghani Lemon, Purple Monkey Ghani, Little Devil, Animal Cocktail, Circa, etc. These breeds have pungent smells and tastes in earthy, lemony, grassy, and other flavors.



When it comes to looks, marijuana plans have a similar appearance. Indicas and Sativas differ in flower, with the former having a bushier look and the latter having long and thin leaves.

The Black Tuna strain has a relatively dark green flower. The buds can also be recognized by their hints of light blue and purple color.



We found out that despite Black Tuna’s funky name, most users express their enjoyment of Black Tuna’s flavor. Customers also love the strong Kush-type aroma this breed carries.

Even though Black Tuna has never been nominated for the best taste, many people find its pungent flavor tolerable and even good. The flavor also carries herbal and woody notes and a hint of a spicy taste.



Given that there are hundreds of cannabis strains, it’s not unexpected that some of them don’t carry the best flavor and smell. In this case, the aroma of the Black Tuna strain is definitely its stronger side compared to its flavor.

Like the flavor, the carried aromas are also pungent. Growers say the strain smells skunky and earthy, which is a familiar aroma in the cannabis community. Also, we found several reviews claiming that the strain has kind of a weird seawater aftertaste. However, they also claim that it wasn’t bad in any way.

We think that Black Tuna weed is not for everyone. Even moderate users may find it strong. The smell and flavor are for users looking for pungency to enjoy the recognizable weed characteristics.


Black Tuna Effects

We believe that many people underestimate the potency of this strain because it isn’t one of those considered the most powerful breeds with high THC levels. However, underestimating Black Tuna was never a clever thing to do since even strains with a lower percentage of THC than Black Tuna can get you very high, and Black Tuna is an example of that.

Besides the THC content, many factors can significantly impact the effects and how much you’ll get high. For starters, your THC tolerance can determine the dose you need (how many hits) to feel the effects.

Other factors influencing your experience are the last time you ate, your hydration level, stress, whether you had enough sleep, and many more. Of course, there are cannabis strains that can knock you out, make you very euphoric, or stone you regardless of your experience. Thus, it’s important to smoke or consume with vigilance.

The “High”

Black Tuna has enough power to get you high with a quickness after taking a puff. While the THC level is considered to be around 20%, there are samples that tested as high as 23% of THC. Be as it may, 20% of THC is enough to hit even an experienced smoker, which is why it’s associated with a strong narcotic effect and cerebral high. 

After taking a puff, you may experience an immediate mental hit. Since the breed is almost half a Sativa, it provides uplifting effects in the beginning. This statement is confirmed by many users who report feelings such as happiness and even euphoria in the first period.

After the initial kick, the effects start to intensify. The body starts to relax, which is the effect many users want to achieve. Since Black Tuna carries the genes of potent Indicas, the strain has the ability to battle body pain by numbing the user and providing pain relief.

Keep in mind that this marijuana strain takes a while for the relaxing effects to kick in. Therefore, it’s wise not to underestimate its potency, as smoking too much can glue you to the couch. Also, remember that each person reacts differently. So, Black Tuna may surprise you.

Potential medical benefits

While the research is still ongoing, many scientists and health experts agree that marijuana may have numerous medical benefits, which is why many countries, including Canada, have legalized weed for medicinal purposes.

As for the medical benefits of Black Tuna, you’ll be glad to hear that it has helped many people overcome health issues. According to the reviews and the research done so far, the Black Tuna strain may have multiple mental and physical health properties. In fact, 5 Star Organics initially created the strain for medicinal purposes.

Since it can be sedative, the strain may help those suffering from chronic pain. It may also reduce pain caused by injury and inflammation. Its sedative effects may also be helpful for coping with sleeping issues, such as insomnia. Further, it may help with depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, reduced appetite, anorexia, stress, etc.

Smoking a cannabis bud of Black Tuna may be beneficial thanks to its ability to produce sedative, almost narcotic effects. Numbing the physical body leads to chronic pain relief and calmness, thus, reducing stress levels and anxiety symptoms.

Side effects

Depending on your tolerance, hydration, weight, and age, the Black Tuna strain can cause some side effects if smoked in large amounts, as this is a potent strain. Potential side effects include red and itchy eyes, sore throat, dehydration, and increased appetite.

Wrapping up

Black Tuna, a potent marijuana strain with a strong smell and flavor, generally is sold for its medical properties, such as pain relief, relaxation, stress relief, improved digestion, joint and muscle pain, and reduction of depression and anxiety symptoms.

Seeds of this strain are sold in brick-and-mortar dispensaries, as well as online stores and seed banks.


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