Strain Review: Dark Knight

dark night marijuana strain review

Dark Knight is one of the most unique strains of cannabis on the market and deserves some accolades.


During my last visit to Colorado I made a stop just inside the border at the surrealishly located, but excellent, Sedgewick Alternative Relief dispensary. When we inquired about their favorite strain both the employees and customers were quick to sing the praises of Dark Knight. Initially reluctant, due to being named after a pop culture icon and having a low THC level, I eventually decided to take the advice and picked up an eighth.

Later I rolled a small joint and shared it with a friend. For the next 20-30 minutes I began to grow anxious and uneasy. Even though I am an experienced toker, I started to get a bit worried about my increasingly nervous state and feelings of physical strangeness.

And then it hit me – I was actually just cold. I turned off the air conditioning, put on a sweatshirt and was feeling great, if not a bit embarrassed, after a few minutes. But that embarrassment gave way to humor as I realized that I had just gotten so high I was unable to recognize one of the bodies most basic warning sensations for what it was.

Now that’s-a-spicy-a-marijuana!

According to

Dark Knight is an indica-dominant hybrid with a sativa/indica ratio of roughly 30:70. It’s a cross of Granddaddy Purps (GDP) and Purple Kush. The double-purple ancestry makes for a distinctly fruity aroma, with sweet Kush tones, while the flavor is similar. Noted more for its CBD content than its THC, this strain is about 8% CBD. The THC content varies, but specific numbers are unavailable. Some users report a strong body buzz with a happy mood that’s good for treating depression, insomnia, anxiety, and chronic pain. Other reports suggest some samples of this strain contain almost no THC, making it a bad choice for getting high. In either case, this can be a highly effective treatment for pediatric seizure disorders and other conditions that respond to CBD. Dry mouth is a common side effect, but beyond that it’s not clear what negatives users experience on this strain.

I wonder if ‘makes you think you are too high instead of too cold‘ counts as a negative experience, or if that was just me? However the fact that Dark Knight is orientated for medical use explains the intense body high and sensations that I experienced.

The scent and taste were nothing extraordinary, but neither were they awful. They were average and unremarkable.

The bud itself is a beautiful dark green and purple, with reddish brown ‘hairs’ and does not contain an excess of crystals.

To most of the senses there is nothing special about Dark Knight, but as it packs a unique body buzz it is definitely one of my favorites. I also found it helped incredibly with a toothache and other pains I had.

So whether you are looking to keep the pain away or to experience a unique high with lots of physical properties – I highly recommend Dark Knight to anyone who can find it.

But ever since the Sour Joker killed its parents right in front of it, Dark Knight likes to keep a low profile, so you will have to do a bit of searching to find it. If only there were some special lighted beacon!

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