Black Velvet is an even blend of indica and sativa (sativa/indica ratio of 50:50), and that genetic balance shows. The high is equal parts physical and mental, with a pleasant, lazy body buzz and sleepiness countered by cerebral effects that include euphoria and a peppy mood boost. This strain is an effective tool in treating low mood, anxiety, nausea, chronic pain, insomnia, and stress. It’s also a good choice for alleviating eating disorders and wasting conditions, as it induces a powerful case of the munchies. THC levels are on the upper end of modest, at least 15% in publicly available tests, so the effects are certainly noticeable. But CBD levels are much lower, less than 1%, so Black Velvet shouldn’t be used as an exclusive treatment for epilepsy or other conditions alleviated by CBD. Red eyes are widely reported as a negative effect of this strain, along with dry mouth and more limited paranoia. Black Velvet isn’t especially popular, perhaps in part because of its moderate THC levels.