Panama Red Strain Information

Panama Red Strain Information

Panama Red is best described as an old-school cannabis classic. Originating from Panama, this pure sativa rose to stardom in the late 1960’s thanks to its speedy and intense effects, bordering on psychedelic. As cannabis cultivation matured, Panama Red, which has a lengthy flowering time of at least 11 weeks, was left behind for faster growing strains and increased profits. However, those who fondly recall days of its prominence love its smooth medicating experience and loftily contemplate its revival. If you can get your hands on this sentimental throwback, do not hesitate to groove down memory lane and enjoy the ride.

About Panama Red

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Panama Red is a Sativa strain that first gained popularity back in the 1960s and was widely loved up through the nineties. Providing a mellow cerebral high that is slightly on the euphoric and energetic side, the strain is a pretty classic Sativa. Still, Panama Red does have some relaxing bodily effects. A few users also feel much more creative after using the strain. This Sativa will leave most users eyes drier than their mouths but may also cause headaches, anxiety and paranoia.

The strain is ideal for daytime use to cope with stress and anxiety, or to alleviate the oppressing effects of depression. The slight body high of Panama Red may help make some mild aches and pains more manageable. They may also help fight eating disorders such as anorexia. It may also be good for relieving users of inflammation and nausea.

Panama Red is a pure landrace Sativa strain named after the country it came from and seeds are now really only available from the original breeder Reeferman. The decline of the strain’s popularity is due to it’s long flowering time that ranges between 11 and 12 weeks and it’s moderate yield with a low THC count. Even so, for many the strain remains a favorite for its ease of growth both indoors and out.


THC: 16% – 22%

You don’t have to be a stoner or medical marijuana patient to recognize the words “Panama Red.” This truly old-school strain rose to prominence in the late 1960s thanks to its alluring name and pure sativa effects (sativa/indica ratio of 100:0). They include a distinctly cerebral high that comes with euphoria, relaxation, happiness, and sociability. This makes Panama Red an effective medication for anxiety, ADHD, migraine headaches, and mood disorders. Though strong by hippie standards, Panama Red no longer ranks in the top tier when it comes to THC: Levels range from 16% to roughly 2% in available tests. And it definitely isn’t known for its CBD content, so it probably shouldn’t be used as the only means of treating seizures or other health conditions that respond to CBD. The buds are light green and dusted with crystals, while the smell and flavor of this strain are pungent, earthy, and woody. Dry eyes, dry mouth, and headaches are the most commonly reported adverse effects of Panama Red, though limited paranoia is also possible. This strain’s popularity isn’t what it once was: It can be found now mostly in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.


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Hailing from the Central American country, its namesake Panama Red is a sativa-leaning strain that has been coveted by cannabis enthusiasts dating back to the 1960s. In the early days of the counterculture movement, back when THC potency was much lower, Panama Red was praised for creating a psychedelic and euphoric high with greater cerebral effects over a typical body high.

Reported to grow tall and thin with lengthy internodes and thick stems, Panana Red sprouts high-reaching, conic colas that take on a dark green appearance with reddish hairs during the curing process. According to Anesia Seeds, a seed bank that sells feminized Panama Red seeds, this strain is best suited for indoor growing, but can be cultivated in an outdoor environment as well.

With a flowering time ranging from 10 to 12 weeks, this strain continues to stretch during the flowering process, so bending the plant’s branches is recommended when grow space is limited. This strain can yield up to 750 grams per plant, producing THC levels that average about 21%. Giving off a delectable flavor of candy and lemon, Panama Red continues to live up to its reputation as a go-to strain for consumers seeking a creative and energetic buzz.

Panama Red is a classic, 100% sativa cannabis strain, being popular within the ‘60’s. Its deep green buds display fiery red pistils throughout. It emits a smell and produces a taste that is both reminiscent of herbal tea and/or wood, with undertones of fresh soil. 

Panama Red is a landrace strain, being named after the country it was first bred within. 

The THC level of Panama Red averages at 10% with some crops reaping in at 16%. Though it doesn’t have the highest THC levels out there, it’s renowned for its classic sativa effects of boosting energy, inducing creativity, and uplifting the spirits as all negativity leaves both the body and mind. This strain has been known to help with stomach issues and increase appetite as well. Panama Red is a great strain for both novice and veteran consumers alike.

Negative effects of Panama Red include headache, anxiousness, and dizziness when too much is consumed at once. 

Growers should note Panama Red takes up to eleven weeks to fully flower. Because of its long cultivation time, its popularity from the 60’s slowly decreased with time, being replaced with faster growing strains that are more profitable. 

Panama Red Experience

Get ready for some zip. Panama Red is an energizing strain, though it’s not as stimulating as some of the more contemporary sativa hybrids out there. Instead, this bud provides a very smooth, comfortable, and mellow energy that’s excellent for daytime consumption.

Many of today’s strains are so potent that those looking for a mild to moderate high can be a bit short on options. Panama Red is a great choice for those looking for a little uplift without too much raciness. That said, this bud does have a tendency to cause paranoia in those sensitive to THC or sativa strains.

In general, this bud provides a very talkative, cheerful high and is excellent for sharing. Unlike strains with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, this bud does provide some distinct psychoactive effects. It’s happy and sociable with some moderate euphoria, an overall great way to unwind while still accomplishing tasks throughout the day.

The Panama Red cannabis strain is well-known among classic consumers. This strain has its root in hippie-era smuggling days. Upbeat, this strain is famous for the enjoyable, focused psychoactive experience it provides. A great choice for beginners and veterans, this is a sociable strain that is known to inspire fits of laughter and happiness.

Marijuana fans can enjoy this strain in a number of different ways, including;

  • Panama Red Oil Pens may be available from select brands, depending on the region.
  • Panama Red shatter, Panama Red wax, and other concentrates may also be available from a number of retailers.

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  1. greencloud74

    Best Old School strain ever. Always makes me settle into my body nicely, not heavy in any way and quite functional. Tends to give me the slightest little happiness bump, but mostly makes me relaxed and pleasantly chatty. Like most stuff from the 60’s. potent and long lasting.

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