Pamelina Strain

An extremely rare strain, Pamelina is an arguably indica-dominant hybrid that’s hard to come by if you’re not on the West Coast.

Known for its fruity flavor profile, uplifting high and medical benefits, the Pamelina strain comes highly recommended by those lucky enough to get their hands on it.

Pamelina Strain

The following is all you need to know about the Pamelina strain, including its genetics and origin, its appearance, flavor and aroma, its cannabinoid content and terpene content, its side effects (both positive and negative), its medical benefits, and its cultivation process.

Strain History

The Pamelina strain is a notoriously mysterious one. Below is all the publicly available information regarding the genetics and origin of Pamelina.


While the exact genetics of the Pamelina strain have been debated, it is most likely a cross between the Girl Scout Cookies Forum cut (itself a cross between Florida OG Kush and F1 Durban Poison, the ‘Forum’ part refers to the online forums where the cut was first documented), and Rare Dankness #2 (which is a cross between Rare Dankness #1 and an unknown strain).

Due to a lack of information regarding its background, there is an abundance of misinformation when it comes to the discussion of what makes up Pamelina.

Some argue that it’s a 100% indica strain, and there are reputable sources that argue that it is a completely balanced strain (50% indica and 50% sativa).

It’s more likely, though, that Pamelina is indica-dominant, with at least a small amount of sativa.

Thus far there are no confirmed children of the Pamelina strain.


The Pamelina strain was first bred by Rare Dankness Seeds in Colorado, a breeder whose collection of cannabis genetics has been doing the rounds for three decades.

Rare Dankness Seeds are known for such sativa-dominant strains as Somali Ghost Train, Tangerine Somali, and Scavenger’s Daughter, and such indica-dominant strains as Nana OG, Longs Peak Blue, and Star OX.

Strain Appearance

In terms of how it looks, the Pamelina strain tends to have forest or olive green buds, and red pistils.

A particularly thick coating of white trichomes lend it a layer of frost that in some cases makes the green of the bud hard to see.

In some circumstances, depending on the cultivation process, you may also be able to spot dark purple in the plant’s leaves. Usually the shape of hearts or spades, the bud tends to be moderate in size, but sometimes grows far larger.

Strain Flavor

In terms of how Pamelina tastes, you should be getting primarily sweet berries, with undertones of spicy earth. The aftertaste left by the smoke is that of sour berries.

There are several strains with similar flavors to Pamelina.

A few of these include Boss OG (which is a cross between OG Kush and Fire OG), 10th Planet (also known as Tenth Planet, this strain is a cross between Planet of the Grapes and Quattro Kush’s Pluto cut), and Spiked Punch (a cross between Larry OG F8 and Purple Punch).

Strain Aroma

The aroma of Pamelina is very similar to the flavor. The flowers of the Pamelina strain tend to smell like sour berries, sweet fruit, and spicy earth.

Strain Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. Cannabis plants are made up of over 480 compounds, and around 66 of these are cannabinoids.

The most abundant cannabinoid in all strains of marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is weed’s main psychoactive component. It’s THC that is responsible for the ‘high’.

The second most abundant psychoactive ingredient is that of CBD, which provides the more relaxing, sedative effects.

There is as yet no test data of a high enough quality to pin down an entirely accurate THC and CBD ratio for the Pamelina strain.

However, it is thought by reputable sources that its average THC level is a moderate 15-16%, with its highest recorded level being 19.5%. 16% tends to be the average THC level found in Dutch ‘coffee shops’, so nothing too powerful with this strain.

Its CBD level, on the other hand, is believed to be around 0.1%, which would make sense if the strain is indeed indica-dominant.

The remaining cannabinoids found within Pamelina include CBC (between 0.15% and 0.45%), CBG (between 0.1% and 0.8%), CBN (between 0.26% and 0.36%), and THCV (between 0.14% and 0.56%).

Strain Terpenes

Terpenes are an aromatic compound found in many different types of plants, including tea, Spanish sage, thyme, and citrus fruits.

They are most commonly associated with cannabis, because of the high concentrations of terpenes found within the plants. Terpenes are what gives a cannabis plant its aromas.

The terpene most abundant in the Pamelina strain is humulene (roughly 0.36%). This terpene is responsible for earthy, spicy, and woody scents, and is also present in beer.

The second most abundant is caryophyllene (roughly 0.32%), which brings out scents of spice and pepper, and is also found in cloves, rosemary, and basil.

The remaining terpenes found in the Pamelina strain are pinene at 0.18% (which brings out aromas of pine), and myrcene at 0.14% (the most common terpene found in cannabis plants, myrcene brings out aromas of pepper, spice, and balsam). The total terpene content of the Pamelina strain is 1%.

Strain Side Effects

When planning on consuming any strain of cannabis, it’s vital that you’re aware of how strong it is, and thus how it might affect you. The following are all the reported effects of the Pamelina strain, including both the positives and the negatives.

Pamelina’s high begins with a wave of relaxation not quite sedative enough to leave you couch locked (nevertheless, this strain is most recommended for use during the evenings).

This is soon followed by a surge of uplift and happiness, and will likely result in a case (or multiple cases) of the giggles.

Even if you’re normally an anxious person, your brain will struggle to find anything to worry about at all.

The strain can also provide an increased appetite, so make sure you’re fully stocked with your favorite snacks. Other effects reported include heightened sensory perception, increased arousal, and increased focus.

Just as it is important to be aware of the intended benefits of consuming a certain strain of cannabis, it is also important that you’re aware of the potential negative side effects.

The only main side effect that users have reported is dry eyes. This can be remedied quite easily, either by drinking some water or through the use of eye drops.

There are a number of strains that are similar to Pamelina when it comes to their effects. These include Kaboom (which is a cross between Jack’s Cleaner and Vortex), The White (originally known as Triangle), and Big Devil #2 (an evolution of Big Devil #1).

Medical Benefits

Its reasonable THC level (as well as a modest CBD level) means the Pamelina strain can tackle a number of medical issues related to the brain.

These include anxiety, chronic fatigue, depression, insomnia, mild physical pain, and nausea, as well as epilepsy, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia.

Strain Review

It’s not the most powerful strain on the market, but Pamelina is an ideal bud if your goal is just to chill out for a while.

With a flavor and aroma both fruity and spicy, there’s not much not to love (probably a better way of saying that, huh?) about the Pamelina strain. And its medical benefits are a substantial bonus.

Strain Grow Info

The Pamelina strain isn’t the hardest cannabis plant to cultivate, but growers do tend to rate it as moderate, so if you’re just starting out it’d be best to go with a simpler strain.

The following is all that’s publicly known about the cultivation process of Pamelina.

Strain Seeds

The Pamelina strain is available as both seeds and as clones. There are benefits to both methods when it comes to cultivating cannabis plants, and no huge difference between the two.

Some growers prefer seeds, some growers prefer clones.

Strain Flowering Time

Pamelina can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It’s a fairly short plant (usually between 30 to 60 inches when grown indoors, and between 60 and 80 outdoors), with thick leaves.

Its flowering time tends to be between 72 and 82 days, and its flowering type is photoperiod.

Strains whose cultivation process is most similar to that of the Pamelina strain include Cinnamon Haze (which is a cross between Arjan’s Haze #1 and Cinnamon), Rainbow Haze (an evolution of the Haze strain), and Skunk Star (a cross between Red Beard Skunk and Super Skunk).

Strain Yield

Pamelina’s strain yield is above average. Its outdoor yield should be between 10 and 15 ounces per plant (or 400g per plant), while its indoor yield is between 1 and 2 ounces per square foot (or 400g per square meter).

If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on the Headwrecker strain.

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