Panda OG is a Sativa-leaning strain that is a cross between OG Chem (also known as Chemdog OG and Chemdawg OG) and the rare Berry Sour Creme strain. Both of Panda OG’s parents are Sativa strains, leading to this one being Sativa-based as well.
Panda OG was created in Washington USA by the legendary Phat Panda company.
Phat Panda is always innovating and creating new strains of cannabis, with almost all of its products considered to be some of the highest quality you can buy.
Their state-of-the-art growing facilities and carefully monitored growing process ensures that their products are to the highest possible standard.
They are now one of the largest producers of cannabis in the country and are opening grow houses in several other states.
The parent of Pando OG, OG Chem, is also American, supposedly being created in Southern California in the late 1990s. Berry Sour Creme comes from a bit further afield, originally being created by a company in Amsterdam.
Unlike some cannabis strains that can look very dark in color, Panda OG is just the opposite.
The base is a very light but pale green, with tiny frosty white trichomes covering every bit of the nug, giving it a very bright white color with just a bit of that green peeking through. The nugs are also covered in fluffy leaves.
The flavor of Panda OG may vary depending on where you are getting it from. In general, though, you will notice that it has a sweet and sour blend when you inhale.
It will usually have early undertones, though the most prevalent flavor will be the fruity and sweet taste of berries. When you exhale, you are treated to another flavor, that of herbs with a hint of spice.
This is a very smelly strain, even before it has been smoked, so it may be best to smoke this out of the way of people. When you open the bag the first thing you will notice is the chemical aroma.
This comes from the diesel notes of the OG Chem. In balance to this, you may also notice a sweeter and tangy berry scent that comes off of the flowers, which is the work of the Berry Sour Creme.
When you break apart the nugs and begin to grind, you may notice yet another smell, that of earthy tones like damp soil and herbs.
The smell of this will seem into your clothes very easily, so bear that in mind before you smoke this.
Like all canabis strains, Panda OG is filled to the brim with a huge variety of cannabinoids.
As the amount will vary depending on where you buy this strain from, there is no way to give a completely accurate list of the amounts of each. But here are the average cannabinoids in Panda OG:
- THC – 11.97 – 16.45%
- CBD – 0.02 – 0.29%
- CBC – 0.05 – 0.61%
- CBG – 0.4 – 0.75%
- CBN – 0.09 – 0.23%
- THCV – 0.42 – 0.53%
Most cannabis strains contain at least three terpenes, with Panda OG being no different. The first and most prevalent in this strain is Myrcene. This terpene is found in almost every weed strain.
Myrcene has a sedative effect, calming the mind and body, and relieving stress and tension. It also helps in preventing any feeling of being lightheaded that can happen when smoking.
It has an earthy flavor, contributing to the overall flavor of this strain.
The second terpene in this strain is Limonene. This one is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, making it useful for people who suffer from aches and pains or swollen joints.
It can also help in relieving some of the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Strains that contain Limonene are known to produce a very quick high and can boost a person’s mood.
It can also help people who have lost their appetite. In terms of flavor, this terpene has a taste similar to a lemon.
The final terpene in Panda OG is Pulegone. This terpene has a strong peppermint aroma and is often used in other things like perfumes and aromatherapy.
This has very little effect on cannabis in general, as though some people say that they experience mild stress relief when smoking a strain with this in it, this effect has not been proven and is not experienced by everyone.
Strain Side Effects
Like all strains of cannabis, Panda OG has both good and bad side effects. After smoking this, people have reposted feeling happy and upbeat, and their mind is cleared of stress.
It can help people solve problems that they otherwise were too stressed or frustrated to figure out. Because of this, Panda OG leads to high levels of creativity.
After around an hour you will start to notice other beneficial effects. Your whole body will relax and your muscles will release all of their tension.
This is a useful effect for people who suffer from a lot of aches and pains. Soon after this, you may begin to feel sleepy. If you go to bed around this time then you will fall into a deep and restful sleep.
People who suffer from insomnia will really appreciate these side effects.
A downside to Panda OG though is you can easily become couch-locked, you may not be able to move for a while after smoking this.
Some people like this kind of high, but for other people, it can make them feel anxious, claustrophobic, and trapped in their bodies.
It is also very easy to smoke too much of this at once, leading to a white-out/green-out (where you have smoked too much too fast, possibly causing you to be sick).
Though Panda OG is a recreational strain and is not used in the medical marijuana market, it is still useful in treating the symptoms of some ailments. As it calms the mind and creates a sense of euphoria, it is useful for helping people who suffer from anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
It may also be beneficial for people who suffer from eating disorders or pain when eating. It is able to soothe stomach pain, before stimulating the stomach to make people feel hunger. They may then be able to eat comfortably.
In general, this is a very good strain for relieving pain. It is able to numb a lot of different types of pain, whether it be chronic or just general aches and muscle tightness.
If people struggle to sleep because of their pain, then smoking this before bed will be the most beneficial as it numbs the pain quickly then makes you feel very sleepy.
One of the best aspects of Panda OG is that the high comes on very quickly, you will start to feel it just a few minutes after smoking. People often say that their senses feel shaper very quickly after smoking Panda OG, with people also reporting psychedelic effects like seeing and hearing things that aren’t there.
This is not a scary experience though, as people say that this enhances their creativity and problem-solving. If you are not a fan of hallucination though then this may not be a strain for you.
Panda OG will make you feel incredibly relaxed, with your muscles feeling looser and tension being relieved. Dispute this, you will still be lucid enough to keep up a conversation, so long as you have not smoked too much of this strain.
A little bit of Panda OG can go a long way, so don’t overdo it when smoking, even if you are an experienced cannabis user.
The draw of Panda OG is that it makes you feel relaxed and comfortable, so if you don’t like the idea of sitting on your couch for hours on end then you should try out a different strain.
Strain Grow Info
Panda OG seeds can be bought at almost any online retailer, as well as in cannabis dispensaries.
Strain Flowering time
Panda Og takes around 55-59 days to flower and can be harvested after 65 days.
Depending on where you are growing the Panda OG plant will impact the yield from it. If you are growing the plant indoors, then you can expect to get a yield of 1 – 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²).
If you are growing the plant outdoors, then you will get a bigger yield – around 15 – 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant).