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.