Yep, you guessed it, Panama Red does indeed come from Panama. This strain is considered an old-school marijuana classic as it’s been around for ages but has gradually decreased in popularity over time. Panama Red marijuana seeds reached their peak in popularity in the late 1960’s for being a pure sativa. Two adjectives to describe this marijuana strain are quick and intense — a little goes a long way with this stuff. Beginners and those with a low tolerance should enjoy Panama Red in smaller doses as the effects can sometimes be psychedelic.
If that’s what you’re going for, then, by all means, smoke away! But if you’re looking for just a hint of energy and mental function, smoke moderately and in lower quantities. A pure sativa strain means you’ll feel most, if not all, of the effects in your head. You may feel more awake, alert, and creative, making this an ideal daytime smoke. Too much of Panama Red before bed may result in rocky sleep patterns as your brain will be running on high at full-steam ahead!
Part of the reason Panama Red got overshadowed by other pure sativas is because of its slower flowering time of roughly 11 weeks. Growers realized they could get the same effects from other strains that flowered a lot quicker. And so, they left Panama Red marijuana seeds behind. That being said, this powerful sativa should not be overlooked any longer.