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Cherry OG Strain Guide

The Cherry OG Strain is truly an original ganja blend. A cherry flavored hybrid with a diesel aroma that can take you back in time to feel like an OG hanging out in a hazy cloud of smoke.

Fans of the strain say it gives you a uniquely balanced body and mind high with an enjoyable cherry flavor that isn’t too overpowering. It achieves this dank result by being a 50/50 hybrid of Sativa and Indica strains.

Sativa is known for its euphoric, cerebral high that has you focused and coming up with your best ideas while Indica brings with it a body high that relieves pain and can induce some serious couch lock. Mix the two together and you get a mind blowing combo at first puff.

True to its name the first thing people notice about this unique bud is that it is smaller and darker than most and has a visibly reddish tone. It’s quite reminiscent of, well, what else? Cherries! The Cherry OG strain is the child of Cherry Thai, Afghani, and Lost Coast OG. Let’s explore more about this uniquely balanced bud and see what it has to offer.

Cherry OG Strain History

As mentioned the Cherry OG strain was bred as a combination of Cherry Thai and Lost Coast OG, originally produced by Emerald Triangle. First, the Cherry Sativa Thai was crossed with an Afghan Indica so that its density and yield would increase given the low yield of the Cherry Thai. The offspring was then introduced to Lost Coast OG. Lost Coast OG is a well known Emerald Triangle strain that is 60/40 indica dominant.

It’s not the first time that Emerald Triangle has used the Lost Coast OG strain, in fact, it was used to produce a very popular strain called Lemon Diesel. Seems like Emerald Triangle is really into creating fun, fruity, and sour flavors. Ganja candy! Lost Coast OG is potent, sour, and produces huge yields. The sour taste and diesel aroma complement the cherry from the Thai.

The end result is a 50/50 blend and a 50/50 mind and body high. You start with the heady high of sativa and end with a deep body relaxation that is a signature effect of indica. Curious about the different effects of sativa and indica? Find out more on how to tell the difference between sativa and indica.


Growers like The Cherry OG strain because its yield is not just higher than average but described as producing a “huge harvest” compared to many other strains. Its also versatile meaning that it can be grown indoors or outdoors.

The Cherry OG strain has an average of 9 to 10 weeks flowering time. The plant itself is tall and lanky and does best when it receives a regular intakes of nitrogen, calcium, and magnesium. In growing, just like in smoking, this strain is very versatile.

While the THC content of the Cherry OG strain can vary, it is typically ranges from 19-22%, which if true could potentially earn it a place on our Strongest Weeds Strain list. Beginner’s should approach with caution but we’ll discuss that more later on.

The taste of Cherry OG is described as sweet and earthy with fruity tones and a slight sour or diesel aroma. Its flavor profile is perfect for rolling up and enjoying a joint or blunt, if that’s more your style. There are many ways to enjoy and consume marijuana and with Cherry OG, the flavor is truly the cherry on top for this great Sativa/Indica blend.



Cherry OG is great for both recreational and medical use. In recreational use, sometimes you want to be euphoric and energetic while other times you want to be fully relaxed and chained to your couch. If you want to experience the best of both worlds and enjoy a mellow cherry fruity flavor, then the Cherry OG strain is for you!

As far as medical uses the strain can quickly provide both stress and pain relief as well as be a good antidote for insomnia.

When thinking about Cherry OG remember these keywords: euphoria and total body relaxation. In fact, some describe it as being locked down to your couch but with a euphoric cerebral high that makes you happy as a clam . I don’t know about you but that sounds like a perfect evening after a long stressful day at work.

Side Effects

The Cherry OG Strain has a few side effects to be aware of when lighting up. Cherry OG’s parent strain, Lost Coast OG is known to produce anxiety and this strain can do the same. The intense cerebral high can have your thoughts racing. While many find this helps the creative thoughts to flow more easily, if you have sensitivity to Sativa and it has produced anxiety for you before, then it is recommended you start slow. Sink into the high, especially if you are a beginner.

Another side effect to be wary of is dry mouth or headaches. Dry mouth is a common side effect for many strains, however, it’s just a minor inconvenience for the benefits you get from this blend! Headaches are less common but can be easily taken care of with hydration and an over the counter pain med like Advil or Tylenol.

Don’t forget to stay near a couch, blanket, or bed after you smoke this. You probably won’t want to engage in any physical activities. The drowsy factor is perfect for staying in and will probably make those Pokemon running around outside seem far less appealing.


Treating your depression with marijuana? There is quite a bit to know about marijuana and depression. Remember that ganja therapy is not a substitute for real, actual therapy. Although ideally, you would find a ganja friendly therapist who will let you smoke during the session. I’ve heard that it exists!

While depression does not have a physical manifestation, it can make it very difficult to go on with your day and when combined with anxiety, can really take you out. While pharmaceuticals can help, the side effects of pharmaceuticals can be overwhelming making marijuana a good treatment option to try, especially if you are creative or in a profession that requires creativity and focus.

The euphoric heady high produced in Cherry OG can ease your depression. As one user noted on Instagram, “The high starts very strong in the head and gets creative thoughts and energy flowing in abundance. Afterwards deep muscle relaxation.” If the stress of depression has blocked your creativity or focus then the Cherry OG strain may be perfect for you.

Pain Relief

The deep relaxation brought on by Cherry OG is perfect for pain relief. Cherry OG can help alleviate some of the physical manifestations of our daily stressful lives. Ever been stressed over a big presentation that resulted in intense neck and shoulder pain? How about sitting for 8 hours a day at a stiff and uncomfortable desk?

It can wrap you in a warm blanket of calm with its full body high that users praise for its ability to relax muscles like a strained back or achy legs. Keep in mind that its relaxing properties may make you curl up on the couch for a soothing snooze, so it’s likely not for daytime medicating. Look forward to waking up feeling refreshed and possibly pain free.


If you hadn’t already guessed it, that soothing snooze that results from the full body high is perfect for treating insomnia. Insomnia is bad for many well known and documented reasons. It makes it difficult to stay sharp and function throughout the day. Similar to depression it can be treated with strong medication with some strong side effects. Those who want to tackle this problem naturally can turn to a strain like Cherry OG.

It won’t immediately send you into couch lock but after springing up your thoughts, it can easily slip you into a slumber. If you have trouble sleeping or just getting a good deep sleep, give Cherry OG a chance.

Let Cherry OG Top Your List

It may sound too good to be true but this ganja really does provide the right blend of head and body high. There are times when you want to experience an extremely euphoric high – like you could achieve with the Blue Dream strain. Other times you want to completely dive into a heavier body high so reach for a sweet Kandy Kush. But if you want a more balanced high that fully envelops you, then there is no reason not to give the fruity Cherry OG strain a try. Once you give it a shot, you may be surprised to find it will top your list of preferred strains!

The Cherry OG Strain is truly an original ganja blend. A cherry flavored hybrid with a diesel aroma that can take you back in time to feel like an OG.