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Black Cherry OG

​​Black Cherry OG — also known as Black Cherry OG Kush — is a hybrid marijuana strain (cultivar) that falls between well-balanced and indica-dominant. Its THC levels usually measure between 12% and 18%, while CBD is less than 1%.

Black Cherry OG’s true genetics are unknown, but some say California breeder Ken Estes crossed Grand Daddy Purple with his special OG Kush (“Ken’s OG”) using Sour Diesel genetics. Ken’s goal was to create a marijuana strain that helped patients find relief from aches and pains. As a result, Black Cherry OG fans seek this cultivar for pain relief, relaxation, and mood elevation. Its moderate THC level provides full-body effects, making this strain ideal to take at night to ease stress and sleep better.

Visually, Black Cherry OG buds are stunning with an intense purple hue and bright, long orange hairs. Its aroma delivers an intoxicating blend of spice, sweet berry tea, figs, and cherries, undercut by sharp hints of citrus. Black Cherry OG’s taste is equally pleasurable, bursting with berries and leaving an aftertaste of green tea.

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Strain types

  • 0%Indica
  • 0%Sativa


  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Tea


  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla


The most abundant terpene in the Black Cherry OG strain is beta-caryophyllene, followed by limonene and humulene. Beta-caryophyllene is a spicy, peppery terpene that may have anti-inflammatory benefits. Limonene has a citrus quality and acts as an antioxidant, absorbing and removing damaging free radicals before they can injure cells and cause disease. Humulene is a hoppy, versatile terpene with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Delta-3 Carene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Ocimene

  • Phellandrene

  • Pinene

  • Terpinolene



Black Cherry OGs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Appetite-Inducing
  • Arousing
  • Laughter
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness
  • Tingly

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Couch Lock
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache

Users describe the Black Cherry OG strain high as incredibly relaxing at the onset, leaving them uplifted, happy, and slightly sleepy. Heavy-hitting sedation and couch lock follow, leaving people calm and mildly hungry before easing them into a deep sleep.

Medical Applications

For medicinal purposes, the Black Cherry OG strain can assist in treating various conditions through its cerebral and physical effects. Black Cherry OG is a highly effective sedative, making it a popular option for people with muscle spasms, depression, nausea, cramps, stress, and mild cases of PTSD. Its euphoric, uplifting mood effects can also help those suffering from depression.
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Black Cherry OG’s full spectrum of compounds, notably THC, acts as a temporary antidepressant for some people by stimulating the brain’s reward system to produce more dopamine. As a result, people report feeling happier, helping them cope with mental and psychological conditions, including depression, stress disorders, and anxiety.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

One of the most dominant effects of Black Cherry OG is sleepiness. After initial feelings of happiness and increased gusto, users report intense sedation and a couch-lock quality. The Black Cherry OG strain is best taken at night or before bed and can assist those struggling with insomnia and other sleep issues.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

Like all THC-dominant cultivars, Black Cherry will increase appetite and give users a mild case of the munchies. This effect can benefit those struggling with appetite loss, such as during cancer treatment.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



growing strains

Black Cherry OG is not a delicate plant, making it suitable for beginner cultivators. Black Cherry grows well indoors or outdoors. The yield will be smaller in both situations, maxing out at about 10 ounces per plant. Growers can purchase Black Cherry OG seeds or clones.

Once mature, the Black Cherry OG strain produces oval-shaped green, dense buds with long orange hairs and a decent amount of crystals.


30-60 inches.

Humidity and Temperature

Moderately warm climate.


Nine to 10 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Cherry OG Good For?

Black Cherry OG is an excellent evening strain with various medical benefits. It provides instant mood-boosting effects followed by pain relief from muscle tension and other chronic aches. Its intense relaxing qualities can help users destress and sleep better.

How Does Black Cherry OG Make You Feel?

Black Cherry OG reviewers say they feel relaxed, happy, and euphoric at the onset, followed by sleepiness and intense physical sedation.

Is Black Cherry OG an Indica or Sativa?

Black Cherry OG is an indica-dominant or balanced hybrid cultivar, depending on its genetics. Some sources say it’s 20% sativa and 80% indica, while others say it’s a 50% sativa and 50% indica strain.

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