Cherry Punch Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi January 18, 2023 - 6 min read
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The name of this strain is appropriate. Cherry Punch has a strong and delicious cherry flavor, and it delivers a potent THC punch directly to your mind.

Cherry Punch (sometimes incorrectly called Black Cherry Punch) is a balanced 50/50 sativa/indica hybrid that may be the tastiest weed you’ve ever tried. It has an incredible flavor of cherries and berries that many have compared to Kool-Aid — and just so you remember what you’re smoking, there’s some skunkiness in the aftertaste.

The cerebral high of Cherry Punch is energetic and clear-headed but not overly motivating for most users. You’ll probably feel more like enjoying the blissful mental relaxation than you’ll want to jump into a pile of work, and the relaxing body buzz is just as likely to encourage you to take things easy and have fun while high.


A series of head tingles are the first sign that Cherry Punch is on its way.

Those tingles quickly blossom into a surge of unfocused euphoria that overtakes the brain, sending spirits soaring and dispatching stress with ease. This strain boosts energy and clarity but doesn’t bring their usual partner motivation. What it often does bring is a giddy, happy, long-lasting feeling that has users giggling and laughing a lot.

The physical effects are conducive to enjoyment as well. There’s mild, full-body relaxation that eases stress throughout the body but doesn’t cause couch lock or sedation. Instead, users feel a bit lighter and ready to have fun.

People use Cherry Punch to enhance all sorts of activities. Some smoke it as a wake-and-bake weed that can get a “slow day” off to an enjoyable start. It’s a good daytime partner when you need the energy to run errands or tackle less demanding activities.

And it’s the perfect choice for fun activities, whether you’re having a picnic, visiting a museum, hanging with friends, or just chilling for the evening.

Bottom Line: Cherry Punch is a potent, fun weed strain. There’s freeing cerebral relief along with calm but not sedating full-body relaxation, making this weed ideal for experienced recreational users.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 5/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 1/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

Cherry Punch users are quite likely to develop cottonmouth, dry eyes, or mild dehydration, as well as a bad case of munchies. Keep water and snacks nearby.

Like all very potent strains, Cherry Punch can be overpowering. Inexperienced smokers may want to microdose or try different weed because this bud has been known to cause dizziness, anxiety, or paranoia for those unaccustomed to high-THC strains. The same effects can even hit seasoned smokers who overdo things; those with anxiety may feel that issue worsen.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 2/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

Medical marijuana patients with psychological issues like stress, anxiety, depression, and OCD say the uplifting euphoria of Cherry Punch delivers the impact they want from weed: eliminating stress and replacing it with a surge of energetic happiness. As we’ve warned, though, this isn’t necessarily a helpful strain for all anxiety patients; they should try a small amount first.

Users with chronic pain issues say Cherry Punch is able to provide some relief. It may not deliver the strong body stone that can fully eliminate serious pain, but this strain is said to help with lesser aches and pains, as well as cramps and muscle soreness. Chemotherapy patients also love Cherry Punch for its ability to ease nausea and boost their appetite.

Flavor and Aroma

As soon as you open a jar or bag of Cherry Punch, you’ll be hit with the powerfully-strong scent of cherries and berries. There’s more to enjoy, though; you’ll then notice pungent undertones of skunk, earth, and pine which become more prominent as you break the nugs apart and smoke them.

The flavor? It’s yummy. Cherry Punch is extremely sweet, tasting of cherries, berries, and grapes — much like the drink of the same name might be. But other elements balance out the sweetness. Expect to taste small amounts of earth and skunk, particularly in the smoke’s aftertaste.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Lab reports pegging Cherry Punch’s average THC level at 22% are pretty much on the nose. Just about all batches of this weed will come in right around that number, perhaps hitting 24% at some dispensaries and falling to 20% at others. Quite simply, it’s a powerful strain. There are very low levels of CBD and other cannabinoids.

Terpenes found in Cherry Punch include the ones that often contribute to fruity flavors and aromas: limonene, linalool, myrcene, and pinene. Ocimene (sweet), caryophyllene, and humulene (earthy) are also present in measurable amounts.


Cherry Punch is a product of the legendary Northern California breeder Symbiotic Genetics. They crossed Purple Punch with Cherry AK-47 to come up with this delicious child strain. Each parent is known for its terrific fruit flavors; Cherry AK-47 also contributes earth and skunk, while Purple Punch brings its well-known euphoric head high to the party.

Where to Buy Cherry Punch Seeds

Several lesser-known online vendors sell feminized Cherry Punch seeds; they include California Seeds and Bulk MJ Seeds. The Marijuana Grow Shop and Neptune Seed Bank carry standard seeds for this strain. Prima Clones and Big Daddy Clones are among the companies that offer Cherry Punch clones.

Just be careful when you order. Many more online sites sell Black Cherry Punch seeds — and that’s not the same strain as Cherry Punch.

Similar Strains

Cherry Punch weed isn’t always easy to find. Some of the other strains you might want to try instead include Purple Haze, Ursa Major, and the weed that’s often confused with this one, Black Cherry Punch.

Cherry Punch Strain Review: FAQ

Q: How long before you can harvest flower from Cherry Punch plants?
A: Be prepared to wait a while. The strain takes 9-10 weeks to reach the flowering stage and then needs another 9-10 weeks before the bud is ready for harvest.

Q: What’s the difference between Cherry Punch and Black Cherry Punch?
A: They’re fairly similar, but Black Cherry Punch was bred with Black Cherry Pie as one parent instead of Cherry AK-47. That makes it a little more potent, it gives the body stone a slightly heavier feel, and it gives the weed more of an earthy, woody, and spicy taste than Cherry Punch.